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Painter II, Maintenance Services


Lawton, OK
ID: C1356S

POSTED JOB TITLE:  Painter (Flexible Position)



  • Painting tasks necessary for preparation of surfaces to be covered, mixing, coating, ingredients, and applying protective or decorative materials.
  • Applies coats of primer, paint, varnish, stains, enamel or lacquer to decorate and protect interior or exterior surfaces.
  • Smooths surfaces using sandpaper, brushes, or steel wool and removes old paint from surfaces using paint remover, scraper, and wire brush or blow torch to prepare surfaces for painting.
  • Fills nail holes, cracks, and joints with filler material. 
  • Selects premixed paint and stains to match existing colors.
  • Mixes paint to desired color by adding pigment, oil and thinning substances.
  • Supervises an assists in painting and varnishing surfaces using brushes, spray gun, roller or cloth.
  • Performs varied carpentry type work, including: cabinet and furniture repair; repairs to doors, hardware, locks, and closures;  masonry and drywall repair; puttying; roofing and sheet metal work; tuck-pointing and sealing; flooring repair and installation; and sand blasting.
  • Performs general and finish carpentry work, repair and maintenance of existing buildings, floors, roofs, walls, stairways, doors, windows, cabinet making, desks, chairs, and other structures, including work on new University structures.
  • Operates all types of power and hand tools used in carpenter work.
  • Cleans, sharpens, and repairs hand and bench tools; sharpens saws; oils machines and performs preventive maintenance work.
  • Keeps records of materials used. 
  • Performs duties such as: hang sheetrock, paint, pour concrete, and other duties associated with the carpentry trade.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Reports to the Carpenter Foreman



  1. Graduate of a standard high school or equivalent.
  2. Two years of painting and/or carpentry experience.
  3. The ability to understand and implement oral and written instructions.
  4. Demonstrated ability to use tools of the trade.
  5. Must be able to perform work requiring lifting weights up to 50 pounds, climbing, ladder work, crawling, and overhead work, kneeling, walking and standing for extended periods.
  6. Possesses valid Oklahoma Driver License 


Three or more years painting experience.


Commensurate with education and experience.


Cameron University ( is a state-supported regional institution located in Lawton, Oklahoma, that offers undergraduate and graduate degrees.  Dedicated to excellence, the university provides a wide range of economic, cultural, and educational opportunities for the betterment of all citizens.  Master’s-level graduate degrees are offered in business, behavioral sciences and education; baccalaureate programs are offered in more than forty disciplines, and associate degrees are offered in many other studies.  The close proximity of Fort Sill contributes to an area rich in cultural diversity and provides the opportunity for many cooperative efforts.  The combined community of Lawton/Fort Sill has a population of more than 100,000 and is located adjacent to the picturesque Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. A copy of the University’s Annual Security Report, listing crime statistics and university policies, is available by contacting the Office of Public Safety or by accessing the report online at


Attachments should include a cover letter indicating experience applicable to position, resume, transcripts (unofficial are acceptable at this point), names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references.


Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


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This position is located at 2800 W. Gore Blvd, Lawton, OK. View the Google Map in full screen.