2nd shift, Paintmaker I - Golden Artists

Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Location : Location
US-NY-New Berlin
Location : Postal Code


Golden Artists



Golden Artist Colors is seeking a 2nd shift Paintmaker I to support their Operations Department.


Pay Range: $16.97 - $21.21 DOE


*2nd shift works 3:15 PM to 1:45 AM, Monday through Friday


Do you want to work for a World Class Artist Materials Manufacturer?

Leave “corporate” behind and unlock your passion for ingenuity in a mission based, creative culture where doing well and doing good are one in the same.  Golden Artist Colors is a world class art materials manufacturer bridging creative communities and inspiring global change through the arts.  We do this by building our world class brands of professional artist paints, and by supporting the arts with partners who share our values and mission.


  • Individuals are required to operate and be efficient in at least two of the following: large versator, small versator, or all mills, and multiple pieces of equipment, including drum dumper, fork truck, manual jack, power jack, etc.
  • This individual may be required to operate the bulk mixer.
  • This position must also efficiently perform all processes, which may consist of mixing, milling, de-aerating, pumping, and quality control of paint and related products.  
  • Incumbent is also responsible for general cleaning of machinery and drums, as well as entering data into the ERP system.  
  • This position requires use of a respirator.

Remote Position


Min Compensation

USD $16.97/Hr.

Max Compensation

USD $21.21/Hr.


Education Required:

High School Diploma or equivalent plus additional computer training


Experience Desired:

How much:

1-3 years


Type experience:

Working with equipment requiring the use of safety equipment in an environment where quality was a focus and where all employees were expected to be problem solvers


Physical Requirements:       

  • Continuous periods of standing/walking on concrete surface.  Some ergonomic matting present.  Slip/trip hazards present. 
  • Occasional climbing on/off a platform. Step may be as high as 23” 
  • Constant reaching from below the waist to waist and shoulder heights. Occasional overhead reaching. 
  • Occasional to frequent bending. May be sustained. 
  • Occasional to frequent squatting.
  • Occasional moderate to heavy pushing/pulling (70 lbs force). Frequent light pushing/pulling (25 lbs force).
  • Occasional twisting
  • Frequent lifting of up to 60 lbs 5-gallon pails. Lift may originate from 11’ to 23”.  Pails are lifted and stacked at heights from floor to 14 1/2”, 29” and 43” high. 
  • Occasional overhead lifting of 20 lbs (empty barrel containers).  Lift originates from floor height. 
  • Frequent carrying of up to 60 lbs 5-gallon pails. 
  • Constant grasping/pinching, occasionally combined with torque. Includes use of hand tools.
  • Constant visual and auditory acuity to monitor running of machinery and quality of product.
  • Occasional to frequent daily use of a respirator and able to pass a respirator medical clearance
  • Intermittent lifting of 5-gallon pails weighing up to 75 lbs. from floor to waist.

Our extensive benefits package includes:

  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP).  
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • 401(k) with Employer match
  • No-cost Life Insurance and Long-Term Disability Benefits
  • Paid Holidays and Time Off
  • Quarterly bonus for the purpose of distributing to employees a share of profits as additional remuneration over and above regular wages or salaries. 
  • Wellness Reimbursement Program
  • Continuing Education Reimbursement
  • Child Care Reimbursement
  • Paid Community Service Hours 
  • Employee Discount on Product
  • Employee assistance program
  • Referral Bonus program

Company Website

Company Profile

Golden Artist Colors is a manufacturer of art materials revered across the globe by professional and aspiring artists.  Employee owned and based in Central NY, the company’s mission is to grow a sustainable company dedicated to creating and sharing the most imaginative and innovative tools of color, line, and texture for inspiring those who turn their vision into reality. We prize the opportunity to support community engagement by employing the best employees dedicated to safety, quality, and long-term service. 


Our portfolio includes the well-established GOLDEN Artist Acrylics brand, which has set the standard for professional quality acrylic paints since 1980. We also have the Williamsburg Artist Oils brand, which was acquired in 2010. QoR Artist Watercolors were created by GOLDEN in 2014, and, most recently PanPastel Artist Pastels and Sofft Tools were acquired by GOLDEN in 2022. Our portfolio also includes Golden Paintworks, a division focused on specialty architectural products. 


EEO: Golden Artist Colors is an equal opportunity employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.


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