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Production Manager

Full-time / Part-time: 
Exempt / Non-Exempt:  Salaried Exempt

ARDMORE, OK, US, 73401

Shift:  Home Shift 1
Req Id:  2821
Division:  Flanders

AAF International offers the most comprehensive clean air solutions available across the globe. Selling under the American Air Filter® and the AAF International® brand names, AAF International has been an industry pioneer since 1921 and has since grown to operations in over 22 countries with over 3000 employees. Our products are the industry benchmarks for quality and performance, and delivers clean air solutions in residential, commercial and industrial air pollution control, gas containment removal, power generation, and other stringent clean room environments.

We are a member of the Daikin Group, the world's largest air conditioning and clean air solutions provider with over $15 Billion in sales and 56,000 employees worldwide. Founded in 1924, Daikin has grown into a diversified industrial manufacturing company offering solutions in clean, air, air conditioning, refrigeration, chemicals, oil hydraulics, defense systems and electronics. AAF and Daikin are powered by our investment in people, products, and our processes.

Our culture of continuous improvement, safety, and world class operations is powered by our people centered management philosophy. This philosophy is built around mutual selection: that while AAF seeks top talent people to join and deliver on our team, we also want each team member to receive job satisfaction, growth & development, and continued happiness in being a long term member of the AAF family. This is fueled by our belief in treating our people, our supply partners, our customers and our environment with the trust and respect we each require, and our passion to give back to our community for our success.

Read more about our philosophy at: http://www.daikin.com/about/corporate/philosophy/index.html

AAF International is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran.

Production Manager


The Production Manager is responsible for monitoring production floor activities, incoming work orders, raw materials inventory, production status, and product shipments to ensure timely, efficient and cost effective delivery of products to the customer.


  1. Oversee all activities on the production floor.
  2. Oversee production staff to assure safety, efficiency, housekeeping, and corporate policies are in force.
  3. Works closely with Production scheduler to assure prompt and efficient scheduling.
  4. As Lean Champion, Follows all 5S, Kaizen, Safety initiatives. Information Station updates.
  5. Coordinate all new product introductions into the manufacturing production schedule..


  1. Must be knowledgeable of the current status of any given work order.
  2. He or she shall also be knowledgeable of the status of each manufacturing work center and the shipping schedules.
  3. Closely coordinate with Corporate Customer Service and the divisional Traffic Department to insure successful fulfillment of company objectives.
  4. Must know the current raw material inventory status and provide timely communication with the Corporate Purchasing Department to prevent stock out conditions.
  5. Understand all Quality Control objectives.
  6. Able to understand basic Microsoft Office/ Excel spread sheets and reports.
  7. Controls WIP and raw material returns.
  8. Able to communicate individually or in groups for manufacturing related issues.


  1. Must be responsible to establish the production priorities of each manufacturing work center, to insure timely delivery of product to each customer.
  2. Monitor each of the Production Planner’s activities with regard to production schedules
  3. Must be responsible for supervising and monitoring the carton label printing process. He or she shall review all new carton labels for content and accuracy..
  4. Has the authority to hire, counsel, and direct the activities of direct reporting personnel.
  5. Must be a self starter, willing and able to make sound decisions and initiate action without counseling or direction.


  1. Must be able to sit or stand for long periods of time.
  2. Must be able to work at a computer for long periods of time.


  1. Must be able to work in a manufacturing and/or office environment.
  2. Must have interpersonal skills to communicate at all levels with the company and with the customer.

Position Requirements: Shown on Web


  1. Requires a high school education – Bachelor’s Degree strongly preferred
  2. Must have a minimum of five (5) years experience in a production environment.
  3. Must be familiar with high volume production scheduling techniques and MRP.
  4. Must be computer literate in both personal computer and mainframe interface.

We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, veteran status, uniform servicemember status, age, disability or any other legally recognized protected personal characteristics.

Nearest Major Market: Oklahoma City
Nearest Secondary Market: Oklahoma