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Maintenance Manager

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

Duluth, GA, US, 30096

Shift:  Home Shift 1
Req Id:  2597
Division:  AF

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.


Manage Production Maintenance Team in the setup, repair, preventative maintenance and improvement of semi-automated and/or automated production assembly equipment, and facilities systems. 


  • Supervise and lead a team of 9 technicians for a two shift operation, continually developing them as they work to consistently achieve performance objectives in a safe work environment.
  • Actively participate in Safety Team to improve the safety performance of the plant.
  • Implement equipment modifications in response to safety or quality concerns, product revisions, and efficiency improvement initiatives.
  • Ensure the proper maintenance and operation of all production equipment and plant systems.
  • Organize and drive initiatives for continuous improvement, new projects, preventive maintenance, and standardization.
  • Maintain a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) for tracking work orders, spare parts, supplies and maintenance history of plant equipment.
  • Maintain required spare parts inventory.  Research and select alternate machine components to keep equipment up-to-date.
  • Actively manage department activities to deliver against cost objectives.
  • Participate in “hands-on” work as needed.
  • Working with HR, assist with interviewing, training employees, appraising performance, rewarding and disciplining employees, addressing complaints and resolving problems.


Computer Skills: 
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Word processing software; Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).  SAP and some experience with some form of eMaintenance systems desirable.  Familiarity with AutoCAD.

Math Ability:
Ability to calculate figures and amounts using standard mathematical practices – addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, etc.

Reasoning Ability: 
Ability to solve complex problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. 


  1. Degree in 2 year technical program required.
  2. Engineering degree preferred.
  3. Three (3) to five (5) years' supervisory experience in a high speed manufacturing environment having exposure to the repair and maintenance of manufacturing and facility equipment.
  4. Demonstrated track record of making improvements to production equipment and facilities systems. 
  5. OSHA Training.
  6. Must be certified forklift trainer or complete training within 180 days of hire.
  7. Knowledge and experience with Lean Manufacturing principles, workflow and operational procedures.
  8. PLC experience   
  9. Strong skills in troubleshooting mechanical, electrical, controls, hydraulic and pneumatic systems.
  10. Experience working with computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) for tracking work orders, spare parts, supplies and maintenance history of plant equipment.
  11. Proficient in Safety, environment, waste (Hazmat), used oil, TPM, and 5S programs.

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: Atlanta