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Machine Operator-Continuous Strip

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

Duluth, GA, US, 30096

Shift:  Home Shift 2
Req Id:  3151

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.

Position Objective:

Set up, operate, and tend to a filter machine that performs a variety of functions converting, pleating, forming, and sealing media into products. Performs manual assembly along a production line.  Operates and troubleshoots production line machinery and computers.  May perform minor repairs as necessary.  This individual will ensure that all work is carried out in compliance with good manufacturing practices and standard operating procedures.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Operate equipment in a safe and efficient way according to all policies, procedures, and JSAs
  • Responsible for producing the highest quality product in accordance with AAF quality standards and operating machinery following set standards and procedures.
  • Adjust guide assemblies, forming bars, and folding mechanisms according to specifications using hand tools.
  • Observe operation of machine to detect correct machine malfunctions such as improper forming, glue flow and tension.
  • Measure space, cutters, and perforators during change –overs according to specs
  • Place roll of media on feed tracks and thread through rollers
  • Examine in process work to detect defects and verify conformance to work orders, and adjust machine as necessary to correct production problems.
  • Examine finished products for defects
  • Record job times, supplies, and scrap used in the department
  • Perform minor repairs and preventive maintenance on machine including cleaning, adjusting, and oiling.
  • Maintain inventory
  • Communicate product schedule with others
  • Takes part in continuous improvement initiatives that directly impact work and quality of product
  • Assemble filters by hand
  • Repair filters that do not meet final quality checks
  • Perform equipment changeovers
  • Responsible for quality control.  Make adjustments as necessary to produce product with in specifications.  Reject product outside of specifications.
  • 4”specials-ability to measure and cut media and filters to within 1/16”.  Assemble and cut and cap filters to make special/non-standard size filters.
  • Amerseal specials- Learn to bend wire to form rings needed to fabricate the amerseal non-standard products.  Operate ultra-sonic welding equipment to be able to seal rings and bond the media together.
  • Responsible for off line pleater & assembler for one of the pleating lines.


Technical Requirements:

  • Mechanical Knowledge of machine and tools
  • Knowledge of Mathematics
  • Production and processing  Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.



A minimum of two years recent experience in a manufacturing environment with machine operation, mechanical, and troubleshooting skills.   Ability to lift up to 50 pounds required.

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