Machine Operator

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

Hudson, NY, US, 12534

Shift:  Home Shift 1
Requisition ID:  5357
Division:  Flanders

Position Objective:                                                                                                                           

Under general supervision, to perform skilled and specialized work operating machines related to the assembly and production of air filters.

Machine Operator I is the trainee and first working level in the series. Incumbents initially work under close supervision learning and performing more routine functions related to air filter assembly. As experience is gained incumbents perform a broader range of duties and are normally advanced to the Machine Operator II level after one year.

This individual must work well with others and thrive in an environment that requires the ability to handle consistent, rapid change, a variety of activities and assisting other areas in production as assigned.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Set up machinery to the required setting for the product scheduled to be produced
  • Test run products after changing set-ups
  • Operate specialty machinery to fabricate, manufacture, or assemble filters
  • Safely use equipment with all guarding and controls in place; report any unsafe or non-productive equipment to the Line Lead immediately
  • Make sure that the correct raw materials are being used for the products scheduled to be produced and they are of good quality
  • Conduct spot checks to identify flaws or verify production quality
  • Maintain safety and housekeeping in the work area: always turning off machinery, wiping down the machine with rags, scrap up glue, sweeping, and removing trash
  • Perform other tasks as assigned



  • The scope of responsibilities includes operations at _______facility
  • This position is located in _______ USA
  • Business size approximately xx employees

Stakeholder Interactions:  

  • Leadership within facility
  • AAF/Flanders leadership team members, support function personnel, expatriate personnel
  • Human Resources and Manufacturing


Technical Requirements

Describe the technical knowledge and experience required to accomplish the job duties and responsibilities

  • Must have basic math skills
  • Must be able to read a tape measure to 1/16”
  • Experience with Human Machine Interface



Describe minimum experience requirements necessary to accomplish the job duties and responsibilities.

  • 1+ years’ experience in manufacturing

Education Requirement:

Describe minimum educational requirements necessary to accomplish the job duties and responsibilities.

  • High School or GED preferred
  • Some college or trade school a plus

Licenses Or Certifications

Describe any licenses or certifications that are either required or helpful in performing the job.


Special Skills

Describe any special skills needed to perform the job duties. Examples: other languages, special math or writing skills, experience with specific tools, equipment, computer hardware or software, knowledge of special terminology.

  • Spanish or other languages a plus

Work Environment:

  • Manufacturing area: concrete floor, assembly production line
  • Temperature fluctuations between hot and cold; may be humid in warm weather
  • Moderate noise level
  • Possible allergies to materials or chemicals used in production 
    • Work with machine chemicals, glue and fiberglass material

Physical Demands:

  • Lift up to 50 lbs with assistance
  • Bend, twist, stoop, reach overhead, stand on feet with minimal walking
  • Repetitive motion: arms, wrists, hands


Nearest Major Market: Poughkeepsie