Machine Operator (Production Worker)

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

Louisville, KY, US, 40214

Shift:  Home Shift 1
Requisition ID:  5690
Division:  P&I

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.

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

Position Objective:


Safely and effectively work with other team members to manufacture and assembly industrial filters.  Actively participate in preventive maintenance, continuous improvement, and process control.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Safely work in a multi-cell environment eager to cross train
  • Efficiently set up, operate equipment, and utilize tools where required
  • Collaborative communication and problem solving
  • Improve and maintain area cleanliness procedures
  • Train and support others while promoting safety, quality, efficiency, and timeliness
  • Perform all quality inspections and production monitoring within work cell
  • Perform preventive maintenance on equipment, as well as repair of equipment when necessary
  • Actively involved in continuous improvement initiatives
  • Other duties as assigned


Technical Requirements:


  • Able to read/interpret engineering drawings
  • Problem solving skill set
  • Basic mechanical and electrical understanding




  • Experience in a fast-paced environment
  • Previous manufacturing experience beneficial
  • Comfortable operating various equipment and working in multiple cells
  • Comfortable utilizing tools to perform inspections
  • Familiar with workplace organization (Lean)
  • Able to read, write and speak English
  • Able to work OT or/and weekends when necessary


Education Requirement:


  • High School Diploma or GED is preferred.


Special Skills:


  • Excellent work ethic and a positive professional attitude
  • Ability to work with others in a team-oriented environment
  • Adaptable to various work cells which may require different use of equipment, tools, expertise, problem solving, writing and computer skills


Work Environment:


  • Position requires working in a Safety-oriented, Quality-focused, fast-paced environment
  • Must be able to stand or work in one place for 8 to 10 hours
  • Routinely lift up to 35 lbs. and occasionally lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Continual bending, reaching, walking, and stretching while performing assigned tasks
  • Temperature controlled in most areas of the business





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: Louisville