Lamination Machine Operator

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

Smithfield, NC, US, 27577

Shift:  Home Shift 1
Requisition ID:  6153
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:

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


Operates machines and ensures machines are operating properly in order to produce products that meet company specifications.



  • Check product produced by machine for quality.
  • Monitor machines for problems that may arise so that quality and performance are maintained.
  • Troubleshoot basic machine problems and quality issues.
  • Check raw materials for quality before loading into machine.
  • Prepare all materials that are to be loaded into the machine.
  • Prepare tooling for changeovers.
  • Perform machine changeovers.
  • Perform basic PM and maintenance tasks. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned by management.



  • Alert Supervisor and maintenance personnel of any problems that may arise.
  • Make machine adjustments as necessary to produce products that meet company specifications. 
  • Order raw materials.
  • Make sure all materials are loaded into the machine in a quick, efficient manner so that downtime is limited.
  • Count and record rejected products and scrap material. 
  • Check finished goods pallets and sign production tickets.
  • Keep work area clean and free from debris.
  • Clean machine and work area at the end of each shift.
  • Ensure that all personnel are following plant safety guidelines.
  • Complete production reports.



  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred. 
  • Prior work experience in manufacturing is preferred.
  • Must be able to read and understand instructions.
  • Must have ability to read tape measure.
  • Ability to work at other stations at any given time.
  • Ability to keep machines in satisfactory performance status.
  • General knowledge of hand tools, general mechanical items. 



  • May be required to lift up to approximately 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to stand at work station for a long period of time.
  • Must be able to work in a manufacturing environment with exposure to noise, fumes and dust particles. 
  • Must be able to travel throughout the facility to obtain information needed to perform job functions.
  • Must be able to withstand both hot and cold atmosphere depending on weather conditions.

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: Raleigh