Hot Melt Operator

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

Washington, NC, US, 27889

Shift:  Home Shift 1
Requisition ID:  6873
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 with manufacturing operations in 22 countries with over 6000 employees globally. Our products are the industry benchmarks for quality and performance. Our applications include commercial, industrial and residential solutions from the filters used in your home to the most critical cleanroom and power generation applications.

We are a member of the Daikin Group, the world's largest air conditioning provider with $30 billion in revenue and over 75,000 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.

Our culture of continuous improvement, safety, and world class operations is driven 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.

POSITION OBJECTIVE:                                                                                                           


Operates a hot melt machine to produce filter packs.  Makes adjustments to the machine to ensure quality production.



  • Sets up the machine for automatic operation.
  • Selects the correct media and loads rolls onto the machine.
  • Adds hot melt to the machine and adjusts hot melt settings.
  • Reads a Z-drawing and shop packet to determine filter requirements.
  • Makes modifications to CNC programs.
  • Uses hand tools such as wrenches and screwdrivers to change rollers.
  • Uses a measuring tape to determine the correct size of the finished filter pack.
  • Inspects filter packs for damages or defects.
  • Places completed packs in frames.
  • May assist in filter assembly.
  • Rejects filter packs that do not meet quality standards.
  • Reads and interprets order numbers to make sure the correct type of filter pack is made.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by management.



  • This position is located in the US


  • Experience with using hand tools is required.
  • Measuring skills to 1/16 is required.
  • Be able to identify different types of media by comparing style numbers.
  • Basic mechanical skills to be able to remove and replace rollers.



  •  6 months experience in a manufacturing environment preferred


  • High School Diploma or equivalent preferred but not required


  • License or certificates in any of the above mentioned trade skills are beneficial



  • Mathematical skills: able to add, subtract, multiply and divide fractions



  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Must be able to work in a manufacturing environment with exposure to noise, fumes and dust particles. 
  • Must be able to withstand both hot and cold atmosphere depending on weather conditions.
  • Safety glasses are required at all times to protect against dust and particles.
  • Protective clothing must be worn at all times to protect against injury which may include cut resistant gloves, sleeves, aprons and gowns.
  • Closed toe shoes and long pants are required. Sleeveless shirts are prohibited in the warehouse and production areas.




  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Ability to carry and lift up to 50 pounds to mount paper rolls onto the machine.
  • Stands for long periods of time while operating the machine.
  • Walks almost continuously to transfer packs to the next station and to operate the machine.
  • Must have the visual ability to detect small holes in filter packs.
  • Safety precautions must be taken to avoid contact with hot glue and machine parts.
  • Care must be taken to avoid machine pinch points.
  • Protective clothing must be worn at all times to protect the filters.
  • May need to work a different shift as needed.



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
Nearest Secondary Market: Rocky Mount