Press Brake Operator/Fabricator

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

Washington, NC, US, 27889

Shift:  Home Shift 1
Requisition ID:  6871
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 the shearer, notcher, punch press, roller, and spot welder to fabricate filter boards and other metal attachments for filters.  Prepares and distributes filter orders for the next production area


  • Operates the shearer, notcher, punch press, and roller to fabricate parts to be attached to filters.
  • Performs quality control on filter boards by checking fabricated boards against specifications.
  • Reads flat patterns to know which parts need to be made and attached to each filter.
  • Spot welds carbon cells.
  • Collects fabricated metal parts for filters and delivers them to the next production stage.
  • Uses a stretch wrap machine to prepare orders for delivery to filter production.
  • Operates a forklift to transfer metal parts.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by management.


  • This position is located in the US


  • Inspects each fabricated part against specifications before sending the part to the next production phase



  • Requires experience or education to equal a minimum of 1 to 2 years experience in metal fabrication


  • High School Diploma or equivalent preferred


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


  • Requires the ability to read and follow flat patterns.
  • Measurement skill is required to 1/32 inch.
  • Has the knowledge to be able to identify different types of metal.
  • Requires the ability to work with precision instruments.




  • 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.
  • Works in the metal shop with exposure to noise, dust, and metal shavings
  • Must be able to withstand both cold and hot conditions, depending on location and weather. 
  •  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.
  • Must be able to lift up to approximately 50 pounds.
  • Stands almost all day to perform the job duties.
  • Bends and reaches to place metal pieces onto pallets.
  • Maintains a steady work speed to meet order demands.
  • Must be able to travel throughout the facility to obtain information needed to perform job functions.



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