Line Lead at American Air Filter Company in Smithfield, North Carolina

Posted in Other 23 days ago.

Job Description:

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.



  • Report to work when scheduled; directly affect delivery and customer service scores.

  • Ensure that all phases of filter production are productive on line, including overseeing other employees.


  • Set up machine to cut chipboard into filter frames.

  • Load rolls of chipboard on machine and keep supply of cut media full.

  • Keep accurate hourly production/scrap records.

  • Inspect filters and filter packaging at various stages of production, making corrections as necessary.

  • Assist with providing raw materials to the lines so that product can be produced in an efficient and timely manner.

  • Set up line for filter manufacturing.


  • High school diploma or equivalent required.

  • Prior work experience and supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment preferred.

  • Strong communication skills.

  • Must be able to use a tape measure accurately.


  • Assist supervisor to be sure that employees are producing product according to company specifications.

  • Be sure that employees are working in a safe manner by adhering to all safety regulations.

  • Responsible for producing and packaging product that meets company specifications.


  1. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds to shoulder length; 35 pounds above the shoulders and assist in lifting 51-90 pounds or bulky items.

  2. Will stand, kneel, and may ascend/descend ladders and/or stairs carrying product throughout the shift.


  • Must be able to stand for extended periods of time.

  • Safety glasses are required at all times to protect against dust and particles.

  • Must be able to work in a manufacturing warehouse environment of up to 500,000 square feet.

  • Must be able to work in noisy, dusty areas to include moving in and around closely spaced pallets and other work products.

  • Must be able to withstand both hot and cold atmospheres depending on weather conditions working without temperature control; may be for extended periods of time.

  • Must comply with safety precautions and wear appropriate PPE when required.

  • Must adhere to company safety regulations in all areas of the facility.


  • Must be able to operate a computer with accuracy and efficiency

  • Manufacturing experience in a warehouse preferred.

  • Must have a valid state driver's license or the ability to obtain one within six (6) months of date of hire.

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.