Quality Team Lead at American Air Filter Company in Smithfield, North Carolina

Posted in Other 3 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: http://www.daikin.com/about/corporate/philosophy/index.html

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


Ensure that all phases of filter production are productive, including overseeing other employees. This position is to provide a principal point of contact to the facility for day-to-day product quality. The position is responsible to oversee the Quality Department team daily operations. The position will also assist the Senior Quality Manager and all staff with production problem solving, and assuring the quality of the product shipped.


  • Ensure employees are working in a safe manner by adhering to all safety regulations.

  • Confirm department Quality Management System is up-to-date and applied.

  • Ensure department personnel are adequately trained in filter verification techniques.

  • Provide support by communicating and training on filter and material non-conformance identification.

  • Gather and record production/scrap records from all production lines and provide initial basic analysis.

  • Receive, track and monitor customer returned and production non-conforming materials through disposition.

  • Inspect filters and filter packaging at various stages of production, documenting needs for correction as necessary.

  • Performs other duties as assigned by management.


  • Provide basic analysis on non-conforming product.

  • Assist Senior Quality Manager to ensure that production is making filters according to company specifications.

  • Responsible for ensuring Quality Auditors apply company specifications.

  • Make sure department employees are continuously productive.


  • High school diploma or equivalent required.

  • Prior work experience and leading employees experience in a manufacturing environment preferred.

  • Strong communication skills.

  • Must be able to read, interpret and apply product specifications.

  • Must be able to use basic measurement tools accurately.


  • May be required to lift up to approximately 50 pounds.

  • 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 environment with exposure to noise, fumes and dust particles.

  • Must be able to withstand both hot and cold environments depending on current weather conditions.

  • 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.