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East Walpole, MA, USA

SUMMARY:

The Business Systems Analyst – Core Business Systems position partners with Finance and Procurement leaders and their customers to analyze and improve work processes by leveraging information technological systems and services. The BSA will work on requirements definition, vendor selection and implementation for our Finance, Procurement, Project Accounting systems.  In addition, they will provide support for the existing Oracle E-Business Suite applications used in these business processes.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Gathering and facilitating alignment on global business requirements and priorities for the purpose of selecting of Finance, Procurement, Project Accounting applications.
  • Provide technical and functional support for vendor selection process.
  • Key functional architect for the integration of Finance and Procurement systems with other enterprise systems, services, and suppliers.
  • Production Support for Finance and Procurement IT systems, including researching and resolving problems; supporting scheduled activities; and recommending solutions or alternate methods to meet requirements.
  • Recommend process improvements, innovative solutions, policy changes and/or major variations from established policy that must be approved by appropriate leadership prior to implementation.
  • Develop specifications, assist in development, maintain and support a variety of reports or queries using appropriate reporting tools.
  • Assist Finance and Procurement teams with the development of user procedures, guidelines and documentation for IT systems.
  • Develop and provide training on new IT systems, processes and functionality.
  • Maintain awareness of current trends in Finance and Procurement systems. Participate in local user group meetings/conferences.
  • Ensure all IT systems meet the data privacy requirements of H&V locations.
  • Perform all work in a safe manner.
  • And other related duties as assigned or required.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field or equivalent work experience.
  • At least five years of proven results oriented work experience in IT or Finance/Procurement functions.
  • At least three years’ experience in a leading or key contributor role in selection, implementation, and support of cloud based IT systems.
  • One to two years of successful experience leading IT projects
  • Certification in project management preferred.
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Proven decision making skills and the ability to defend those decisions.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS & ENVIRONMENT:

  • Must be able to lift and move 20 lbs.
  • Must be able to travel to all H&V locations globally.           

The position is based in East Walpole, MA and will deliver a competitive compensation package.

Hollingsworth & Vose is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status.

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Corvallis, OR, USA

SUMMARY:

Participates in research and development activities linked to new product development initiatives using established mathematical and scientific techniques.  

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1.  Lead product or process development projects.

  • Work directly with customers and Division Sales & Marketing to develop new products for existing markets identified by the division.
  • Develop expertise in appropriate materials technology, as necessary to plan, execute and evaluate laboratory and machine-based trial programs, using the Design of Experiments methodology.
  • Use appropriate DFSS/DFM tools and InnoHVision stage gating process for development projects.
  • Work with manufacturing, purchasing and technology on Margin Improvement Initiatives (MIPs).
  • Benchmark competitor grades and technologies.
  • Patent novel inventions.

2.  Interface internally and externally.

  • Develop introductory relationships with customers and vendors.
  • Provide technical guidance to management, divisions, customers and manufacturing on new and modified product development efforts.
  • Communicate plans and results effectively.
  • Influence scientists and managers at multiple locations.
  • Supervise laboratory technicians to achieve product development objectives and develop technician’s technical and personal skill base to maximum potential.
  • Provide technical reports and presentations to internal and external project stakeholders, including contributions to Atrium knowledge management system.

3.  Understand the relevant end use application.

  • Assist Division Sales and Marketing with technical service in the selection of existing grades capable of meeting stated technical and processing requirements.
  • Keep abreast of relevant industry, applications and materials technology trends through literature, seminars and market contact.
  • Be knowledgeable about test methods used to determine physical characteristics of the material as well as its performance in the end use application.

4.  Carry out functions that must comply with ITAR standards, therefore must be a U.S. Citizen or holder or Green card. (Location specific)

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: 

  • BS degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or Materials Science plus three years relevant work experience OR MS degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or Materials Science plus two years relevant work experience OR Ph.D. in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or Materials Science.
  • Strong leadership, project management, time management and communication skills.
  • Six Sigma Green Belt preferred.
  • Effective team participant in product or process development programs.
  • Basic knowledge of how to run a patent search for education, FTO or prior art purposes.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND ENVIRONMENT: 

  • Potential musculoskeletal stresses from repetitive motion of arms/hands, standing for prolonged periods, performing frequent bending and twisting motions, lifting of light weight objects.
  • Steady hands and dexterity to perform tasks repeatedly and accurately.
  • Perform tasks that require constant state of alertness.
  • Work performed in laboratory environment with potential exposure to hazardous materials.
  • Work performed in production area with potential exposure to large equipment/machinery and loud noises.

 

Hollingsworth & Vose is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status.

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West Groton, MA, USA

SUMMARY:

The Production Mill Worker is an entry level, production position in our West Groton, MA paper mill. Upon successful completion of a 100 day probationary period, the Mill Worker will become a utility employee in the union bargaining unit. Production Mill Workers operate, assist, and support paper machine operations. This involves working with high speed, continuous process equipment and forklift operation.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for supporting the safe and efficient operation of the Paper Machine and Rewinder, assisting in materials movement, labeling and packaging, collecting and removing broke/scrap materials, performing cleaning and housekeeping tasks in the general Mill area and other tasks as assigned by crew leaders and Supervision.
  • General knowledge of safe practices and safe performance of all duties, including proper use of PPE, proper operation of fork trucks and attachments, strict adherence to all safe practices and guidelines and general safe conduct at all times in the Mill.
  • And other related duties as assigned or required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • High School diploma or GED preferred.
  • Work experience in an industrial environment preferred.
  • Familiarity with computers and able to conduct work tasks on computer systems.
  • Successful candidates will be team players with good communication skills (English), good math and mechanical skills, safe working records, and the ability to work effectively with others.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND ENVIRONMENT:

  • Candidates must be able to perform typical physical aspects of the job, including standing, walking, lifting (up to 50 lbs.), sitting, bending, reaching.
  • Acceptable hearing and eyesight required.
  • Requires working 12 hour rotating shifts.
  • Position involves working in Mill and Warehouse environments.

 

Hollingsworth & Vose is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status.

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East Walpole, MA, USA

SUMMARY:

The Electrical Engineering Manager will have the responsibility for overseeing the engineering and design of industrial process electrical distribution systems, including overseeing installation, assisting with commissioning, and start-up of new electrical distribution components or systems.  All electrical engineers will report to the Electrical Engineering Manager.  As the Manager of the group, the development of the electrical engineering staff and assigning projects to the staff is expected.  The administration and management of capital projects is required as well as providing input in the development and execution of the company wide capital program.  Assisting mill staff in diagnosing and rectifying operational problems with existing electrical infrastructure systems hardware and software may also be required.  Travel and on-site support during project construction, commissioning, start-up, and operational improvement stages to US domestic and International sites should be anticipated.  

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Leadership and oversight of projects assigned to the electrical engineering group.  This may include managing the project schedule, cost, scope, and objectives.
  • Development and training of the Electrical Engineers.
  • Setting of company standards for the electrical distribution system.
  • Effective execution and completion of assigned tasks as an Electrical Engineer of a team executing a larger project.
  • Administration of assigned projects including the preparation of capital project requests, project status reporting, participating in and or conducting project meetings, coordination of construction activities, and project close-out reporting.
  • Responsible for all stages of capital project engineering and design activity to include the development of alternative solutions to meet project objectives for presentation to management.
  • Oversee construction work performed by mill maintenance and/or outside contractors during installation, commissioning, and start-up of assigned projects.
  • Ensure adherence of established H&V safety policies and practices.
  • Conduct training of operations and maintenance personnel as needed.
  • 10.  Assist mill maintenance and production departments in troubleshooting and correction of equipment and electrical problems
  • 11.  It is essential that the person have access to ITAR and other export controlled information.  The candidate should be either a US citizen or green card holder.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: 

  • BS or MS in Electrical Engineering.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in the electrical distribution industry and/or an industrial consulting engineering design firm with relevant hands on experience, including project management experience.  Electrical distribution in the paper industry preferred.
  • International project experience desirable.
  • Professional engineering license preferred.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certificate preferred.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND ENVIRONMENT: 

  • The position will be working in and around the operating floors so all the typical restrictions that would apply to our production personnel would apply. 
  • Person needs to be able to walk up and down stairs and work in tight or confined areas.
  • Often person is working with live electrical circuits and must be able to wear the necessary PPE to prevent injury.
  • Person must be able to hear with ear plugs, see well enough with safety glasses to work in a production environment, speak clearly to be understood by hourly employees for training and to provide direction, walk and stand on concrete floors for a considerable period of time, climb stairs and ladders, and work with a computer screen for long periods of time.

 

Hollingsworth & Vose is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status.

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East Walpole, MA, USA

Hollingsworth & Vose (H&V), a global manufacturer of advanced materials for filtration, battery separator, and industrial applications. H&V products are utilized in Transportation, Indoor Air Quality, Industrial & Manufacturing, Heavy Equipment, Energy generation & Storage, Aerospace and Home Furnishings. 

SUMMARY:

Responsible for the short-term and long-term strategy and profitable growth of the Automotive Battery and Energy Storage market segment. The position is accountable to understand, communicate and influence market growth trends and to manage the global matrix cross-functional teams that develop, manufacture, supply and sell H&V products to customers. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Lead market research. Develop a global view of markets, trends, threats and opportunities. Understand markets and value chains beyond individual customers.

2. Develop and communicate global market growth strategy; ownership of long range planning for the market segment.

3. Lead field-marketing, develop deep understanding of how and why customers use our product.

4. Generates global and regional market data – market size, customers, competition, shares, growth rates, supply/demand, etc.  

5. Support and guide sales force in business development to execute strategy in each region.  Develop compelling value propositions and selling tools to help sales force articulate H&V offerings.

6. Create meaningful and actionable segmentation to optimize positioning in target markets.

7. Develop global pricing/profitability strategies and guidelines.

8. Analyze and document competitive and regulatory environment and recommend appropriate actions and strategies.

9. Work closely with product management, sales, operations and R&D in developing product commercialization plans.  Lead new product development and product launches.

10. Participate on committees/tradeshow boards as necessary to influence growth opportunities. 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

1. A minimum of a BA or BS in a technical discipline; MBA preferred.

2. Automotive industry experience required (OEM or Tier 1 preferred).  Business to business (B2B) marketing in industrial or technical markets a plus.

3. Experience in primary and secondary market research methodologies; pricing, segmentation, positioning, marketing communication and strategy development required.

 SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, ETC:

1. Experience in industrial marketing, sales, and business development

2. Successful track record of improving profitability, and driving a global product offering

3. Clear understanding of the commercial side of business, and strong financial acumen

4. Strong leadership skills

5. Demonstrated ability to create, communicate, and implement strategic plans and tactics 

6. Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills

7. Proficient in PowerPoint, Excel and Word

The position is based in East Walpole, MA and will deliver a competitive compensation package.

Hollingsworth & Vose is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status.

 

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West Groton, MA, USA

SUMMARY:

The Maintenance & Reliability Manager will be responsible for providing direction, and leadership for our site’s mechanical maintenance shop and personnel, and provide oversight of the parts storeroom. Supervises and schedules technical support for mechanical maintenance, projects and modifications and emergency response for the support of machinery, process equipment and associated buildings.  Additionally he/she will supervise the maintenance staff as well as hourly maintenance employees and provide backup supervision for hourly electrical employees.  This position is expected to lead mechanical installations and maintenance functions in a way that the level and quality of service enables high manufacturing effectiveness.  

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop organizational model for maintaining the assets – Planned Maintenance, Preventative, Predictive, Operator Performed Maintenance, Operator Assisted Maintenance.
  • Design and lead the work process for plant and equipment maintenance.
  • Establish performance monitoring system of maintenance initiatives.
  • Develop Standard work practices for processing work requests into work orders.
  • Periodically review PPM program initiatives for value and improve PPM results using targeted maintenance strategies.
  • Create and Participate in Plant Maintenance Audits.
  • Demonstrate accountability for the expenditures of the Maintenance Budget (AOP).
  • Optimize the utilization of PMC system for data collection and utilization / drive utilization of the system for data driven decisions.
  • Lead the planning for non-capital short term and long term maintenance outage schedules.
  • Lead the creation of a job plan Library / Archive with BOM’s.
  • Drive emergency work requests to less than 5% or all work requests.
  • Design and lead the work process for improved equipment reliability.
  • Prepare documentation for Reliability Centered Maintenance Reviews.
  • Participate in RCM reviews.
  • Maintain Critical Spares List and spare parts.
  • Demonstrate accountability for stores / maintenance parts management in compliance with budget initiatives.
  • Use PMC or develop a stores monitoring (measuring), trending and reporting system tied to work orders.
  • Insure competencies are in place for Maintenance or Non-Maintenance Technician Electrical, Mechanical, and instrumentation work.
  • Insure adequate maintenance trouble shooting skills are in place and used.
  • Lead and actively participate in Root Cause Analyses.
  • Provide assistance and data to the organization for equipment reliability detractors.
  • And other related duties as assigned or required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • BS in Engineering, preferably Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical, Civil, Environmental, Paper Science or equivalent experiance.
  • 5+ (five) years of prior experience, including employment in a process‐related industrial facility.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Ability to effectively handle multiple priorities, and establish and meet financial and schedule constraints.
  • Must be highly motivated and have the ability to work both independently and as a team leader and player.
  • Must interact well and coordinate efforts with mill operations, engineering, maintenance, and boiler staff.
  • Working knowledge of computers and application of (including MS Excel, Word, Project, PowerPoint, others).  

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND ENVIRONMENT:

  • Work involves planning and scheduling work, and having the ability to interact with all clients in a professional and friendly manner despite periods of stress.
  • Work involves planning and scheduling work, and having the ability to interact with all clients in a professional and friendly manner despite periods of stress.Have the ability to occasionally lift objects up to 50 lbs.
  • Have the ability to regularly climb roof ladder, stepladders, and stairs and walk elevated catwalks during a shift.
  • Have the stamina to stand and flexibility to stretch/reach, bend/stoop, squat, kneel repetitively during the work day.
  • Could be required to raise or lower objects from one level to another.
  • Requires physical ability to safely function outside the facility in a winter environment which includes significant snowfall & ice formation.
  • Requires physical ability to operate inside a manufacturing environment that includes hot ambient temperatures and high humidity.
  • Occasional overtime and/or working on weekends or recognized Holidays is required, when circumstances dictate (i.e. shutdowns, breakdowns, work related travel, etc.).
  • Occasional travel may be required.

The position is based in West Groton, MA and will deliver a competitive compensation package.

Hollingsworth & Vose is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status.

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Easton, NY, USA

SUMMARY:

The Maintenance & Engineering Manager will be responsible for providing overall direction, leadership, and support for our facility, maintenance, and engineering programs so that the plant’s long range and annual operating plans are achieved.  This position will have responsibility for the engineering and design of capital projects for the Mill and managing the activities and effectiveness of the Maintenance and Facilities Departments. 

Engineering: 

Lead and support the capital and engineering programs, including Energy and Sustainability improvements.  (50%) 

Facilities: 

Lead and support the plant facilities and infrastructure programs.  (25%) 

Maintenance: 

Lead and support the plant’s maintenance & reliability programs.  (25%) 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ensure regulatory compliance in all matters associated with plant’s facilities, engineering, and maintenance work.  This includes dams, hydro and solar electrical generating equipment.
  • Demonstrate personal value and establish standards of excellence for safety and environmental stewardship.
  • Work with the Site HSE Manager to consistently improve Maintenance and Engineering safety and environmental performance.
  • Demonstrate work practices and standards that are consistent with expected H & V cultural values and Guiding Principles.
  • Leadership for the development and implementation of safety procedures for the installation, repair and maintenance of mechanical, electrical, and control systems for all Technicians and contractors.
  • Responsible for evaluating energy efficiency, calculating energy and demand savings associated with energy efficient measures, and implementing engineered solutions to continuously improve.
  • Command an understanding of engineered solutions for hydro and solar-powered electrical generation to reduce mill’s dependency on fossil fuels.
  • Identify cost effective energy efficiency opportunities through ISO 50001 methodology and capable of implementing and reporting on sustainable solutions to energy savings.
  • The desire to continue learning about energy efficiency and to gain expertise in the evaluation field.
  • Develop and implement organizational model for maintaining the assets.
  • Design and oversee the work process for plant and equipment maintenance.
  • Establish performance monitoring system of maintenance and engineering initiatives.
  • Demonstrate accountability for the expenditures of the Maintenance Budget (AOP).
  • Design and oversee the work process for improved equipment reliability.
  • Prepare documentation for Reliability Centered Maintenance Reviews and Lead RCM reviews.
  • Insure competencies are in place for Maintenance Technician Electrical, Mechanical, Controls, and instrumentation work.
  • Annual review of maintenance and engineering personnel performance and growth plans.
  • Lead and support maintenance manager with reliability initiatives and efforts to continually improve assets.
  • Lead and support engineering manager and design of all capital projects for the Plant.
  • Provide Project Management technical leadership for all phases of capital project engineering and design activity to include requirements documentation, development of alternative solutions to meet project goals including presentation to management as needed; perform engineering design, configuration and system integration or overseeing this work performed by others including preparation of engineering requisitions for purchase. 
  • Lead the development of the annual capital project program for new equipment and major repairs through the management of assigned capital projects and project leaders. Responsible for effective project management, project team leadership/coordination, and administration of assigned projects.
  • Leadership for the development and implementation for safe electrical and process control maintenance practices and Engineering design for all installed equipment and for all new equipment installations.
  • Provide shop floor support and leadership for Electrical, Instrumentation, and Process Control initiatives.
  • And other related duties as assigned or required. 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering.
  • Minimum 7 (seven) years of prior experience, including employment in a process‐related industrial facility and/or an industrial consulting engineering design firm with relevant experience and skills.
  • Experience working in a Pulp and Paper related field is preferred.
  • Must have strong Project Management Skills and Competencies.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to effectively handle multiple priorities, and establish and meet financial and scheduling constraints.
  • Must be highly motivated and have the ability to work both independently and within a team and as a team leader.
  • Must interact well and coordinate efforts with plant operations, engineering, and maintenance staff.
  • Ability to effectively manage project teams made up of internal and external resources.
  • Ability to effectively work on projects remotely through the use of remote project management tools and routine site visits.
  • Working knowledge of computers and application of software to develop and communicate engineering solutions (including MS Excel, Word, Project, PowerPoint and Exchange, AutoCad, others). 
  • Experience executing and leading electrical, instrumentation, and process control field service work. 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND ENVIRONMENT:

  • May be required to sit for extended periods of time.
  • May be required to remain on feet for continuous periods of time.
  • Ability to climb ladders & work in overhead areas such as a warehouse environment.
  • May be required to walk considerable distances in the facility during the course of work.
  • Could be required to raise or lower objects from one level to another.
  • Could require infrequent exertion of force up to 50 of pounds.
  • Regularly required to bend forward by bending at the waist or by bending legs and spine. May be required to work in a confined space; to crawl and move about on hands and knees.
  • Requires color determination vision.
  • Ability to clearly communicate both verbally and in writing.
  • Require the ability to distinguish differences in quality of odors with the nose.
  • Requires physical ability to safely function outside the facility in a winter environment which includes significant snowfall & ice formation.
  • Requires physical ability to operate inside a manufacturing environment that includes hot ambient temperatures and high humidity.
  • Occasional overtime and/or working on weekends or recognized Holidays is required, when circumstances dictate (i.e. shutdowns, breakdowns, work related travel, etc.);
  • Occasional air travel may be required with in  the US and internationally;
  • Professional engineering license / certification is desirable.

The position is based in Easton, NY and will deliver a competitive compensation package.

 

Hollingsworth & Vose is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status.

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Floyd, VA, USA

SUMMARY:

Floyd Technology team is seeking a candidate with strong skills and interests for developing advanced synthetic materials and testing capabilities for the filtration industry.  This self-motivated candidate should be creative, display strong interpersonal skills (e.g. team-working mindset, ease of communication, ability to listen and convey ideas, independent worker) and prioritize safe working practices.

FUNCTION & DUTIES:

  • Focus on creating synthetic fiber media with differentiated properties for the filtration industry
  • Drive advanced materials development programs supported by cross-functional teams from conceptual ideas to full-scale production and commercialization
  • Design and test advanced fiber media from pilot scale to full-scale setting, using lean six-sigma protocols
  • Utilize/upgrade on-site testing capability and methods for characterizing nonwoven materials
  • Perform competitive intelligence and market survey reviews
  • Complete IP landscape reviews and generate new IP
  • Train HV workforce to expand the company’s expertise in the candidate’s area of expertise
  • 10% travel time (other H&V sites, customers and vendors, conferences, committees, training, etc.)

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Project management with frequent team updates
  • Active collaboration with Technician workforce
  • Presentation for various internal audiences
  • Write technical reports, preparation of training materials and Standard Operating Protocols
  • Compliance with safety guidelines and support of Environmental Health Safety initiative

EDUCATION:

  • Ph.D. or Master of Science
  • 3+ years of professional experience
  • Field: Materials Science & Engineering; Chemistry (polymer), fiber science and engineering disciplines.  Others could be considered

SKILLS:  

  • Preferred proficiency in: knowledge of air filtration science; polymeric fiber or membrane formation; polymer chemistry; characterization and testing techniques
  • Familiarity with six sigma and lean practices and/or other statistical analysis tools
  • Software:  Microsoft Office applications (needed); Minitab; Modeling programs (optional)

The position is based in Floyd, VA and will deliver a competitive compensation package.

Hollingsworth & Vose is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status.

 

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Floyd, VA, USA

SUMMARY:

 

H&V is seeking a Process Engineer.  This position will be responsible to lead planned projects/improvements and identify opportunities for continual process improvements for the Floyd, VA operations.  The incumbent will develop plans and implement solutions for these improvements using sound engineering principles and Six Sigma and Lean methodology.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

·        Leadership for development of manufacturing process systems, technologies, and practices with particular emphasis on carding processes.

 ·         Participate and assists in design of process related capital projects.

·         Actively involved in Lean/Six Sigma projects as a project leader, project facilitator, or SME.

·         Aid in development of Control Plans and Standard Work to deliver improved quality and lower cost on all key products and processes.

·         Resolve customer complaints related to process issues as appropriate.

·         Analyze and plan work force utilization, space requirements, workflow, layout of equipment and workspace for maximum efficiency.

·         Work with Technology group on product design to ensure safe and efficient production of new products.

·         Consult with appropriate departments to determine product specifications and arrange for purchase of equipment, materials, or parts, and evaluate products according to specifications and quality standards.

·         Apply statistical methods to estimate future manufacturing requirements and potential.

·         Lead safety initiatives and conduct analysis of any safety related issues to support process improvements and accident investigations.

·         Scope of work includes improving product quality, reducing process variation, minimizing waste, reducing cost, improving asset reliability, increasing throughput, improving employee safety, employee education and training.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

 

·         Prefer BS or MS degree in Textile Engineering, Paper Science, Industrial, Mechanical, or Chemical Engineering.

·         Minimum two to three years related experience and/or training in a nonwovens manufacturing environment.

·         Successful completion of projects that have resulted in cost savings, safety improvement or quality improvements.

·         Six Sigma Green Belt /Black Belt, or equivalent skill and knowledge

·         Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.

·         Computer skills; including MS Office Suite, Oracle, and Minitab.

·         Knowledge of Quality Systems (ISO-9001).

·         Good problem-solving and organizational skills; able to handle multiple projects with the flexibility to change when necessary.

·         Controls Experience a plus. 

 

The position is based in West Groton, MA and will deliver a competitive compensation package.

Hollingsworth & Vose is an  equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status.

 

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East Walpole, MA, USA

Hollingsworth and Vose (H&V) is an exciting, family owned businesses providing advanced materials to the filtration and battery markets – we help provide clean air, clean water and clean energy around the world.  With over 2,000 employees, operation in 6 countries and serving customers across the globe, H&V is a market leader and innovator with an incredible track record.

H&V is seeking production workers.

SUMMARY:

The Production Mill Worker is an entry level, production position in our East Walpole, MA paper mill. Upon successful completion of a 60 day probationary period, the Mill Worker will become a Fourth Hand in the union bargaining unit. Production Mill Workers operate, assist, and support paper machine operations. This involves working with high speed, continuous process equipment and forklift operation.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for supporting the safe and efficient operation of the Paper Machine and rewinder, assisting in materials movement, labeling and packaging, collecting and removing broke/scrap materials, performing cleaning and housekeeping tasks in the general Mill area and other tasks as assigned by crew leaders and Supervision.
  • General knowledge of safe practices and safe performance of all duties, including proper use of PPE, proper operation of fork trucks and attachments, strict adherence to all safe practices and guidelines and general safe conduct at all times in the Mill.
  • And other related duties as assigned or required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • High School diploma or GED preferred.
  • Work experience in an industrial environment preferred.
  • Familiarity with computers and able to conduct work tasks on computer systems.
  • Successful candidates will be team players with good communication skills (English), good math and mechanical skills, safe working records, and the ability to work effectively with others.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND ENVIRONMENT:

Candidates must be able to perform typical physical aspects of the job, including standing, walking, lifting (up to 40 lbs.), sitting, bending, reaching.

  • Acceptable hearing and eyesight required.
  • Requires working 12 hour shifts.
  • Position involves working in Mill and Warehouse environments.

 

Hollingsworth & Vose is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status.

 

 

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West Groton, MA, USA

SUMMARY:

The Health and Safety Manager will plan, direct, and implement health and safety programs and policies for the West Groton Mill.  This person will be responsible for the health and safety of the mill in compliance with all Federal, State, and Local Government regulations.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ensures the health and safety of all employees, visitors and contractors through the adherence to all applicable standards, policies, and procedures.
  • Develop plans, programs, and implement safety policies and procedures in compliance with all governmental safety and health rules and regulations.
  • Plans and implements programs to train managers, supervisors, and employees in work site safety practices, loss prevention, ergonomics, and correct handling techniques for chemicals, toxins, equipment, and other materials. 
  • Prepares studies and analyses of industrial accident causes and hazards to health for use by company personnel and outside agencies.  Assist supervisors in accident investigation and direct analysis of accident data to develop procedures or controls to prevent recurrence.  Institute JSA into work practice.
  • Responsible for all reporting of safety requirements for internal and external sources.  Ensure compliance with all government agencies.. 
  • Provides oversight and Health and Safety support for the East Walpole mill
  • Develop and administer the plant emergency procedures and first aid, including planned drills.  Maintain relationship with local town, county, and/or city emergency response departments.
  • Inspect facilities to detect existing or potential accident and health hazards; determine corrective or preventative measures where indicated; and follow up to ensure measures have been implemented.
  • Direct and conduct sampling and studies (air, noise, ergonomics, etc.) to identify health and safety hazards to employees.  Analyze results to recommend corrective measures via engineering and/or administrative controls as appropriate.
  • In conjunction with appropriate production, engineering and maintenance staff, review and approve all process, plant and equipment plans and revisions thereof for risk assessment and evaluation of the effectiveness of same regarding safe working environment.
  • Partners with plant, regional and corporate resources to implement proactive solutions to minimize at risk conditions and at risk behaviors.
  • Interacts with and provides visible leadership to all employees, particularly those on the plant floor to drive safety awareness, engagement and improvement.
  • Improves safety by continuously increasing a level of awareness and improving safety systems in an effort to eliminate accidents and injuries.  Leads and maintains plant safety direction in accordance with the Hollingsworth & Vose Operating Systems (HVOS).
  • Completes inspections and audits to detect and eliminate unsafe practices and conditions.
  • Facilitates the monthly plant safety meetings, safety walkarounds, and assists supervisors with monthly crew safety meetings.
  • Collects and analyzes injury data to identify trends and recommend improvements.
  • Maintains the Plant MSDS records.
  • Provides 24/7 availability to plant, as required.
  • Supervise HSE staff direct reports.  Set objectives, assess performance and manage development plans. 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: 

  • Bachelor's degree in Occupational Safety & Health or chemical, environmental, or civil engineering or other related field
  • Minimum of 5 - 10 years relevant experience
  • Union experience preferred
  • Experience with EHS Management Systems (ISO 14001, 18000, OSHA VPP)

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND ENVIRONMENT:

  • Normal office environment most of the time but will require working in and around the operating floors so all the typical restrictions that would apply to our production personnel would apply.
  • Person must be able to hear with ear plugs, see well enough with safety glasses to work in a production environment, walk and stand on concrete floors for a considerable period of time, climb stairs and work with a computer screen for long periods of time.
  • Regular travel to mills expected (~25%).

The position is based in West Groton, MA and will deliver a competitive compensation package.

Hollingsworth & Vose is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status.

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East Walpole, MA, USA

SUMMARY:

The Business Systems Analyst – Sales, Planning, Shipments position partners with customer services, planning and shipping leaders and their customers to analyze and improve work processes by leveraging information technological systems and services. The BSA in this position will drive the implementation, support and continuous development of Tieto TIPS Sales and Planning to all H&V locations globally. The BSA will also be responsible for maintaining and extending the integrations to Salesforce Sales Cloud and our core financial systems.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Production Support for sales, planning and shipping IT systems, including researching and resolving problems; supporting scheduled activities; and recommending solutions or alternate methods to meet requirements.
  • Recommend process improvements, innovative solutions, policy changes and/or major variations from established policy that must be approved by appropriate leadership prior to implementation.
  • Develop specifications, assist in development and maintain interfaces between TIPS Sales and Planning and other internal and external systems including EDI.
  • Develop specifications, assist in development, maintain and support a variety of reports or queries using appropriate reporting tools.
  • Assist customer service, planning and shipping teams with the development of user procedures, guidelines and documentation for IT systems.
  • Develop and provide training on new sales, planning and shipment systems, processes and functionality.
  • Maintain awareness of current trends in responsible areas. Participate in local user group meetings/conferences.
  • Perform all work in a safe manner.

And other related duties as assigned or required.

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field or equivalent work experience.
  • At least five years of proven results oriented work experience in IT or Supply Chain functions.
  • One to two years of successful experience as a key contributor for IT projects.
  • Excellent communications skills. 

Proven decision making skills and the ability to defend those decisions.

  • Must be able to lift and move 20 lbs.
  • Must be able to travel to all H&V locations globally.           
  • Production Support for sales, planning and shipping IT systems, including researching and resolving problems; supporting scheduled activities; and recommending solutions or alternate methods to meet requirements.
  • Recommend process improvements, innovative solutions, policy changes and/or major variations from established policy that must be approved by appropriate leadership prior to implementation.
  • Develop specifications, assist in development and maintain interfaces between TIPS Sales and Planning and other internal and external systems including EDI.
  • Develop specifications, assist in development, maintain and support a variety of reports or queries using appropriate reporting tools.
  • Assist customer service, planning and shipping teams with the development of user procedures, guidelines and documentation for IT systems.
  • Develop and provide training on new sales, planning and shipment systems, processes and functionality.
  • Maintain awareness of current trends in responsible areas. Participate in local user group meetings/conferences.
  • Perform all work in a safe manner.
  •  And other related duties as assigned or required.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field or equivalent work experience.
  • At least five years of proven results oriented work experience in IT or Supply Chain functions.
  • One to two years of successful experience as a key contributor for IT projects.
  • Excellent communications skills.Proven decision making skills and the ability to defend those decisions.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS & ENVIRONMENT:

  •  Must be able to lift and move 20 lbs.
  • Must be able to travel to all H&V locations globally.           

 

The position is based in East Walpole, MA and will deliver a competitive compensation package.

Hollingsworth & Vose is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status.

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West Groton, MA, USA

SUMMARY:

The role of the Quality Manager is to ensure the product H&V provides is fit for use, is consistent and meets both external and internal requirements. The Quality Manager monitors and advises on the performance of the mill quality management system and produces data and reports on performance measuring against set standards. They will advise changes and how to implement such, providing training, tools and techniques to enable others to achieve quality standards. This role also holds responsibility for supporting the development and maintenance of a continuous improvement, customer-focused culture within the mill.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Achieves quality assurance operational objectives by contributing information and analysis to strategic plans and reviews; preparing and completing action plans; implementing production, productivity, quality, and customer service standards; identifying and resolving problems; completing audits; determining system improvements; implementing change.
  • Develops quality assurance plans by conducting hazard analyses; identifying critical control points and preventive measures; establishing critical limits, monitoring procedures, corrective actions, and verification procedures; monitoring inventories.
  • Validates quality processes by establishing product specifications and quality attributes; measuring production; documenting evidence; determining operational and performance qualification; writing and updating quality assurance procedures.
  • Maintains and improves product quality by completing product, company, system, compliance, and surveillance audits; investigating customer complaints; collaborating with other members of management to develop new product and engineering designs, and manufacturing and training methods. Facilitate the mill process to ensure completion of 8D (Or equivalent) investigations and execution of root cause corrective actions to agreed timelines for all complaints.
  • Prepares quality documentation and reports by collecting, analyzing and summarizing information and trends including failed processes, stability studies, recalls, corrective actions, and re-validations.
  • Ensure an effective quality process which (1) ensures raw material CoA requirements are met and logged within the mill quality system prior to use (2) executes raw material testing as required. Notify mill network of relevant supplier quality issues through the use of the Quality Alert. Support supplier audits as required; ensure suppliers execute appropriate corrective actions relating to H&V supplier complaints.
  • Accomplishes human resource objectives by recruiting, selecting, orienting, training, assigning, scheduling, coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, appraising, and reviewing job contributions; planning and reviewing compensation actions; enforcing policies and procedures.
  • Updates job knowledge by studying trends in and developments in quality management; participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
  • Enhances department and organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
  • Applies Lean Six Sigma thinking to deliver significant operation improvement and financial/quality benefit. Aligns Lean Six Sigma initiatives and project objectives to business strategy, and prioritize projects accordingly.
  • Coordinate and support execution of 3rd party quality audits, ensure effective closure of all agreed actions, communicate progress to the 3rd party.
  • Provide leadership and mill ownership for the Management of Change (MOC) Processes, specifically the Engineering Change Request (ECR) and Production Part Approval Process (PPAP).
  • Ensure all mill documentation changes and associated training is completed as part of the corrective actions; verify that corrective actions have been effective.
  • Ensure an effective QC process which (1) maintains MSA compliant standard work for all routine quality tests (2) maintains equipment in calibration and seek to minimize all failure modes in frequency and duration (3) ensure all testing executed in compliance with standards and that all media meets defined and agreed quality test specifications (4) ensures CoA and other agreed data is provided on time to the customer.
  • Provide test and data analysis support for internal and external root cause investigations.
  • Integrate R&D and ongoing production testing requirements as appropriate.
  • Ensure an effective QC process which (1) ensures raw material CoA requirements are met and logged within the mill quality system prior to use (2) executes raw material testing as required.
  • Notify mill network of relevant supplier quality issues through the use of the Quality Alert
  • Support supplier audits as required; ensure suppliers execute appropriate corrective actions relating to H&V supplier complaints.

 


 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • BS Engineering or equivalent technical field
  • Six Sigma Black Belt preferred
  • 5 years demonstrated work experience in an analytical role
  • 5 years experience in a manufacturing environment
  • High level of computer literacy
  • Well developed technical, verbal and written communication skills

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND ENVIRONMENT:

  • Work involves frequent exposure to environments with high levels of heat, noise and moving parts.
  • Have the ability to interact at all times of the day with all employees in a professional and friendly manner despite occasional periods of stress created by unexpected process disruptions.
  • Have the ability to frequently sit at a computer, potentially for extended periods of time.
  • Have the ability to walk extensively throughout the facility while wearing the appropriate PPE:  steel toed boots, hearing protection, safety eyewear and respiratory protection.
  • Have the ability to occasionally lift objects up to 50 lbs.
  • Have the ability to regularly climb stairs and walk elevated catwalks.
  • Have the stamina to stand and flexibility to stretch/reach, bend/stoop, squat and kneel repetitively during the work day.

The position is based in West Groton, MA and will deliver a competitive compensation package.

Hollingsworth & Vose is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status.

 

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East Walpole, MA, USA

SUMMARY:

We are looking for a strong individual contributor to join our Total Rewards team and be a part of a variety of initiatives and ongoing activity for HR systems and reporting. We need you to bring your background and experience working with HR systems to drive initiatives through to completion. 

As an Senior HRIS Specialist, you will work closely with individuals from across the HR organization to serve as a technical point of contact to assist subject matter experts to define requirements, implement new functionality, test system changes, ensure data integrity, provide standard and ad-hoc reporting, and perform audits. You will be working on implementing a new HRIS solution as well as participating designing and implementing future phases of Workday. 

We are looking for an individual who has solid Workday knowledge and experience and can work with minimal direction on assignments in a team centric environment. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Projects/Process Improvements:

  • Work as part of team to identify solutions for process automation through current system enhancements. Liaise with global HR Partners and business stakeholders (i.e. Finance, Payroll) define and deliver the required functionality.
  • Participate in testing Workday business processes - generate requirement documents, process workflows, and test plans to document data, functional, and business needs to both business and technical stakeholders.
  • Ensure data alignment between various systems (Payroll time and attendance, Kronos, etc.). Conduct validation checks, audits, and data integrity issues.
  • Work with HR, internal business leaders, and finance analyst team to review, design, test, and implement significant department reporting structure changes. 

HR Information System Support:

  • Provide support for HR systems including, but not limited to, researching and resolving data issues, performance problems, training end users on business processes, test system errors, or process issues; perform scheduled audits and maintenance activities; recommend solutions or improvements to support overall efficiency and increased automation.
  • Assist in the review and testing of solution releases and updates, patches, and bug fixes. Collaborate with functional and technical staff to update system documentation as required.

 Reporting/Queries:

  • Write, maintain, and support system reporting and queries. Develop and maintain standard reporting and ad hoc reporting as required for ongoing business needs.
  • Maintain data integrity in the system by performing data analysis and audits. 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Experience using Workday, PeopleSoft, Oracle HCM, SAP or other Core HR, Benefits Administration, Profile Management
  • Experience supporting a Workday implementation preferred
  • Experience with Applicant Tracking Systems, Benefit Integrations and Payroll Systems (ADP preferred)
  • Familiarity with HR metrics, systems, and processes.
  • Strong interpersonal dynamics and collaborative working style with proven ability to build and maintain cross-functional working relationships in order to meet goals and objectives. Ability to develop and deliver win-win solutions.
  • Strong analytical skills with advanced Excel skills (e.g. pivot tables, vlookup). Ability to quickly and easily manipulate data to perform analysis or produce reports.
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)

The position is based in East Walpole, MA and will deliver a competitive compensation package.

Hollingsworth & Vose is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status.

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