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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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Floyd, VA, USA

SUMMARY: 

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

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Build up a detailed, in-depth knowledge of H&V’s process for making innovative fine-fiber materials.
  • Work directly with Technology product teams to develop new products for existing markets identified by the business units.
  • Work with manufacturing, purchasing and technology on Profit Improvement Initiatives (PIP).  Lead cross-functional teams for new products and/or advanced processes.
  • Benchmark competitor technology and grades.
  • Provide Technical guidance to management, Business Unit (Sales & Marketing), customers and manufacturing on new and modified product development efforts.
  • Develop expertise in appropriate media technology, as necessary to plan, execute and evaluate laboratory and machine-based trial programs, using the Design of Experiments (DoE) methodology.
  • Use appropriate DFSS/DFM tools and stage gating process for development projects.
  • Keep abreast of relevant industry, intellectual property, applications and materials technology trends through literature, seminars and market contact.
  • Supervise and mentor directly allocated technicians to develop maximum potential.
  • Work in highly energized cross functional project teams on major product development initiatives.
  • Provide technical reports and presentations to internal and external project stakeholders.
  • Work with legal, to patent new inventions and expand intellectual property portfolio.
  • Supervises Laboratory Technician(s) while also developing their technical and personal skill base to maximum potential.
  • May require leadership of cross-functional product/process teams. 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Ph.D. in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or Materials Science or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience.
  • Six Sigma methodology and Lean manufacturing principals.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are required  

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND ENVIRONMENT:

  • Includes the ability to walk, talk, sit, stand, touch, climb, lift, sight, etc. in an office and manufacturing environment.

 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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East Walpole, MA, USA

SUMMARY:

The Project Specialist is responsible for estimating and tracking the commercial and operational details of the Global Process Standardization (GPS) program. The foundation of the GPS program is the implementation of standard business processes which are enabled through the implementation of IT systems with integrations to retrieve real time data.. Additionally, this role is responsible for the detail tracking and forecasting of project costs and timeline. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage the request for change (RFC) process.
    • Ensure the RFC’s have the appropriate justifications and approvals.
    • Ensure that the supplier and H&V meet their response time commitments.
    • Forecast RFC progress payment timeline based on the estimates provided by the supplier.
    • Ensure all RFC costs are allocated to appropriate operating units.
  • Document and communicate action plans from critical meetings.
  • Monitor action plans to ensure they are being met.
  • Monitor, validate and consolidate all consultant time sheets.
  • Forecast short- and long-term expenditures and track against project budgets.
  • Manage supplier invoices to ensure accuracy and aligned with agreements.
  • Prepare statistics for project status reports.
  • Assist with the coordination for all project related travel.
  • Develop project communications.
  • Perform all work in a safe manner.
  • And other related duties as assigned or required. 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Finance or related field or equivalent work experience.
  • At least three years of proven results-oriented work experience in Project Management, IT or Finance functions.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Ability to read and understand consulting contracts.
  • Advanced Excel skills.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail.
  • Self-motivated.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND ENVIRONMENT:

  • Must be able to work in a normal office environment.
  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position at a computer.

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: 

This position is responsible for overseeing and managing the site supply chain; purchasing, scheduling and logistics strategy in coordination with overall corporate strategy for supply chain operations to maximize the process efficiency, productivity and order fulfillment to customers. The individual will be responsible to ensure the cost effective and efficient procurement of raw materials and energy to the site in collaboration with Corporate Sourcing team. This position reports to the Site Manager, and will have a matrix reporting responsibility to the Director, Supply Chain. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Secure raw materials to ensure an uninterrupted flow of material to the site through effective supply base management and inventory levels.
  • Coordinate requirements with the Mill Scheduler to ensure raw materials are available for use.
  • Negotiate terms and conditions for local contracts to ensure operational requirements are met.
  • Negotiate local capital equipment contracts using H&V standard terms and conditions, normally not to exceed $50k.
  • Participate in supplier site visits and protect H&V confidentiality through unilateral or mutual Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs).
  • Escalate critical supply problems to Corporate Supply Chain as required.
  • Supervise the scheduling/production planning function to meet on time delivery targets.
    • Oversee mill interface with centralized customer service to meet order acknowledgement goals.
    • Provide documentation and reporting of service performance metrics (i.e., schedule adherence, on time delivery).
    • Work with corporate supply chain managers to ensure that production runs are optimized to meet customer requirements as well as manufacturing efficiencies and order fulfillment strategies are aligned.
    • Demonstrate compliance / exceptions to customer service standards.Communicate supply chain problems to plant and corporate leadership as required.
    • Coordinate with mill finance to analyze demand and cost data for use in scheduling, planning, budgeting, and other functions.
  • Supervise the logistics/receiving and warehouse function.
    •  Manage shipping and warehousing related to customer supply arrangements to meet on time delivery targets.
    • Manage the receiving process to ensure raw material receipts are accurate, timely, and meet supplier quality specifications.
    • Improve Finished Goods, Work In Process, and Raw Materials inventory turns while maintaining adequate supplies. Manage movement of finished goods to customer locations.
    • Implement measures to minimize inventory write-offs and obsolescence.
    • Oversee cycle counts to ensure inventory accuracy
    • Assess appropriate material handling equipment needs and staffing levels to load, unload, move, or store material.
  • Sytems Implementation
    • Support system upgrades related to the scheduling, shipping, purchasing and transportation solutions.
    • Provide input as needed on system requirements for business processes.
    • Work with implementation team to ensure employees are trained and capable with any system changes prior to turn-on.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • BS/BA degree required. MBA preferred.
  • Minimum of seven (7) years’ experience in supply chain, preferably in engineered papers and nonwovens related industry. 
  • Thorough knowledge of supply chain strategies and KPI’s including; Produce to Plan; Inventory Turns, Forecast Accuracy, Purchase Price Variance, On Time Delivery and In Full Delivery
  • Excellent financial acumen, attention to detail and good problem solving skills.
  • Excellent organization capabilities and project management skills.
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Effective communications and experience driving change in organizations.
  • Ability to work in a matrix environment.
  • Ability to have the continuous improvement mindset.

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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Hawkinsville, GA, USA

SUMMARY:

Leads research and development activities for microglass fiber processing, including battery separators. Leads new product / process initiatives using established scientific techniques leading to commercialization of products. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Fiber development and processing responsibilities
    • Provide expert microglass fiber chemistry and processing guidance to the Battery R&D group to develop new materials and processes for fiber production.
    • For product design, understand and utilize all aspects of glass fiber chemistry and processing.
    • Lead fiber materials testing activities, including characterization, chemistry, and morphology.
    • Develop test plans and protocols for fiber technology development and evaluation.
    • Perform glass chemistry and fiberization trials for microglass fiber manufacture, including engineering processing and characterization.
    • Product development and testing will include affects on downstream processes for battery separator products.
  • Lead product or process development projects.
    • Work directly with Technology product developers, Operations, and other glass plant personnel to develop new materials and processes for fiber production.
    • 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 Stage Gate process for development projects.
    • Work with manufacturing, purchasing and technology on Margin Improvement Initiatives (MIPs).
    • Benchmark competitor grades and technologies.
    • Patent novel inventions.
  • 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 knowledge management system.
  • Understand the relevant end use application.
    • Assist the Division plants with technical service in the selection and troubleshooting of fiber 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.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Ph.D in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Engineering, or Glass Science OR MS degree in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Engineering, or Glass Science plus 3 years relevant R&D work experience OR BS degree in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Engineering, or Glass Science plus 5 years relevant R&D work experience.
  • 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:

  • Must be willing to work out of an office in Hawkinsville, GA
  • Must be able to work in a laboratory environment and a plant 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/ plant environment with potential exposure to hazardous materials.
  • Work performed in production area with potential exposure to large equipment/machinery and loud noises.
  • Able to lift 20 lbs

The position is based in Hawkinsville, GA 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 HR Director North America & Global Operations will lead HR policy, practice and performance in support of our businesses in North America and Mexico. Reporting to the CHRO, the HR Director North America & Global Operations will support the recently hired Director of North America Operations as he manages our approximately 1,000 operations staff in North America and Mexico. In addition, the HR Director North America & Global Operations will provide the VP of Global Operations with HR guidance and partnership. 

The H&V organization has 7 manufacturing locations in the US and 1 in Mexico, each with a small HR team who would look to the HR Director North America & Global Operations for guidance, leadership and coaching. The leader in this role will be expected to travel to these sites to build relationships with both the HR and broader leadership, and help build the HR colleagues into a cohesive high performing North America HR Team. There are similar HR Directors in each of our EMEA and APAC regions. 

The HR Director North America & Global Operations will be part of the Global HR Leadership Team for H&V, advising the organization on all matters related to people, performance and culture, and steering the strategy and culture for the organization.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide HR partnership to the VP Global Operations, Director of North America Operations and their respective leadership teams.
  • Build a high performing North America HR Team through relationship building, talent assessment, organization design, coaching and development.
  • In partnership with our Director of Total Rewards, assess, develop and deploy rewards strategies to attract, engage and retain the best talent possible.
  • In partnership with our Director of Organizational Effectiveness, build a highly engaged workforce and deploy meaningful supervisory and management development programs.
  • Provide leadership on all matters related to the unionized (USW) employees at 4 of our 7 US plants, including contract negotiations, grievances, organization changes etc.
  • Continuously update and improve H&V’s HR policies and practices in North America.
  • In partnership with Plant and Operations Leadership, ensure H&V has an accurate workforce plan in place for each talent pool to address the future needs of the business.
  • Ensure the Operations teams across North America and Mexico are making full use of the H&V HR tools and processes (such as Performance Management, Succession Planning, and Talent Assessment etc).
  • Provide business insight in support of improved decision making using our Workday platform.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related field. PHR/SPHR certification preferred.
  • 5-8 years of multi-site Human Resources experience within a manufacturing environment.
  • Union experience essential.
  • Experience in working with senior leadership to achieve talent outcomes.
  • Detailed experience of working with unionized workforces, specifically on contract negotiations and dealing with grievances / arbitrations etc.
  • Strong, current US employment law knowledge.
  • Experience in solving complex employee relations issues.
  • Excellent skills related to written/verbal communication, team leadership, coaching, entrepreneurship, results orientation, strategic thinking, and influencing / persuasiveness.
  • Ability to effectively interact with and influence all levels and functions within the company, elected officials, non-governmental organizations, and community leaders / representatives.
  • Ability to research and present meaningful benchmarking and best practices to ensure H&V remains externally focused as we develop more HR processes.
  • Demonstrated ability to implement strategic plans and tactics.
  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to deal with crisis and emergency situations.
  • Proficient with technology; Microsoft Office and HR systems, specifically Workday would be an advantage.

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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East Walpole, MA, USA

SUMMARY: 

The Senior HR Manager - Corporate Groups & Global Staffing will be both a strategic and tactical HR partner for our business leaders in R&D, Finance, IT, Legal and HR to define and implement programs and processes to improve business performance. The outcome of these programs and processes will be to build strong capability and high levels of engagement and performance for our talent within the global functions.  Additionally, the Senior HR Manager - Corporate Groups & Global Staffing will be the global process owner for staffing across H&V, and will have leadership accountability for all exempt hiring in the US. S/he will manage our global Associates (Graduates) program and our US Intern program. The Senior HR Manager - Corporate Groups & Global Staffing will collaborate with HR Directors and others in NA, EMEA and APAC to ensure corporate employees are compliant with both local HR practices and legislation and with broader H&V practices. This is a ‘hands on’ job that offers both opportunities to design and deploy great HR programs, and also remain close to the business and employees while supporting them with some complex, and at time administrative items such as immigration and relocation. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Partner with the H&V VPs who lead global functions on all matters related to their organization, capability, performance and people.
  • Partner with the regional HR Directors and business leadership to design, develop and deploy a global staffing process, enabled by Workday technology.
  • In partnership with our Director of Total Rewards, assess, develop and deploy rewards strategies to attract, engage and retain the best talent possible in the global functions.
  • In partnership with our Director of Organizational Effectiveness, create and deploy meaningful talent programs and management development programs for the global functions.
  • Support business leaders with workforce planning, taking into consideration cost and employee demographics, then manage that plan through execution.
  • Supported by our Internal Communication Specialist, take a lead role in ensuring our employees in global functions are well informed and highly engaged in the vision, mission and values of H&V.
  • Take a lead role in the ongoing action planning for our employee engagement survey and follow up work for the global functions.
  • Manage the Associate (graduate) program; support the broader business by planning for and hiring of Associates (graduates), and manage the rotational assignments of these Associates over their 3 year program.
  • Manage H&V’s US intern program.
  • US process owner and coordinator of all immigration work and decisions.
  • Respond to daily policy and practices questions from management, line supervisors, and employees.
  • Provide resources, training and coaching to the global function leadership teams in interpreting company policies as they affect employees.
  • Investigate and document alleged policy violations in an expedient, fair, and confidential manner, consulting legal counsel when necessary.
  • Ensure accurate record keeping and compliance for HR data as it affects all global functions. 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related field. PHR/SPHR certification preferred.
  • 5-8 years Human Resources experience with specific Human Resources training. Manufacturing environment and corporate groups experience strongly preferred.
  • Experience in working with senior leadership to achieve talent outcomes.
  • Excellent skills related to written/verbal communication, team leadership, coaching, entrepreneurship, results orientation, strategic thinking, and influencing / persuasiveness.
    • Ability to effectively interact with and influence all levels and functions within the company.
    • Ability to research and present meaningful benchmarking and best practices to ensure H&V remains externally focused as we develop more HR processes.
    • Demonstrated ability to implement strategic plans and tactics.
    • Strong leadership skills and the ability to deal with crisis and emergency situations.
    • Experience with Workday HCM, Talent, Learning and Recruitment is a strong plus.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite (e.g., Power Point, 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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East Walpole, MA, USA

SUMMARY:

Under the general direction of the Sales Director, the Account Manager will be responsible for the sales and profitability of H&V media at assigned customers in the North America’s High Efficiency and Specialty Filtration Division. The Account Manager is also responsible for maintaining developing relationships in all parts of their customer’s organization, understanding strategic direction of the accounts, develop account plans and optimizing customer satisfaction. New business development at existing or new accounts is expected to be up to 35% of the role, working in conjunction with Market Directors.  

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for Account Management of current customer base; develop and implement growth strategies for assigned accounts.
  • Meets or exceeds annual sales targets and personal scorecard objectives. 
  • Function as the key customer contact for assigned accounts, calling on all appropriate corporate and manufacturing locations as well as appropriate visits to H&V locations.
  • Proactively lead and coordinates activities of various departments within H&V to drive new opportunities/sales, resolve customer issues and problems.
  • Log in a timely and detailed manner all customer visits, opportunity tracking, and sampling in Salesforce.
  • Be aware of customers' credit performance and report back to the Credit Department any information which may affect their judgment in extending open credit lines.
  • Drive company lean initiatives within assigned accounts.
  • Coordinate with sales management and marketing on price negotiations, terms, and inventory management. Responsible for communication, negotiation (possibly with management) and execution with customer. In some cases review/or maintenance (rebates, incentive programs) activities with customer service and finance may be required.
  • At both customers and prospects, identify and creates relationships with key decision makers; purchasing, engineering, customer service, management, etc. and coordinates relationships with extended team and customer contacts internally and externally.
  • As required by Market Directors or to meet personal sales goals up to 35% of the role may be seeking out new business opportunities. This is expected to be accomplished by identifying and contacting prospects and evaluating their position in the industry; researching and analyzing sales options.
  • Coordinates with Plant quality organizations for timely and accurate compliant resolution.
  • Monitor competitors and competitive activity; document in CRM and submit feedback to marketing.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops and tradeshows; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • 7-10+ years proven success of industrial products sales and business development experience to major accounts.
  • BS/BA degree in Business Administration, Engineering or similar field.
  • Effective in verbal and written communication.
  • Action oriented high-energy self-starter able to handle numerous detailed agendas simultaneously.
  • Ability to make professional presentations and effectively respond to questions from diverse groups at all levels from plant labor to the CEO at customers and H&V.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office suite, particularly PowerPoint, Excel and Word skills.
  • Ability to define problems, establish facts, draw valid conclusions and implement actions.
  • Demonstrated strong organizational, managerial leadership, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to convert broad goals into measurable objectives and action plans.
  • Ability to effectively lead teams composed of individuals from diverse disciplines and different organizations to accomplish targeted results on time and on budget.
  • Independent and proven motivation for new sales.

 PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND ENVIRONMENT:

  • Typical office environment (use of standard office equipment such as computer, phone, etc.)
  • Domestic travel 30-60%; occasional international travel may be required.

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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Easton, NY, USA

SUMMARY:

This position will be responsible to support planned projects/improvements and identify opportunities for continual process improvements for #8 Paper Machine operations in the Easton Mill. The incumbent will design and implement solutions for these improvements using sound engineering principles, including Six Sigma methodology, that result in one or more of the following: improved product quality, less waste, reduced cost, improved reliability, increased efficiency, increased speed, improved employee safety, employee education and training, improved environmental status and greater overall system capability. 

Plans, directs, and coordinates manufacturing processes in industrial plant by performing the following duties. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Study and optimize all unit operations, including stock preparation, forming, drying, winding, and slitting, etc.
  • Aid in design of all process related capital projects.
  • Aid in development of Control Plans that result in higher CpK values on all key products families.
  • Resolve customer complaints related to process issues as appropriate.
  • Identify required capital needs for process improvements, aid in their design, and coordinate their start-up.
  • Develops, evaluates, and improves manufacturing methods.
  • Confers with planning and design staff concerning product design and tooling to ensure efficient production methods.
  • Confers with Research & Develop Department and Quality Department to determine product specifications and arrange for purchase of equipment, materials, or parts, and evaluates products according to specifications and quality standards.
  • Confers with management, engineering, and other staff regarding manufacturing capabilities, production schedules, and other considerations to facilitate production processes.
  • Other duties may be assigned. 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor's degree (B. S.) or (M.S.) in Paper Science or Engineering from a college or university; and two to three years related experience and/or training in a paper manufacturing environment.
  • Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt, or equivalent skill and knowledge.
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Oracle.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to interact with individuals at all levels, both internal and external.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Team player who fosters cooperation and collaboration between engineering, production, research and development and any other entities involved.
  • Ability to logically organize and accurately document activities.
  • Good problem-solving and organizational skills, able to handle multiple projects with the flexibility to change when necessary.
  • Responsive and flexible regarding process issues, including emergencies, which may require evening or weekend work and handling off-hour phone calls or call-ins, if necessary.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. 
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. 
  • Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. 
  • Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.
  • Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations. 
  • Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND ENVIRONMENT:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. 
  • The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and sit. 
  • The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. 
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. 
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. 
  • The employee is frequently exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals. 
  • The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; extreme heat; risk of electrical shock; and vibration. 
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.  
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

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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Easton, NY, USA

SUMMARY:

The role of the Superintendent is to provide leadership to the Paper Machine Team. To understand the vision to ensure that objectives are set that meet the goals of the NY Plant & Business Unit(s), monitor the Key Performance Indicator trends, and to oversee the implementation of corrective actions to ensure those objectives are met. 

Directs and coordinates activities concerned with production of company product(s) by performing the following duties personally or through Crew Leaders, and Shift Supervisors. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Confers with management personnel to establish production and quality control standards, develop budget and cost controls, and to obtain data regarding types, quantities, specifications, and delivery dates of products ordered.
  • Plans and directs production activities and establishes production priorities for products in keeping with effective operations and cost factors.
  • Coordinates production activities with procurement, maintenance, and quality control activities to obtain optimum production and utilization of human resources, machines, and equipment.
  • Reviews and analyzes production, quality control, maintenance, and operational reports to determine causes of nonconformity with product specifications, and operating or production problems.
  • Develops and implements operating methods and procedures designed to eliminate operating problems and improve product quality.
  • Revises production schedules and priorities as result of equipment failure or operating problems.
  • Consults with engineering personnel relative to modification of machines and equipment in order to improve production and quality of products.
  • Fosters good labor relations. Conducts hearings to resolve or effect settlement of grievances and refers unresolved grievances for management union negotiations.
  • Compiles, stores, and retrieves production data.
  • Coordinates all necessary paperwork for each run and delivers to Crew Leaders for distribution.
  • Provides Crew Leaders with all necessary information and instructions.
  • Provides training to Crew Leaders on all new equipment, procedure and methods so that they can properly train their crew members.
  • Coordinates through the Crew Leader all clean-up and housekeeping activities.
  • Provides monthly reports on status of all efficiencies.
  • Ensures adherence to safety regulations, company policy, rules of conduct, governmental regulations, lean initiatives, and good housekeeping procedures.
  • Participates in the development of safety programs and investigations.
  • Ensures that all products are manufactured with the emphasis on quality and strict adherence to specifications and standards.
  •  Ensures that all quality concerns are updated on the “Finishing Sheets”.
  • Maintains all ISO & QS requirements. Works closely with the Quality Department and Process Engineer in promoting quality and efficiency improvements.
  • Actively demonstrate adherence to all plant and departmental policies, to recognize and correct behaviors inconsistent with these policies and to work with the crew leaders to demonstrate a zero tolerance to behaviors inconsistent with these policies.
  • Assist the crew leaders to ensure a consistently high standard of housekeeping within the department.
  • Establish the quality initiatives required to ensure customer satisfaction and consistency in manufacturing.
  • Represent the Paper Machine to both internal and external customers.
  • Review and understand customer complaints and implement corrective measures to prevent recurrence.
  • Ensure that Paper Machine key performance indicators and PIP goals are met.
  • Ensure that the Paper Making Team effectively utilize Data Based Analysis and Data Based Decision Making Skills.
  • Support the crew leader in his/her efforts to effectively establish the priorities for the day and to assist the Operating Crews (when required) to implement the action plans to address those priorities.
  • Represent the department mill-wide and to act as the primary liaison between Paper Machine Operations, Human Resources, Maintenance, Customer Service, and Finance.
  • To act as the main liaison between Paper Machine Operations and the external suppliers.
  • Support customer service in their efforts to manage production scheduling (schedule optimization).
  • Provide area management for capital planning, justification, installation, and startup processes.
  • Lead the development of work systems that will ensure the papermaking process is managed by the crew leader and crews.
  • Coach the crew leaders in their role of leading, supporting, and developing the Operating Crews.
  • Provide direction to the Process Engineer as a key contributor to the papermaking team.
  • Lead the development and institutionalize shift operating checklists and maintenance calendar.
  • Lead the development of documented troubleshooting procedures. 
  • Conduct routine meetings with the crew leaders to standardize operating procedures and develop and document action plans for continuous improvement.
  • Effectively understand, utilize and coordinate corporate resources.
  • Other duties may be assigned. 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor's degree (B. S.) from four-year college or university; and/or a minimum of five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Oracle. Must have good communication and interpersonal skills. Must have the ability to handle multiple projects efficiently and effectively.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. 
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. 
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. 
  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Black Belt Certification in Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing Concepts.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND ENVIRONMENT:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. 
  • The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and taste or smell. 
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. 
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, risk of electrical shock, and vibration.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

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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