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Hollingsworth & Vose, a global manufacturer of advanced materials for the filtration and battery industries, is a seventh-generation family-run company with roots in Colonial Massachusetts. We are one of the few remaining family-owned companies, and are proud of the innovative technologies and materials we’ve developed that benefit the air we breathe, the cars we drive, the clothes we wear, and the places we live and work. We are committed to treating our employees like family, offering a supportive work environment with excellent benefits, competitive salaries, and a spirit of community.

At H&V, innovation drives our success — as individuals and as a company. We’ve welcomed more than 1,000 employees from different cultures and backgrounds, and we give them a seat at the conference room table to share their ideas. H&V fosters an environment where initiative, inventiveness, and professional development are encouraged. We value innovation in our products and in our employees and believe it gives us a competitive advantage in a global marketplace.

H&V is an equal opportunity employer and we’re always on the look-out for qualified candidates.

For additional information, please contact us at careers@hovo.com.

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East Walpole, MA, USA

Brief Summary of Role Responsibilities

Lead Americas sales team for High Efficiency & Specialty Filtration (HESF).  Drive profitability and long-term growth.  Define and lead Americas business development agenda across HESF market segments.  Coach and develop a high performing, professional, growth-oriented, and customer focused sales team. Create a “solution selling” discipline and culture.  Develop sales processes and tools to enable pipeline growth, tracking, and execution.  Build and maintain customer relationships at all levels.  Develop processes for collecting, storing, sharing and using competitive intelligence.  Partner with product marketing and segment leaders to improve overall HESF Americas profitability. 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develop and deliver on sales plans.
  • Work with account managers to create and execute key account plans.
  • Track and report sales results and variances.
  • Create and close growth opportunities.
  • Enforce compliance on pre-call planning; call reporting and effective account management.
  • Champion the use of Salesforce.com for pipeline management and account collaboration
  • Play a leadership role in developing the annual operating plan
  • Manage team travel & entertainment budget
  • Organize and lead sales meetings
  • Organize and lead pipeline review meetings
  • Collaborate with Sales Directors in other Regions and Divisions to drive continuous improvement
  • Lead monthly/quarterly forecasting
  • ~50% travel 

Necessary Education & Experience

  • Minimum of a BA or a BS in a technical discipline.
  • Minimum 10 years of sales experience in industrial or technical markets plus at least 3 years sales leadership and management experience
  • Industry experience in filtration a plus 

SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, ETC:

  • Strong sales & leadership skills
  • Sales & negotiation skills
  • Superior communication and presentation skills
  • Proficient in PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Outlook, and CRM tools 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 4 direct reports 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND ENVIRONMENT:

  • This position is located in a normal office environment and poses no hazards or potential exposures on a regular basis.
  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time in front of computer and in meetings.
  • This job may require up to 50% travel time.
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Corvallis, OR, USA

Position Summary 

This position will work safely and efficiently while installing, calibrating, documenting, and maintaining plant power distribution and process control systems. The position: 

  • Insures safety from electrical shock hazards for all plant occupants.
  • Provides a keen competitive edge in the areas of energy conservation and state-of-the-art process control.
  • Minimize downtime and Maximize productivity.  

Duties and Responsibilities 

  Essential Job Functions

  • Complies with safety, environmental, and quality requirements established by external and internal regulations.
  • Adheres to general and key job related ISO quality system procedures as defined through company Quality documents.
  • Supports the Guiding Principles of Hollingsworth and Vose .
  • Develops, promotes, and implements effective communications with all internal customers, peers, and management.
  • Works well in a team and is able to self-manage priorities.
  • Installs conduit and wiring per N.E.C. and Oregon Specialty Codes for new instillations of equipment, power systems, and control systems.
  • Connects, tests, and calibrates machinery, controls, and instrumentation as required by the process.
  • Tests, calibrates, diagnoses, and repairs power distribution machine operation, and instrumentation. Diagnoses and repairs computerized system malfunctions.
  • Modifies software as required by changes in operation and processes. Maintains documentation of plant control software library, plant control systems, and power systems to established standards.
  • Maintains an efficient, clean shop and insures the work area is left in a clean and orderly condition.
  • Observes and inspects conditions of products to ensure compliance with quality standards.

   Non-Essential Job Functions

  • Assists process control technician when needed.
  • Lays out and designs simple electrical circuitry.

Educational and Experience Requirements 

  •  Valid Oregon Journeyman license
  • 2 years’ experience as a journeyman electrician in an industrial plant 
  • Experience in PLC programming and variable frequency drives
  • Demonstrated skills in the instillation, calibration, and testing of industrial electrical equipment, including programmable controllers and electronic drives
  • Proficiency in reading wiring diagrams and blueprints and the use of mathematics for calculation of electrical installation and troubleshooting
  • Experience in instrumentation desirable

 

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

Health and Safety Manager (2016-060)

West Groton, MA

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%)

Job Type: Full-time

 

Required experience:

  • Safety: 5 years

 

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

Learning and Development Leader

This role is responsible for developing, designing and executing talent management programs, leadership development, and professional development trainings and opportunities across the organization in support of Hollingsworth & Vose core values, strategy, and goals. This role will collaborate closely with team members across the organization, as well as, external vendors and consultants to create exceptional learning experiences for all employees company-wide. Development initiatives include leader and professional development programs, e-learning, and various global company-wide employee training initiatives. 
  
Responsibilities:

  • Partner with Human Resources and business leaders to deliver talent management and leadership development programs, tools and processes in the disciplines of performance management, succession planning, talent assessment, coaching, development planning, and technical competency identification to meet the current and future business needs.
  • In coordination with business partners and compensation, ensure the continued roll out of a consistent global performance evaluation process that focuses on an employee’s attainment of their goals and objectives in alignment with H&V’s core values.
  • Collaborate with business leaders on development activities (speakers/activities/leader lead trainings) that are aligned with employee and organization needs.
  • Develop and drive innovative manager development programs including new manager training, online resources, toolkits, coaching and mentorship programs.
  • Identify or develop company-wide or individual learning initiatives that cost-effectively focus employee development toward achievement of both business and personal career goals.
  •  Conduct training needs assessment, recommending and implementing programs to support key skill areas.
  • Research latest development in management, leadership and organization development areas and keep abreast to serve as a subject matter expert and consult to organization regarding critical people issues.
  • Manage third-party Training & Organizational Development service providers to support the above initiatives.
  • Prepare budgetary recommendations that meet departmental goals and provide for effective management of resources.

 Education and Experience

  • BS/BA in education, human resources, organizational development or related discipline or equivalent work experience in the training/development field.
  • 10 plus years’ experience in a learning and development role; prior leadership experience required.
  • Vendor management, budget/financial management and contracting experience.
  • Program design and facilitation

 Skills/Competencies:            

  • Proven expertise in curriculum design and development.
  • Detail oriented and able to execute initiatives quickly and accurately.
  • Demonstrated experience in public speaking and program facilitation.
  • Able to manage a wide variety of personalities and styles to ensure excellence in training curriculum execution.
  • Superior communication skills, excellent verbal capacity and incredible writing skills.
  • Exceptional organizational, time management and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work well both as a member of a team and independently.
  • Must be competent and comfortable using latest technology and learning management systems.

 

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:

This position will have management responsibility for PM71, its processes and its people to safely manufacture quality products to meet internal and external customer expectations per AS9100 guidelines. This position is a supervisory function that will be required to staff, train and manage the personnel and manufacturing line to ensure a safe work environment and adherence to the mill safety policies. This position requires daily accountability for the quality of products and operational excellence. The line manager will be the direct contact for the AFN business unit to design and develop new business opportunities, including new product development. Direct reports will consist of the PM71 operators.

 ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Supervisory:

  • Ensure safe and efficient manufacture of quality product on time and on quantity.
  • Ensure the accuracy of the input data in ERP for consumption, production, and converting of all products.
  • Create and maintain a positive working environment for personnel to grow and be accountable for productivity and profitability.
  • Maintain security of all areas and materials considered to be controlled under ITAR standards. 

 R&D / Process Improvements:

  • Develop new grades and improve existing grades for quality and profitability.
  • Lead the efforts to identify variability in the process and assist in root cause analysis, implement solutions, verify success and communicate activities to the mill personnel.
  • Lead the Continuous Improvement effort for the PM71.

 Quality:

  • Champion AS9100 system and ensure stable aerospace structure.
  • Ensure that all products are manufactured with strict adherence to specifications and standards supplied by the customer.
  • Provide defect-free products on time, every time.
  • Works closely with Quality Department to promote continuous improvements in quality.
  • Considered accountable for poor quality being manufactured and getting to the customer.

 Customer / AFN Business Unit Contact:

  • Will be available to visit customers to facilitate good relationships and work toward root cause solutions for customer complaints per AS9100 requirements.
  • Must closely work with the AFN Business Unit to facilitate Scorecard activities to meet Business Unit priorities.
  • Assist in the design and development of new products and technologies to win new business opportunities.

 EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  •  Technical degree required and 3-5 years of continuous processing experience preferred.
  • Experienced operating under AS9100 quality management system.
  • Strong demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Team participant with excellent written and verbal skills.
  • Must be proficient with Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Windows and other computer programs.
  • Effectively handle multiple priorities, establish and meet productivity, quality and schedule goals.
  • Highly motivated and have the ability to work both independently and as a team player.
  • Must interact well and coordinate efforts with mill operations, maintenance staff and the commercial group. 
  • Must be a US Citizen or current green card holder

 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 roof ladder, stepladders, and 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.

 

 

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Entry Program Positions

Position open in Multiple Locations

Vocational Training or an Integrated Degree Program at H&V (Europe Only) 

You have successfully finished school, and now you want to take the next step. Whether you want to dive into the working world or begin a course of study, H&V is the perfect place to begin your career.

H&V offers an Integrated Degree Program and Vocational Training at our European sites. You receive three-plus years of coursework training in the commercial, scientific, or technical fields. We combine a theoretical approach to study with the opportunity for valuable experience gained from practical work to jumpstart your career. 

The range of vocational trainings and integrated degree programs we offer are aimed at men and women of all backgrounds. You can look forward to a friendly working environment and interesting responsibilities in a global workplace. 

H&V defines training our next generation of employees as an essential investment in the future and we set high standards for qualification. We are committed to identifying the right candidates and helping them make the right vocational choice through informational events and practical training.

For Apprenticeship Program Information, click on the links below:

Berufsausbildung & duales Studium – deutsche Version

Vocational Training and Dual Study Programs - English Version 

 

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