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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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Current Open Positions

Corvallis, OR, USA

Brief Summary of Role Responsibilities

Provide engineering leadership for the design of electrical power distribution and process control systems for Hollingsworth & Vose.  Manage the purchase, construction and commissioning of electrical power distribution and process control projects.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Develops designs and selects equipment for power distribution and process control systems, including transformers, switch boards, cabinets, control devices, instrumentation, PLCs and process control software.
  • Evaluates existing plant systems, and makes recommendations as to the design and purchase of devices, equipment and software to optimize these systems.
  • Directs production and maintenance personnel on new installations and system calibrations/repairs.
  • Provides technical consulting and leadership on decisions involving plant power distribution system (low and medium voltage).
  • Provides technical consulting and leadership on decisions involving plant process control systems (devices, software, networks, operator interfaces, and data acquisition).
  • Obtains quotes from consultants and contractors.
  • Has primary responsibility for development and design of control system equipment and logic.
  • Assists plant management to minimize unscheduled down time.
  • Provides leadership in development of training and assessment materials for electrical/control personnel.
  • Provides assistance to process control technicians with plant control systems.
  • Complies with safety, environmental, and quality requirements established by external and internal regulations.
  • Adheres to general and key job responsibilities as defined in Hollingsworth & Vose’s ISO 9001 based Business Management System documentation.

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering, or related discipline
  • 0 to 3 years experience in power distribution system design and installation
  • Familiarity with a continuous process environment, working with PLCs and process control systems
  • An Oregon Professional Engineer’s license or the ability to obtain is desirable
  • Project management skills desirable
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and priorities with minimal supervision
  • Communication and people skills
  • Computer skills, including network experience

Physical Requirements and Environment

  • Work involves occasional exposure to environments with high levels of heat, noise and dust.
  • Have the ability to interact at all times of the day with employees, contractors, and agency representatives in a professional and friendly manner despite periods of high stress.
  • Have the ability to frequently sit at a computer, potentially for extended periods of time.
  • Have the ability to walk regularly 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, and squat and kneel repetitively during the work day.
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East Walpole, MA, USA

Brief Summary of Role Responsibilities

The Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt is responsible for deploying and driving Lean Six Sigma across assigned Business Units and Mills across North America.  In addition, this individual will work with their counterpart in Europe to drive these successful Lean Six Sigma practices globally at all H&V locations.  

 Duties & Responsibilities

  • Deliver significant operational improvement and financial benefit across assigned divisions/functions.
  • Align Lean Six Sigma initiatives and project objectives to business strategy, and prioritize projects accordingly.
  • Act as change agent to instill Lean Six Sigma culture throughout the organization.
  • Recruit talent and identify centralized efforts to develop and deliver training and certify Black Belts.
  • Train, coach and develop Black Belt and Green Belt resources assigned to projects related to Lean Six Sigma tools and methodology.
  • Complete training and projects required for Master Black Belt certification.
  • Provide technical leadership and coordination to major improvement projects within the business / function.
  • Provide problem resolution point of contact for Black Belts and Green Belts to offer technical or professional expertise.
  • Partner with Business Leaders in identification and monitoring of process improvement teams.
  • Collaborate with other Master Black Belts to share best practices.
  • Integrate best practices into Lean Six Sigma curriculum.
  • Coach process owners, black belts, and business leaders.
  • Lead multiple process improvement teams to result in defect reduction, cost avoidance, loss reduction or revenue enhancement.
  • Facilitate quality and change management processes; identify customer needs and key drivers to reach customer satisfaction goals with financial benefit.
  • Offer technical expertise and guidance in project reviews.
  • Ensure open communication throughout all levels of the organization. 

Necessary Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree; advanced degree desirable.
  • Minimum of 8 years professional level experience.
  • 5 years of experience in Lean or Six Sigma, with a minimum of 2 years of experience as a Certified Black Belt.
  • Master Black Belt Certification preferred.
  • Technical competency in Lean Six Sigma skills: DMAIC, DFSS, Lean, Kaizen/Work-out, process management, change management and advanced statistical techniques.
  • Experience coaching and delivering training at all levels of an organization.
  • Proven leadership, project management, problem-solving and team development skills.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated success initiating change and ability to influence at all levels.

Physical Requirements & 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%)
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Corvallis, OR, USA

Brief Summary of Role Responsibilities

The Payroll Clerk under general supervision, with limited discretion and within established procedures, processes payroll for hourly and salaried staff, federal and state tax reports, and all required payroll deposits accurately and within established timeframes.  Ensures secure and confidential archiving of complete historical payroll records necessary for federal, state, or other outside audits.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Enters and verifies ADP indicative data (direct deposits, W-4’s, general deductions, payroll deductions, vacation balance adjustments, etc.)
  • Processes payroll interfaces from Kronos to into ADP
  • Processes manual checks
  • Sorts and Distributes paychecks/vouchers
  • Maintains Kronos timekeeping adjustments/entries (vacation cash outs, bereavement leave, jury duty, hourly leave request forms, etc.)
  • Provides Kronos Timekeeping reports (vacation accruals, time sheets, etc.)
  • Process check requests through Accounts Payable for:
    • Union Dues
    • Pension
    • Vigilant
    • United Way
    • Workers Compensation yearly reporting
  • Prepares monthly labor statistics report for State of Oregon
  • Processes tuition reimbursements
  • Creates badges for new employees and reprinting as needed
  • Maintains or creates payroll reports as needed for management.
  • Files payroll records
  • Manages and distributes attendance tracking and headcount reports
  • Other administrative responsibilities:
    • UPS services
    • Order Office Supplies
    • Postage services
    • Distribute Mail
    • Maintain Coffee Machine
    • Arrange for snacks and lunches for onsite meetings
    • General Administrative support as needed

Education & Experience

  • Required high school diploma or equivalent
  • Preferred two (2) year college course work in business administration/accounting
  • Required 3-5 years experience in all phases of payroll accounting
  • Experience with ADP payroll systems very desirable
  • Fluent in Microsoft Office programs (Excel, Word, Power point, Project) and familiar with MS Internet Explorer and email systems
  • Excellent verbal, written and organizational skills
  • Self motivated, problem solver, attention to detail, ability to multi task
  • Must be able to work independently on routine daily processes

 

Physical Requirements and Environment

  • Have the ability to interact at all times of the day with all employees, customers and suppliers in a professional and friendly manner despite occasional periods of stress created by unexpected disruptions and tight time lines
  • Have the ability to frequently sit at a computer, potentially for extended periods of time.
  • Have the ability to walk occasionally 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 30 lbs.
  • Have the stamina to stand and flexibility to stretch/reach, bend/stoop, squat and kneel repetitively during the work day
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West Groton, MA, USA

BRIEF SUMMARY of ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

The Plant Engineer plans, directs, and coordinates activities concerned with design, construction, modification, and maintenance of equipment and buildings in an industrial manufacturing facility.  Establishes standards and policies for installation, modification, quality control, testing, operating procedure, inspection, and maintenance of equipment, according to engineering principles and safety regulations ensuring optimum outputs are achieved in the most economic and safe manner.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Prepare and manage engineering budgets, forecasts and plans
  • Manage multiple capital projects simultaneously from idea generation through project completion
  • Coordinates requirements for design of new equipment and/or modifications
  • Direct a team of engineers, inspectors, supervisors and craftsmen in a unionized facility
  • Prepares bid sheets and contracts for construction of new equipment, modification of equipment and building improvement
  • Ensure the safe and effective introduction of new equipment, capital expenditure and process improvement technologies.
  • Ensure Health & Safety and Environmental standards and targets are met within defined company procedures and legislative requirements
  • Tests newly installed machines and equipment to ensure fulfillment of contract specifications that meet the departmental objectives
  • Determine maintenance requirements for new equipment and prepare maintenance plans.
  • Determine training requirements and prepare training plans
  • Identify areas for engineering and enable their inception
  • And other related duties as assigned or required

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering or mechanical engineering preferred
  • 5 – 10 years’ experience in a process, technical or engineering discipline
  • Requires an expert understanding of maintenance and engineering processes and strategies
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite and CAD required
  • Excellent presentation and facilitation skills
  • Will ideally be a professionally chartered engineer, with significant experience in project engineering, risk-based maintenance engineering and personnel management
  • Experience working in a union environment a plus

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND ENVIRONMENT

  • Work involves occasional exposure to environments with high levels of heat, noise and dust
  • Have the ability to interact at all times of the day with employees, contractors, agency representatives and members of the community in a professional and friendly manner despite periods of high stress
  • Have the ability to frequently sit at a computer, potentially for extended periods of time
  • Have the ability to walk regularly 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 occasional ascend/descend 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
  • Work involves occasional nights, weekends and holiday work as required by projects
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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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