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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

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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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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Hawkinsville, GA, USA

Brief Summary of Role Responsibilities

This position leads the identification and execution of opportunities for continual process, product and system improvements as well as supporting planned projects for the glass manufacturing operation at the Hawkinsville, GA mill.     

Working in concert with process engineers and interns, the position leads teams that will identify, design and implement solutions using sound engineering principles, including Six Sigma and Lean methodology, that will result in one or more of the following:  improved product and process quality and capability, increased efficiency and productivity, improved reliability, less waste and reduced cost, improved employee safety, education and training, improved environmental sustainability, energy savings and greater overall system capability.   This individual supports planned projects and improvements and identifies opportunities for continual process and product improvement for H&V Glass Fiber Operations.

The incumbent must be adaptable and flexible in assuming new and/or changing assignments and demonstrate an aptitude to identify, communicate and implement best practices.  The individual may be required to travel domestically as well as internationally in carrying out specific corporate objectives.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Guides the efforts of other process technology team members as the mill executes on strategies associated with product and process improvement opportunities that are developed
  • Studies and optimizes batch, melting, fiberization, collection and packaging operations
  • Partners with the Glass Process Manager and Engineering on furnace rebuilds including: planning, specifications, and sourcing of contractors, equipment, and materials/refractory and managing the execution of specific components
  • Evaluates, initiates and leads various projects targeting process energy savings and environmental sustainability as they relate to the glass fiber process
  • Recommends modifications to processes and systems to address and correct deficiencies or variances
  • Develops process control plans that result in higher Cpk values on products
  • Studies existing process capabilities and directs improvement projects which support customer needs and business goals
  • Develops an understanding of customer requirements and promotes partnering relationships and data sharing that would establish cause and effect (if any) between virgin fiber and media properties
  • Identifies capital and non-capital needs for process improvement, aiding in their design and implementation.  Includes the initiation of CAPEX requests and effective management of the respective FEL process
  • Develops, evaluates and improves manufacturing methods and standards
  • Applies statistical techniques and lean principles to every day data collection, analysis and report-outs
  • Recommends process specifications for all equipment and systems. Coordinates process audits of deviations, and uses the information for specification development, process and equipment changes, and training
  • Tracks and reports on manufacturing performance
  • Observes and inspects conditions of processes and the fibers resultant physical property attributes to ensure compliance with quality standards
  • Confers with production to optimize process and product changes and analyzes and assists in planning work force utilization, space requirements, workflow and the layout of equipment and workspace for maximum efficiency
  • Confers with R&D to maximize process/product opportunities and executes on production trials
  • Confers with management, engineering and other staff regarding manufacturing capabilities, production schedules and other considerations to facilitate production processes
  • Leads Six Sigma Kaizens and mentors participants.  Facilitates team activities as required
  • Develops and provides problem-solving process training to manufacturing employees as needed
  • Leads and mentors Six Sigma green belt teams
  • Assists the Shift supervisor and Crew Leader to ensure a consistently high standard of housekeeping within the mill and/or areas of responsibility
  • Assists in the identification/resolution of non-conforming product and complaints
  • Follows all site safety requirements and assists in the identification and development of safety programs and investigations

Education & Experience

  • BS in one of the following disciplines:  Chemical, Environmental, Engineering, Manufacturing or Material Science and eight (8) to ten (10) years experience working in a continuous manufacturing or research environment
  • Industrial experience in a  heavy process manufacturing environment preferred
  • Trained and demonstrated practical experience in Six Sigma and Lean techniques and statistical analysis tools.  Familiarity with Minitab or an equivalent statistical software program.  Black Belt classification is preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and familiarity with data logging and human machine interface systems
  • Extensive environmental & sustainability work experience desirable 
  • Project management experience preferred
  • 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 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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