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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

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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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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Greenwich, NY, USA

SUMMARY:

The Quality Manager is responsible for maintaining and implementing all aspects of the ISO certified requirements and audit process for H & V.  This position will monitor and advise on the performance of the quality management system, produce data and report on performance, measuring against set standards. The Quality Manager will liaise with other managers and staff throughout the organization to ensure that the quality management system is functioning properly. Where appropriate, will advise on changes and how to implement them and provide training, tools and techniques to enable others to achieve quality standards.  The Quality Manager is responsible for supporting the development and maintenance of a customer-focused culture within the organization.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Support compliance with OSHA, EPA, and all local regulatory requirements as defined by the HSE Management.
  • Lead by example and demonstrate value for EHS, establish standards and drive accountability for all related areas and activities.
  • Drive continuous improvement in our safety practices including management of change to the environment, equipment or procedures.
  • Maintain and execute an improvement plan for IMS to meet quality and user requirements.
  • Ensure timely update, addition and removal of relevant documents as part of the mill change process.
  • Operate an effective internal audit regime to identify non-compliance and improvement opportunities and resolve them to an agreed schedule.
  • Participate in the development of global quality standards and lead mill implementation.
  • Coordinate and support execution of 3rd party quality audits, ensure effective closure of all agreed actions, communicate progress to the 3rd party.
  • Provide leadership and mill ownership for the Management of Change (MOC) Processes, specifically the Engineering Change Request (ECR) and Production Part Approval Process (PPAP).
  • Facilitate the mill process to ensure completion of 8D (or equivalent) investigations and execution of root cause corrective actions to agreed timelines for all complaints.
  • Maintain appropriate communication with customers throughout the investigation process.
  • Ensure all mill documentation changes and training is completed as part of the corrective actions; verify that corrective actions have been effective.
  • Ensure an effective QC process which (1) maintains MSA compliant standard work for all routine quality tests (2) maintains equipment in calibration and seek to minimize all failure modes in frequency and duration (3) ensure all testing executed in compliance with standards and that all media meets defined and agreed quality test specifications (4) ensures CoA and other agreed data is provided on time to the customer.
  • Provide test and data analysis support for internal and external root cause investigations.
  • Integrate R&D and ongoing production testing requirements as appropriate.
  • Ensure an effective QC process which (1) ensures raw material CoA requirements are met and logged within the mill quality system prior to use (2) executes raw material testing as required.
  • Notify mill network of relevant supplier quality issues through the use of the Quality Alert
  • Support supplier audits as required; ensure suppliers execute appropriate corrective actions relating to H&V supplier complaints.
  • Apply Lean Six Sigma thinking to deliver significant operation improvement and financial/quality benefit.
  • Align Lean Six Sigma initiative and project objectives to business strategy, and prioritize projects accordingly.

 EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

A four (4) year degree is preferred.

 PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND ENVIRONMENT:

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

 

 

 

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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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