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Corvallis, OR, USA

Position Summary

This position will fabricate, rebuild, and repair plant equipment in a way that is both time and material efficient so that the manufacturing needs are met. This position will perform high quality work which will enhance the productivity and quality of the manufacturing process, using mechanical and communication skills.

Duties and Responsibilities

     Essential Job Functions

  1. Supports the operating principles of the Glass Fiber Maintenance department.
  2. Develops, promotes, and implements effective communications with all internal customers (manufacturing, shipping, laboratory personnel) to assure the quality and quantity of maintenance.
  3. Interprets and applies blueprints and sketches for general equipment fabrication needs.  Modifies and updates prints as necessary, and maintains integrity of blueprint system per company standards.
  4. Fabricates, maintains, repairs, and rebuilds key process equipment in a way that maximizes useful life and is safe to operate.
  5. Installs and replaces equipment per standard construction practices.
  6. Maintains skills in protecting the safety and health of self and others while conducting the work.
  7. Receives work instructions from supervision.
  8. Observes and inspects conditions of products, equipment and tools, to ensure compliance with quality standards.
  9. Maintains a clean and safe work area.
  10. Complies with safety, environmental, and quality requirements established by external and internal regulations.
  11. Adheres to general and key job related ISO quality system procedures as defined through company Quality documents.

    Non-Essential Job Functions

  1. Performs all other duties as assigned.

 Educational and Experience Requirements 

  • State of Oregon Journeyman Millwright Certification (or equivalent) required.
  • 5 years of industrial mechanic experience.  Demonstrated skills in all of the following:  gas cutting and welding, SMAW welding, MIG welding, TIF welding, pipe threading and fitting, machine tool operation, proper hoisting, lifting and rigging procedures, pump and blower rebuilding, lubrication, large bearing setup procedures, shaft alignment practices, blueprint reading.
  • Expert-level skills in 2 or more of the following:  hydraulic systems, water treatment and purification systems, waste water systems, casting and curing refractory, precious metal fabrication techniques, natural gas/air mixing and delivery systems, instrument calibration, gas/diesel/electric vehicle systems and mechanical power transmission.

  

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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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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East Walpole, MA, USA

SUMMARY:

The Senior Process Control Engineer will have the responsibility for engineering and design of industrial process control systems, including overseeing installation, assisting with commissioning, and start-up of new process control components or systems.  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 process control 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:

  1. Leadership, Management, and execution of assigned projects.  This may include managing the schedule, cost, scope, and project objectives.
  2. Effective execution and completion of assigned tasks as a process control member of a team executing a larger project.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Oversee construction work performed by mill maintenance and/or outside contractors during installation, commissioning, and start-up of assigned projects.
  6. Ensure adherence of established H&V safety policies and practices.
  7. Conduct training of operations and maintenance personnel as needed.
  8. Assist mill maintenance and production departments in troubleshooting and correction of equipment and process problems
  9. 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:

  1. BS or MS in Engineering, preferably Electrical.
  2. Minimum of 10 years’ experience in a process-related industry facility and/or an industrial consulting engineering design firm with relevant hands on experience, including project management experience.
  3. Working knowledge of various DCS control systems including experience with Allen Bradley PLC’s, Intellution/Wonderware HMI, and ABB QCS Systems.
  4. International project experience desirable.
  5. Professional engineering license preferred.
  6. Project Management Professional (PMP) certificate preferred.

 PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND ENVIRONMENT:

  1. 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. 
  2. Person needs to be able to walk up and down stairs and work in tight or confined areas.
  3. Often person is working with live electrical circuits and must be able to wear the necessary PPE to prevent injury.
  4. 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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Easton, NY, USA

SUMMARY:

The Operations Manager oversees all areas of the operation including manufacturing and management processes; organizational assessment; development, and training; assesses and prioritizes strategic initiatives, capital projects and operational maintenance with increasing cost effectiveness; individual and team assessment, development and training leading to high motivation and excellent labor relations; all while prioritizing health and safety in the workplace. The probable career path in the organization for successful leadership in this position would be promotion to a Mill Manager role. She/he is responsible for the day to day safe and efficient operation of the mill.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Directly responsible for 3 Paper Machine Superintendents.
  • 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 maintenance and engineering personnel relative to modification of machines and equipment in order to improve production and quality of products.
  • Fosters good employee relations. Conducts hearings to resolve conflicts and/or refers unresolved conflicts to other members of the management team for resolution.
  • 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, and good housekeeping procedures.
  • Participates in the development of safety programs and investigations. Continually evaluates the programs to eliminate any non-value added activity.
  • Help create a safety culture in the workplace for employees with high personal accountability and engagement in all levels of the organization.
  • 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 Q. C. Department and Process Engineer in promoting quality and efficiency improvements.
  • 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
  • Other related duties as assigned or required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree or minimum of 7 to 15 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Strong papermaking and Technical background.
  • Strong leadership ability.
  • Flexible and positive attitude towards change.
  • Team player.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills as well as a good listener.
  • Ability to handle constant changes and multiple priorities efficiently and effectively.
  • Excellence Computer Skills.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND ENVIRONMENT:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee is occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

 

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 Production Mill Worker is an entry level, production position in our East Walpole, MA paper mill. Upon successful completion of a 60 day probationary period, the Mill Worker will become a Fourth Hand in the union bargaining unit. Production Mill Workers operate, assist, and support paper machine operations. This involves working with high speed, continuous process equipment and forklift operation.

 ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for supporting the safe and efficient operation of the Paper Machine and Rewinder, assisting in materials movement, labeling and packaging, collecting and removing broke/scrap materials, performing cleaning and housekeeping tasks in the general Mill area and other tasks as assigned by crew leaders and Supervision.
  • General knowledge of safe practices and safe performance of all duties, including proper use of PPE, proper operation of fork trucks and attachments, strict adherence to all safe practices and guidelines and general safe conduct at all times in the Mill.
  • And other related duties as assigned or required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  •  High School diploma or GED preferred.
  • Work experience in an industrial environment preferred.
  • Familiarity with computers and able to conduct work tasks on computer systems.
  • Successful candidates will be team players with good communication skills (English), good math and mechanical skills, safe working records, and the ability to work effectively with others.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND ENVIRONMENT: 

  • Candidates must be able to perform typical physical aspects of the job, including standing, walking, lifting (up to 40 lbs.), sitting, bending, reaching.
  • Acceptable hearing and eyesight required.
  • Requires working 12 hour shifts.
  • Position involves working in Mill and Warehouse environments. 

      

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:

Leads / participates in research and development activities linked to new product / process initiatives using established mathematical and scientific techniques leading to commercialized products beneficial to the business unit. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  1. Reside in Mexico and able to travel to U.S.
  2. Works in a safe manner and promotes safety.
  3. Able to communicate in Spanish and English.  Second languages (German, Mandarin) would be considered beneficial.
  4. Work directly with customers and / or sales and marketing, to develop new products for markets identified by the business units.
  5. Assist BU with technical service in the selection of existing grades capable of meeting stated technical and processing requirements.
  6. Work with manufacturing, purchasing, and technology groups.
  7. Lead cross-functional teams for new products and / or advanced processes.
  8. Knowledge of H&V process, products, applications, and raw materials.
  9. Develop expertise in appropriate media technology as necessary to plan, execute, and evaluate laboratory and machine-based trial programs using the Black Belts / 6Sigma / DOE methodology.
  10. Use appropriate DFSS/DFM tools and stage gating process for development projects.
  11. Keep abreast of relevant industry, applications and material trends through literature, seminars and market contact.
  12. Supervise and mentor directly allocated technicians to develop maximum potential.
  13. Work in highly energized cross function project teams on major product development initiatives.
  14. Provide timely technical reports and presentation to internal and external stake holders.
  15. Provide technical support across H&V locations.
  16. And other related duties as assigned or required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: 

  1. PhD preferred – chemistry, polymer chemistry, material science, paper science, chemical engineering, or similar.
  2. Preferred black belt certified – knowledgeable in 6 sigma, 6S, Lean Manufacturing Principles.
  3. Experience in leading projects.
  4. Demonstrated proficiency in giving presentation and other communication skills.
  5. Demonstrated proficiency in problem solving, critical thinking, and planning.
  6. Back ground in fibers, polymers, filtration, or related fields.
  7. Familiar with patent mapping and filing.
  8. Computer Skills
    1. Microsoft Office
    2. Minitab
    3. DOE software
    4. Sharepoint
    5. Internet searches
    6. Patent office searches
  9. Able to communicate well in Spanish and English
    1. Secondary: German, Mandarin

 PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND ENVIRONMENT: 

  1. Able to lift 25 lbs.
  2. Able to attend machine trials and work in a laboratory as well as a manufacturing environment that utilize latexes, solvent based chemicals, and a variety of fibers.
  3. Able to use and be fitted with appropriate PPE where needed.
  4. Able to communicate in English.
  5. Ability to travel by air and other vehicles. 

CORE COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS: 

  1. Safety focus
  2. Creativity and innovation
  3. Quality orientated
  4. Customer service orientation
  5. Integrity
  6. Commitment
  7. Timely decision making
  8. Dealing with ambiguity, ability to work independently
  9. Strategic agility
  10. Action orientated
  11. Command skills
  12. Decision
  13. Business acumen
  14. Functional and technical skills

 

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

POSITION SUMMARY: 

This position is responsible for ensuring the cost effective and efficient procurement of raw materials and energy to our manufacturing facilities, along with leading the businesses in identifying, managing, and prioritizing cost out in direct material programs in attaining their Operating Plans, utilizing Strategic Sourcing, Supply Base Management and Total Cost Analysis strategies. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Identifies raw material sourcing strategies, negotiates pricing and delivery to ensure uninterrupted flow of raw material to H&V facilities through effective supply base management. 
  • Identifies alternative suppliers, coordinates qualification trails and supplier workshops with key suppliers. 
  • Utilize strategic sourcing, total cost analysis strategies and targets suppliers, spend for online auctions and effectively manage the commodities.
  • Strategically manage raw materials and energy spend; ensures quality, sourcing and commodity strategies are in place, competitively priced and compliant with any laws/regulations and working capital levels meet or exceed corporate objectives.
  • Identifies cost savings opportunities and manages cost reduction activities to achieve 5% annual cost reduction goal with supply chain leadership, utilizing a formal strategic sourcing process.
  • Collect and analyze market and supplier data, develop sourcing options for review and concurrence by the applicable business unit, and implement approved strategies timely to capture savings and value to the business.
  • Gain supplier involvement in supplier management to drive continuous improvement and productivity.
  • Lead cross-functional team(s) in the identification of alternative products and suppliers, facilitates qualification trials, and conduct supplier management to drive continuous improvement.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • BS/BA degree required.  MBA preferred.
  • Minimum of seven (7) years of experience in raw material sourcing and procurement, preferably in nonwovens related industry.
  • Excellent background in supplier management, commodity strategy development/execution, contraction negotiations and manufacturing operations.

SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, ETC:

  • Have a thorough knowledge of suppliers globally and global sourcing strategies; including low cost country sourcing experience, good knowledge of energy and logistic markets.
  • Excellent financial acumen, ability to analyze budgets, international exchange rates, and financial ramifications of contracts and the ability to measure success and show results in bottom line.
  • Excellent organization capabilities and project management skills.
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • The ability to work in a matrix environment.
  • The ability to have the continuous improvement mindset

CORE COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS:

The person that assumes this role must possess the following personal attributes necessary for success within H&V in order to meet our business objectives:

  • Safety Focus – The ability and propensity to take the practical actions necessary to ensure that workplace accidents, injuries, and illnesses are minimized.
  • Creativity and Innovation – The capacity to originate new or radical alternatives to traditional methods, approaches, and products.
  • Customer Service Orientation – The ability to identify, understand, and give priority to satisfying the needs of internal and external customers.
  • Quality Orientation – The ability and propensity to take action necessary to ensure that all work is completed with accuracy and integrity.
  • Relationship Building – The ability and propensity to build and maintain friendly, reciprocal, and warm relationships or networks of contacts with people who are, or might someday be, useful in achieving sales and service-related goals.
  • Change Orientation – The ability and propensity to respond positively and appropriately when confronted with the need to change.
  • Achievement Motivation – The drive and determination to reject average performance and set challenging goals for self and others at H&V to achieve significant improvements.

LEADERSHIP-SPECIFIC COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS: 

As a leader, the person that assumes this role must also possess the following personal attributes necessary for success within H&V in order to meet our business objectives:

  •  Developing Others – Give quality time and planned commitment to direct reports, providing processes and opportunities for them to understand their strengths & limitations in relation to a range of high quality and relevant competencies.
  • Managing Performance – The ability to manage the contribution and performance of individuals and teams to ensure that objectives are achieved and standards met.
  • Creating and Communicating a Vision – The ability to provide vision, goals, and direction and to inspire, motivate, and empower others to achieve these objectives.

 

 

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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