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Easton, NY, USA

SUMMARY:

The Controls Engineer is responsible for implementing operations and capital improvement activities related to plant and equipment. This position leads process control and instrumentation upgrades and modifications, ensuring a high level of manufacturing effectiveness. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manages projects for safety, quality, productivity, asset reliability, process improvement, cost reduction and other business objective improvement.
  • Projects from initial concept and scope development through design, procurement, construction/installation and start-up.
  • Designs and drafts systems of electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic controls for machines and equipment such as programmable controllers.
  • Provides instruction in operation, set-up, maintenance, troubleshooting, repair and ensure work quality and adherence to established policies and procedures.
  • Heavily involved in continuous improvement plans across the manufacturing environment.
  • Utilize your background in Electrical Hardware, Automation Systems, and Process Control Systems. Specifically, a high level of proficiency in Allen-Bradley ControlLogix/Compactlogix/SLC 500/PLC 5, PLCs, Kinetix Servo systems, FactorytalkView SE/ME applications, configuring and setting up Powerflex DC/AC VFDs, DeviceNet and ControlNet, Ethernet communications.
  • Support the planning, prioritizing, and reviewing the technical plans for engineering/maintenance of the production and facility equipment including the preparation of project plans, schedules, budgets and proposals.
  • Troubleshoot issues with the Rockwell Systems – SCADA, MES, PLCs, VFDs and Servos, IO and Safety Devices.
  • Be proficient in Software Development - PLC programming, IO Configuration, SCADA/HMI programming and computer communication systems and network protocols – Ethernet, ControlNet, DeviceNet.
  • Prepare system integration plans, system specification, system architecture drawings, wiring diagrams, P&IDs, equipment tag list, configurations, HMI screens, and a bill of materials.
  • Establish schedules and methods for providing services; identifying resource needs; reviewing needs,  allocating resources accordingly, and effectively communicating action plans/repairs.
  • Participate in the development of control policies and procedures and making recommendations for changes and improvements to existing standards and procedures. 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Project Management Skills
  • High sense of urgency
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Good written and oral communications skills
  • Ability to handle multiple projects efficiently and effectively
  • Ability to interact successfully with people at all levels of the organization
  • Good Teamwork Skills with other Engineers, Operators, Mechanics, Electricians, Paper Machine Superintendents, Procurement, Business Units, R&D, and others in the NY Operations.
  • Paper Process/Web Handling/Electrical/Controls Skills and Experience
  • Problem Solving/Decision Making Skills
  • Six Sigma/Lean/Kaizen Experience
  • Degreed Engineer: BS in Electrical/Electronics, Paper Science, Chemical, or equivalent, with 3+ years of experience
  • Professional Engineer License a plus 

The position is based in New York and will deliver a competitive compensation package.

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:

The Technician provides assistance to Technology staff in the testing, analysis, and reporting of new material development in conjunction with product development efforts undertaken in the laboratory and pilot plant facilities and paper machines. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Prepare fibrous/chemical mixtures in the laboratory and produce experimental media prototypes.
  • Perform physical, chemical testing on raw materials, product prototypes and commercial materials according to specified test procedures.
  • Record and summarize test data and observations from product and raw material testing.
  • Assist in the construction of small test devices for new applications.
  • Reviews and modifies test methods to ensure accurate and useful data.
  • Assists with machine trials, monitoring checkpoints and collecting samples and data.
  • Assists with pilot paper machine trials for product development.
  • Performs applications on media test stands.
  • Formats computer spreadsheet programs and provides other computerized documentation of lab experiments and results.
  • Formulates standardized reports, as required.
  • Maintains laboratory notebook.
  • Carries out functions that must comply with ITAR standards, therefore must be U.S. citizen or holder of Green card. 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Associates degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Material Science or equivalent experience.  Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • 0‐5 years of experience with mechanical aptitude as applied to a laboratory and machinery environment.
  • Six Sigma Green Belt preferred.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in math and science.
  • Competency in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Conscientious, detail-oriented and the ability to process knowledge accurately. 
  • Strong observation and planning skills with leadership potential to advance to the next level.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND ENVIRONMENT:

  • Work requires repetitive motion of arms/hands, standing for prolonged period, performing frequent bending and twisting motions, lifting of light weight objects, which may potentially result in musculoskeletal stresses.
  • Steady hands and dexterity to perform tasks repeatedly and accurately.
  • Work performed in laboratory environment with potential exposure to hazardous materials.
  • Work performed in production area with potential exposure to large equipment/machinery and loud noises. 

The position is based in West Groton, MA and will deliver a competitive compensation package. 

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:

Candidate must have basic to intermediate level of Maintenance and Millwright skills and knowledge.  

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Understand and implement preventive maintenance requirements
  • Have detailed knowledge of how to install, remove, and change various rolls used on the paper machines
  • Have detailed knowledge of the installation and removal of bearings on various pieces of equipment
  • Have knowledge of pump and motor alignment, utilizing laser equipment
  • Have ability to rebuild a variety of pump designs
  • Have troubleshooting ability for all mill equipment
  • Have detailed knowledge and experience with safety in an industrial environment, including lockout tag out procedures for industrial equipment
  • Develop knowledge of spare parts locations
  • Develop working knowledge of the core cutter
  • Understand the parts, equipment, and tools needed for emergent equipment repairs
  • Become  a qualified tow motor operator
  • Be qualified/authorized to drive the Maintenance Department pickup truck
  • Be able to operate and have a general knowledge of the Mill air compressors and associated equipment
  • Understand the operation of the Mill air conditioning & HVAC equipment
  • Have ability to safely use of oxyacetylene equipment during in an industrial environment
  • Be able to safely perform general industrial welding tasks using stick, TIG, MIG
  • Have the ability to satisfactorily use standard shop maintenance equipment during repairs such as: drill press, bearing puller, bandsaw, arbor press, circular saw, reciprocating saw, chainsaw, porta-power, hydraulic lift, welding equipment, pneumatic equipment, hydraulic hose assembly, etc.
  • Be able to determine the proper drive belt application and tension during drive belt replacements
  • Be able to determine proper coupling application for replacement
  • Have general carpentry skills
  • Have general abilities to thread pipe and install compression fittings, valves & tubing
  • Have an understanding of Teflon roll cover installation techniques and have previously participated in Teflon cover removal and installation
  • Have the ability to properly select and install the various types of doctor blades
  • Have the ability to properly repack/repair the various types of valves installed
  • Have the ability to properly adjust pump packing and repack pumps
  • Have the ability to repair fluid system leaks as well as steam leaks in dryer handhole covers, steam traps, etc.
  • Have the ability to repair Johnson Joints and dryer sight glasses
  • Have the ability to replace dryer ropes
  • Have a safe knowledge of lifting and rigging techniques
  • Have a good knowledge of measuring equipment
  • Attend professional training development courses required by the Maintenance Department supervision
  • Be able to work in a flexible team environment with minimal supervision
  • Be able to effectively communicate with peers and management.
  • Able to develop working knowledge of computerized maintenance management system. 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND ENVIRONMENT:

  • Hours of work: Typically, Monday – Friday
    • Train on 1st shift and then go to 2nd or 3rd shift.
    • Some weekend work required
  • Candidates will be evaluated periodically during the probationary period and will be required to effectively demonstrate any or all of the above skill levels to the satisfaction of the Maintenance Superintendent and/or the Plant Engineer
  • Will report to Maintenance Superintendent but will be subject to joint assignments in conjunction with the Electrical/Instrumentation Supervisor

The position is based in East Walpole, MA and will deliver a competitive compensation package. 

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 Director, Global Marketing is responsible for the strategy and profitable growth of the Cleanroom market segment.  The “Cleanroom Segment Leader” is expected to understand, communicate and influence market trends and to develop and execute strategies that position H&V as the market leader.  This global marketing position is delegated with leading and aligning a cross-functional team to develop, manufacture, and sell H&V solutions.  This position reports directly to the Division President, HESF.        

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for global revenue and product contribution dollars growth
  • Develops and communicates global market growth strategy
  • Work closely with product management, sales, segment leadership, operations and R&D to develop and commercialize new products.
  • Works with Regional Product Marketing to coordinate regional strategies and launches
  • Supports and guides sales force in business development to execute strategy
  • Responsible for pricing strategy
  • Lead field-marketing efforts. Develop a deep understanding of the value chains for the target markets and applications; how and why customers and end-users use competitive products and how H&V could provide a superior, differentiated solution.
  • Generates global and regional market data – market size, customers, competition, shares, CAGR’s
  • Develop global pricing/profitability strategies and guidelines
  • Analyze and document competitive environment and recommend strategies
  • Develop compelling value propositions and selling tools for sales force.  Train global sales team on new product.
  • Participates on committees and trade show boards to influence growth opportunities 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum of a BA or a BS in a technical discipline, MBA preferred
  • Minimum 10 years of marketing to industrial or technical markets
  • Experience in an industrial environment, preferably chemicals, non-wovens, specialty papers
  • Successful track record of improving profitability, and driving a global product offering
  • Clear understanding of the commercial side of business, and strong financial acumen
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Demonstrated ability to create, communicate, and implement strategic plans and tactics 
  • Experience in “e-marketing” and end-user outreach to generate “pull-through” demand
  • Excellent  written, verbal, and presentation skills
  • Proficient in PowerPoint, Excel and Word 

The position is based in East Walpole, MA and will deliver a competitive compensation package. 

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 product support and R&D activities for lead-acid battery products including adsorptive glass mat (AGM) separators used in VRLA batteries. Leads technical support to enable customers to be successful with H&V products including support during customer trials of building batteries. Leads new product and process initiatives using established scientific techniques leading to commercialization of products. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Product & applications support – Interface externally
    • Provide expert technical guidance to the customers regarding H&V products.
    • Support customer trials of building batteries for enabling rapid qualification of H&V products.
    • Assist Division Sales and Marketing with technical service in the selection of existing grades capable of meeting stated technical and processing requirements.
    • Work with Division Sales and Marketing team for seamless introduction of new products including customer technical & trial support
    • Be knowledgeable test methods used to determine physical characteristics of the material as well as its performance in the end use application.
    • Be knowledgeable about battery test methods.
    • Understand the relevant end use application.
    • Keep abreast of relevant industry, applications and materials technology trends through literature, seminars and market contacts.
  • Lead product or process development projects
    • Work directly with customers and Division Sales & Marketing to develop new products for existing markets identified by the division.
    • Develop expertise in appropriate materials technology, as necessary to plan, execute and evaluate laboratory and machine-based trial programs, using the Design of Experiments methodology.
    • Use appropriate DFSS/DFM tools and Stage Gate process for development projects.
    • Work with manufacturing, purchasing and technology on Margin Improvement Initiatives (MIPs).
    • Benchmark competitor grades and technologies.
    • Patent novel inventions.
  • Interface internally
    • Provide technical guidance to management, divisions, customers and manufacturing on new and modified product development efforts.
    • Communicate plans and results effectively.
    • Influence scientists and managers at multiple locations.
    • Work with laboratory technicians to achieve product development objectives
    • Provide technical reports and presentations to internal and external project stakeholders, including contributions to knowledge management system.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • MS, BS, or higher in Chemical Engineering, Electrochemistry, or Electrical Engineering.
  • Minimum 7 years’ experience in lead acid industry including experience in VRLA batteries with AGM separators.
  • Strong interpersonal skills. Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong leadership, project management and time management skills.
  • Six Sigma Green Belt preferred. 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND ENVIRONMENT:

  • Must be willing to travel 50-60% of the time
  • Must be willing to work out of an office in West Groton, MA
  • Must be able to work in a laboratory environment: Potential musculoskeletal stresses from repetitive motion of arms/hands, standing for prolonged periods, performing frequent bending and twisting motions, lifting of light weight objects.
  • Steady hands and dexterity to perform tasks repeatedly and accurately.
  • Perform tasks that require constant state of alertness.
  • Work performed in laboratory environment with potential exposure to hazardous materials.
  • Work performed in production area with potential exposure to large equipment/machinery and loud noises.
  • Able to lift 20 lbs

The position is based in West Groton, MA and will deliver a competitive compensation package.

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:

The Mill Scheduler is responsible for scheduling incoming customer and stock replenishment orders for production and confirming order ship dates to the Customer service team. The Mill Scheduler works closely with the site Supply Chain and Operation Teams, as well as the corporate Customer Service Team. This position strives to achieve the highest levels of customer satisfaction with minimum inventory investment and maximum production efficiency.  

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Schedule incoming customer (CO) and stock replenishment (SR) orders for production following the Supply Chain Scheduling Procedure.
  • Develop and distribute production cycle schedules based upon Annual Operating Plan (AOP) forecasts and efficient product family sequencing.
  • Collaborate with Supply Chain Team and Business Units in order to meet or exceed customer On Time Delivery (OTD) and On Time Delivery in Full (OTIF) targets.
  • Identify opportunities to utilize and optimize Finished Good (FG) stocking levels.
  • Maintain planning system (TIPS) input parameters such as planning horizons, lead times, run quantities, trimming, cycles, etc.
  • Confirm order ship (CTA) dates daily.
  • Create and confirm production runs and assign available finished goods daily.
  • Work with asset owners to confirm order priorities.
  • Work with Operations Manager to optimize sequencing of grades to aid in meeting machine yield targets.
  • Adhere to weekly schedule lock process per the Supply Chain Scheduling Procedure.
  • Complete runs in TIPS, re-plan any relevant balances, and communicate shortages to Supply Chain and Customer Service Teams.
  • Maintain the asset production schedules, review daily, and update as necessary.
  • Manage customer and production order changes.
  • Advise stakeholders of any significant changes in the asset schedules.
  • Support Materials Requirement Planning (MRP) activities by providing quarterly updates to projected cycle run quantities by grade to Supply Chain Manager.
  • Track and present status of backlog weekly.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in materials management or business with at least 2 years of experience in manufacturing, production planning, and materials control function. Or, two years of production/material control experience in lieu of each one year of formal education. APICS certification is a plus.
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Tieto / TIPS applications experience in preferred, but not required. 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND ENVIRONMENT:

  • Light work:  Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.  If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of force greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for light work.
  • Standing:  Particularly for sustained periods of time.
  • Fingering:  Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm as in handling.
  • Talking:  Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word.  Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
  • Hearing:  Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels or without correction.  Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and make fine discriminations in sound.
  • Repetitive Motions:  Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
  • The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as:  preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal and visual inspection of labels on rolls.
  • The worker is subject to noise:  There is sufficient noise to cause worker to shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level.
  • The worker is required to function in narrow aisles or passageways.

The position is based in West Groton, MA and will deliver a competitive compensation package.

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:

The Manager of Electrical & Instrumentation will provide electrical maintenance leadership for the repair and maintenance of electrical power distribution and process control systems. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Follow corporate policies and objectives around the implementation of process control systems and power distribution systems at the mills, in alignment with goals established by the Director of Engineering and Corporate strategies.
  • Direct supervisory responsibility for assigned staff.  
  • As a lead technical resource within the mill, this individual will have responsibility for engineering and design of industrial process control and/or power distribution systems, administering capital projects (project management) and assisting in the development and effective execution of the capital program.
  • Assist mill staff in diagnosing and rectifying operational problems with process control and /or power distribution systems
  • Directs production, contractor, and maintenance personnel on maintenance repairs reliability initiatives and system calibrations
  • Obtains quotes for equipment and services from consultants and contractors
  • Assists in the development of control system equipment and logic
  • Creates and manages preventive and predictive maintenance programs to minimize unscheduled down time
  • Complies with all safety, environmental, and quality requirements established by external and internal regulations
  • And other duties as assigned or required  

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • 10 years experience, including employment in a process-related industrial facility and/or an industrial consulting engineering design firm with relevant hands on experience.
  • Must have high level of knowledge of electric drives and power distribution systems and the ability to conceptualize projects, including identifying the technologies to be used for new applications and extensions of existing architecture.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to demonstrate excellent planning and prioritization skills by effectively handling multiple tasks, and establishing and meeting financial and schedule objectives. 
  • Working knowledge of computers (MS Excel, Word, Project, PowerPoint and Exchange, and AutoCad). 
  • Current MA Electrical Masters License preferred, MA Journeyman Electrical License required
  • Experience with high voltage systems along with Allen Bradley PLC background
  • Supervisory experience preferably in an union environment
  • Prior Paper Industry experience and P.E. license desirable.  

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND ENVIRONMENT:

  • Overtime and/or working on weekends or recognized holidays is required, when circumstances dictate (i.e. shutdowns, breakdowns, work related travel, etc.).
  • Ability to work in a production environment with both high and low temperature areas and the ability to wear all required PPE – safety shoes, safety glasses, hearing protection and occasionally cut proof gloves, dust masks, respirators, chemical suits and/or face shields.
  • 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 occasionally lift objects up to 50 lbs
  • Have the ability to occasionally 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

The position is based in West Groton, MA and will deliver a competitive compensation package.

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

SUMMARY:

This position will safely fabricate, troubleshoot, rebuild, and repair plant equipment to maximize safety, quality, and uptime. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 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.
  • Maintains skills in protecting the safety and health of self and others while conducting the work.
  • Maintains a clean and safe work area.
  • Supports the operating principles of the Glass Fiber Maintenance department.
  • Develops, promotes, and implements effective communications with all internal customers (manufacturing, shipping, laboratory personnel) to assure the quality and quantity of maintenance.
  • 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.
  • Fabricates, troubleshoots, maintains, repairs, and rebuilds key process equipment in a way that ensures equipment is safe to operate and maximizes equipment’s useful life.
  • Receives work instructions from supervision.
  • Observes and inspects conditions of products, equipment and tools, to ensure compliance with quality standards.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned. 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • State of Oregon Journeyman Millwright Card (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.

The position is based in Corvallis, OR and will deliver a competitive compensation package. 

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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