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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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West Groton, MA, USA

COMPANY BACKGROUND:

Hollingsworth & Vose is a global manufacturer of advanced materials used in filtration, battery, and industrial applications.  Family-owned for seven generations, the company's origins go back to 1728. Evolving continuously since that time, H&V now operates manufacturing and research & development facilities in the Americas, Europe, China and India.  Today, H&V’s advanced materials contribute to a cleaner world through their use in products that provide clean air, clean liquids and energy storage.  H&V’s  materials can be found in filters for clean rooms, hospitals, computers, commercial buildings, homes, cars, trucks and heavy duty equipment, and also in batteries used mainly in telecom and hybrid vehicle applications. 

ASSOCIATE OPPORTUNITY: 

This opportunity is in H&V’s Battery Technology group, which focuses on developing next generation battery separator materials used in advanced lead acid batteries for industrial and automotive applications.  Outlined in the Addendum are representative projects which can be undertaken within a six-month time frame.  These projects focus on materials and/or test method development, and are designed to deliver value to the organization by moving a major project forward or furthering our understanding of a key performance factor.  The associate will complete one or more projects which will add skills, experience and exposure in an industry setting to their resume.

SUMMARY:

Provide assistance to the Battery Technology organization in the testing, analysis, and reporting of new material development in conjunction with product development efforts undertaken at the laboratory, pilot plant facilities and paper machines. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Execute laboratory tests.
    • Prepare fibrous/chemical mixtures and produce handsheets of experimental prototypes.
    • Perform physical and chemical testing on raw materials, and new product prototypes according to specified test procedures.
    • Record and summarize test data and observations from product and raw material testing.
    • Format computer spreadsheets and provide other computerized documentation of lab experiments and results.
    • Maintain laboratory notebook.
  2. Participate in product trials.
    • Assist in the construction of small test devices for new applications.
    • Monitor checkpoints and collect samples and data.
    • Review and modify test methods to ensure accurate and useful data.
    • Stand in for supervisors on mill trials when necessary.
    • Formulate standardized reports.
  3. Interface internally.
    • Influence other technicians and scientists at working location.
  4. Carries out functions that must comply with ITAR standards, therefore must be U.S. citizen or holder of Green card. 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Degree candidate in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Materials Science. 
  • Demonstrated proficiency in math and science, with mechanical or chemical aptitude.
  • Conscientious, detail-oriented and accurate. 
  • Strong observation skills.
  • Experience in a laboratory environment a plus. 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND 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.

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:

The Business Systems Analyst – Core Business Systems position partners with Finance and Procurement leaders and their customers to analyze and improve work processes by leveraging information technological systems and services. The BSA will work on requirements definition, vendor selection and implementation for our Finance, Procurement, Project Accounting systems.  In addition, they will provide support for the existing Oracle E-Business Suite applications used in these business processes.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Gathering and facilitating alignment on global business requirements and priorities for the purpose of selecting of Finance, Procurement, Project Accounting applications.
  • Provide technical and functional support for vendor selection process.
  • Key functional architect for the integration of Finance and Procurement systems with other enterprise systems, services, and suppliers.
  • Production Support for Finance and Procurement IT systems, including researching and resolving problems; supporting scheduled activities; and recommending solutions or alternate methods to meet requirements.
  • Recommend process improvements, innovative solutions, policy changes and/or major variations from established policy that must be approved by appropriate leadership prior to implementation.
  • Develop specifications, assist in development, maintain and support a variety of reports or queries using appropriate reporting tools.
  • Assist Finance and Procurement teams with the development of user procedures, guidelines and documentation for IT systems.
  • Develop and provide training on new IT systems, processes and functionality.
  • Maintain awareness of current trends in Finance and Procurement systems. Participate in local user group meetings/conferences.
  • Ensure all IT systems meet the data privacy requirements of H&V locations.
  • Perform all work in a safe manner.
  • And other related duties as assigned or required.

 EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field or equivalent work experience.
  • At least five years of proven results oriented work experience in IT or Finance/Procurement functions.
  • At least three years experience in a leading or key contributor role in selection, implementation, and support of cloud based IT systems.
  • One to two years of successful experience leading IT projects.
  • Certification in project management preferred.
  • Excellent communications skills.
  • Proven decision making skills and the ability to defend those decisions.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND ENVIRONMENT:

  • Must be able to lift and move 20 lbs.
  • Must be able to travel to all H&V locations globally.           

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 Business  Systems Analyst– Sales, Shipments Planning position partners with HR leaders and their customers to analyze and improve work processes by leveraging information technological systems and services. The BSA will implement TIPS phase I modules (Sales, Plant and Trim (SPT), in KT, HF, SZ, and MY.  The BSA in this position will drive the implementation, support and continuous development of the SPT modules. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Gathering and facilitating alignment on global business requirements and priorities for the purpose of selecting of HR and Payroll IT applications,
  • Provide technical and functional support for vendor selection process.
  • Key functional architect for the integration of HR systems with other enterprise systems, services, and suppliers.
  • Production Support for HR IT systems, including researching and resolving problems; supporting scheduled activities; and recommending solutions or alternate methods to meet requirements.
  • Recommend process improvements, innovative solutions, policy changes and/or major variations from established policy that must be approved by appropriate leadership prior to implementation.
  • Develop specifications, assist in development, maintain and support a variety of reports or queries using appropriate reporting tools.
  • Assist HR team with the development of user procedures, guidelines and documentation for HR IT systems.
  • Develop and provide training on new HR IT systems, processes and functionality.
  • Maintain awareness of current trends in HRMS. Participate in local user group meetings/conferences.
  • Ensure all HR IT systems meet the data privacy requirements of H&V locations.
  • Provide training to IT and HR professionals and company managers on the proper use and protection of personal data.
  • Perform all work in a safe manner.
  • And other related duties as assigned or required. 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field or equivalent work experience.
  • At least five years of proven results oriented work experience in IT or HR functions.
  • At least three years experience in a leading or key contributor role in selection, implementation, and support of cloud based HRIS.
  • One to two years of successful experience leading IT projects.
  • Certification in project management preferred.
  • Excellent communications skills.
  • Proven decision making skills and the ability to defend those decisions.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND ENVIRONMENT:

  • Must be able to lift and move 20 lbs.
  • Must be able to travel to all H&V locations globally.      

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:

This position will be responsible for all controls design and programming for new processes and equipment as well as maintaining, trouble shooting, repairing and improving existing systems.   

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Leadership for troubleshooting and maintaining plant equipment of all processes and development of safety procedures for the installation, repair and maintenance of mechanical and electrical systems.
  • Leadership for development and implementation of the operation and programming Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC's) and process data management systems.
  • Leadership for Development of Capital Project preparation, drive process capability improvements, contractor management and project execution.
  • Assist in the development of technician’s skills through training plans that provide a framework of various levels of training and experience.
  • Understands and knows the appropriate tools and diagnostic equipment to repair, install, replace, and test electrical circuits and equipment.
  • Ability to diagnose and repair electrical controls industrial motor control centers, programmable logic and controllers.
  • Ability to read commercial electrical blueprints and apply NEC through the full range of commercial and industrial maintenance work.
  • Develop and implement controls based preventative maintenance schedule.
  • Understands how to isolate defects in wiring, switches, motors and other electrical equipment.  

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in an Engineering discipline is desired.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in manufacturing environment.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a mechanical or electrical discipline.
  • Experience in maintaining departmental budgets and management systems.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and priorities with minimal supervision.
  • Training in Six Sigma techniques and statistical analysis tools highly desirable 
  • Fluent in Microsoft Office programs (excel, word, access, power point).
  • Skilled in leading people with good verbal and written communication skills.

 PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND ENVIRONMENT: 

  • This position will require time spent on the machines troubleshooting systems.  Including climbing stairs, stooping, kneeling and bending.  Occasional lifting of items roughly 25 lbs.
  • Frequent periods with extended times working at a desk and on a computer.
  • Must have the ability to work in an industrial environment safely and will little supervision.

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:

The Electrical Engineering Manager will have the responsibility for overseeing the engineering and design of industrial process electrical distribution systems, including overseeing installation, assisting with commissioning, and start-up of new electrical distribution components or systems.  All electrical engineers will report to the Electrical Engineering Manager.  As the Manager of the group, the development of the electrical engineering staff and assigning projects to the staff is expected.  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 electrical infrastructure 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:

  • Leadership and oversight of projects assigned to the electrical engineering group.  This may include managing the project schedule, cost, scope, and objectives.
  • Development and training of the Electrical Engineers.
  • Setting of company standards for the electrical distribution system.
  • Effective execution and completion of assigned tasks as an Electrical Engineer of a team executing a larger project.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Oversee construction work performed by mill maintenance and/or outside contractors during installation, commissioning, and start-up of assigned projects.
  • Ensure adherence of established H&V safety policies and practices.
  • Conduct training of operations and maintenance personnel as needed.
  • 10.  Assist mill maintenance and production departments in troubleshooting and correction of equipment and electrical problems
  • 11.  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: 

  • BS or MS in Electrical Engineering.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in the electrical distribution industry and/or an industrial consulting engineering design firm with relevant hands on experience, including project management experience.  Electrical distribution in the paper industry preferred.
  • International project experience desirable.
  • Professional engineering license preferred.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certificate preferred.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND ENVIRONMENT: 

  • 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. 
  • Person needs to be able to walk up and down stairs and work in tight or confined areas.
  • Often person is working with live electrical circuits and must be able to wear the necessary PPE to prevent injury.
  • 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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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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