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From entry level to executive positions, there is a job for individuals at all levels at H&V.

H&V is always on the lookout for attention oriented individuals at every skill level. 

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West Groton, MA, USA

SUMMARY:

The Senior 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, pilot plant facilities and paper machines.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Extensive hands-on experimental work in laboratory environment.
  • Prepare fibrous/chemical mixtures in the laboratory and produce handsheets of experimental prototypes.
  • Perform physical, analytical 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. Formats computer spreadsheet and provides other computerized documentation of lab experiments and results.
  • Should be comfortable with safely handling laboratory chemicals and materials including sulfuric acid and lead
  • Build lead acid battery prototypes in the lab. Disassemble the prototypes after testing
  • Good computer skills desirable. CAD design experience desirable. This role will monitor battery testing using different testing software.
  • For battery testing, some basic electrical knowledge desirable.
  • Assist in the construction of small test devices for new applications.
  • Reviews and modifies test methods to ensure accurate and useful data.
  • Assists with pilot & production machine trials, monitoring checkpoints and collecting samples and data.
  • Carries out pilot paper machine trials for product development.
  • Fills in for supervisors on mill trials when necessary.
  • Formulates standardized reports, as required.
  • Maintains laboratory notebook.
  • Receives training on specialized equipment and may be responsible to operate and maintain this equipment.
  • Assists customers with technical service using expertise on specialized equipment.
  • Instructs others on test procedures, methods and techniques used for laboratory studies.
  • Assists in the development of new test procedures and protocols used in testing prototype products and raw materials.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Associates degree with 3-5 years of lab experience or bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering or equivalent.
  • Experience in a laboratory environment preferred
  • Demonstrated proficiency in math and science, with mechanical aptitude.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND ENVIRONMENT:

  • Work requires repetitive motion of arms/hands, standing for prolonged period, performing frequent bending and twisting motions, which may potentially result in musculoskeletal stresses.
  • Steady hands and dexterity to perform tasks repeatedly and accurately.
  • Ability to lift 25 lbs
  • 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.

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 – Finance partners with Finance and Procurement leaders and their team to analyze and improve work processes by leveraging information technological systems and services. The BSA will work on requirements definition, vendor management and implementation for our Finance, Manufacturing and Project Accounting systems.  In addition, s/he will provide support for our existing Oracle E-Business Suite and a variety of manufacturing applications used in these business processes.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work as part of a cross-functional (IT, Finance and Supply Chain) and cross geographical team to drive business performance in H&V.
  • Gather and facilitate alignment on global business requirements and priorities for the purpose of supporting the launch of the financial functions within our manufacturing platform
  • Take a lead role guiding H&V as we evaluate and select new applications to support our business functions.
  • Provide technical and functional support to our implementation partners and vendors.
  • Key functional architect for the integration of Finance and Procurement systems with other enterprise systems, services, and suppliers.
  • Production Support for Finance and Procurement 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.
  • 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.
  • Experience with Agile (Scrum) methodologies preferred. 
  • Experience in Manufacturing  
  • 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:

The Facility & Plant Engineering Manager will be responsible for providing overall direction, leadership, and support for our facility and engineering programs to achieve the plant’s long range and annual operating plans.  This position will have responsibility for the engineering and design of capital projects for the plant, the wastewater treatment plant & landfill operations, and the overall site infrastructure and grounds. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead and support the planning, design and implementation of facilities and operational capital and engineering programs, including Energy and Sustainability improvements. 
  • Lead and direct the overall effectiveness of the plant WWTP including optimizing efficiency, staffing, investment and reporting obligations.
  • Ensure regulatory compliance in all matters associated with plant, facilities, engineering, WWTP and landfill operations.
  • Responsible for the upkeep of site infrastructure including grounds, dams, landfill, and the implementation of workplace environment improvements.
  • Demonstrate work practices and standards that are consistent with expected H & V cultural values and Guiding Principles.
  • Responsible for evaluating energy efficiency, calculating energy and demand savings associated with energy efficient measures, and implementing engineered solutions to continuously improve.
  • Support the maintenance manager, process engineers and operations team with reliability initiatives and efforts to continually improve assets.
  • Lead the development of the annual capital project program for new equipment and major repairs through the management of assigned capital projects and project leaders.
  • Responsible for effective project management (capital & expense projects), including scope, engineering design, project documentation, project installation/deployment & commissioning, validation, and closeout.
  • And other related duties as assigned or required.
  • Manage project costs, schedule and scope as it relates to quality and overall stakeholder requirements.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • BS in Engineering, preferably Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical, Civil, Environmental, or Paper Science.
  • 5 years of relevant experience, including employment in a process‐related industrial facility and/or an industrial consulting engineering design firm.
  • Must have strong Project Management Skills and Competencies and project Controls Skills such as estimating, scheduling and cost reporting.
  • Investigate and stay abreast of new technologies and display leadership to conceptualize projects, including identifying the technologies to be used for new applications and extensions of existing architecture.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Ability to effectively handle multiple priorities, and establish and meet financial and schedule constraints;
  • Must be highly motivated and have the ability to work both independently and as a collaborative team leader and member.
  • Demonstrated experience managing teams consisting of internal staff and external contractors, supervising engineering and construction activities, and preparing turnover documentation.
  • Ability to effectively work on projects remotely through the use of remote project management tools and routine site visits;
  • Working knowledge of computers and application of software to develop and communicate engineering solutions (including MS Excel, Word, Project, PowerPoint and Exchange, AutoCad, others). 

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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Floyd, VA, USA

SUMMARY: 

Participates in complex research and development activities linked to new process and product initiatives using established mathematical, scientific and statistical techniques. Experience in process technology and controls preferred.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Build up a detailed, in-depth knowledge of H&V’s process for making innovative media
  • Work directly with Technology product teams to develop new products for existing markets identified by the business units.
  • Work with manufacturing, purchasing and technology on Profit Improvement Initiatives (PIP).   Lead cross-functional teams for new products and/or advanced processes.
  • Benchmark competitor technology and grades.
  • Provide Technical guidance to management, Business Unit (Sales & Marketing), customers and manufacturing on new and modified product development efforts.
  • Develop expertise in appropriate media technology, as necessary to plan, execute and evaluate laboratory and machine-based trial programs, using the Design of Experiments (DOE) methodology.
  • Use appropriate DFSS/DFM tools and stage gating process for development projects
  • Keep abreast of relevant industry, intellectual property, applications and materials technology trends through literature, seminars and market contact.
  • Supervise and mentor directly allocated technicians to develop maximum potential.
  • Work in highly energized cross functional project teams on major product development initiatives.
  • Provide technical reports and presentations to internal and external project stakeholders.
  • Work with legal, to patent new inventions and expand intellectual property portfolio
  • Supervises Laboratory Technician(s) while also developing their technical and personal skill base to maximum potential.
  • May require leadership of cross-functional product/process teams.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Ph.D. in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or Materials Science, Polymer Science, or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience.
  • Six Sigma methodology and Lean manufacturing principals.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are required 

The position is based in Floyd, VA, 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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