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Hollingsworth & Vose, a global manufacturer of advanced materials for the filtration and battery industries, is a seventh-generation family-run company with roots in Colonial Massachusetts. We are one of the few remaining family-owned companies, and are proud of the innovative technologies and materials we’ve developed that benefit the air we breathe, the cars we drive, the clothes we wear, and the places we live and work. We are committed to treating our employees like family, offering a supportive work environment with excellent benefits, competitive salaries, and a spirit of community.

At H&V, innovation drives our success — as individuals and as a company. We’ve welcomed more than 1,000 employees from different cultures and backgrounds, and we give them a seat at the conference room table to share their ideas. H&V fosters an environment where initiative, inventiveness, and professional development are encouraged. We value innovation in our products and in our employees and believe it gives us a competitive advantage in a global marketplace.

H&V is an equal opportunity employer and we’re always on the look-out for qualified candidates.

For additional information, please contact us at careers@hovo.com.

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Current Open Positions

East Walpole, MA, USA

SUMMARY:

Under the general direction of the Sales Director, the Account Manager will be responsible for the sales and profitability of H&V media at assigned customers in the North America’s High Efficiency and Specialty Filtration Division.  The Account Manager is also responsible for maintaining developing relationships in all parts of their customer’s organization, understanding strategic direction of the accounts, develop account plans and optimizing customer satisfaction.  New business development at existing or new accounts is expected to be up to 35% of the role, working in conjunction with Market Directors.  

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for Account Management of current customer base; develop and implement growth strategies for assigned accounts.
  • Meets or exceeds annual sales targets and personal scorecard objectives. 
  • Function as the key customer contact for assigned accounts, calling on all appropriate corporate and manufacturing locations as well as appropriate visits to H&V locations.
  • Proactively lead and coordinates activities of various departments within H&V to drive new opportunities/sales, resolve customer issues and problems.
  • Log in a timely and detailed manner all customer visits, opportunity tracking, and sampling in Salesforce.
  • Be aware of customers' credit performance and report back to the Credit Department any information which may affect their judgment in extending open credit lines.
  • Drive company lean initiatives within assigned accounts.
  • Coordinate with sales management and marketing on price negotiations, terms, and inventory management. Responsible for communication, negotiation (possibly with management) and execution with customer.  In some cases review/or maintenance (rebates, incentive programs) activities with customer service and finance may be required.
  • At both customers and prospects, identify and creates relationships with key decision makers; purchasing, engineering, customer service, management, etc. and coordinates relationships with extended team and customer contacts internally and externally.
  • As required by Market Directors or to meet personal sales goals up to 35% of the role may be seeking out new business opportunities.  This is expected to be accomplished by identifying and contacting prospects and evaluating their position in the industry; researching and analyzing sales options.
  • Coordinates with Plant quality organizations for timely and accurate compliant resolution.
  • Monitor competitors and competitive activity; document in CRM and submit feedback to marketing.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops and tradeshows; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • 7-10+ years proven success of industrial products sales and business development experience to major accounts.
  • BS/BA degree in Business Administration, Engineering or similar field.
  • Effective in verbal and written communication.
  • Action oriented high-energy self-starter able to handle numerous detailed agendas simultaneously.
  • Ability to make professional presentations and effectively respond to questions from diverse groups at all levels from plant labor to the CEO at customers and H&V.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office suite, particularly PowerPoint, Excel and Word skills.
  • Ability to define problems, establish facts, draw valid conclusions and implement actions.
  • Demonstrated strong organizational, managerial leadership, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to convert broad goals into measurable objectives and action plans.
  • Ability to effectively lead teams composed of individuals from diverse disciplines and different organizations to accomplish targeted results on time and on budget.
  • Independent and proven motivation for new sales.

 PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND ENVIRONMENT:

  • Typical office environment (use of standard office equipment such as computer, phone, etc.)
  • Domestic travel 30-60%; occasional international travel may be required.

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 HR Director North America & Global Operations will lead HR policy, practice and performance in support of our businesses in North America and Mexico.  Reporting to the CHRO, the HR Director North America & Global Operations will support the recently hired Director of North America Operations as he manages our approximately 1,000 operations staff in North America and Mexico.  In addition, the HR Director North America & Global Operations will provide the VP of Global Operations with HR guidance and partnership. 

The H&V organization has 7 manufacturing locations in the US and 1 in Mexico, each with a small HR team who would look to the HR Director North America & Global Operations for guidance, leadership and coaching.  The leader in this role will be expected to travel to these sites to build relationships with both the HR and broader leadership, and help build the HR colleagues into a cohesive high performing North America HR Team.  There are similar HR Directors in each of our EMEA and APAC regions. 

The HR Director North America & Global Operations will be part of the Global HR Leadership Team for H&V, advising the organization on all matters related to people, performance and culture, and steering the strategy and culture for the organization.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide HR partnership to the VP Global Operations, Director of North America Operations and their respective leadership teams.
  • Build a high performing North America HR Team through relationship building, talent assessment, organization design, coaching and development.
  • In partnership with our Director of Total Rewards, assess, develop and deploy rewards strategies to attract, engage and retain the best talent possible.
  • In partnership with our Director of Organizational Effectiveness, build a highly engaged workforce and deploy meaningful supervisory and management development programs.
  • Provide leadership on all matters related to the unionized (USW) employees at 4 of our 7 US plants, including contract negotiations, grievances, organization changes etc.
  • Continuously update and improve H&V’s HR policies and practices in North America.
  • In partnership with Plant and Operations Leadership, ensure H&V has an accurate workforce plan in place for each talent pool to address the future needs of the business.
  • Ensure the Operations teams across North America and Mexico are making full use of the H&V HR tools and processes (such as Performance Management, Succession Planning, and Talent Assessment etc).
  • Provide business insight in support of improved decision making using our Workday platform.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related field. PHR/SPHR certification preferred.
  • 5-8 years of multi-site Human Resources experience within a manufacturing environment.
  • Union experience essential.
  • Experience in working with senior leadership to achieve talent outcomes.
  • Detailed experience of working with unionized workforces, specifically on contract negotiations and dealing with grievances / arbitrations etc.
  • Strong, current US employment law knowledge.
  • Experience in solving complex employee relations issues.
  • Excellent skills related to written/verbal communication, team leadership, coaching, entrepreneurship, results orientation, strategic thinking, and influencing / persuasiveness.
  • Ability to effectively interact with and influence all levels and functions within the company, elected officials, non-governmental organizations, and community leaders / representatives.
  • Ability to research and present meaningful benchmarking and best practices to ensure H&V remains externally focused as we develop more HR processes.
  • Demonstrated ability to implement strategic plans and tactics.
  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to deal with crisis and emergency situations.
  • Proficient with technology; Microsoft Office and HR systems, specifically Workday would be an advantage.

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

Hollingsworth and Vose (H&V) is an exciting, family owned businesses providing advanced materials to the filtration and battery markets – we help provide clean air, clean water and clean energy around the world. With over 2,000 employees, operation in 6 countries and serving customers across the globe, H&V is a market leader and innovator with an incredible track record.

H&V is seeking production workers.

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. Candidates must be able to perform typical physical aspects of the job, including standing, walking, lifting (up to 40 lbs.), sitting, bending, reaching.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND ENVIRONMENT:

  • 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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Easton, NY, USA

SUMMARY:

The role of the Superintendent is to provide leadership to the Paper Machine Team. To understand the  vision to ensure that objectives are set that meet the goals of the NY Plant & Business Unit(s), monitor the Key Performance Indicator trends, and to oversee the implementation of corrective actions to ensure those objectives are met. 

Directs and coordinates activities concerned with production of company product(s) by performing the following duties personally or through Crew Leaders, and Shift Supervisors. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 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 engineering personnel relative to modification of machines and equipment in order to improve production and quality of products.
  • Fosters good labor relations. Conducts hearings to resolve or effect settlement of grievances and refers unresolved grievances for management union negotiations.
  • 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, lean initiatives, and good housekeeping procedures.
  • Participates in the development of safety programs and investigations.
  • 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 Quality Department and Process Engineer in promoting quality and efficiency improvements.
  • Actively demonstrate adherence to all plant and departmental policies, to recognize and correct behaviors inconsistent with these policies and to work with the crew leaders to demonstrate a zero tolerance to behaviors inconsistent with these policies.
  • Assist the crew leaders to ensure a consistently high standard of housekeeping within the department.
  • 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.
  • Support the crew leader in his/her efforts to effectively establish the priorities for the day and to assist the Operating Crews (when required) to implement the action plans to address those priorities.
  • Represent the department mill-wide and to act as the primary liaison between Paper Machine Operations, Human Resources, Maintenance, Customer Service, and Finance.
  • To act as the main liaison between Paper Machine Operations and the external suppliers.
  • Support customer service in their efforts to manage production scheduling (schedule optimization).
  • Provide area management for capital planning, justification, installation, and startup processes.
  • Lead the development of work systems that will ensure the papermaking process is managed by the crew leader and crews.
  • Coach the crew leaders in their role of leading, supporting, and developing the Operating Crews.
  • Provide direction to the Process Engineer as a key contributor to the papermaking team.
  • Lead the development and institutionalize shift operating checklists and maintenance calendar.
  • Lead the development of documented troubleshooting procedures. 
  • Conduct routine meetings with the crew leaders to standardize operating procedures and develop and document action plans for continuous improvement.
  • Effectively understand, utilize and coordinate corporate resources.
  • Other duties may be assigned. 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor's degree (B. S.) from four-year college or university; and/or a minimum of five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Oracle. Must have good communication and interpersonal skills. Must have the ability to handle multiple projects efficiently and effectively.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. 
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. 
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. 
  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Black Belt Certification in Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing Concepts.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND ENVIRONMENT:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. 
  • The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and taste or smell. 
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. 
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, risk of electrical shock, and vibration.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

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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Easton, NY, USA

SUMMARY:

This position will be responsible to support planned projects/improvements and identify opportunities for continual process improvements for #8 Paper Machine operations in the Easton Mill. The incumbent will design and implement solutions for these improvements using sound engineering principles, including Six Sigma methodology, that result in one or more of the following: improved product quality, less waste, reduced cost, improved reliability, increased efficiency, increased speed, improved employee safety, employee education and training, improved environmental status and greater overall system capability. 

Plans, directs, and coordinates manufacturing processes in industrial plant by performing the following duties. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Study and optimize all unit operations, including stock preparation, forming, drying, winding, and slitting, etc.
  • Aid in design of all process related capital projects.
  • Aid in development of Control Plans that result in higher CpK values on all key products families.
  • Resolve customer complaints related to process issues as appropriate.
  • Identify required capital needs for process improvements, aid in their design, and coordinate their start-up.
  • Develops, evaluates, and improves manufacturing methods.
  • Confers with planning and design staff concerning product design and tooling to ensure efficient production methods.
  • Confers with Research & Develop Department and Quality Department to determine product specifications and arrange for purchase of equipment, materials, or parts, and evaluates products according to specifications and quality standards.
  • Confers with management, engineering, and other staff regarding manufacturing capabilities, production schedules, and other considerations to facilitate production processes.
  • Other duties may be assigned. 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor's degree (B. S.) or (M.S.) in Paper Science or Engineering from a college or university; and two to three years related experience and/or training in a paper manufacturing environment.
  • Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt, or equivalent skill and knowledge.
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Oracle.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to interact with individuals at all levels, both internal and external.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Team player who fosters cooperation and collaboration between engineering, production, research and development and any other entities involved.
  • Ability to logically organize and accurately document activities.
  • Good problem-solving and organizational skills, able to handle multiple projects with the flexibility to change when necessary.
  • Responsive and flexible regarding process issues, including emergencies, which may require evening or weekend work and handling off-hour phone calls or call-ins, if necessary.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. 
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. 
  • Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. 
  • Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.
  • Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations. 
  • Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND ENVIRONMENT:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. 
  • The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and sit. 
  • The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. 
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. 
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. 
  • The employee is frequently exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals. 
  • The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; extreme heat; risk of electrical shock; and vibration. 
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.  
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

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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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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