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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

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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East Walpole, MA, USA

SUMMARY:

The Customer Service Representative interfaces with customers prior to and after sale. In addition, this person develops and maintains positive customer relations and coordinates with H&V team members to ensure customer requests are handled appropriately and in a timely manner.

The Customer Service Representative has the ability to substantially affect the relationship between our customers and H&V by providing World Class Service through advocacy, administrative skills to assist customers in obtaining information, resolving problems, and obtaining services. As such, this individual must maintain a professional demeanor at all times.

This position is responsible for accurately inputting and processing customer orders and any customer complaints. This will include, but is not limited to; entering, expediting, and tracking orders; coordinating issues between the customer, manufacturing, credit, sales, and marketing; maintaining customer files and managing inventory levels for various Finished Goods programs. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Interface with customers, sales, marketing, shippers, forwarders, agents, and credit department with processing orders to obtain information required to resolve specific issues.
  • Communicate customer feedback to appropriate mill personnel, manufacturing, and sales.
  • Develop and maintain close working relationships with both internal and external customers.
  • Receive customer order, edit, and enter data including proper documentation, appropriate conversion, product specifications, payment terms, delivery terms, etc.
  • Create and maintain truckload/container loading spreadsheets for customers, as needed.
  • Integrate orders on mill schedule. Obtain scheduled manufacturing and shipping dates; maintain tracking to ensure on-time delivery. Provide mill with new and revised orders.
  • Match acknowledgement to order to ensure information is accurate. Provide customer order acknowledgement and communicate any discrepancies and resolve accordingly.
  • Provide follow up documentation to customer such as Certificate of Analysis.
  • Process complaints, credits, and debits.
  • Maintain customer order files and consignment orders for billing purposes.
  • Review/reconcile any EDI order exceptions.
  • Communicate and coordinate all shipping requirements, freight terms, and payment arrangements to mills and distribution locations.
  • Coordinate shipping arrangements with freight forwarders, carriers, Customers brokers, and shipping department.
  • Ensure all customer-shipping instructions have been followed and all required documentation has been issued to the appropriate parties, including banking as needed.
  • Process release and usage orders from distribution and consignment locations.
  • Maintain appropriate inventory levels at consignment and distribution locations.
  • Verification of accurate inventories at consignment and distribution locations.
  • Maintain previously agreed upon customer inventory levels by placing internal orders to restock items.
  • Review current inventory to determine if new orders under minimum can be filled from stock and verify with mill.
  • Timely follow-up of orders; obtain frequent status updates from Manufacturing, Scheduling, Shipping, and Credit.
  • Process required documents prior to shipping (Letter of Credit, Proforma Invoices, etc.). Review documents for accuracy to purchase orders. Channel documents to appropriate freight forwarders and internal departments including credit, to insure accurate payments and on-time delivery. Process credit card payments for orders with CC terms prior to shipment.
  • Advise customer and sales regarding, backorders, inventory discrepancies, quality problems, and late shipments. 
  • Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Customer-service oriented.  Must possess understanding that the primary function of customer service is customer satisfaction and must be motivated to go beyond normal job responsibilities to achieve it.
  • Intermediate/advanced Microsoft Office Suite skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent math skills and high accuracy.
  • Team player with the ability to work effectively with others.
  • Ability to logically organize and accurately document activities.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects-flexibility to change priorities when necessary.
  • Be trained and qualified in other jobs within the department for coverage during vacations and absences.
  • Support, abide, and maintain ISO procedures.
  • Possible travel (10-20%).

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND ENVIRONMENT:

  • This position is located in a normal office environment and poses no hazards or potential exposures on a regular basis. Ability to travel to mills and customers is preferred.  

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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East Walpole, MA, USA

SUMMARY:

Ability to work with a team of highly motivated electrical professionals to install, calibrate, document, and maintain plant distribution and process control systems in a way that provides reliable repairs and installations that are critical to the plant’s operating success. The successful candidate must have the ability to perform all installations and maintenance in a way that insures their own safety and the safety of plant personnel from electrical hazards.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develops, promotes, and implements effective communications with all internal customers (manufacturing, shipping, laboratory personnel).
  • Leads, guides and train other electricians in applicable procedures and techniques
  • Installs conduit and wiring per N.E.C. and building codes for new installations of equipment, power systems, and control systems.
  • Connects, tests, and calibrates machinery, controls, and instrumentation as required by the process.
  • Tests, calibrates, diagnoses, and repairs power distribution, machine operation, and instrumentation. Diagnose and repair process system malfunctions.
  • Develops PM electrical routines for equipment and facilities
  • Schedule and perform preventative maintenance on equipment as required.
  • Maintains an efficient, clean shop and insures the work area is left in a clean and orderly condition.
  • Receives work instructions from engineering and maintenance dept. management.
  • Observes and inspects conditions of products to ensure compliance with quality standards.
  • Complies with safety, environmental, and quality requirements established by external and internal regulations and enforce them among other electricians.
  • Adheres to general and key job related ISO quality system procedures as defined through company Quality documents.
  • Assists Engineering department when needed.
  • Experience in Fire Alarm systems
  • Monitor solar power generation system performance
  • Lays out and designs electrical circuitry.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Master Electrician License
  • 2 years experience as a Master Electrician in an industrial plant.
  • Experience with MCC’s
  • Demonstrated skills in the installation, calibration and testing of industrial electrical and electronic equipment, including programmable controllers and electronic drives.
  • Proficiency in reading wiring diagrams and blueprints, and the use of mathematics for calculation of electrical installation and trouble shooting.
  • Experience in instrumentation desirable.
  • Must be willing and able to be trained in plants systems to improve needed knowledge.
  • Ability to use PC based software packages, Microsoft Office.
  • Master Electrician License.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND ENVIRONMENT:

  • This position requires physical activity for most of the shift including walking, standing, reaching, pushing, pulling and lifting no more than 50 lbs.
  • This position will be in the machine environment most of the time and can reach high ambient temperatures in some operating conditions.
  • This position requires weekend work.

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:

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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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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