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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:

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:

Responsible for customer collections, customer account maintenance, hold order decisions, collection reporting and some aspects of cash application.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Review customer accounts and correspond with customers through verbal and written communications regarding balances due.  Communication with corporate, business units, and mill personnel as well as freight forwarders and banks will also be necessary.
  • Compile and update credit and financial information on potential and existing accounts, assess customer credit requirements, and confer with Credit Manager on establishment of customer credit limits.
  • Reconcile customer accounts to resolve unidentified payments, unapplied  payments, on-account payments, on-account credit memos and unauthorized deductions.
  • Review orders on credit hold.  Review notes on collection calls, contact the customer and/or H & V personnel if necessary, and make the appropriate decision to release or hold orders.  Follow up with the necessary personnel to ensure timely resolution of credit hold orders.
  • Prepare reports detailing collection efforts, follow-up actions, problem accounts, statistical analysis etc.
  • Related responsibilities as assigned by the Credit Manager including performing and/or assisting in month-end closing activities, internal and external customer correspondence etc.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Degree in accounting or finance required.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, excellent organization skills, ability to analyze financial statements and prior credit and collections experience is a must. 
  • Computer skills, including Excel spreadsheet software, Oracle experience preferred.
  • Must be a self starter with good follow-up ability.

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 HR Manager is both a strategic and hands-on role that provides full cycle Human Resources support to our WG Plant. The role is critical in executing our people initiatives, providing great internal customer support, and driving HR functional excellence and process improvement while maintaining the balance between the needs of the employee and the needs of the company. 

GENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • In partnership with the Plant Manager and the North America HR Director, develop maintain and deliver on a People Strategy for the West Groton Plant that addresses workforce planning, employee engagement and plant profitability.
  • Provide coaching and mentoring at the management level.
  • Defining and implementing strategic programs and processes for human resources activities; including employment, training, employee benefits, salary administration, leave administration, workers’ compensation, employee relations, performance management and employee records.
  • Provide strategic and tactical support in decisions regarding personnel changes, including hiring, promotion, suspension, and discharge. 
  • Assure company compliance with state/ federal wage-hour, EEOC, ADA and other regulations. Provide management and employee training on various HR topics and respond to questions regarding regulations, consulting legal counsel when necessary. 
  • Ensure compliance with labor agreements and work with union representatives and supervisors to resolve questions about contract interpretation. Play a lead role in local labor negotiations in conjunction with corporate HR. 
  • Provide resources and training to the leadership team in interpreting company policies as they affect employees. Investigate policy violations in an expedient, reasonable, and confidential manner.
  • Accurate and timely maintenance of employee records in H&V’s global Workday System and other systems as required.
  • Management, motivation and development of the Plant HR Team (currently 2 direct reports).

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, or related field. PHR/SPHR certification preferred.
  • 5-8 years human resources experience with specific human resources training. Manufacturing environment and union experience (specifically collective bargaining unit experience) preferred.

SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, ETC:

  • The ability to understand business goals and recommend new approaches, policies and procedures to effect continual improvements in business objectives, productivity and development of HR within the Plant.
  • A true hands-on approach as well as the ability to successfully monitor the "pulse" of the employees to ensure a high level of employee engagement.
  • Proven experience in implementation of HR programs.
  • Excellent skills related to written/verbal communication, team leadership, coaching, entrepreneurship, results orientation, strategic thinking, and influencing / persuasiveness.
  • Experience with a rapid and complex changing work environment. The ability to be comfortable with high volume workload and not be afraid to "roll up your sleeves"
  • Ability to effectively interact with and influence all levels and functions within company, elected officials, non-governmental organizations, and community leaders / representatives.
  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to deal with crisis and emergency situations.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite (e.g., Power Point, Excel and Word).

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 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, and production facilities.

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.
  • 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 and oversees their maintenance and calibration.
  • Formats computer spreadsheet programs and provides other computerized documentation of lab experiments and results.
  • Formulates standardized reports, as required.
  • Maintains laboratory notebook.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Associates degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Material Science or equivalent experience.  Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • 1‐5 years’ experience in a laboratory environment.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in math and science, with mechanical or chemical aptitude.

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.

 

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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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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