Career Opportunities

Value Stream Leader



Georgia, USA
Posted on Friday, May 31, 2024

Collaboration drives Nordson’s success as a market leader in Industrial Precision Solutions and Advanced Technology. Our employees thrive in an environment where we help each other reach our personal best and enable our company to continuously improve and grow, and our customers to succeed. You will find Nordson employees sharing our success by giving back in the communities around the world where we live and work.

Job Summary

Direct, lead, and coordinate manufacturing employees, and related operations activities. Responsible for meeting customer demand, while maintaining quality, safety, and lowest cost. Participate in developing and leading lean initiatives to improve the value stream.

    Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

    • Plan operations and methods, utilization of skills and man-hours, material and work flow to assure timely production and quality standards.
    • Perform planning functions for standard production materials and other commodities to support production schedules. Will develop planning strategies.
    • Organize and assign work; instruct, guide and otherwise assist employees in the performance of their work
    • Maintain Operational efficiency data to drive continuous improvement in the value stream.
    • Work on shop floor in cell as required.
    • Provide information as requested to Engineering, Manufacturing Services, Customer Service, Sales, etc.
    • Participate in Company programs, e.g. communications, apprenticeship and job training, vacation schedules, job evaluation, employee appraisal, wage administration etc.
    • Enforce the use of safety devices and equipment, supervise departmental housekeeping and maintain constant alert for hazardous conditions.
    • Maintain an adequately skilled work force consistent with planning requirements and work levels.
    • Maintain conformance with Company work rules and regulations, issue warnings for violations and administer approved disciplinary measures when necessary.
    • Perform any other duties as assigned.

    Education and Experience Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business, or related Operational field
    • Equivalent two to five year's related industrial/leadership experience.
    • Minimum 2 years relevant experience. Supervisory experience is a plus.

    Skills and Abilities

    • Familiar with Microsoft Office software such as Excel, Word and PowerPoint
    • Knowledge of SAP/Materials management software tools
    • Ability to read engineering prints and interpret test specifications
    • Effectively communicate appropriate policies and procedures.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Highly self-motivated and directed.
    • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
    • Expert problem solver. Ability to analyze and improve processes in a wide variety of functional areas.
    • Uses knowledge gained through prior experience, education, training to resolve issues and remove project barriers.
    • Drive for results.
    • Motivates team while constantly driving towards key milestones.
    • Maintains constant awareness of deliverables; keeps team focused on short and long-term milestones.

    Working Conditions and Physical Demands

    Office environment. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Noise level is usually moderate.

    Physical Demands: The position will require a proven record of high performance, accountability, and reliability in a leadership role. This leader directs and controls all elements of the production network, operating within the capital and operating budget at the highest levels of service. A constant focus on customer service and cost excellence is critical for success. Operational experience is a must.

    Travel Required


    Nordson Corporation provides equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees. No person is to be discriminated against in any aspect of the employment relationship due to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, citizenship status, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of our pre-employment drug screening and background/criminal check, consistent with applicable laws.Third party recruiters and agencies should not contact employees of Nordson or its subsidiaries directly. Any resumes sent to a hiring manager or submitted to Nordson employees are considered unsolicited and property of Nordson. Nordson will not pay a placement fee unless the agency or recruiter has a signed contract with Nordson’s Human Resources department in advance of submitting a candidate for consideration. Verbal and written approvals will not be considered a valid contract for service.