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Nordson Corporation PTFE Production Manager in Easton, Pennsylvania

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.\ \ Nordson MEDICAL designs, engineers and manufactures complex devices and components with applications in wound healing, surgical and minimally invasive, fluid management, pulmonology and interventional and structural heart. Our pioneering Advanced Polymers team was the first to manufacture and supply medical balloons to the medical device industry. Nordson MEDICAL works with doctors, start-ups and large medical companies around the world at any point in the product lifecycle, from concept to launch and beyond.\ \ Job Summary\ \ The PTFE Production Manager is responsible for successfully leading operations in the PTFE extrusion department. This position is also responsible for the day-to-day performance of the department, including resource planning and employee development. The PTFE Production Manager proactively pursues meeting all established corporate, divisional and site goals including those for safety, productivity, and continuous improvement.\ \ Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure compliance with all applicable safety requirements
  • Manage utilization of staff, equipment, and materials to meet quality, production, and P&L goals.
  • Provide daily coaching, oversight, training, and performance feedback to team to ensure all performance goals are achieved
  • Promote owner mindset and employee empowerment by ensuring that standardized work processes are established, followed and counter measures are implemented,
  • Facilitate NBS Next business model at the production floor level. Ensure production team are educated and actively engaged in applying NBS Next elements on the production floor.
  • Manage personnel in a manner that creates a positive environment, encourages initiative, and facilitates the attainment of employees\' full potential
  • Design, develop and implement cost saving initiatives on the production floor
  • Ensure compliance to all applicable QMS requirements
  • Participate in the in strategic and operating planning process at the site level
  • Create a culture of continuous improvement by encouraging participation among production team, communicating goals and initiatives, and providing regular follow up and feedback on progress
  • Communicate effectively with co-workers
  • Assist in the development of training and provide training to production personnel
  • Participate in Company technology planning and development activities
  • Perform assigned job functions in a manner that meets or exceeds specified quality standards and required productivity metrics for job assigned.
  • Coordinate with engineering team to ensure the timely and effective transfer of new product/processes
  • Other duties as assigned


\ Education and Experience Requirements


  • Bachelor\'s degree in related field
  • +7 years related extrusion experience; medical device & fluoropolymer preferred
  • +5 years of manufacturing leadership experience
  • Experience working collaboratively with cross-functional teams in a matrixed organization
  • Ability to understand a broad range of extrusion equipment functions.
  • Strong leadership skills demonstrated through prior experience and career progression

\ \ Skills and Abilities


  • Ability to build, lead and develop multidisciplinary production team
  • Objective-oriented, focused on driving initiatives and projects to completion
  • Ability to manage at all levels, communicate a clear and compelling vision and influence others to support timely achievement of initiativ s and goals
  • High level of passion and enthusiasm to lead customer centric service manufacturing team
  • Strong written and verbal two-way communication skills
  • Demonstrates professionalism, builds trust, and ensures Nordson meets its commitments
  • Forward thinking - identifies and anticipates issues and brings others along to proactively address
  • Approachable and relationship oriented
  • Ability to coach and develop others

\ \ Working Conditions and Physical Demands\ \ 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.\ \ Travel Required\ \ Minimal\ \ #LI-NS1\ \ 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.