Instructional Designer

The Instructional Designer designs and develops instructional material and programs that support company technical products. Demonstrates and utilizes effective needs analysis, project management, course development, and evaluation skills.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collaborates with key business partners to review learning and performance needs, and conducts needs, content and learner analysis to translate opportunities into learning and skill building solutions.
  • Designs and develops end-to-end learning solutions based on analysis and conducts content/material review sessions with internal groups as needed.
  • Design and develop learning content using a variety of delivery methods including web-based and mobile applications.
  • Develops creative programs and design concepts that meet the business objectives of the organization.
  • Create comprehensive assessments methods and content to measure learning results.
  • Prepare comprehensive reporting on learning results, analyze and take action as needed to improve.
  • Simultaneously manages multiple projects of varying scope and complexity to ensure project timelines, learning objectives, and budgets are met.
  • Interact with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to develop learning objectives and ensure that the proposed content and delivery format supports those objectives and is appropriate for the intended audience.
  • Develop learning scorecards.
  • Create learning scorecards for projects.
  • Select appropriate instructional media to address training needs.
  • Prepare internal trainers to facilitate training events.
  • Maintain training content for existing programs to ensure it meets the on-going learning needs.
  • Adapt instructional materials for multiple formats.
  • Design and manage the Training SharePoint website.
  • Facilitate/lead training courses as needed.
  • Maintain in-depth and up-to-date knowledge of the workplace learning and performance field.
  • Continuously work to improve training content and processes.
  • Work collaboratively with training team members.
  • Manage special projects as required.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Instructional Design, Business, IT, Adult Education, Human Resources or related field required.
  • At least 3 years of broad-based experience in designing corporate learning instructional materials, effective delivery methods, technical documentation, script writing.
  • Exceptional computer skills, including a minimum of 3 years of experience with instructional design tools (Adobe Acrobat Professional, Captivate, etc.) and MS Office.
  • 3 plus years of proven experience developing web based and mobile training content.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading classroom and virtual training courses.
  • Demonstrated experience using virtual meeting software (GoTo Meeting, Live Meeting, etc.).
  • Demonstrated experience in leading classroom and virtual training courses.
  • Experience with uPerform, InfoPak, or SAP productivity pack authoring tools a plus.
  • Video on demand development experience a plus.
  • Knowledge of SAP or other ERP software a plus.

Skills and Abilities

  • Proven skill with Instructional Design Methodology (e.g. ADDIE, SAM).
  • Keen ability to assess situations/risks, perform root cause analysis and resolve problems in a timely manner.
  • Excellent project management skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and work collaboratively as well as independently in a dynamic and entrepreneurial environment.
  • Ability to design and develop multi-media and interactive learning content that align with the course and program objectives.
  • Experience capturing, editing, and preparing instructional video for online delivery.
  • Ability to take complex information and make it understandable for a wide range of audiences.
  • Organized, effective and self-motivated.
  • May lead and direct the work of others.
  • Strong web based and mobile development skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills to effectively communicate with all levels within the organization.
  • Excellent organizational skills including the ability to coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously and adapt to changing conditions.
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • Ability to analyze training issues, recommend, plan, and execute improvement actions.
  • Tech-savvy and familiarity with emerging technology and industry-related trends.
  • Creative thinking.
  • Must be able to demonstrate instructional deliverable proficiency through examples of prior work.

Working Environment 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.

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, disability, citizenship status, marital status, veteran status or any other reason prohibited by law.

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