We approach employee development as if it were a set of building blocks. The building blocks are the experiences, exposure and training that you receive throughout your career that will maximize your readiness for new and interesting opportunities. At the same time, our programs are developed to build a workforce that is approachable, innovative, agile, valuable and responsive — co-workers you can learn from and count on.
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Grow your knowledge and skills with LORD. Our generous tuition reimbursement ...
"Pursuit of an MBA, specifically a program with a global focus, was critical in helping me reach my career goals. The OneMBA program at UNC exceeded my expectations. The result for me was broadened business knowledge and significant career advancement along with lifelong business and personal relationships."
VP Finance and Treasurer
Expand your global awareness while impacting the growth of LORD business ...
"I was assigned to move to Europe, which was an amazing and very valuable experience in my life that helped me to get broader experience and take new responsibilities within LORD. This was a unique opportunity in my career allowing me to get a better understanding of European market dynamics and associated complexity of doing business among the different countries, which operate under a variety of different languages, specific regulations and so many business culture differences. I'm very glad to have been part of the team helping to strategize and to build a growing and successful organization in Europe."
Sr. HR Specialist
"My international experience has broadened my understanding of what is required to be a part of a global company. Communication, clarity and collaboration are some of the key aspects of being successful when managing various cultures. Unlike North America, where most people speak the English language, in Europe there are at least five other languages that you have to consider when doing business. The international experience is rich in opportunity and has afforded me the ability to shape my global view and share my North America experience and knowledge with others."
Interact with colleagues from different disciplines and cultures. Explore ...
"After 20+ years in the commodity industry, I was looking for new challenges in a specialty products company. I chose LORD because they employ diverse technologies to solve problems in diverse markets all over the world. It has been rewarding to work with people in technology, sales and marketing, and supply chain from five different continents to deliver solutions to our global customers. The people at LORD are as talented and skilled as any I have ever worked with, and I learn every day as a result of my assignments and interactions with my colleagues."
Director, Global Ops Strategy
"Working with diverse people offers employees a wide range of career opportunities. On a regular basis you will find yourself interacting with people from both the technical side as well as commercial side of the business, each with their own unique background."
"Working at LORD is progressive, stimulating, provides many opportunities, and has a diverse group of very talented people. It also has a culture where the safety, welfare and satisfaction of employees are core values."
Play a critical role in developing LORD employees to reach their full ...
"I started with LORD as a research engineer in our Cary, N.C., research center. I had the privilege of participating in the mentoring program proposed by LORD. I was mentored by our CEO and several of our VPs. This gave me the opportunity to learn from their experience and also voice my aspirations and ambitions. I was thus given opportunities to take responsibilities in Europe and Asia and then develop my career through a key business management position in Europe."
Value Stream Director
"Integrity Coaching helped me as a supervisor focus more on the potential and strengths of people. As a result of this training, I began employee coaching sessions aimed at helping the people who worked for me become more successful in achieving their own goals and objectives. The structure and frequency of these sessions positively impacted the level of job performance and job satisfaction for them – and so also for me."
"LORD Leadership Training has provided me with an opportunity to learn beyond the traditional textbook methods and apply proven skills to challenges that we face each day. All participants are encouraged to share their experience and learn from one another, which serves as both a teaching tool and a reinforcement of the culture at LORD. We have a consistent approach toward leadership within our organization that everyone, regardless of title, has the responsibility to positively influence others to achieve the desired outcome."
Manager, Business Development
Impact the forward direction of your work, the work of others and business processes ...
"The DMAIC process taught in the Green Belt training gives you tools to pull from to help justify if a project is worth dedicating resources, shows you where your projects should be focused, helps keep you on task, and ensures that a project is followed through in a controlled manor. Many of the tools that you learn about in the Green Belt training can also be used to help solve smaller day-to-day issues."
Sr. Manufacturing Engineer
"The Green Belt/Continuous Improvement training allows me to think critically, ask relevant questions and make decisions using statistically-based data. This ensures that the scientists/engineers in my group define the problem statement accurately, apply fact-based problem solving methodology, design and perform optimal experiments, and interpret the data correctly. This in turn allows us to be most efficient with our resources and produces optimal results, which is critically needed at this time with the number of high-priority projects and economic environment that we are facing."
Process R&D Manager
Build your skills and knowledge in business, interpersonal and specific LORD applications ...
“New products such as MRAP, HAL, active balancing and MR seat dampers are using different materials and processes than ever used before in the manufacturing environment. As the company grows, our employees need to stay abreast of the ever-changing technology issues, and the online training courses do a great job of providing this. ”
"My 37 years of experience does not mean I have all of the knowledge to do my job. We are challenged everyday to come up with innovative solutions to manufacturing engineering issues that arise. Using the online training courses is a great way to learn more about the solutions that are available here at LORD. I'm currently taking all of the epoxy classes offered as a way to learn more about these products and how we may use them in some of our products for the future. The ITAR training sites are also a great refresher tool when there is doubt as to what applies to our daily activities."
Experience challenging and interesting projects beyond your day-to-day work that broadens ...
"An interesting and challenging assignment that came my way following the purchase by LORD of the specialty rubber division of Henkel in 2006 was to set up a LORD entity in Turkey. We had a three-month period to choose a suitable logistics candidate, employ a LORD account manager for Turkey and keep the customers supplied with product."
Sales Manager, England
"During my career at LORD, I've had the opportunity to make significant contributions to, and even lead, several projects related to redesign of our supply chain processes. This work helped me build expertise in operations and helped me build skills in process design and management. More importantly, it has been also been very valuable in learning about our various businesses and how they operate, and it allowed me to work with a broad span of colleagues from manufacturing to sales and marketing. These experiences have been very helpful as I have moved on to other assignments such as my current role in product line management."
Value Stream Manager
Our employees are technically savvy. They continue to learn from subject matter experts ...
"It is a requirement that all technical employees are trained extensively to keep LORD up to date and competitive in the manufacturing world. LORD is a dedicated on-the-job training organization with several experienced members who are open and available to assist in getting all new employees to the next level. The same training is also available for any non-technical employees who just want to learn what is happening with the latest and greatest technology."
Sr. Quality Engineer