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Automation Engineer II - Site Capacity (Multiple Openings)

Novo Nordisk
Clayton, NC
Start date
Sep 19, 2023

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About the Department

At Novo Nordisk, we want to make a difference. For more than 100 years, we have led the way in diabetes care. Being part of Novo Nordisk allows our employees to embark on life-changing careers, and the opportunity to help improve the quality of life for millions of people around the world.


In NC, we operate three pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities that are responsible for fulfilling different steps in our injectable and oral treatment supply chains.  Our legacy Injectable Finished Products (IFP) facility in Clayton, NC is a 457,000 square foot aseptic "fill and finish" site that is responsible for producing innovative, injectable diabetes and obesity treatments. At IFP, you’ll join a global network of manufacturing professionals who are passionate about what they do.


What we offer you:

  • Leading pay and annual performance bonus for all positions
  • All employees enjoy generous paid time off including 14 paid holidays
  • Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance – effective day one
  • Guaranteed 8% 401K contribution plus individual company match option
  • Family Focused Benefits including 12 weeks paid parental & 6 weeks paid family medical leave
  • Free access to Novo Nordisk-marketed pharmaceutical products
  • Tuition Assistance – reimbursement up to $10,000 annually 
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Employee Referral Awards


At Novo Nordisk, you will find opportunities, resources, and mentorship to help grow and build your career.  Are you ready to realize your potential?  Join Team Novo Nordisk and help us make what matters.


Position Purpose

Responsible for ensuring new processes & equipment are compliant with line of business & compliant with global standards. Incumbent would participate in local & global team to ensure new equipment & processes are designed to meet URS & IFA designed by Novo Nordisk ensuring the equipment will be ready for install & qualification as well as successful ramp up of equipment.  Improve reliability of the process control systems to meet current & projected customer, business & regulatory requirements through the following activities: People Focus, Equipment Focus and Standards “Gatekeeper”.



  • Work with local & global project team to ensure design of process is compliant with local & global standards
  • Develop interface agreements & align requirements with equipment vendors
  • Develop & implement plans to maintain & improve process control systems
  • Schedule & execute plans in coordination with manufacturing schedules
  • Assist with developing & managing expense budgets for maintaining & improving process control systems
  • Develop & maintain automation standards, specifications & maintenance plans
  • Own self development & initiative to understand the site process control systems
  • Support audits & inspections as SME for process control systems
  • Coach & train colleagues & stakeholders in relevant areas
  • Utilize the appropriate cLEAN® tools within the main areas of Systematic Problem Solving, process improvement, & project management
  • Operate within compliance with a quality mindset that focuses on risk management & mitigation
  • Implement effective change management
  • Support Corporate, DFP, local IT, & local stakeholder initiatives & projects
  • Other accountabilities, as assigned


Required Qualifications

  • BA/BS in engineering/related field or, or equivalent combination of education & experience
  • Minimum of five (5) years engineering experience in process-based manufacturing, utility, &/or packaging systems


Desired Qualifications

  • Knowledgeable in the following:
  • PLC
  • MES
  • Oracle
  • MS SQL
  • Proven expertise, (e.g., project management) in planning/organization & project execution, follow-up, & completion

    Physical & Other Requirements

    • Occasionally moves equipment &/or supplies weighing up to 33 pounds within the facility using various body positions
    • Ability to lift objects that are up to 40 lbs. with assistance
    • Corrected Vision to 20/30
    • Occasionally ascends/descends a ladder to service equipment & can work atop elevated positions
    • Occasionally works around odorous &/or hazardous materials. May be required to wear latex gloves
    • Occasionally positions self within confined spaces for inspection, repair & maintenance of equipment
    • Ability to work in loud noise environments with hearing protection
    • Ability to work hours necessary to support production & / or maintenance activities
    • Ability to work the hours necessary to support a 24/7 continuous manufacturing operation
    • Ability to travel internationally, as requested (up to 10%)


    We commit to an inclusive recruitment process and equality of opportunity for all our job applicants.


    At Novo Nordisk we recognize that it is no longer good enough to aspire to be the best company in the world. We need to aspire to be the best company for the world and we know that this is only possible with talented employees with diverse perspectives, backgrounds and cultures. We are therefore committed to creating an inclusive culture that celebrates the diversity of our employees, the patients we serve and communities we operate in. Together, we’re life changing.


    Novo Nordisk is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by local, state or federal laws, rules or regulations.


    If you are interested in applying to Novo Nordisk and need special assistance or an accommodation to apply, please call us at 1-855-411-5290. This contact is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.


    Novo Nordisk is a leading global healthcare company, founded in 1923 and headquartered in Denmark. Our purpose is to drive change to defeat diabetes and other serious chronic diseases such as obesity and rare blood and endocrine disorders. We do so by pioneering scientific breakthroughs, expanding access to our medicines, and working to prevent and ultimately cure disease. Novo Nordisk employs about 54,400 people in 80 countries and markets its products in around 170 countries. For more information visit

    Our US Research & Development hub, located in the Greater Boston area, brings together the best talent to drive life science innovation. Located in Lexington, Watertown and Cambridge, our teams reflect the full scope of R&D, from early research through late-stage clinical development. We are building for the future by creating a distinct R&D community based on collaboration, partnerships, and cutting-edge research across multiple modalities and therapeutic areas. We recognize that improving human health starts here and that patients rely on us. By combining the speed and agility of biotech with the quality, resources, and stability of a large pharmaceutical company, our US R&D hub will benefit from the best of both worlds to develop new medicines that meet the needs of patients.


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