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Maintenance Planner - OFP

Novo Nordisk
Durham, NC
Start date
Nov 20, 2023

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Quality, Quality Assurance
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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About the Department

For more than 100 years, Novo Nordisk has been tackling the unmet medical needs of people living with serious chronic diseases, such as diabetes & obesity. 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 Emerging Technologies - Oral Finished Products facility in Durham, NC is a 194,000 square foot tableting and packaging facility that supports the production of our innovative oral treatments for patients with type 2 diabetes. OFP maintains a curious and pioneering spirit, harmonious with our growing pipeline of new products and emerging technologies.


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.


The Position

Assist with the development of a reliability-based maintenance strategy, based on preventive & predictive maintenance. Plan & coordinate maintenance jobs & projects.



Reports to Manager, Fac, Util, Sys Equip (FUSE).


Essential Functions

  • Maintain SAP master data & maintenance plans for assigned processes
  • Prepare PM work packages for maintenance technicians to include required documents, parts & specialized tools
  • Process confirmation of PMs
  • Work with logistics & operations to schedule planned maintenance activities
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of preventive maintenance tasks & frequencies
  • Identify opportunities for continuous improvement in maintenance tactics & strategies
  • Review work orders to identify recurring failures
  • Supports & actively participates in event response activities for the process. Documents problems & works to bring them rapidly to solution
  • Document review to include Non-Conformity (NC) support, Change Request (CR) support & SOP review
  • Participation in plant Closedown Team planning & execution
  • Follow all safety & environmental requirements in the performance of duties
  • Other accountabilities, as assigned

    Physical Requirements

    Ability to work in an open office environment with the possibility of frequent distraction. Ability to travel up to 10% of the time. (% can change on a case by case basis based on the role.)



  • Associate’s degree in related field from an accredited university or equivalent industrial, military, or vocational training required
  • Minimum of three (3) years maintenance experience required, preferably in a(pharmaceutical environment
  • Knowledge required in at least one of the following systems required:  compressed air, steam, chilled water, pharmaceutical utilities, fermentation, sterilization, water purification & packaging
  • Excellent maintenance craft skills preferred       
  • Knowledgeable in fundamentals of reliability excellence preferred
  • Excellent computer skills preferred to include SAP & Microsoft applications (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
  • Ability to demonstrate a systematic approach to problem solving & troubleshooting required
  • Ability to think critically & sequentially with proven time management skills & attention to detail required
  • Demonstrable experience with the planning of maintenance activities preferred
  • Excellent communication skills required

    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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