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Automation Engineer II

Employer
Novo Nordisk
Location
Clayton, NC
Start date
Apr 19, 2024

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Discipline
Engineering, Automation Engineer
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
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Job Details

About the Department

At Novo Nordisk, we are helping to improve the quality of life for millions of people worldwide. 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 newer Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) facility in Clayton, NC sits on 825,000 square-feet of state-of-the-art equipment, and houses the Fermentation, Recovery and Purification in the production of ingredients for Novo Nordisk’s innovative oral products.  At API, 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 
  • 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

Support successful design & implementation of automation for process or utility systems. Provide input, review & approve design & requirement specifications. Secure proper & efficient implementation & qualification. Support production & other stakeholders. Improve reliability of the process control systems to meet current & projected customer, business & regulatory requirements through the following activities: activities: people focus, equipment focus & standards "Gatekeeper."

 

Relationships

Manager, Automation Engineering.

 

Essential Functions

  • Lead troubleshooting for automation-related downtime
  • Develop & manage plans to maintain & improve process control systems
  • Support & manage implementation of system & interfaces
  • Support & manage corporate, product supply, DFP, site, stakeholders & departmental initiatives/projects
  • Schedule & execute plans in coordination with production schedules
  • Drive technical clarifications with suppliers & internal stakeholders
  • Operate as automation lead or resource on projects that involve process control systems
  • Own self development & initiative to understand the site process control systems
  • Adhere to the automation standards & establish new automation standards when necessary
  • Support audits & inspections
  • Function as a subject matter expert (SME) for assigned areas/technologies
  • Coach & train colleagues & stakeholders in relevant areas/develop training material when necessary
  • Utilize the appropriate cLEAN® tools when relevant
  • Manage assignments within compliance with a quality mindset that focuses on risk management & mitigation
  • Ensure quality of system adhere to company standards
  • Adhere to the change management standards
  • Other accountabilities, as assigned
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    Physical Requirements

    May move equipment &/or supplies weighing up to 33 pounds within the facility using various body positions. May be required to be on your feet for up to a 12-hour shift. May required corrected vision to 20/20 or 20/25 based on role. May require color vision based on role. May require the ability to work in loud noise environments with hearing protections.

     

    Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering/related field or equivalent combination of experience & education required
  • Minimum five (5) years of Engineering experience in process-based manufacturing, utility, &/or packaging systems required
  • Experience troubleshooting automation & control systems & batch processes preferred
  • Experience working in a pharmaceutical manufacturing environment preferred
  • Knowledgeable in SCADA (i.e. iFix, Ignition, FactoryTalk), PLC & HMI (Rockwell/AB, Siemens, etc.), historian/data collections, Oracle, MS SQL preferred
  • Programming & configuration of PCS or DCS systems preferred
  • Proven expertise (e.g. project management) in planning/organization & project execution, follow-up & completion preferred
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    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.

    Company

    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 novonordisk.com.

    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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    Phone
    617-612-6200
    Location
    75 Hayden Avenue
    Lexington
    MA
    02421
    US

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