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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 including14 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

Serves as site responsible electrical engineer, Subject Matter Expert (SME), & owner of the API-US site electrical system. Support the maintenance, operation, & improvement of all site electrical systems. Develop & maintain site electrical standards including operating procedures, single lines, panel schedules, & all other relevant documentation for compliance with Novo Nordisk standards, national codes & industry best engineering & safety practices. Lead & manage site or area electrical system improvement & expansion projects. Serve as SME on the site electrical distribution, power monitoring, & back up generation systems.


Senior Manager, Maintenance Support.

Essential Functions

• Evaluate electrical system designs & installations, products, components, capabilities, suitability & applications
• Work Directly with E&I Techs, Metrology, Automation, Electricians, Engineering Contractors, EHS, PMO and End Users.
• Work with Engineering partners to review project designs, help maintain E&I specifications for consistency across the site.
• Manage & execute electrical system distribution, maintenance, upgrades, modifications, & improvement projects
• Evaluate completed installations & observe operation to ensure conformance to design & equipment specifications & compliance with operational & safety standards
• Troubleshoot and diagnose electrical and instrumentation malfunctions
• Identify & manage service contracts for electrical system & other related equipment service contracts
• Maintain product & company reputation by complying with federal & state regulations
• Identify & support required EHS & regulatory safety training requirements & lead efforts to ensure compliance
• Maintain the Arc Flash/Selective Coordination/Load Flow Studies software
• Conduct system or equipment walk downs with respect to electrical design & installation
• Ensure identification of & collaboration regarding interfaces to other processes & support systems
• Participate in design work shops with engineering suppliers for any future projects
• Create, develop, & maintain system SOPs, maintenance plans, training plans, electrical diagrams, single lines, or other related electrical system documentation
• Facilitate knowledge transfer from projects to facilities & operations where applicable
• Maintain SME status by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, participating in professional societies
• Follow all safety & environmental requirements in the performance of duties
• Other accountabilities, as assigned

Physical Requirements

Moves equipment &/or supplies weighing up to 33 pounds within the facility using various body positions. Routinely operates & inspects manufacturing equipment using hands. Strap & unstrap pallets using hands. Must be able to be on your feet for up to a 12-hour shift. May require corrected vision to 20/20 or 20/25 based on role. May require color vision based on role. Occasionally ascends/descends a ladder. May be required to work at elevated heights. Occasionally works around odorous &/or hazardous materials. May be required to wear latex gloves. May perform critical job functions in extremely cold work environments depending on site. May position oneself within confined spaces for inspection if required of the role. Ability to work in loud noise environments with hearing protection. May be required to secure a motorized vehicle license & operate a motorized vehicle based on the role.


• Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related technical field of study from an accredited university or equivalent combination of education & experience required
• May consider an Associate’s Degree in Engineering Technology or related technical field of study from an accredited university with a minimum of seven (10) years of experience as electrical engineer in the fields of power generation, distribution, or manufacturing
• May consider a High School Diploma or equivalent with a minimum of nine (12) years of experience as electrical engineer in the fields of power generation, distribution, or manufacturing
• Minimum of eight (8) years of experience as electrical engineer in the fields of power generation, distribution, or manufacturing required
• Subject Matter Expert in Power Distribution Systems & Electrical Systems Design required
• Strong knowledge of U.S. Electrical Codes, Standards, Construction Methods & Laws required
• Expertise in performing electrical system design & engineering calculations required
• Proven ability to build strong working relationships; lead tasks & project teams, manage a continuously changing work environment, take initiative & drive implementation of projects without formal authority required
• Actively participate in team activities, support ideas/actions of others & uses appreciative feedback style to coach others in how to “make their idea even better” required
• Proven coaching skills required
• DeltaV Charm hardware installation experience preferred
• DeviceNet hardware design/installation preferred
• Instrumentation Knowledge, design/installation (Pharma and Chemical) preferred
• Hazard Area knowledge/understanding/design/installation preferred
• Conductor/Breaker Sizing experience preferred
• Distribution System experience preferred
• Rockwell/AB/Eaton MCC hardware design/installation experience preferred
• AB Drives & Starters experience preferred
• Backup Generation experience preferred

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.

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