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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 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

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: people focus, equipment focus & standards “Gatekeeper.”


Manager, Automation Engineering.

Essential Functions

• Develop & manage plans to maintain & improve process control systems
• Support & manage implementation of systems & interfaces
• Support & manage corporate, product supply, DFP, stakeholder & departmental initiatives/projects
• Schedule & execute plans in coordination with manufacturing schedules
• Operate as automation lead on projects that involve process control systems
• Assist with developing & managing 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
• Adhere to the automation standards & establish new automation standards when necessary
• Lead the site in establishing automation direction & strategy (hardware & software standards)
• Lead troubleshooting for automation-related downtime
• Function as a subject matter expert (SME) for assigned areas/technologies
• Support audits & inspections as SME for process control systems
• Demonstrate a thorough understanding of stakeholder management
• Coach & train colleagues & stakeholders in relevant areas/develop training material when necessary
• Utilize the appropriate cLEAN® tools when relevant
• Manage assignments with a quality mindset that focuses on risk management & mitigation
• Ensure the quality of systems adheres to company standards; adhere to change management standards
• Other accountabilities, as assigned

Physical Requirements

Moves equipment &/or supplies weighing up to 33 pounds within the facility using various body positions. Ability to do close precision work with their hands. Must be able to remain in a stationary position (sitting and standing) 50% of the time. May required corrected vision to 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.


• BA/BS in engineering/related field or equivalent combination of experience & education required
• Minimum ten (10) years of engineering experience in process-based manufacturing, utility &/or packaging systems required
• Experience troubleshooting automation & control systems & batch processes required
• Experience working in a pharmaceutical manufacturing environment required
• Knowledgeable in SCADA (i.e. iFix, Ignition, FactoryTalk), PLC & HMI (Rockwell/AB, Siemens, etc.), historian/data collections required
• Programming & configuration of process control systems required
• Windows based operating systems & associated applications required
• System interfacing & integration & user access management required
• Virtual machines/environments (preferably VMWare) preferred
• Knowledgeable in Oracle, MS SQL preferred
• IT competencies to an understanding level: domain, networking, firewall, group policies/permissions, system backup & restore preferred
• Knowledgeable in MES (PAS-X, etc.); MS SQL, databases preferred
• Proven expertise in planning/organization & project execution required
• Strong in following up on results & revising work plans 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.

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