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Application Engineer II - Site Capacity

About the Department
At Novo Nordisk, we want to make a difference. For nearly 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 Clayton, NC, we now operate two adjacent pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities that are responsible for fulfilling different steps in our injectable and oral treatment supply chains. 


Our Clayton, NC Injectable Finished Products (IFP) facility is a 457,000 square foot aseptic "fill and finish" site that is responsible for producing innovative, injectable diabetes and obesity treatments. When you work at IFP, you’ll join a global network of manufacturing professionals focused on several key, final production processes, including sterile formulation, filling, inspection, device assembly and packaging.


At IFP, our employees are passionate about what they do, knowing their work makes a difference to millions of people who rely on our products every day. After all, producing medicines is a special responsibility.


Join Team Novo Nordisk and help us make what matters.


Position Purpose

Responsible for ensuring new processes are consistent with line of business operation & compliant with global standards. Incumbent would participate in local & global team to develop systems used to ensure new lines & processes are operational, including successful ramp-up of the new processes.  Candidate will support the design and implementation of the MES system.  They will provide input, review, and approve system configuration and documentation. Candidates will ensure design and configuration of recipes, workflows, and batch reports.  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”



  • Work primarily with project team & corporate to ensure design of applications for new processes & equipment
  • Act as a liaison ensuring application understanding & managing continuous improvement initiatives
  • Present initiatives & information accurately & explain industry jargon in a clear manner for customers
  • Support the identification of application requirements through relationship building & effective stakeholder management
  • Gather information about stakeholders’ needs/process gaps & develop/implement action plans that support the production goals
  • Provides input to product feature enhancements & process improvements
  • Provide resolutions to system related issues & discrepancies
  • Coordinate & oversee software upgrades & releases to applicable systems
  • Coach & train colleagues & stakeholders in relevant areas
  • Schedule & execute plans in coordination with manufacturing schedules
  • Support projects that involve specified application solutions
  • Maintain process application standards, specifications & maintenance plans
  • Own self development & initiative to understand the site process control systems
  • Support audits & inspections as SME for specified process applications
  • 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

BS in IT/Engineering/related field, or equivalent combination of education & experience.


Desired Qualifications

  • Minimum of five or more (5+) years IT or engineering experience in process-based manufacturing, utility, &/or packaging systems
  • Knowledgeable in the following applications or technologies: Manufacturing Execution Systems (i.e. PAS-X, POInT, PLC, SCADA)
  • 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.

Application Engineer II - Site Capacity

Clayton, NC

Published on 09/09/2023

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