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Maintenance Optimization Area Specialist

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

Coach, support & develop all necessary technical competencies of shift personnel in order to support successful execution of processes.



  • Improve MTTR for all production lines by
    • Owning & improving organization & clarity of parts & functional locations in SAP
    • Improving MWDs, FITs & other Maintenance Standards
  • Improving MTBF for all production lines by
    • Reviewing unplanned maintenance & improving Maintenance Plans
    • Moving Maintenance Culture towards Condition Based & Predictive Maintenance
    • Driving Planned Maintenance efficiency through MN Boards, MRP & Maintenance Review
  • Reduce Maintenance Cost by
    • Acting as Site Liaison for OEM including Parts Complaints, ASL agreements, coordinating with other sites & monthly meetings
    • Improving Stakeholder Relations with Production Teams, Maintenance Planning, Reliability & Metrology by utilizing the NN Way
  • Other accountabilities, as assigned


Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of seven (7) years of maintenance leadership experience in manufacturing, or equivalent industry/military experience
  • Experience creating/improving FIT/MWDs


Desired Qualifications

  • BA/BS in technical field or industry equivalent experience
  • Experience driving process improvements/design using systematic methodologies. LEAN & Six Sigma strongly preferred
  • Knowledgeable in one or more of the following high-speed, automated systems: Filling, Formulation, Inspection, Assembly & Packaging
  • Able to develop & manage action plans to achieve targets


Physical & Other Requirements

  • Ability to work 12-hour shifts or longer, day or night
  • Ability to attain clean room gowning certification & work with hazardous materials including sanitants. (Aseptic Production)
  • Ability to achieve core gown certification. (Aseptic Production)
  • Ability to work hours necessary to support shift production
  • Ability to travel internationally


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.


Novo Nordisk requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to the first date of employment. As required by applicable law, Novo Nordisk will consider requests for reasonable accommodation.


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.

Maintenance Optimization Area Specialist

Clayton, NC

Published on 08/05/2022

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