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Manufacturing Operator II - OFP

About the Department
At Novo Nordisk, we want to make a difference. For more than 95 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.


Help us bring quality to life. We are currently seeking top talent for our new OFP tableting facility located in Durham, NC.



Position Purpose

Efficiently, effectively & safely clean, setup & operate manufacturing equipment to achieve production goals, while adhering to applicable Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) & Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).




  • Work in a safe & environmentally responsible manner
  • Setup, operate, monitor & control equipment, systems & processes
  • Clean & sanitize manufacturing, filling & packaging rooms & equipment per SOPs
  • Execute production schedule to achieve production goals
  • Handle labeling & components correctly; transferring, counting, FIFO, returns, etc.
  • Actively participate in & support event response
  • Review & author SOPs & other documents as required
  • Identify, report & resolve quality issues
  • Execute &/or assist during equipment maintenance, including restoration of lost function, predictive & preventative maintenance
  • Train fellow employees in areas of expertise & aggressively learn systems & equipment outside of own expertise. (With the appropriate experience & skill level.)
  • Record/review production data in BPR & associated forms
  • Other accountabilities, as assigned


  • High school graduate or equivalent (required)
  • AA/AS/AAS degree in a relevant technical field preferred
  • BioWork graduate desired

Operator I Minimum Requirements

  • One (1) year of experience in a manufacturing industry. (required)
  • Food & Drug Administration (FDA) regulated industry & solid dose manufacturing experience preferred

Operator II Minimum Requirements

  • Five (5) years of experience in a manufacturing industry. (required)
  • Three (3) years of FDA regulated industry & solid dose manufacturing experience. (required)

Operator III Minimum Requirements

  • Eight (8) years of experience in a manufacturing industry. (required)
  • Five (5) years of FDA regulated industry & solid dose manufacturing experience. (required)

Technical/Process/Functional Knowledge
Operator I Minimum Requirements

  • Ability to read, write & understand complicated product documentation & standard operating procedures with attention to detail
  • Computer literacy
  • Some basic mechanical skills

Operator II Minimum Requirements

  • Demonstrated ability to train new hires on processes & technical requirements (SOPs). (required)
  • Demonstrated proficiency in three (3) or more or processes listed in the Process Alignment list above
  • Demonstrated experience in executing equipment troubleshooting, including restoration of lost function & maintenance

Operator III Minimum Requirements

  • Demonstrated experience in leading equipment troubleshooting, including restoration of lost function & maintenance. (required)
  • Demonstrated ability to train & mentor team members on processes & technical requirements (SOPs). (required)

Physical Requirements

  • Occasionally moves equipment &/or supplies weighing up to 50 pounds within the facility using various body positions
  • Routinely operates & inspects manufacturing equipment using hands
  • Ability to be on feet for up to a 12-hour shift
  • 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
  • Ability to work in loud noise environments with hearing protection
  • May be required to work for short periods of time with respiratory protection


Novo Nordisk is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.


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.

Manufacturing Operator II - OFP

Durham, NC
Full Time

Published on 01/27/2020