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Process Engineer

About the Department

Site New Hampshire, located in West Lebanon, is where Novo Nordisk’s life-saving treatments are brought to life. Our manufacturing facility produces a global supply of our hemophilia and growth hormone product lines, as well as our next generation of cutting-edge medications. It’s not your average production site – it’s a tight-knit, supportive community working together to contribute to a better tomorrow for our patients. Ethics and quality are held in the highest regard, and a patient-focused mindset guides everything we do. We’re looking for individuals who are self-starters with a strong work ethic to join our team. At Novo Nordisk, you will find opportunities, resources and mentorship to grow and build your career. Are you ready to realize your potential?



Key Responsibilities

We are looking for a Process Engineer with experience specing out, installing, and maintaining pharmaceutical process equipment. This person will be responsible for the maintenance, validation, design and implementation of manufacturing processes, instrumentation and equipment start-ups from the laboratory through manufacturing scale. This individual provides expertise in cell culture, purification, freeze drying, formulation, powder processing, engineering, design, and scale-up.



Main Job Tasks

  • Leads process and equipment troubleshooting to support deviations, corrective actions and related issues
  • Coordinate fabrication, procurement, installation, engineering start-up, and validation activities of new equipment and systems, including documentation of IQ/OQ protocols, test executions, and summary reports
  • Participate in the development and implementation of procedural or automation improvement changes
  • Participate in design and hazard reviews of plant expansions or process changes and serving as the technical point of contact or user representative for contractor services including design, fabrication, installation and validation
  • Point person for process improvement activities; including performing or authoring equipment specifications, user and functional requirements specifications, and necessary Factory Accpetance Test (FAT) and Site Acceptance Test (SAT) protocols
  • Initiate and manage projects, tracking spending of budgets, creating scope of work, justification, risk assessments, cost estimates, implementing purchase order requisitions, and controlling payment schedules
  • Regular supervision of contractor or intern reports including mentoring, performance reviews, project and support advice as well as troubleshooting for the more complicated issues found in the manufacturing environment
  • Performs all job duties and responsibilities in a compliant and ethical manner and in accordance with all applicable healthcare laws, regulations and industry codes
  • Incorporates the Novo Nordisk Way and 10 Essentials in all activities and interactions with others
  • Incorporates the Novo Nordisk Way and 10 Essentials in all activities and interactions with others


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities and Experience


Requires a Bachelors/Masters/PhD degree (or equivalent experience) in engineering or related discipline.



A minimum of six (6) years related experience. Prefer medium to large scale pharmaceutical or biotechnology process experience.


Skills & Abilities

  • Normally receives no instructions on routine work, general instructions on new assignments
  • Knowledge of Automation, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), Compliance, and Regulatory requirements is essential
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work in a high-paced team-oriented environment


Physical Requirements and Working Environment

  • The ability to climb. stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach, stand, and walk
  • The ability to push, pull, lift, finger, feel, and grasp
  • The ability to speak, listen, and understand verbal and written communication
  • Repetition including substantial movement of wrists, hands, and or fingers
  • Lifting up to 33lbs/15kg of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects
  • Visual acuity to perform close activities such as: reading, writing, and analyzing; and visual inspection
  • The working environment includes a variety of physical conditions including: noise, inside and outside conditions, working in narrow aisles, and temperature changes; atmospheric conditions including: odors, fumes, and dust
  • Local and International Travel: 0-10%


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.

Process Engineer

Lebanon, NH
Full Time

Published on 06/11/2020