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Process 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

Support development and install of new equipment and process for Aseptic and Finished production to meet future business and regulatory requirements thru the following activities:  Improve system & equipment reliability for the core processes to meet all customer, business & regulatory requirements through the following activities: People Focus, Process Focus, Equipment Focus and Standards “Gatekeeper”.



  • Development of new equipment and processes for our Aseptic and Finished Production areas
  • Coaching & mentoring engineering & maintenance technicians
  • Support technical development of process and standards of the process
  • Employ advanced cLEAN® tools within the main areas of problem solving, project & change management
  • Work closely with global team and vendors in technical design and development of equipment
  • Responsible for install and qualification of new equipment and processes as part of the engineering team
  • Work closely with global team in development of the new equipment and/or pilot processes
  • Maintain & establish standards for procedures & maintenance plans
  • Acts as Diabetes Finished Products (DFP) technology network team member for their process
  • Other accountabilities, as assigned


Required Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree in engineering, business, related technical field, or equivalent combination of education & relevant experience


Desired Qualifications

  • Minimum of five (5) years engineering experience in maintenance, design, & process improvement
  • cLean® 2 Star or Six Sigma Green Belt certification
  • Knowledgeable in the following systems:
    • Instrument & Electrical, Mechanical, Control/SCADA/PLCs, Process Improvement Methodologies, Root Cause Analysis (RCA), Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM)
  • Proven expertise in planning/organization/execution of maintenance activities, following up on results
  • Revising the work plan for complex problems being resolved by cross functional teams


Physical & Other Requirements

  • Occasionally moves equipment &/or supplies weighing up to 33 pounds within the facility using various body positions
  • Routinely operates & inspects manufacturing equipment using hands
  • Must be able 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 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 a 24/7 continuous manufacturing operation
  • Ability to work in an open office environment with the possibility of frequent distraction
  • Ability to travel internationally (up to 20%)
  • Ability to adjust schedule to work with colleagues in other international time zones


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.

Process Engineer II - Site Capacity

Clayton, NC

Published on 05/20/2023

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