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Process Engineer III - Recovery Job

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 two pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities in Clayton, NC.

Working at our Diabetes Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (DAPI) manufacturing facility

Your Groundbreaking Journey

To help meet the growing demand for our treatments, Novo Nordisk expects to double production of diabetes and obesity drugs over the next decade. We are currently building a new 825,000 sq. ft diabetes Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) plant in Clayton, NC next to our existing “fill and finish” manufacturing facility. Our new $2 billion API facility is expected to be operational in 2020, with 700 full-time employees responsible for the fermentation, recovery and purification of insulin and GLP1 ingredients. This once in a life-time career opportunity is ideal for pharmaceutical manufacturing professionals who not only understand the operational complexities of manufacturing but also have the desire and drive to help us design, build and validate our processes. Here, you will work with the best manufacturing professionals in the industry, while learning and taking part in the plant design.

Position Purpose: Ensure successful ramp-up of Recovery processes. Process expert role in developing the project. Primary tasks: provide input, review & approve design & requirement documents; provide input, review & approve technical specifications.


  • Overall validation responsible within area.
  • Support development of design & requirement specifications documents.
  • Ensure quality of equipment & processes.
  • Creation of Recovery process risk assessment documents, such as Requirement Risk Assessments (RRA’s).
  • Participation in the creation of a project cGMP Statement.
  • Creation & participation in QRM risk assessments, such as Closed-Process, Cross-Contamination, Contamination & Facility flows.
  • Input & review to Process FMECA’s for Recovery.
  • Participation in design work shops with engineering suppliers.
  • Input & review of Process Module Diagrams, & Process Flow Diagrams.
  • Input & review of Process Scheduling & Capacity Calculations.
  • Support package in maintaining schedule adherence.
  • Ensure coordination & collaboration between project & other site stakeholders.
  • Gathering & ensure knowledge transfer to project from DK sponsor site.
  • Other duties or tasks as assigned.

Requires Qualifications:

  • BA/BS in engineering or related field. MA/MS/PhD preferred.
  • Knowledgeable in the following systems: Instrument & Electrical, Mechanical, Control/SCADA/PLCs, Process Improvement Methodologies, Root Cause Analysis (RCA), Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM).

Desired/Preferred Qualifications:

  • 8+ years engineering experience in maintenance, design, process improvement, cLEAN® 2 Star or Six Sigma Green Belt certification.
  • 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 Requirements:

  • Ability to work in & around an active construction site during project phase.
  • Ability to move throughout the facility in the performance of duties in proximity to process equipment & areas.
  • Ability to work hours necessary to support production & maintenance activities.
  • Ability to travel locally & internationally as necessary.
  • Ability to work in confined spaces & near operating equipment.
  • Ability to work in noisy environments with hearing protection.

The sourcing period for this role will end 28 June 2019

Life-Changing Careers with Novo Nordisk

With a local presence for more than 25 years, Novo Nordisk is one of the largest employers in Johnston County, with over 1,200 highly-skilled and dedicated employees working in Clayton and a diverse, global workforce of more than 40,000.

We aspire to operate in a socially responsible way, and we are committed to offering a healthy and engaging workplace. Our Clayton manufacturing facilities have been honored as a FORTUNE 100 Best Places to Work For 10 years in a row. Other recent employer honors include the ISPE Company of the Year, the Triangle Business Journal Healthiest Employers in the Triangle and the NC Department of Labor 2 Million Hour Safety Award. Approximately 19% of our Clayton employees are veterans, and we offer year-round opportunities to give back to the community. If you’re looking for a life-changing career with real impact, join our team and help us defeat diabetes, obesity and other chronic diseases.

At this time, Novo Nordisk is not currently hiring individuals for this position who now or in the future would require sponsorship for employment visa status.

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.

Requisition ID: 60041BR
State/Provinces: Clayton
Job Category: Engineering

Process Engineer III - Recovery Job

Clayton, NC
Full Time

Published on 06/29/2019