Support Technician for Chemistry Pilot Plant

Category:  Manufacturing

Bagsværd, Capital Region of Denmark, DK


Do you have the courage for a steep learning curve, both professionally and personally in collaboration with a strong team? Are you a technician with strong process and validation skills, eager to take on the responsibility for keeping our operational equipment running? Are you ready to be a part of the rapid development within providing production support and driving systematic problem solving? Do you have a curious mindset, do you take initiative, and have a ‘can do’ attitude? If so, Let’s go!

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The Position
As our new colleague your most prestigious job is to support the API production in the pilot plant conducted under GMP requirements. Our days are dynamic, they vary, and we are flexible as we are both working on scheduled projects and unplanned task to ensure that the production can run smoothly. 

You will be part of a support team with approximately 10 dedicated and talented colleagues. Our primary tasks are within implementation and validation of equipment as well as optimizations and finding the right solutions for the API production. We handle change requests, deviations, validation protocols, reports, and solves bigger and smaller optimization projects across the department.

As almost every production is a new project in the department all tasks must be solved cross-functionally with colleagues both within and outside of the department. The complexity of your tasks will increase with your experience.


You have a technical background combined with an interest in production equipment.  

The ideal candidate has:
•    Preferably 2-3 years of experience within pharmaceutical industries 
•    Great process and technical skills within operation of systems, building and construction, installation, and operational verification.
•    Experience with the LEAN way of working/mindset.
•    It is an advantage, but not necessary with GMP knowledge.  


As our new colleague it is essential that you are a team player, as the force of the team is collaboration. However, you must also be able to work independently with your tasks. With your ‘can do’ attitude, your drive, and flexibility you take responsibility of your tasks. You know how to organise and plan your work and you thrive in an environment where you continuously need to prioritise and make new decisions.  

About the department
The job is within Novo Nordisk, CMC Development and Scaling; Chemistry Pilot Plant in Bagsværd, Denmark. In the department you will find around 45 highly skilled colleagues divided in three teams that takes care of Synthetic Chemistry, Purification and Support. In Chemistry Pilot Plant we are responsible for production of API (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient) to clinical studies, where chemical synthesis, chromatographic purification and spray drying is a part of the production. 


Working at Novo Nordisk
At Novo Nordisk, we don’t wait for change. We drive it. We’re a dynamic company in an even more dynamic industry, and we know that what got us to where we are today is not necessarily what will make us successful in the future. We embrace the spirit of experimentation, striving for excellence without fixating on perfection. We never shy away from opportunities to develop, we seize them. From research and development, through to manufacturing, marketing, and sales – we’re all working to move the needle on patient care.


If you have any questions feel free to contact Associate Manager Sofia Egeskjold Rousinger;



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.