Application Engineer II-MES

Facility:  Engineering

Clayton, NC, US

About the Department

At Novo Nordisk, we are helping to improve the quality of life for millions of people worldwide. For nearly 100 years, we have led the way in diabetes care. As a result, our employees embark on life-changing careers with opportunities for mobility and growth within a global organization. At Novo Nordisk, you will work with the best manufacturing professionals in the industry.


Our new Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) facility houses the Fermentation, Recovery and Purification in the production of ingredients for Novo Nordisk’s innovative oral products. Are you ready to help make what matters? Then, we are ready for you!


Position Purpose: Support successful design & implementation of the MES system.  Provide input, review & approve system configuration & documentation.  Ensure design & configuration of recipes, workflows & batch reports.



  • Support development of design & requirement specifications.
  • Drive technical clarifications with suppliers & internal stakeholder.
  • Support implementation of system & interfaces.
  • Ensure system configuration including but not limited to recipes, workflows, equipment, materials, user access, interface, etc.
  • Support technology track lead.
  • Ensure quality of system adhere to company standards.
  • Input & review of quality risk assessments, regarding IT system set up.
  • Support process control integration tasks.
  • Develop & maintain standards, specs, operation & maintenance plans.
  • Coach & train relevant employees.
  • Participation in design work shops with engineering suppliers.
  • Support track in maintaining schedule adherence.
  • Ensure coordination & collaboration between project & other stakeholders.
  • Develop operational setup.
  • Utilize the appropriate cLEAN® tools when relevant.
  • Manage assignments within compliance with a quality mindset that focuses on risk management & mitigation.
  • Ensure the quality of systems adhere to company standards.
  • Adhere to the change management standards.
  • Govern behavior based on the Novo Nordisk Way.

Other accountabilities, as assigned.

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.


Novo Nordisk requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to the first date of employment. As required by applicable law, Novo Nordisk will consider requests for reasonable accommodation.


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