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Automation Engineer I-II MES

Facility:  Engineering
Location: 

Clayton, NC, US

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. Working at our Diabetes Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (DAPI) manufacturing facility, you will help meet the growing demand for our treatments. Novo Nordisk expects to double production of diabetes and obesity products over the next decade; we have recently completed construction of a 825,000 sq. ft diabetes Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) plant in Clayton, NC. Our new API facility houses the fermentation, recovery and purification of GLP1 ingredients for Novo Nordisk’s innovative oral products. Here, you will work with the best manufacturing professionals in the industry. Are you ready for a life-changing career?
 

Position Purpose

Support successful design & implementation of automation for process or utility systems. Provide input, review & approve design & requirement specifications. Secure proper & efficient implementation & qualification. Support production & other stakeholders. Improve reliability of the process control systems to meet current & projected customer, business & regulatory requirements by focusing on people & equipment while being the gatekeeper of our defined standards.

 

Accountabilities

  • Support troubleshooting during process downtime
  • Support, develop & manage plans to maintain & improve process control systems
  • Support & manage implementation of systems & interfaces
  • Support & manage Corporate, Product Supply, DAPI, site, stakeholder & departmental initiatives/projects
  • Support technical clarifications with suppliers & internal stakeholders
  • Operate as automation resource on projects that involve process control systems
  • Adhere to automation standards
  • Coach & train colleagues & stakeholders in relevant areas/develop training material when necessary
  • Utilize the appropriate cLEAN® tools when relevant to solve problems or improve processes
  • Manage assignments within compliance with a Quality Mindset that focuses on risk management & mitigation
  • Ensure quality of systems adhere to company standards
  • Adhere to Change Management standards

 

Required Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree in computer science/engineering/related field, equivalent combination of experience & education
  • Minimum of two (2) years of engineering experience in process-based manufacturing (API, formulation, etc.), utility and/or packaging systems

 

Desired Qualifications

  • Knowledgeable in troubleshooting (systematic problem solving) automated/IT system issues, including interfaces & hardware components
  • Knowledgeable in the following: PLC (Rockwell), HMI, PCS/DCS (DeltaV preferred), Historian (OSI PI preferred), SCADA systems, MES (Syncade, etc.) preferred, MS SQL preferred
  • Understanding of programming & configuring PLCs, PCS or DCS systems
  • Proven expertise in planning/organization & project execution.  Strong in following up on results & revising the work plan for complex problems being resolved by cross functional teams

 

Physical & Other Requirements

  • Occasionally moves equipment and/or supplies weighing up to 50 pounds within the facility
  • Routinely operates & inspects manufacturing equipment using hands
  • Must be able to be on feet for up to a 12-hour shift
  • Constantly positions oneself to transfer materials within manufacturing environment
  • Frequently moves about building(s) to access other personnel & operational areas
  • Corrected vision to 20/30 and/or ability to pass vision screening assessment necessary to procure motorized vehicle license
  • Occasionally ascends/descends a ladder to access service equipment. Works atop elevated positions at heights
  • Occasionally required to secure a motorized vehicle license & operate a motorized vehicle
  • Occasionally works around odorous &/or hazardous materials
  • Occasionally performs critical job functions in extremely cold work environments
  • Occasionally positions oneself within confined spaces for inspection, repair & maintenance of equipment
  • Able to work in loud noise environments with hearing protection
  • Able to work in an open office environment with the possibility of frequent distraction
  • Able to work the hours necessary to support a 24/7 continuous manufacturing operation
  • Novo Nordisk requires all employees to be fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine by December 8, 2021.  As required by applicable law, Novo Nordisk will consider requests for reasonable accommodation for those unable to be vaccinated. You will be required to upload an image of your COVID-19 vaccine card at the time of hire and/or on your first day of employment.

 

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.

Millions rely on us 
At Novo Nordisk, we don’t wait for change. We drive change. 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. Working at Novo Nordisk is working toward something bigger than ourselves, and it’s a collective effort. Novo Nordisk relies on the joint potential and collaboration of its more than 40,000 employees to change the lives for the better for millions of patients living with diabetes and other chronic diseases. Together, we go further. 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.