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Automation Engineer II

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. 
 
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 Diabetes Finished Products (DFP) 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 DFP, 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 DFP, 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.

This position is in SEMA SDD FP

 

Position Purpose

Improve reliability of the process control systems to meet current & projected customer, business & regulatory requirements through the following activities:

  • People Focus
  • Equipment Focus
  • Standards “Gatekeeper”

 

Accountabilities

  • Develop & implement plans to maintain & improve process control systems
  • Schedule & execute plans in coordination with manufacturing schedules
  • Operate as automation lead on projects that involve process control systems
  • Assist with developing & managing expense budgets for maintaining & improving process control systems
  • Develop & maintain automation standards, specifications & maintenance plans
  • Own self development & initiative to understand the site process control systems
  • Support audits & inspections as SME for process control systems
  • Coach & train colleagues & stakeholders in relevant areas
  • Utilize the appropriate cLEAN® tools within the main areas of Systematic Problem Solving, process improvement, & project management
  • Operate within compliance with a Quality Mindset that focuses on risk management & mitigation
  • Implement effective Change Management
  • Support Corporate, DFP, local IT, & local stakeholder initiatives & projects
  • Govern behavior based on the Novo Nordisk Way
  • Other accountabilities, as assigned

 

Required Qualifications

  • BA/BS in engineering/related field or equivalent (experience + education)
  • 5-8+ years engineering experience in process-based manufacturing, utility, &/or packaging systems

 

Desired Qualifications

  • Knowledgeable in the following: PLC, SCADA, MES, Oracle, MS SQL
  • Proven expertise, (e.g. project management) in planning/organization & project execution, follow-up, & completion

 

Physical & Other Requirements

  • Ability to work in confined spaces & near operating equipment
  • Ability to work in loud noise environments
  • Ability to travel internationally
  • Ability to work hours necessary to support production & maintenance activities

 

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.

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.