Automation Engineering Technician - Night Shift

Facility:  Engineering

Clayton, NC, US

About the Department

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.  Our filling and finishing facility (DFP) is a 457,000 square foot aseptic "fill and finish" manufacturing facility located in Clayton, NC and employs more than 850 people. The facility is part of a global network of manufacturing sites responsible for several key steps in the diabetes treatment manufacturing process, including sterile formulation, filling, inspection, device assembly and packaging. Producing medicines is a special responsibility. Our employees are passionate about what they do, knowing that their work makes a difference to millions of people who rely on our products every day. Are you ready to make a difference?

Position Purpose

Assist in the operation, maintenance & administration of automated control systems. Responsible for the working condition of the equipment control systems throughout the facility.



  • Inspect, troubleshoot & repair mechanical, electrical & / or electronic equipment including PLCs
  • Performs routine, preventative & predictive maintenance
  • Participates in equipment rebuild & upgrades
  • Assist in the development of maintenance procedures, preventative, routine & predictive work instructions, training & troubleshooting manuals, validation documents, protocols & corrective / preventative actions
  • Participate in equipment installations & relocations
  • Provides timely notification to management of any discrepancy that has a direct or indirect impact on product quality
  • Provides superior customer service
  • Interacts with equipment & service vendors for troubleshooting, installation, improving reliability & /or efficiency purposes
  • Initiates purchase order for parts, test tools, equipment, etc. to maintain an adequate inventory
  • Follows safe working practices while performing assigned duties. Identifies reports & may recommend corrective action for any unsafe conditions to a supervisor, or department manager. Adheres to safety procedures including, but not limited to wearing product specific Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) requirements, safety glasses, lock out, confine space & other company policies & procedures
  • Follows all cGMPs & ensures that product is manufactured according to procedure & current Good Manufacturing Practices
  • Maintains training readiness
  • Other accountabilities as assigned


Required Education

AA/AS/AAS in mechanical/electronics or equivalent experience.


Required Experience

  • Minimum 5 years IT/Automation or mechanical experience
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office


Technical/Process/Functional Knowledge

  • 2+ years’ experience with PLC, HMI, SCADA platforms such as Allen Bradley, Siemens, RSView, & Intellution
  • 2+ years of maintenance experience in support of production operations is required
  • Experience in Pharmaceutical, Biotech, Food, Cosmetic, Beverage or relevant work is preferred
  • Must have a basic understanding of various types of equipment found in the manufacturing area, which includes, but not limited to formulation, filling, inspection, packaging, component prep, etc.
  • PLC, process control &/or distributed control system experience is required
  • Employee must be flexible to work overtime &/or different shifts as business needs dictate
  • Knowledge of Computerized Calibration Management System a plus



  • Familiar with project management methodology
  • Excellent organizational & planning skills


Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to frequently lift &/or move up to 50 pounds
  • Commitment to work hours necessary to support continuous operations


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.