Automation Technician I - Days

Facility:  Digital & IT

Clayton, NC, US

About the Department

At Novo Nordisk, we want to make a difference. For more than 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 NC, we operate three pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities that are responsible for fulfilling different steps in our injectable and oral treatment supply chains.  Our legacy Injectable Finished Products (IFP) facility in Clayton, NC is a 457,000 square foot aseptic "fill and finish" site that is responsible for producing innovative, injectable diabetes and obesity treatments. At IFP, you’ll join a global network of manufacturing professionals who are passionate about what they do.


What we offer you:

  • Leading pay and annual performance bonus for all positions
  • All employees enjoy generous paid time off including 14 paid holidays
  • Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance – effective day one
  • Guaranteed 8% 401K contribution plus individual company match option
  • Family Focused Benefits including 12 weeks paid parental & 6 weeks paid family medical leave
  • Free access to Novo Nordisk-marketed pharmaceutical products
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Employee Referral Awards


At Novo Nordisk, you will find opportunities, resources, and mentorship to help grow and build your career.  Are you ready to realize your potential?  Join Team Novo Nordisk and help us make what matters.


The Position

Assist in the operation, maintenance & system management of process control systems. Assist in managing the uptime & availability of the process control systems throughout the site & various facilities.



Reports to Manager.


Essential Functions

  • Support troubleshooting during process downtime
  • Inspect, troubleshoot & repair control system hardware
  • Perform routine, preventative & predictive maintenance
  • Assist in the development of maintenance procedures
  • Support control system equipment installations
  • Assist in managing control system hardware inventory
  • Support plans to maintain & improve process control systems
  • Support technical clarifications with suppliers & internal stakeholders
  • Own self-development & self-initiative to understand the site process control systems
  • Adhere to automation/IT standards and maintain training readiness
  • 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
  • Follow all current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMPs) & ensures that product is manufactured according to procedure
  • Follow all safety & environmental requirements in the performance of duties
  • Other accountabilities, as assigned


Physical Requirements

Moves equipment &/or supplies weighing up to 33 pounds within the facility using various body positions. Routinely operates & inspects manufacturing equipment using hands. Strap & unstrap pallets using hands. Must be able to be on your feet for up to a 12-hour shift. May require corrected vision to 20/20 or 20/25 based on role. May require color vision based on role. Occasionally ascends/descends a ladder. May be required to work at elevated heights. Occasionally works around odorous &/or hazardous materials. May be required to wear latex gloves. May perform critical job functions in extremely cold work environments depending on site. May position oneself within confined spaces for inspection if required of the role. Ability to work in loud noise environments with hearing protection. May be required to secure a motorized vehicle license & operate a motorized vehicle based on the role.



  • Associate’s degree in Electronics, Computers, Engineering or a relevant field of study from an accredited university required
  • Minimum of one (1) year of automated/process control system experience required
  • Knowledgeable in supporting & maintaining process control systems preferred
  • Knowledgeable in using Microsoft Office (specifically Outlook, Excel, Word & PowerPoint) preferred
  • Knowledgeable at troubleshooting (systematic problem solving) automated/IT system issues, including interfaces & hardware components preferred
  • Knowledgeable in the following: PLC (Rockwell, Siemens), HMI, PCS/DCS (DeltaV, iFix ), Historian (OSI PI, iBatch ), SCADA systems, MES (Syncade, PAS-X ) , MS SQL preferredAble to troubleshoot PLCs, process control &/or distributed control systems at an entry level
  • Basic understanding of process control systems for Pharmaceutical, Biotech, Food, Cosmetic, Beverage or relevant work preferred
  • Excellent organizational & planning skills; Familiar with project management methodology preferred


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.


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.