DeltaV System Administrator (Associate/I/II/III/Senior)

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 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 through the following activities: People Focus, Equipment Focus & Standards “Gatekeeper”.



  • Develop & manage plans to maintain & improve process control systems
  • Support & manage implementation of systems & interfaces
  • Support & manage Corporate, Product Supply, DAPI, stakeholder & departmental initiatives/projects
  • Schedule & execute plans in coordination with manufacturing schedules
  • Operate as automation lead on projects that involve process control systems
  • Assist with developing & managing 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
  • Adhere to the automation standards & establish new automation standards when necessary
  • Lead the site in establishing automation direction & strategy (hardware & software standards)
  • Lead troubleshooting for automation-related downtime
  • Function as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for assigned areas/technologies
  • Support audits & inspections as SME for process control systems
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of stakeholder management
  • Coach & train colleagues & stakeholders in relevant areas/develop training material when necessary
  • Utilize the appropriate cLEAN® tools when relevant
  • Manage assignments with a Quality Mindset that focuses on risk management & mitigation
  • Ensure the quality of systems adheres to company standards; adhere to change management standards
  • Govern behavior based on the Novo Nordisk Way
  • Other accountabilities, as assigned


Required Qualifications

  • BA/BS in engineering/related field, or an equivalent combination of education & experience
  • Minimum of twelve (12) years of engineering experience in process-based manufacturing (API, formulation, etc.), utility and/or packaging systems. Troubleshooting automation & control systems & Batch processes. Pharmaceutical industry experience (GMP)
  • Knowledgeable in the following: DeltaV, PLC & HMI (Rockwell/AB), Historian/data collections
  • Programming & configuration of DeltaV
  • Windows based operating systems and associated applications
  • System interfacing and integration
  • User access management
  • Proven expertise in planning/organization & project execution. Strong in following up on results & revising work plans


Desired Qualifications

  • DeltaV system configuration and IT setup
  • Virtual Machines/Environments (preferably VMWare)
  • Knowledgeable in the following: OSI PI Historian
  • IT competencies to an understanding level: Domain, Networking, Firewall, Group policies/permissions, System backup & restore
  • Knowledgeable in the following: MES (Syncade, etc.); MS SQL, Databases, Batch reporting


Physical & Other Requirements

  • Occasionally moves equipment and/or supplies weighing up to 50 pounds within the facility using various body positions
  • Routinely operates & inspects manufacturing equipment using hands. Ability to be on feet for up to a 12-hour shift
  • Occasionally ascends/descends a ladder to service equipment & can work atop elevated positions
  • Ability to work in confined spaces & near operating equipment. Corrected vision to 20/30
  • Occasionally works around odorous and/or hazardous materials. May be required to wear latex gloves
  • Ability to work in loud noise environments with hearing protection. May be required to work for short periods of time with respiratory protection
  • Ability to travel internationally, if necessary. Ability to work in an open office environment with the possibility of frequent distraction
  • Ability to work the hours necessary to support a 24/7 continuous manufacturing operation


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.


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.