Electronics & Instrumentation Technician I (Night Shift)

Facility:  Manufacturing

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?

We are hiring for multiple openings on Night Shift.  Level and salary evaluated based on experience.


Position Purpose

Improve systems & equipment reliability on assigned process, reduce system/equipment downtime on assigned process, & support operation of assigned process.



  • Follow all safety & environmental requirements in the performance of duties
  • Follow standard operating procedures (SOP) in performance of assigned duties
  • Support the development & establishment of maintenance procedures, maintenance plans & spare parts lists for processes assigned
  • Perform corrective & preventative maintenance on assigned process in a timely manner
  • Interpret mechanical & electrical specifications, drawings & other technical data sheets
  • Ensure all maintenance activities are correctly documented in SAP
  • Partner with process owners to actively improve performance & reliability of process equipment
  • Contribute to growth & development of the maintenance team by training fellow technicians in areas of expertise as well as learning new systems
  • Use Systematic Problem Solving (SPS) tools to establish root cause analysis & resolve equipment issues
  • Suggest practical changes or improvements to equipment & department work practices
  • Collaborate with responsible engineers & manufacturing personnel to troubleshoot equipment problems
  • Other accountabilities, as assigned


Required Qualifications

  • Associates Degree in relevant field or equivalent military/industry experience, which includes a thorough understanding of mechanical, electrical & control systems, or an equivalent combination of education & industry experience
  • Minimum one (1) year of relevant work experience
  • Demonstrates a systematic approach to problem solving & troubleshooting
  • Supports & actively participates in event response activities for the process
  • Documents problems & works to bring them rapidly to solution


Desired Qualifications

  • Knowledgeable in Process Areas listed above
  • Experience with automated records systems such as SAP/CMMS
  • Proficiency in reading schematics, wiring diagrams & other technical documents. Computer literacy
  • Ability to use necessary meters, signal generators, hart/trex devices, & other electronic diagnostic tools
  • Experience in planning/organizing work, managing execution, checking results & revising the work plan in accordance with the daily work plan


Physical & Other Requirements

  • Ability to lift up to 60 lbs. with assistance
  • Ability to work in confined spaces & near operating equipment
  • Occasionally works around odorous &/ hazardous materials. May be required to wear latex gloves
  • Ability to work hours necessary to support a 24/7 continuous manufacturing operation
  • Must be able to be on feet for up to 12 hours or longer, day or night
  • Corrected vision to 20/30
  • Ability to work in loud noise environments with hearing protection
  • Novo Nordisk is requiring all employees to be fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine by December 8, 2021. As required by applicable law, we will consider requests for reasonable accommodation for those unable to be vaccinated.

    If you will be submitting a religious or medical exemption, your request must be received by October 20, 2021. All requests for exemptions will be evaluated on an individual basis and will require documentation regarding the specific request.

  • For Medical Exemption requests, please contact Premise Health at 919-550-2200 ext. 2248 or via email at USCLNurse@PremiseHealth.com.
  • For Religious Exemption requests, please contact AskHR by calling 855-411-5290.
  • A member of People and Organization will be in touch with you after the review of your exemption request after the deadline mentioned above.

    If you have already been fully vaccinated, Premise Health will ask for your vaccine record during your pre-employment physical. If you have yet to be vaccinated, you will receive information on how to submit your record prior to the December 8th deadline on your first day of New Hire Orientation.


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.