Electrical Engineer

Facility:  Engineering

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 Injectable Finished Products (IFP) 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 IFP, 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 IFP, 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.


Position Purpose

Serves as site responsible electrical engineer, SME, & owner of the DFP-US site electrical system.  Support the maintenance, operation, & improvement of all site electrical systems. Develop & maintain site electrical standards including operating procedures, single lines, panel schedules, & all other relevant documentation for compliance with Novo Nordisk standards, national codes & industry best engineering & safety practices. Lead & manage site or area electrical system improvement & expansion projects. Serve as SME (subject matter expert) on the site electrical distribution, power monitoring, & back up generation systems.



  • Evaluates electrical system designs & installations, products, components, capabilities, suitability & applications
  • Manages & executes electrical system distribution, maintenance, upgrades, modifications, & improvement projects
  • Evaluates completed installations & observes operation to ensure conformance to design & equipment specifications & compliance with operational & safety standards
  • Identify & manages service contracts for electrical system & other related equipment service contracts
  • Maintains product & company reputation by complying with federal & state regulations
  • Identify & support required EHS & regulatory safety training requirements & leads efforts to ensure compliance
  • Maintain the Arc Flash/Selective Coordination/Load Flow Studies software
  • Conducts system or equipment walk downs with respect to electrical design & installation
  • Ensures identification of & collaboration regarding interfaces to other processes & support systems
  • Participates in design work shops with engineering suppliers for any future projects
  • Create, develop, & maintain system SOPs, maintenance plans, training plans, electrical diagrams, single lines, or other related electrical system documentation
  • Facilitate knowledge transfer from projects to facilities & operations where applicable
  • Maintains SME status by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, participating in professional societies
  • Other accountabilities, as assigned


Required Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree in electrical engineering or related technical field, or equivalent combination of experience & education
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of experience as electrical engineer in the fields of power generation, distribution, or manufacturing
  • Acknowledged Subject Matter Expert in Power Distribution Systems, & Electrical Systems Design
  • Strong knowledge of U.S. Electrical Codes, Standards, Construction Methods & Laws
  • Expertise in performing electrical system design & engineering calculations


Desired Qualifications

  • Proven ability to establish & maintain networks
  • Facilitate processes that encourage cross organizational knowledge sharing


Physical & Other Requirements

  • Occasionally moves equipment &/or supplies weighing up to 33 pounds within the facility
  • Routinely operates & inspects manufacturing equipment using hands
  • Must be ability to be on feet for up to a 12-hour shift
  • Constantly positions oneself to transfer materials within manufacturing environment
  • Frequently moves about building(s) to access other personnel & operational areas
  • Corrected vision to 20/30 &/or ability to pass vision screening assessment necessary to procure motorized vehicle license
  • Occasionally ascends/descends a ladder to access service equipment. Works atop elevated positions at heights
  • Occasionally required to secure a motorized vehicle license & operate a motorized vehicle
  • Occasionally works around odorous &/or hazardous materials
  • Occasionally performs critical job functions in extremely cold work environments
  • Occasionally positions oneself within confined spaces for inspection, repair & maintenance of equipment
  • Ability to work in loud noise environments with hearing protection
  • 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
  • Novo Nordisk requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine prior to the first date of employment. 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


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.