Process Engineer - Black Utilities API

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

The purpose of this position is to contribute to the establishment of all black utilities systems for the DAPI-US facility. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: writing/reviewing specification; design reviews; equipment installation; commissioning & qualifications; SOP development; maintenance development & training; management of cost, quality & schedule within area of responsibility; establishing & maintaining positive working relationship with internal & external engineering team & stakeholders. All activities are aligned with Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) program requirements.



  • Create & maintain system specifications for black utilities
  • Support all design, installation, commissioning, qualification, training activities for black utilities
  • Provide additional technical support to project team as required
  • Adhere to all Quality & environmental regulations within area of responsibility
  • Support technical development of Facilities Technicians after handover to LOB
  • Continuous process improvement using cLEAN® concepts
  • Maintain & establish standards for procedures & maintenance plans
  • All safety & environmental requirements in the performance of duties


Required Qualifications

BA/BS in mechanical, electrical or chemical engineering or equivalent combination of education & experience.


Desired Qualifications

  • 2-5+ years engineering experience in a manufacturing facility
  • Knowledge & experience in the operations, maintenance, & design of cGMP utilities as well as working in a regulated environment (FDA, cGMP, OSHA)
  • Knowledgeable in black utilities system to include: chilled water, plant steam, compressed air, vacuum, waste water management
  • Knowledgeable in clean utilities system to include: process water, clean steam, process air, vacuum, cryogenic storage
  • Ability to read/review design drawings (CAD) with a basic understanding of P&ID, HVAC, & Electrical systems
  • Understanding of technical documents such as URS, SAT, FAT, Validation Protocols
  • Understanding of complicated product documentation & standard operating procedures with attention to high-level concepts
  • Computer literacy with associated systems
  • Proven expertise in planning/organization/execution of project & maintenance activities, following up on results
  • Revising the work plan for complex problems being resolved by cross functional teams


Physical & Other Requirements

  • Requires ability to move throughout the facility in the performance of duties in proximity of process equipment & areas
  • Ability to work hours necessary & according to customer needs
  • Domestic & International travel as required


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.