Facilities Maintenance Technician I

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

Facilities Maintenance Technicians support & improve all facility maintenance efforts including preventive/predictive maintenance efforts, repairs, troubleshooting & new equipment installation. They execute & improve preventative & predictive maintenance for facilities & utility equipment. Additionally, they support & participate in plant shutdown activities for facilities & utility equipment & participate in systematic problem solving.



  • Problem solving using SPS tools
  • Perform corrective & preventative maintenance on systems & equipment
  • Operate, monitor & control equipment, systems & processes assigned
  • Review SOPs & PMs documentation & others as required
  • Support & implementation of System/Equipment reliability improvement projects
  • Train fellow employees in areas of expertise & aggressively learn systems & equipment outside of own expertise
  • Follow all safety & environmental requirements in the performance of duties
  • Participation in plant Shutdown planning & execution
  • Growth & development of the Facility Maintenance Team
  • Assure that all Maintenance activities are documented in SAP & communicated in the shift turnover reports
  • Actively use the Daily Standard Work Tool to account for the day to day activities
  • Other accountabilities, as assigned


Required Qualifications

Minimum of three (3) years of relevant work experience.


Desired Qualifications

  • AA/AS/AAS in relevant field and/or certification/license/qualified in ONE of the listed processes in the “Process Alignment” section & industrial training, which includes a thorough understanding of Refrigeration, HVAC, Mechanical, Electrical & Control Systems
  • Knowledgeable in the following systems: Refrigeration Systems, Compressed Air, HVAC Systems, High Pressure/Low Pressure Steam, Clean/Purified Steam, WFI Systems, RO/WFI Pre-treatment, Chill Water Systems, BMS (Building Management System) & Instrumentation & Electrical systems
  • Ability & experience with automated records systems such as SAP, schematics, wiring diagrams & other engendered documentations
  • Proven expertise in planning/organizing, managing execution, checking results & revising the work plan in accordance with the daily work plan


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
  • Corrected vision to 20/30
  • Occasionally ascends/descends a ladder to access service equipment & can work atop elevated positions
  • Occasionally works around odorous and/or hazardous materials
  • May be required to wear latex gloves
  • Occasionally performs critical job functions in extremely cold work environments
  • Occasionally positions self within confined spaces for inspection, repair & maintenance of equipment
  • Able to work in loud noise environments with hearing protection
  • Occasionally works in outdoor weather conditions
  • Able to pass a driving exam for powered industrial trucks


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.