HAZMAT Control Operator

Facility:  Manufacturing

Clayton, NC, US

About the Department

At Novo Nordisk, we want to make a difference. For more than 95 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. Help us bring quality to life. 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 drugs over the next decade and are currently building a new 825,000 sq. ft diabetes Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) plant in Clayton, NC next to our existing “fill and finish” manufacturing facility. Our new $2 billion API facility is expected to be operational in 2020, with 700 full-time employees responsible for the fermentation, recovery and purification of insulin and GLP1 ingredients. This once in a life-time career opportunity is ideal for pharmaceutical manufacturing professionals who not only understand the operational complexities of manufacturing but also have the desire and drive to help us build, validate, and run our processes. Here, you will work with the best manufacturing professionals in the industry. Are you ready to make a difference?


Position Purpose

Perform all aspects of truck & bulk liquid unloading to support all operations at DAPI-US facility, including Raw Materials & Solvents, Utilities, Purification, Fermentation, Recovery & Warehouse operations. As part of a high performing work team, ensure bulk liquid (including solvents & raw materials) is delivered into DAPI-US systems throughout the tank farm, utility belt & production receiving areas. Additionally, perform duties in SAP/ERP Inventory Control, including material put-away.



  • Loading & unloading product from trucks, tankers & ISO Containers
  • Operating pumps & valves; blending & mixing chemicals & products as needed during offloads
  • Handling, labelling & storage of all hazardous materials
  • Handling, labelling & storage of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) non-hazardous materials
  • Process material handling operations for hazardous materials in drum, pallet & IBC configurations
  • Ensure all material movements are performed timely & accurately in SAP/ERP
  • Visual & PH inspection on rainwater prior to pumping out containment areas on an as needed basis
  • Perform weekly PH probe calibrations utilizing MES/DeltaV
  • Replace solvent & boundary filters, based on planned maintenance schedules maintained in SAP
  • Partner with warehouse sampling operations in completion of tasks as appropriate
  • Daily inspections of the equipment used in offloading chemicals & materials
  • Adhering to all plant health, safety & environmental guidelines, policies & procedures
  • Keeping work area clean throughout shift
  • Maintain up to date training status


Required Qualifications

  • High school diploma
  • Basic math skills, including knowledge of metric system
  • Ability to read, write legibly & understand all department documentation
  • Ability to drive non-CDL box truck or similar vehicle for movement of materials on site


Desired Qualifications

  • HAZWOPER certification and/or relevant training
  • Associates degree
  • Minimum of five (5) years of truck/bulk liquid unloading or warehousing or equivalent, preferably in a Regulatory Inspected Facility, GMP warehouse or pharmaceutical industry
  • Computer competencies required, including basic Microsoft knowledge: Outlook & Word
  • Knowledge of SAP/ERP to include entry level Warehouse tasks
  • Good written & verbal communication skills
  • Training or experience demonstrating an understanding of risks inherent to processing, handling & storage of hazardous materials
  • Ability to operate stand-up & sit-down forklifts after applicable training & maintain appropriate licensure
  • Good organizational skills. Ability to execute a work plan & adapt to changes in schedule rapidly. Self-motivated & able to work with little direct supervision


Physical & Other Requirements

  • Able to move equipment and/or supplies weighing up to 50 pounds within the facility
  • Able to routinely operate & inspect equipment using hands. Able to remain in a stationary position up to 50% of the time
  • Able to constantly position oneself to transfer materials within manufacturing environment
  • Able to frequently move about the facility to access other personnel & operational areas
  • Corrected vision to 20/30 and/or ability to pass vision screening assessment necessary to procure motorized vehicle license
  • Able to ascend/descend a ladder to service equipment. Able to work atop elevated positions at heights
  • Able to secure/maintain a motorized vehicle license to operate Novo Nordisk owned equipment, as needed
  • Able to work around odorous and/or hazardous materials
  • Able to perform critical job functions in extremely cold (-23C) work environments
  • Able to work within confined spaces for inspection, repair & maintenance of equipment
  • Able to work in loud noise environments with hearing protection. Able to work in outdoor weather conditions
  • Ability to wear a respirator to perform job duties (may be required to be clean shaven to pass a medical clearance for respiratory protection use)


Novo Nordisk is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.


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.