HAZMAT Control Operator

Facility:  Manufacturing

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

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 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)


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.