Internship - Maintenance Execution

Facility:  General Management and Administration
Location: 

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!

 

The Program

At Novo Nordisk, interns will have the opportunity to kick-start their careers by working closely with experienced industry professionals and gaining valuable, hands-on, full-time work experience. For eleven weeks, beginning May 22nd, interns will be immersed in the environment of a global pharmaceutical company and contribute to the line of business by providing sustainable and meaningful project work. Our internship program also includes instructor led trainings, career presentations by senior leadership, and a guided mentorship program to offer professional and personal development.

 

In addition to individual department responsibilities, interns will participate in the Innovation in Action Case Competition. Assigned to cross-functional teams, interns will work closely to develop an innovative and comprehensive solution to a business problem currently facing Novo Nordisk. At the conclusion of the program, teams will present their findings to a board of top Novo Nordisk officials representing the various lines of business. Interns will also be presenting their internship projects to managers and directors within each site at the conclusion of their internship.

 

Position Purpose

The Maintenance Execution Intern will learn transferrable skills to aid in their professional and academic career. There will be small projects to complete that will aid with creating standards, process confirmations, and process improvements. The intern will shadow trained professionals in the field and complete hands on work within this position.

 

Accountabilities

  • Conduct research, gather, and analyze data, prepare and/or review documents, reports and/or presentations
  • Learn and support relevant processes, standards, and policies
  • Learn the practical application of cLEAN (LEAN) practices in a manufacturing context, including participating in and assisting with systematic problem solving
  • Work with, observe, assist and/or collaborate with and learn from Subject Matter Experts (SMEs)
  • Apply and adhere to all Standard Operating Processes (SOPs), policies and environmental, health and safety requirements
  • Support and learn processes, activities, relevant standards as assigned
  • Meet and network with other interns
  • Participate in team meetings
  • Complete assigned trainings

 

Qualifications

  • Must be currently enrolled at an accredited college or university pursuing a Associates or Bachelor’s degree in Maintenance, Engineering, Reliability, or a related discipline preferred
  • Conscientious self-starter with good organizational skills, project management skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to balance multiple projects and priorities, must be able to multi-task
  • Strong interpersonal communication and ability to collaborate with teams; must effectively operate independently, across functional lines, and with internal customers
  • Demonstrated personal initiative, self-motivation, flexibility, adaptability, and willingness to learn
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Tools including Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • At this time, Novo Nordisk is not currently hiring individuals for this position who now or in the future would require sponsorship for employment visa status

 

Physical Requirements

  • 0-5% overnight travel required
  • Depending upon area of assignment:
    • If assigned to a manufacturing area, you must have the ability to work in confined spaces, near operating equipment, and work in loud noise environments with hearing protection
    • If assigned to a support or office role, you must have the ability to work in an open office environment with extensive use of a computer keyboard, and frequent use of a telephone
  • May occasionally move equipment and/or supplied weighing up to 33 pounds within the facility using various body positions
  • May require corrected vision to 20/30

 

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.