Maintenance Scheduler I - API

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

  • Project Phase: Assist with development of systems, processes & procedures needed to build a best in class reliability-centered maintenance & metrology organization
  • Operations Phase: Interface between maintenance, metrology, planning & production scheduling to schedule calibration & planned maintenance & metrology tasks & ensure completion of work



  • Create & manage master weekly schedule of work to be performed by maintenance & metrology
  • Work with logistics & operations to ensure maintenance/calibration tasks are identified on production schedule
  • Communicate with stakeholders to ensure resources are committed to performing necessary work
  • Responsible for collaboration between various stakeholders regarding information, materials & equipment together at the job site for maintenance to be performed
  • Effectively communicate risks of performing or delaying maintenance activities to management
  • Organize, coordinate & track resources for the jobs to be performed by the maintenance & metrology crews
  • Identify opportunities for continuous improvement in maintenance & metrology tactics & strategies
  • Participation in Plant Closedown Team planning & execution
  • Follow all safety & environmental requirements in the performance of duties
  • Other accountabilities, as assigned


Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of three (3) years of maintenance experience (pharmaceutical industry preferred)
  • Minimum of one (1) year of maintenance scheduling or production scheduling
  • Excellent computer skills to include SAP PM/MM & Microsoft applications (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
  • Attention to detail, ability to think critically & sequentially with proven time management skills


Desired Qualifications

  • AA/AS/AAS degree in related field, or equivalent industrial, military or vocational training
  • Demonstrates a systematic approach to problem solving & troubleshooting. Documents problems & works to find a solution quickly
  • Supports & actively participates in event response activities for the process
  • Knowledgeable in at least one of the following systems:  compressed air, steam, chilled water, pharmaceutical utilities, fermentation, sterilization, water purification & packaging
  • Knowledgeable in fundamentals of metrology & maintenance craft skills
  • Knowledgeable in fundamentals of reliability excellence
  • Demonstrable experience with the organization of maintenance/metrology activities
  • Excellent communication skills


Physical & Other Requirements

  • Ability to lift 33 lbs. without assistance
  • Occasionally moves equipment and\or supplies weighing up to 33 pounds within the facility using various body positions
  • Constantly operates a computer & other office equipment using hands
  • Ability to work in an open office environment with the possibility of frequent distraction
  • Ability to work the hours necessary to support a 24/7 continuous manufacturing operation


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.