Manager, Metrology - DFP

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 NC, we operate three pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities that are responsible for fulfilling different steps in our injectable and oral treatment supply chains.  Our legacy Injectable Finished Products (IFP) facility in Clayton, NC is a 457,000 square foot aseptic "fill and finish" site that is responsible for producing innovative, injectable diabetes and obesity treatments. At IFP, you’ll join a global network of manufacturing professionals who are passionate about what they do.


What we offer you:

  • Leading pay and annual performance bonus for all positions
  • All employees enjoy generous paid time off including 14 paid holidays
  • Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance – effective day one
  • Guaranteed 8% 401K contribution plus individual company match option
  • Family Focused Benefits including 12 weeks paid parental & 6 weeks paid family medical leave
  • Free access to Novo Nordisk-marketed pharmaceutical products
  • Tuition Assistance – reimbursement up to $10,000 annually 
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Employee Referral Awards


At Novo Nordisk, you will find opportunities, resources, and mentorship to help grow and build your career.  Are you ready to realize your potential?  Join Team Novo Nordisk and help us make what matters.

Position Purpose

Support core processes by managing & optimizing metrology systems, standards & calibration activities. Provide leadership & guidance to metrology personnel.  Strive to continuously improve metrology processes.



  • Coach and mentor director reports
  • Plan & coordinate calibration activities
  • Maintain & optimize QM structure, configuration & data within SAP
  • Maintain & optimize systems to manage instrument specifications
  • Maintain & optimize vendor calibration process
  • Support departmental and project portfolio projects
  • Ensure calibration activities are executed on time and to standard
  • Optimize time needed to perform calibrations in order to minimize impact on operations
  • Manage metrology standards for the site
  • Ensure cGMP’s are integrated into metrology systems
  • Ensure current industry & regulatory practices are incorporated in metrology processes & systems
  • Drive improvements to minimize deviations
  • Ensure deviations are completed on time and that counter measures eliminate the root cause
  • Ensure good communication & positive working relationships with key stakeholders
  • Drive improvements using cLEAN® methodology, including systematic problem solving
  • Other accountabilities, as assigned


Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of fifteen (15) years of experience in metrology, engineering and/or manufacturing, with specific experience in pharmaceutical manufacturing or other regulated industries
  • Knowledgeable in the following processes: Instrumentation, Controls (including BMS/FMS & SCADA), Pharmaceutical Processes & Utilities, cLEAN® Process Improvement Methodologies, Systematic Problem Solving
  • Proven expertise in developing/planning/organizing/executing metrology systems & activities. Proven expertise in the creation of work plans for complex projects/plans being executed by cross functional teams


Desired Qualifications

  • BA/BS in engineering/related field, or an equivalent combination of education & experience
  • Minimum of five (5) years of management experience


Physical & Other Requirements

  • Ability to lift up to 30 lbs. with assistance
  • Constantly operates a computer & other office equipment using hands
  • Ability to work in confined spaces & near operating equipment
  • Ability to work in loud noise environments
  • Ability to work hours necessary to support production & maintenance activities
  • Able to work in an open office environment with the possibility of frequent distraction
  • Able to adjust schedule to work with colleagues in other international time zones
  • Ability to travel internationally, as required


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.