Manager, Metrology

Facility:  Engineering

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

Establish & manage the metrology department, personnel & systems for the DAPI-US project, transition into operations & full production operations.



  • Establish and manage all instrumentation & metrology systems to support DAPI-US project activities & ongoing activities when in operations
  • Planning & coordination of calibration activities for approximately 8,000 instruments
  • Establish, develop, maintain & optimize QM structure, configuration & data within SAP
  • Coaching & mentoring of direct reports
  • Ensure execution of calibration activities on time, to standard & with minimal impact on operations
  • Identify & manage all metrology standards for the site
  • Ensure cGMP’s are integrated into Metrology systems
  • Ensure current industry & regulatory practices are incorporated in Metrology processes & systems
  • Ensure good communication & positive working relationships with key stakeholders
  • Drive improvements to maintenance processes & activities using cLEAN® methodology
  • Other accountabilities as assigned


Required Qualifications

  • BA/BS in engineering/related field or equivalent (experience + education)
  • 15+ years experience in metrology, engineering & / or manufacturing, with specific experience in pharmaceutical manufacturing or other regulated industries
  • Knowledgeable in the following systems: Instrumentation, Controls, Process Improvement Methodologies, Root Cause Analysis (RCA), Pharmaceutical Processes & Utilities
  • Proven expertise in developing/planning/organization/execution of metrology systems & activities
  • Creation of work plans for complex projects/plans being executed by cross functional teams


Desired Qualifications

  • 5+ years management experience
  • Experience with large project scope & execution


Physical & Other Requirements

  • Ability to work in & around an active construction site during project phase
  • Ability to lift up to 30 lbs. with assistance
  • Ability to work in confined spaces & near operating equipment
  • Ability to work in loud noise environments
  • Ability to travel internationally
  • Ability to work hours necessary to support production & maintenance activities


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.