Manager - Technical Support Utilities & RMS (Clean Utilities)

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 Diabetes Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (DAPI) 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

Provide technical support and subject matter expertise to both Clean / Black Utilities and Raw Materials & Solvents Operations. Support Utilities, Raw Materials & Solvents Operations & API Production in ensuring all systems under responsibility are available to supply customers. Establish & maintain good communication & working relationship with stakeholders. Meet or exceed customer, business & regulatory requirements in accordance with Novo Nordisk Way. Ensure all activities are aligned with EHS program.



  • Production of Solvents
  • Technical expertise in Clean / Black utilities & Solvents supporting site production
  • Budget adherence
  • Coordinating resources to meet production demands
  • Coordinating Preventative and Conditional Maintenance ensuring equipment uptime
  • Ensure Engineering Interface with Production & Maintenance
  • Collaboration within NN to gain best practices & equipment specifications
  • Technical training & development for Production & Reliability
  • Performance reviews & developmental planning
  • Continuous process improvement using cLEAN® tools such as SPS & Process Confirmation
  • Quality & environmental management within area of responsibility
  • All safety & environmental requirements in the performance of duties
  • Other accountabilities, as assigned


Required Qualifications

  • BA/BS in mechanical, electrical or chemical engineering, or an equivalent combination of education & experience
  • Thorough knowledge of clean utilities systems to include: process water, clean steam, process air, vacuum, cryogenic storage


Desired Qualifications

  • Minimum of seven (7) years of engineering & management experience in support of a pharmaceutical manufacturing facility
  • Knowledge & experience in the operations, maintenance & design of cGMP utilities, as well as working in a regulated environment (FDA, cGMP, OSHA)
  • Knowledgeable in black utilities systems to include: chilled water, plant steam, compressed air, vacuum, waste water
  • Ability to read/review design drawings (CAD) with an understanding of P&ID, HVAC & Electrical systems
  • Thorough understanding of technical documents such as URS, SAT, FAT & Validation Protocols
  • Thorough understanding of standard operating procedures with attention to high-level concepts
  • Computer literacy with associated systems
  • Proven expertise in mentoring/development, planning/organizing, managing execution & revising the work plan for complex problems solved by cross functional teams


Physical & Other Requirements

  • Occasionally moves equipment and/or supplies weighing up to 50 pounds within the facility
  • Routinely operates & inspects manufacturing equipment using hands. Ability to be on feet for up to a 12-hour shift
  • Constantly positions self to transfer materials within manufacturing environment. Frequently moves about the building to access other personnel & operational areas
  • Corrected vision to 20/30 and/or ability to pass vision screening assessment necessary to procurement motorized vehicle license
  • Occasionally ascends/descends a ladder to service equipment. Works atop elevated positions at heights
  • Occasionally required to secure a motorized vehicle license & operate a motorized vehicle
  • Occasionally works around odorous and/or hazardous materials
  • Occasionally performs critical job functions in extremely cold work environments
  • Occasionally positions self within confined spaces for inspection, repair & maintenance of equipment
  • Ability to work in loud noise environments with hearing protection
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally, as required
  • 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
  • Ability to adjust schedule to work with colleagues in other international time zones
  • Novo Nordisk requires all employees to be fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine by December 8, 2021. As required by applicable law, Novo Nordisk will consider requests for reasonable accommodation for those unable to be vaccinated. You will be required to upload an image of your COVID-19 vaccine card at the time of hire and/or on your first day of employment.
  • 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.

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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.


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