Metrology Area Specialist

Facility:  Supply Chain

Clayton, NC, US

About the Department

At Novo Nordisk, we want to make a difference. For more than 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.


The Position

Procure, manage & maintain traceable calibration standards for use in the site calibration system. Develop & manage calibration specifications & methods in accordance with cGMP, site/corporate procedures, policies, & business needs. Implement calibrations in SAP. Select, audit & approve external calibration service suppliers.



Reports to Manager, Metrology or Manager, QC.


Essential Functions

  • Work in a safe & environmentally responsible way
  • Ensure correct calibration standards are available
  • Creates, approves & manages calibration specifications & methods, in area of responsibility
  • Configures SAP maintenance plans, scheduling & task lists in accordance with approved specifications
  • Support equipment owners in all aspects related to instrumentation (cal specs, problem solving, instrument selection, failure investigation)
  • Support analytical calibration technicians in training, problem solving & improvement projects
  • Perform failure investigations (non-conformities) related to Metrology/Calibration process
  • Drive improvements in calibration methods, standards, & specifications to fulfill customer needs
  • Other accountabilities as assigned


Physical Requirements

Moves equipment &/or supplies weighing up to 33 pounds within the facility using various body positions. Ability to do close precision work with their hands. Must be able to remain in a stationary position (sitting and standing) 50% of the time. May required corrected vision to 20/25 based on role. May require color vision based on role. Occasionally ascends/descends a ladder. May be required to work at elevated heights. Occasionally works around odorous &/or hazardous materials.



  • BA/BA degree from an accredited university in engineering or science discipline; or an Associated degrees from an accredited university in engineering or science discipline requires plus an additional 2 years of relevant experience or High school diploma or GED plus an additional 4 years of relevant experience required
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in pharmaceutical calibrations/metrology or other highly regulated industry (nuclear)
  • Experience in planning maintenance &/or calibration activities preferred
  • Experience investigating GMP calibration or instrument failures preferred
  • Experience in preparing technical instructions/procedures preferred
  • Demonstrated experience in measurement instrumentation theory & method development required
  • Demonstrated experience in calibrating pharmaceutical or other highly regulated instrumentation required
  • Working knowledge of cGMPs, corporate, & site level requirements & procedures preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to write technical documents, instructions & reports preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to present technical information to others preferred
  • Working knowledge of SAP, PM & QM modules a plus
  • Working knowledge of Word & Excel software applications preferred
  • Working knowledge of handling & accounting for measurement uncertainty a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks & responsibilities with competing priorities preferred
  • Demonstrated systematic approach to problem solving & troubleshooting preferred


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.


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.