Process Engineer II - Raw Material Solvent Production Support

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. Working at our Diabetes Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (DAPI) manufacturing facility, you will help meet the growing demand for our treatments. Novo Nordisk expects to double production of diabetes and obesity products over the next decade; we have recently completed construction of a 825,000 sq. ft diabetes Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) plant in Clayton, NC. Our new API facility houses the fermentation, recovery and purification of GLP1 ingredients for Novo Nordisk’s innovative oral products. Here, you will work with the best manufacturing professionals in the industry. Are you ready for a life-changing career?

Looking for someone with hazardous chemical, ammonia or gaseous transport experience


Position Purpose

System owner of Raw Materials & Solvents equipment throughout the plant. Improve system & equipment reliability for the core processes to meet customer, business & regulatory requirements. Lead continuous improvement activities to support daily operation. Meet or exceed customer, business & regulatory requirements in accordance with Novo Nordisk Way. Ensure all activities are aligned with Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) program.



  • Lead commissioning & qualification within area
  • Support quality of equipment & processes in DAPI-US
  • Ability to perform basic mechanical & automation troubleshooting
  • Ability to adjust to changing priorities
  • Provide technical support to the operating facilities to meet business goals
  • Ensure coordination & collaboration with stakeholders
  • In depth knowledge in assigned area such as equipment functionality & chemical knowledge
  • Lead systematic problem-solving efforts
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Work within a PSM environment & support routine PHA’s
  • Responsible for documentation related to system such as SOP’s, deviations & change requests
  • Other accountabilities, as assigned


Required Qualifications

  • BA/BS in pharmacology, engineering, biology or related field
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in a GMP regulated environment


Desired Qualifications

  • Knowledge of requirements/expectations of regulatory authorities e.g. FDA
  • Experience with Process Control Systems
  • Experience with chemicals
  • Proven ability to establish & maintain networks & facilitate processes that encourage cross organizational knowledge sharing


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 remain in a stationary position up to 50% of the time
  • Constantly positions oneself to transfer materials within manufacturing environment
  • Frequently moves about building(s) to access other personnel & operational areas
  • Corrected vision to 20/30 and/or ability to pass vision screening assessment necessary to procure motorized vehicle license
  • Occasionally ascends/descends a ladder to access 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 oneself within confined spaces for inspection, repair & maintenance of equipment
  • Ability to work in loud noise environments with hearing protection
  • Occasionally works in outdoor weather conditions
  • Occasionally required to wear a respirator to perform job duties. May be required to be clean shaven & pass a medical clearance for respiratory protection use
  • Ability to work hours necessary & according to process needs
  • Novo Nordisk is requiring all employees to be fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine by December 8, 2021. As required by applicable law, we will consider requests for reasonable accommodation for those unable to be vaccinated.

    If you will be submitting a religious or medical exemption, your request must be received by October 20, 2021. All requests for exemptions will be evaluated on an individual basis and will require documentation regarding the specific request.

  • For Medical Exemption requests, please contact Premise Health at 919-550-2200 ext. 2248 or via email at USCLNurse@PremiseHealth.com.



A member of People and Organization will be in touch with you after the review of your exemption request after the deadline mentioned above.

If you have already been fully vaccinated, Premise Health will ask for your vaccine record during your pre-employment physical. If you have yet to be vaccinated, you will receive information on how to submit your record prior to the December 8th deadline on your first day of New Hire Orientation.


For Religious Exemption requests, please contact AskHR by calling 855-411-5290.


No relocation is availabe for this role


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.

Millions rely on us 
At Novo Nordisk, we don’t wait for change. We drive change. We’re a dynamic company in an even more dynamic industry, and we know that what got us to where we are today is not necessarily what will make us successful in the future. We embrace the spirit of experimentation, striving for excellence without fixating on perfection. We never shy away from opportunities to develop, we seize them. Working at Novo Nordisk is working toward something bigger than ourselves, and it’s a collective effort. Novo Nordisk relies on the joint potential and collaboration of its more than 40,000 employees to change the lives for the better for millions of patients living with diabetes and other chronic diseases. Together, we go further. 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.