Process Systems Engineer I - PMO

Facility:  Data & AI

Clayton, NC, US

About the Department

At Novo Nordisk, we are helping to improve the quality of life for millions of people worldwide. 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 newer Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) facility in Clayton, NC sits on 825,000 square-feet of state-of-the-art equipment, and houses the Fermentation, Recovery and Purification in the production of ingredients for Novo Nordisk’s innovative oral products.  At API, 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 
  • 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

Develop, update, & maintain production process & utility capacity models & digital twins, including analyzing production schedule models, manning models & equipment utilization. Present capacity & modelling analysis & recommendations. Evaluate & provide input to investment projects to ensure the best solutions are implemented related to plant capacities.



Senior Manager, Engineering.


Essential Functions

  • Develop new models, update & maintain production process & utility system digital twins
  • Collect & analyze process data from automation systems
  • Investigate opportunities of process improvement & optimization through the application of capacity, production planning & scheduling models
  • Identify system bottlenecks & de-bottlenecking solutions
  • Identify system capacity limitations
  • Create & Update production process manning models
  • Provide & present information regarding process capacities
  • Validate mathematical models with production data
  • Support investment project idea evaluations
  • Integrate changes, improvements, & projects into computational models
  • Support API & production support teams
  • 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.



  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or related field or equivalent combination of education & experience required
  • Minimum of two (2) years engineering experience in operation, design, process improvement, LEAN or Six Sigma certification preferred
  • Process &/or utilities equipment, API production processes, data analysis, mathematical modelling & scheduling software required
  • Process improvement & optimization, using Root Cause Analysis (RCA) required
  • Proven expertise in planning/organization/execution of engineering & analysis activities, following up on results preferred
  • Creating, leading, & executing work plans for complex problems being resolved by cross functional teams 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.