Production Training Instructor

Facility:  Manufacturing

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. 
In Clayton, NC, we now operate two adjacent pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities that are responsible for fulfilling different steps in our injectable and oral treatment supply chains.  
Our Clayton, NC Diabetes Finished Products (DFP) facility is a 457,000 square foot aseptic "fill and finish" site that is responsible for producing innovative, injectable diabetes and obesity treatments. When you work at DFP, you’ll join a global network of manufacturing professionals focused on several key, final production processes, including sterile formulation, filling, inspection, device assembly and packaging. 
At DFP, our employees are passionate about what they do, knowing their work makes a difference to millions of people who rely on our products every day. After all, producing medicines is a special responsibility. 
Join Team Novo Nordisk and help us make what matters.


Position Purpose

Responsible for production employee training to include on-the-job training, skills training, & some classroom training in production areas. Participates in the development & implementation of new training programs & may introduce new processes & sequences for manufacturing areas. Performs audits to measure the effectiveness of training programs. May monitor trainees & re-train employees affected by process changes.



  • Assess employee training & job competencies
  • Ensure new employees are adequately trained before the employee is released to work independently on the processes
  • Ongoing validation of employee competencies on the job & assess if further/repeat training is required & make recommendations to management
  • Coordinates with production managers & other teams on training plan execution & priorities
  • Weekly planning to ensure resources are in place to execute the cycle plan
  • Ensures documentation of training related material in QMS, to include recording & proper filing
  • Ensure tracking & reporting of KPI’s
  • Communication of employee training status with management
  • Responsible for ensuring department documents are current & standardized
  • Supports training & development initiatives
  • Ensure data integrity of on-the-job training documentation
  • Provides input to management in employee performance evaluation
  • Follows all safety & environmental requirements in the performance of duties
  • Other accountabilities, as assigned


Required Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree in a business or technical field preferred or equivalent combination of education & experience
  • Ability to read & understand standard operating procedures & various training formats with great attention to detail
  • Computer literacy, experience with Microsoft Office suite applications


Desired Qualifications

  • Minimum five (5) years of manufacturing experience in a regulated environment
  • Minimum two (2) years of experience in administering training programs &/or development of training programs
  • Able to organize, coordinate, & track multiple tasks & events, work in an orderly & methodical manner, able to effectively prioritize assignments & able to visually depict information & data to support & facilitate decision-making


Physical & Other Requirements

  • Ability to attain clean room gowning certification
  • Ability to work in loud noise environments with hearing protection & near operating equipment
  • Ability to work hours necessary to support a 24/7 continuous manufacturing operation


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.