Quality Control Technician I - Environmental Monitoring - Night Shift

Facility:  Quality

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

Performs environmental monitoring (EM) of the aseptic area, which includes collecting facility air, surface, personnel monitoring & water samples in support of facility environmental procedures & in accordance with cGMP, NNPILP & corporate policies. Works in accordance with the Novo Nordisk Way. Participates in initiatives to drive process improvements within the EM group.



  • Maintain classified production areas by performing routine environmental monitoring
  • Support production with non-routine sampling
  • Provide oversight of contract sanitization group
  • Utilize PEMS system to create labels, collect & submit EM samples
  • Operate air samplers to perform viable & non-viable air monitoring
  • Collect water samples
  • Take gowning certification samples
  • Other accountabilities, as assigned


Required Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent required. AAS degree in related field preferred. BioWorks graduate preferred.


Desired Qualifications

  • Minimum of one (1) year of experience in a manufacturing industry, FDA regulated preferred
  • Ability to read, write & understand complicated product documentation & standard operating procedures with attention to detail. Communication skills & computer skills (MS Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, PEMS)
  • Proven expertise in planning/organizing, managing execution, checking results & revising the work plan in accordance with the daily work plan


Physical & Other Requirements

  • Occasionally moves equipment and/or supplies weighing up to 50 pounds within the facility using various body positions
  • Ability to work in confined spaces & near operating equipment
  • Ability to attain clean room gowning certification & work with hazardous materials, including sanitants
  • Frequent bending, stooping & prolonged working overhead. Occasionally ascends/descends a ladder to take samples
  • Able to do close precision work with hands
  • Ability to stand on feet up to 12 hours or longer.  Ability to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time
  • Corrected vision to 20/30 & ability to see all colors
  • Ability to work in loud noise environments with hearing protection
  • Able to work in an open office environment with the possibility of frequent distraction
  • Able to work the hours necessary to support a 24/7 continuous manufacturing operation


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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