Senior Safety Professional

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. 
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

Provide leadership & support in attaining a safe working environment, provide direct support for finished or aseptic production, technical direction for safety professional(s), maintain & report safety data.



  • Provide technical direction to safety professional
  • Follow all safety & environmental requirements in the performance of duties
  • Creation & implementation of safety programs
  • Support Aseptic or Finished Production with safety management (20%-time commitment)
  • Provide safety expertise & solutions to all managers & projects for resolving known or potential issues
  • Provide safety training & tools for the core processes to improve safety performance
  • Communicate safety performance statistics on a monthly/weekly basis
  • Review all recordable accidents & coach root cause analysis, corrective & preventive actions
  • For assigned departments
    • Increase the awareness of safety through various communication tools
  • Other accountabilities, as assigned


Required Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree in a directly related field (MA/MA degree preferred)
  • Full knowledge of OSHA regulations
  • Good communication & writing skills


Desired Qualifications

  • Minimum five (5) years of safety experience, preferably in pharmaceutical manufacturing environment
  • Good skills in root cause analysis for analyzing accidents
  • Working knowledge of ISO 45001
  • Industrial hygiene
  • Worker’s Compensation management
  • Emergency management / planning knowledge & experience
  • Pharmaceutical experience a plus
  • Ability to develop & manage action plans to achieve targets


Physical & Other Requirements

  • Occasionally moves equipment &/or supplies weighing up to 50 pounds within the facility using various body positions
  • Routinely operates & inspects manufacturing equipment using hands
  • Ability to be on feet for up to a 12-hour shift
  • Corrected Vision to 20/30
  • Occasionally ascends/descends a ladder to service equipment & can work atop elevated positions
  • Occasionally works around odorous &/or hazardous materials
  • Occasionally performs critical job functions in extremely cold work environments
  • Occasionally positions self 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
  • Ability to pass a driving exam for powered industrial trucks
  • Ability to work in an open office environment with the possibility of frequent distraction
  • Ability to work the hours necessary to support a 24/7 continuous manufacturing operation


Novo Nordisk requires all employees to be fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine by December 8, 2021.  As required by applicable law, Novo Nordisk will consider requests for reasonable accommodation for those unable to be vaccinated. You will be required to upload an image of your COVID-19 vaccine card at the time of hire and/or on your first day of employment.

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.