Senior Safety Professional - Site Capacity

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 Injectable Finished Products (IFP) 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 IFP, 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 IFP, 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 expansion projects. These projects include but are not limited to building construction, internal upfits, equipment installs & site civil activity.



  • Assist the Site Capacity & Upfit projects team with safety management before & during the projects as listed above
  • Assist Project manager & construction manager to implement contractor management, safety inspection & process confirmation during construction & report incompliance issues & follow through to correction
  • Work as EHS responsible or safety coordinator to follow up that outlined requirements are complied with & EHS activities are carried out during design & execution phase
  • Increase the awareness of safety through various communication tools
  • Coordinate reviews of project documents on EHS part is carried out during planning/design/construction phase of the construction project to ensure that selected solutions can be built & maintained safely
  • Other accountabilities, as assigned


Required Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree in a directly related field (MA/MA degree preferred)
  • Full knowledge of OSHA regulations


Desired Qualifications

  • Minimum of five (5) years of safety experience, preferably in construction safety
  • Working knowledge of ISO 45001
  • Experience in overall EHS management & construction safety
  • Working knowledge in project management & can proactively drive project progress on EHS aspects
  • Good skills in root cause analysis for analyzing accidents
  • Pharmaceutical experience a plus
  • Good communication & writing skills
  • Ability to develop & manage action plans to achieve targets


Physical & Other Requirements

  • Occasionally moves equipment &/or supplies weighing up to 33 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 new hires to be fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine prior to the first date of employment. 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.


Novo Nordisk requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to the first date of employment. As required by applicable law, Novo Nordisk will consider requests for reasonable accommodation.


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.