Warehouse Operator I API

Facility:  Supply Chain and Procurement

Clayton, NC, US

About the Department

At Novo Nordisk, we are helping to improve the quality of life for millions of people worldwide. For nearly 100 years, we have led the way in diabetes care. As a result, our employees embark on life-changing careers with opportunities for mobility and growth within a global organization. At Novo Nordisk, you will work with the best manufacturing professionals in the industry.


Our new Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) facility houses the Fermentation, Recovery and Purification in the production of ingredients for Novo Nordisk’s innovative oral products. Are you ready to help make what matters? Then, we are ready for you!


Position Purpose

Perform all aspects of warehousing requirements for DAPI-US regarding the General Warehouse, Hazardous Storage, Cold Storage, functioning as part of a high-performance work team. In addition to cold storage & general warehouse, must be able to perform duties in all of the following areas: SAP/ERP Inventory Control to include Material Put-away.



  • Handling, labelling, and storage of all hazardous materials occupying up to 10,000 sq. feet of warehouse space inclusive of Class 1 Division 2 items
  • Handling, labelling, and storage of GMP non-hazardous materials for the DAPI site
  • Process material handling operations for hazardous materials in drum, pallet and IBC configurations
  • Partner with warehouse sampling operations in completion of tasks as appropriate
  • Follow all safety & environmental requirements in the performance of duties
  • Daily inspections of the forklifts, warehouse, cold rooms, & freezer
  • Maintain up to date training status
  • Inventory Control of all warehouse materials to include stock put-away & retrieval
  • Label inbound material
  • Pull & stage pallets for sampling team as required
  • Store material in proper storage area/type as defined in SAP/ERP
  • Ensure compliance with load/unload procedures
  • Ensure all material movements are performed timely & accurately in SAP/ERP
  • System knowledge in SAP/ERP: Utilization of system transactions to perform transfer of material, and inventory adjustments


Required Qualifications

  • High school diploma
  • Minimum of six months of warehousing or manufacturing experience or equivalent, preferably in a Regulatory Inspected Facility, GMP warehouse or pharmaceutical industry
  • Basic math skills including knowledge of metric system
  • Ability to read, write legibly & understand all department documentation
  • Ability to drive non-CDL box truck or similar vehicle for movement of materials on site


Desired Qualifications

  • Associates Degree or advanced training in Warehousing & Logistics from APICS or equivalent desired
  • Computer competencies required, including basic Microsoft knowledge: Outlook & Word
  • Knowledge of SAP/ERP to include entry level Warehouse tasks
  • Good written & verbal communication skills
  • Training or experience demonstrating an understanding of risks inherent to processing, handling & storage of hazardous materials
  • Ability to operate stand-up & sit-down forklifts after applicable training & maintain appropriate licensure
  • Proficient in all of the following areas: Issue Approved Materials (to scheduled production batches &  processing of returns & rejects of materials from scheduled production batches), Material storage, labeling & inspection of incoming raw materials, Maintain monthly & annual files as needed to support cGMP’s. Remove & dispose of expired materials. Offsite Warehouse (be familiar with all aspects of the operation of the offsite warehouse)
  • Good organizational skills. Ability to execute a work plan & adapt to changes in the schedule rapidly. Be self-motivated & able to work with little direct supervision


Physical & Other Requirements

  • Able to move equipment and/or supplies weighing up to 50 pounds within the facility
  • Able to routinely operate & inspect manufacturing equipment using hands
  • Able to remain in a stationary position up to 50% of the time
  • Able to constantly position oneself to transfer materials within manufacturing environment
  • Able to frequently move about the building to access other personnel & operational areas
  • Able to move throughout the facility to interact with other employees in the normal office & manufacturing environment
  • Corrected vision to 20/30 and/or ability to pass vision screening assessment necessary to procure motorized vehicle license
  • Able to ascend/descend a ladder to service equipment
  • Able to work atop elevated positions at heights
  • Able to secure/maintain a motorized vehicle license to operate Novo Nordisk owned equipment as needed
  • Able to work around odorous and/or hazardous materials
  • Able to perform critical job functions in extremely cold (-23C) work environments
  • Able to work within confined spaces for inspection, repair & maintenance of equipment
  • Able to work in loud noise environments with hearing protection
  • Able to work in outdoor weather conditions
  • Ability to wear a respirator to perform job duties (may be required to be clean shaven to pass a medical clearance for respiratory protection use)


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.