Work Cell Leader 1 - Cartridge Filling

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 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

Ensure the safe and effective operation of a work cell while maintaining a high level of focus on Quality. This person has three key roles; Ensure the process performs per plan, confirm standards and solve problems.



  • Execute the production plan by leading the operation, monitoring and controlling of equipment, systems, and processes within the work cell
  • Enforce all safety and environmental requirements in the performance of duties
  • Help facilitate a productive, engaging, and safe working environment
  • Setup next team for success
  • Coordinate Maintenance activities, scheduled by Maintenance Planning, supported by Technical Area Specialist
  • Lead team in Event Response/RCA with assistance from Area Specialists and Shift Manager
  • Schedule work cell resources, to include breaks, lunches, and other activities
  • Address any safety, quality, staffing or personnel issues and escalate to Shift Manager if necessary
  • Monitor performance and the completion of training to assure the competency level of work cell team members. Ensure team members are trained to the standard
  • Responsible for cGMP documentation
  • Provide performance review input for work cell team members as required by Shift Manager
  • Spend 20% - 50% of time operating as an operator in the process
  • Other accountabilities as assigned


Required Qualifications

  • High school graduate or equivalent, AAS degree in related field preferred
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in a manufacturing industry, FDA regulated preferred
  • Qualified to perform operator activities on work cell equipment


Desired Qualifications

  • BioWork graduate
  • Ability to read, write and understand complicated product documentation and standard operating procedures with attention to detail. Computer literacy.
  • Experience with planning & organizing, managing execution, checking results, and revising the work plan to meet daily work plan targets
  • Demonstrates a systematic approach to problem solving and troubleshooting. Supports and actively participates in event response activities for the process. Documents problems and works to bring them rapidly to solution


Physical & Other Requirements

  • Ability to lift up to 60 lbs. with assistance
  • Ability to work in confined spaces and near operating equipment
  • Ability to attain clean room gowning certification and work with hazardous materials including sanitants
  • Frequent bending, stooping, and prolonged working overhead
  • Ability to work hours necessary to support production
  • Ability to stand on feet up to 12 hours or longer, day or night
  • Corrected vision to 20/30
  • Ability to work in loud noise environments with hearing protection


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.