Work Cell Leader 1 - FP Assembly - Team C - Nights

Facility:  Manufacturing

Clayton, NC, US

About the Department

At Novo Nordisk, we want to make a difference. For more than 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 NC, we operate three pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities that are responsible for fulfilling different steps in our injectable and oral treatment supply chains.  Our legacy Injectable Finished Products (IFP) facility in Clayton, NC is a 457,000 square foot aseptic "fill and finish" site that is responsible for producing innovative, injectable diabetes and obesity treatments. At IFP, you’ll join a global network of manufacturing professionals who are passionate about what they do.


What we offer you:

  • Leading pay and annual performance bonus for all positions
  • All employees enjoy generous paid time off including 14 paid holidays
  • Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance – effective day one
  • Guaranteed 8% 401K contribution plus individual company match option
  • Family Focused Benefits including 12 weeks paid parental & 6 weeks paid family medical leave
  • Free access to Novo Nordisk-marketed pharmaceutical products
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Employee Referral Awards


At Novo Nordisk, you will find opportunities, resources, and mentorship to help grow and build your career.  Are you ready to realize your potential?  Join Team Novo Nordisk and help us make what matters.


The Position

Ensure the safe & 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 & solve problems.



Shift Manager.


Essential Functions

  • Execute the production plan by leading the operation, monitoring & controlling of equipment, systems, & processes within the work cell
  • Enforce all safety & environmental requirements in the performance of duties
  • Help facilitate a productive, engaging, & safe working environment
  • Setup next Shift for success
  • Coordinate Maintenance activities, scheduled by Maintenance Planning, supported by Technical Area Specialist
  • Lead team in Event Response/RCA with assistance from the Process Engineer & Supervisor
  • Schedule work cell resources, to include breaks, lunches, & other activities
  • Address any safety, quality, staffing or personnel issues & escalate to the supervisor if necessary
  • Monitor performance & 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


Physical Requirements

Moves equipment &/or supplies weighing up to 33 pounds within the facility using various body positions. Routinely operates & inspects manufacturing equipment using hands. Strap & unstrap pallets using hands. Must be able to be on your feet for up to a 12-hour shift. May require corrected vision to 20/20 or 20/25 based on role. May require color vision based on role. Occasionally ascends/descends a ladder. May be required to work at elevated heights. Occasionally works around odorous &/or hazardous materials. May be required to wear latex gloves. May perform critical job functions in extremely cold work environments depending on site. May position oneself within confined spaces for inspection if required of the role. Ability to work in loud noise environments with hearing protection. May be required to secure a motorized vehicle license & operate a motorized vehicle based on the role.



  • High school graduate or equivalent required, Associate's degree in related field preferred
  • BioWork graduate preferred
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in a manufacturing industry, FDA regulated preferred required
  • Qualified to perform operator activities on work cell equipment required
  • Ability to read, write & understand complicated product documentation & standard operating procedures with attention to detail. Computer literacy preferred
  • Experience with planning & organizing, managing execution, checking results, & revising the work plan to meet daily work plan targets a plus
  • Demonstrates a systematic approach to problem solving & troubleshooting. Supports & actively participates in event response activities for the process. Documents problems & works to bring them rapidly to solution preferred


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.