Work Cell Leader 1 - FP Night Shift

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 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.

This position is in FP Packaging - Team D (Night Shift)

Position Purpose

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.



  • 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


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 & understand complicated product documentation & standard operating procedures with attention to detail. Computer literacy
  • Experience with planning & organizing, managing execution, checking results, & revising the work plan to meet daily work plan targets
  • 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


Physical Requirements

  • Ability to lift up to 60 lbs. with assistance
  • Ability to work in confined spaces & near operating equipment
  • Corrected vision to 20/30
  • Ability to work hours necessary to support production
  • Ability to stand on feet up to 12 hours or longer, day or night
  • Ability to work in loud noise environments with hearing protection


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.

Millions rely on us 
At Novo Nordisk, we don’t wait for change. We drive change. We’re a dynamic company in an even more dynamic industry, and we know that what got us to where we are today is not necessarily what will make us successful in the future. We embrace the spirit of experimentation, striving for excellence without fixating on perfection. We never shy away from opportunities to develop, we seize them. Working at Novo Nordisk is working toward something bigger than ourselves, and it’s a collective effort. Novo Nordisk relies on the joint potential and collaboration of its more than 40,000 employees to change the lives for the better for millions of patients living with diabetes and other chronic diseases. Together, we go further. 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.