Work Cell Leader 2 - FP

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.


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 team for success
  • Lead Maintenance activities, scheduled by Maintenance Planning, supported by Technical Area Specialist
  • Address any safety, quality, staffing or personnel issues & escalate to Shift Manager 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
  • Lead team in Event Response/RCA with assistance from Area Specialists & Shift Manager
  • Schedule work cell resources, to include breaks, lunches, & other activities
  • Provide performance review input for work cell team members as required by Shift Manager
  • Spend 20% - 50% of time operating as an operator/technician in the process
  • Other accountabilities as assigned


Required Qualifications

  • Associates Degree in relevant field or equivalent military training or industrial training which includes a thorough understanding of mechanical, electrical & control systems
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of relevant work experience, FDA regulated industry/environment preferred
  • Qualified to perform operator & maintenance activities on work cell equipment
  • 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


Desired Qualifications

  • Knowledgeable in the following systems: Compressed Air, Electro Mechanical controls, Electrical, Mechanical, Instrumentation & robotics. In addition, ability & experience with automated records systems such as SAP, schematics, wiring diagrams & other technical documents. Computer literacy
  • Experience with planning & organizing, managing execution, checking results, & revising the work plan to meet daily work plan targets


Physical & Other 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 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.


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.