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Automation Engineer - Packaging

Facility:  Engineering
Location: 

Durham, NC, US

About the Department

For almost 100 years, Novo Nordisk has been tackling the unmet medical needs of people living with serious chronic diseases, such as diabetes. Being part of Novo Nordisk, we offer our employees life-changing careers and the opportunity to improve the quality of life for millions of people around the world.

 

Working at our Oral Finished Products (OFP) tableting facility in Durham, NC you will help meet the growing demand for our treatments, specifically supporting innovative oral treatments for patients with type 2 diabetes.

 

Our facility sits on 194,000 square feet of state-of-the-art equipment and we currently employ approximately 65 passionate and committed employees working across Bulk Production, Packaging, Warehouse, Business Support, QC and QA. 

 

Join OFP Site Durham and help us make a difference for the people who rely on our products every day. Here, you will work with the best manufacturing professionals in the industry. Are you ready for a life-changing career?

This position is in OFP US Packaging Process.  Our Durham facility operates on a 4/10 schedule.

 

Position Purpose

Improve reliability of the process control systems to meet current & projected customer, business & regulatory requirements through the following activities:

  • People Focus
  • Equipment Focus
  • Standards “Gatekeeper”

 

Accountabilities

  • Support plans to maintain & improve process control systems
  • Schedule & execute plans in coordination with manufacturing schedules
  • Operate as automation resource on projects that involve process control systems
  • Own self development & initiative to understand the site process control systems
  • Adhere to the automation standards & implement the necessary changes to the automation-related specifications & maintenance plans
  • Support audits & inspections as SME for process control systems
  • Coach & train colleagues & stakeholders in relevant areas
  • Utilize the appropriate cLEAN® tools within the main areas of Systematic Problem Solving, process improvement, & project management
  • Operate within compliance with a Quality Mindset that focuses on risk management & mitigation
  • Implement effective Change Management
  • Support Corporate, OFP, local IT & local stakeholder initiatives & projects
  • Govern behavior based on the Novo Nordisk Way
  • Support other accountabilities, as assigned

 

Required Qualifications

BA/BS in engineering/related field or an equivalent combination of experience & education.

 

Desired Qualifications

  • Minimum of two (2) years of engineering experience in process based manufacturing, utility and/or packaging systems
  • Knowledgeable in the following systems: PLC, SCADA, MES, Oracle, MS SQL
  • Proven expertise, (e.g. project management) in planning/organization & project execution, follow-up & completion

 

Physical & Other Requirements

  • Occasionally moves equipment and/or supplies weighing up to 50 pounds within the facility using various body positions
  • Routinely operates & inspects manufacturing equipment using hands
  • Ability to be on feet for up to a 12-hour shift
  • Corrected vision to 20/30
  • Occasionally ascends/descends a ladder to service equipment & can work atop elevated positions
  • Occasionally works around odorous and/or hazardous materials
  • May be required to wear latex gloves
  • Able to work in loud noise environments with hearing protection
  • May be required to work for short periods of time with respiratory protection
  • Able to travel internationally, up to 25% of the time
  • Able to work in an open office environment with the possibility of frequent distraction
  • Able to work the hours necessary to support a 24/7 continuous manufacturing operation
  • 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.

 

This role is not eligible for sponsorship at this time.  

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.