Metrology Technician

Facility:  Manufacturing

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 75 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?


Position Purpose

Calibrate measuring equipment on schedule & in accordance with corporate & local requirements. Provide troubleshooting, problem solving & project support for measuring equipment site wide. Assist the Site Metrology lead in establishing the OFP DU Metrology program is in alignment with both the corporate & OFP standards.



  • Calibrates & repairs instrumentation such as; temperature, pressure, conductivity, humidity, pH, TOC, flow, dimensional, rotational, & mass measuring equipment
  • Accurately performs complex mathematical calculations relating to calibrations
  • Configures SAP maintenance plans, scheduling & task lists in accordance with approved specifications
  • Reviews documentation for accuracy & completeness & performs Technical Completion (TECO) of work orders in SAP
  • Owns Change Requests (CRs) & CR actions as assigned
  • Accurately & legibly records all activities in appropriate documentation. Releases &/or completes work orders as required
  • Reviews documentation for accuracy & completeness
  • Support equipment owners in all aspects related to instrumentation (cal specs, problem solving, instrument selection, failure investigation)
  • Attains & maintains required site operation & safety certifications
  • Maintains training qualifications on time
  • Identifies & handles deviations &/or failures per proper procedures
  • Performs failure investigations (non-conformities) related to Metrology/Calibration process
  • Provides support to process owners for measuring equipment
  • Executes work according to schedule & department plan
  • Evaluates measuring equipment performance & responds to potential issues
  • Contributes to KPI reporting
  • Supports training others as required
  • Other accountabilities, as assigned


Required Qualifications

  • Associates Degree in relevant field or equivalent combination of education & experience, which includes a thorough understanding of calibration, instrumentation & control systems
  • Working knowledge of SAP, PM & QM modules or similar asset management or quality sub-systems
  • Document problems thoroughly & accurately & brings them rapidly to solution


Desired Qualifications

  • Minimum of three (3) years of relevant metrology/calibration work experience or education
  • Minimum of three (3) years of thorough understanding of instrumentation & control systems
  • Experience in preparing technical instructions/procedures
  • Competence in the following areas: Calibration, Instrumentation & Controls, Electro-Mechanical systems & Electronics
  • Calibration of process & utility instrumentation
  • Experience using electronic calibration management systems such as SAP, Blue Mountain RAM, ProCal, MAXIMO, etc.
  • Ability to read & apply schematics, wiring diagrams & other technical documents
  • Experience in dry product/tableting processes & supporting clean utilities systems
  • Working knowledge of Word & Excel software applications
  • Demonstrate a high level of organization in task management
  • Demonstrate logical planning for task execution & follow-up
  • Demonstrate a systematic approach to problem solving & troubleshooting


Physical & Other Requirements

  • Corrected Vision to 20/30
  • Ability to lift up to 33 lbs. with assistance
  • Ability to work in confined spaces & near operating equipment
  • Ability to work in controlled manufacturing spaces
  • Ability to work hours necessary to support shift production
  • Ability to work in areas with odors/hazardous materials
  • Ability to ascend/descend a ladder to service equipment. Works atop elevated positions at heights
  • Ability to work in moderate to loud noise environments with hearing protection
  • Ability to work in high places & confined spaces
  • Ability to work the hours necessary to support a 24/7 continuous manufacturing operation


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.