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Process 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 opening can be filled as a level I or II commensurate with experience.  Our Durham facility operates on a 4/10 schedule. 

 

Position Purpose

Improve/develop systems & equipment for the core processes to meet all customer, business & regulatory requirements through the following activities:

  • People Focus
  • Process Focus
  • Equipment Focus
  • Standards “Gatekeeper”

 

Accountabilities

  • Coach & mentor peers as well as Shopfloor personnel
  • Support technical development of Shopfloor personnel
  • Employ advanced cLEAN® tools within the main areas of problem solving, project & change management
  • Lead cross-functional process improvements
  • Develop plans to improve the performance of a process or set of systems, using green belt concepts
  • Develop & manage project budget for improvements for a process or set of systems
  • Support event response activities
  • Support implementation of better practices & participate in sharing knowledge across all OFP sites for improvement projects
  • Maintain & establish standards for procedures & maintenance plans
  • Support global OFP collaboration initiatives
  • Additional accountabilities, as required

 

Required Qualifications

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

 

Desired Qualifications

  • Minimum of three (3) years of engineering experience in maintenance, design, process improvement, or Six Sigma Green Belt certification or equivalent
  • Knowledgeable in the following systems: Instrument & Electrical, Mechanical, Control/SCADA/PLCs, Process Improvement Methodologies, Root Cause Analysis (RCA) & Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM)
  • Proven expertise in planning/organization/execution of maintenance activities, following up on results, & revising the work plan for complex problems being resolved by cross functional teams

 

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.

 

At this time, Novo Nordisk is not currently hiring individuals for this position who now or in the future would require sponsorship for employment visa status

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.