Warehouse Operator I - OFP - Second Shift

Facility:  Supply Chain and Procurement

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

Perform all aspects of warehousing requirements for OFP Site Durham regarding General Warehouse, Hazardous Storage & Cold Storage, functioning as part of a high-performance team. Perform duties in all of the following areas: SAP/ERP Inventory Control, to include material put-away.

Note: This is a Second Shift position and the hours are 4:00PM-2:30AM.  Training will be on Day Shift from 6:00AM-4:30PM



  • Handling, labelling & storage of all hazardous materials occupying up to 10,000 square feet of warehouse space, inclusive of Class 1 Division 2 items
  • Handling, labelling & storage of GMP non-hazardous materials
  • Process material handling operations for hazardous materials in drum, pallet & IBC configurations
  • Partner with warehouse sampling operations in completion of tasks, as appropriate
  • Follow all safety & environmental requirements in the performance of duties
  • Daily inspections of forklifts, warehouse, cold rooms & freezer
  • Maintain up to date training status
  • Inventory Control of all warehouse materials to include stock put-away & retrieval
  • Label all inbound material & pull/stage pallets for sampling team, as required
  • Store material in proper storage area/type as defined in SAP/ERP
  • Ensure compliance with load/unload procedures
  • Ensure all material movements are performed timely & accurately in SAP/ERP
  • System knowledge in SAP/ERP: Utilization of system transactions to perform transfer of material & inventory adjustments
  • Other accountabilities, as assigned


Required Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent required. (Associates Degree, or advanced training in Warehousing/Logistics from APICS/equivalent desired.)
  • Minimum of six (6) months of warehousing or manufacturing experience or equivalent, preferably in a regulatory inspected facility, GMP warehouse, or pharmaceutical industry
  • Basic math skills, including knowledge of metric system
  • Ability to read, write legibly & understand all department documentation
  • Ability to drive non-CDL box truck or similar vehicle for movement of materials on site


Desired Qualifications

  • Computer competencies required, including basic Microsoft knowledge: Outlook & Word
  • Knowledge of SAP/ERP, to include entry level Warehouse tasks
  • Good written & verbal communication skills
  • Training or experience demonstrating an understanding of risks inherent to processing, handling & storage of hazardous materials
  • Ability to operate stand-up & sit-down forklifts after applicable training & ability to maintain appropriate licensure
  • Proficiency in the following areas: Issuance of approved materials (to scheduled production batches & processing of returns/rejects of materials from scheduled production batches); Material Storage, Labeling & Inspection of incoming raw materials; Maintenance of monthly & annual files as needed to support cGMP’s; Removal/Disposal of expired materials; familiarity with all aspects of operation of Offsite Warehouse
  • Excellent organizational skills. Ability to execute a work plan & adapt to changes in schedule rapidly. Self-motivated & able to work with little direct supervision


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 & ability to work atop elevated positions
  • Occasionally works around odorous and/or hazardous materials. May be required to wear latex gloves
  • Occasionally performs critical job functions in extremely cold work environments
  • Occasionally positions self within confined spaces for inspection, repair & maintenance of equipment
  • Able to work in loud noise environments with hearing protection. Occasionally works in outdoor weather conditions
  • Ability to pass a driving exam for powered industrial trucks
  • 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.