Washroom and Tooling Operator - OFP

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 & obesity. 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 NC, we operate three pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities that are responsible for fulfilling different steps in our injectable and oral treatment supply chains.  Our newer Oral Finished Products (OFP) tableting facility in Durham, NC sits on 194,000 square feet of state-of-the-art equipment and supports the production of our innovative oral treatments for patients with type 2 diabetes.  Employees work across Bulk Production, Packaging, Warehouse, Business Support, QC and QA.  At OFP, you’ll join a global network of manufacturing professionals who are passionate about what they do and committed to helping us meet the growing demand for our treatments.  


What we offer you:

  • Leading pay and annual performance bonus for all positions
  • All employees enjoy generous paid time off including 14 paid holidays
  • Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance – effective day one
  • Guaranteed 8% 401K contribution plus individual company match option
  • Family Focused Benefits including 12 weeks paid parental & 6 weeks paid family medical leave
  • Free access to Novo Nordisk-marketed pharmaceutical products
  • Tuition Assistance – reimbursement up to $10,000 annually 
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Employee Referral Awards


At Novo Nordisk, you will find opportunities, resources, and mentorship to help grow and build your career.  Are you ready to realize your potential?  Join Team Novo Nordisk and help us make what matters.


Position Purpose

Disassemble, wash, unload & assemble components & equipment in an Oral Finished Product environment. Support Bulk & Packaging teams at the right rate, the right time & consistent with business/regulatory needs.



  • Work in a safe & environmentally responsible way
  • Follow all safety & environmental requirements in the performance of duties
  • Perform cleaning activities including, but not limited to, processing components, parts & assemblies, troubleshooting equipment, aiding in setup & teardown of equipment
  • Attends weekly BTS Scheduling meeting, to prioritize cleaning activities-based on production schedule
  • Coordinates cleaning activities, loads wash carts & performs wash activities for Packaging, based on current procedures
  • Coordinates & performs monthly, quarterly, & yearly area cleanings, based on current procedures
  • Supports Engineering for wash equipment upgrades, testing & process improvement projects
  • Check & adjust mechanical assemblies critical to the accurate & aseptic filling of insulin
  • Inspect & process components necessary for manufacture & packaging of oral finished product
  • Operate, monitor & control equipment, systems & processes
  • Achieve production goals
  • Maintain GMP Production areas & perform cleanings & environmental monitoring
  • Actively participate in & support event response
  • Review, revise & author SOP’s & other documents as required
  • Assist during equipment maintenance including restoration of lost function, predictive & preventative maintenance
  • Train fellow employees in areas of expertise; aggressively learn systems & equipment outside of own expertise
  • Record/review production data in BPR & associated forms
  • Maintains supplies inventory for cleaning activities
  • Collaborates with cLean Partner to optimize 5S opportunities
  • Other accountabilities, as assigned


Required Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent required (AAS degree in related field preferred)


Desired Qualifications

  • BioWorks certification
  • Minimum of one (1) year experience in manufacturing industry, FDA regulated preferred
  • Ability to read, write & understand complicated product documentation & standard operating procedures with attention to detail
  • Computer literacy
  • Proven expertise in planning/organizing, managing execution, checking results & revising work plans


Physical & Other Requirements

  • Occasionally moves equipment &/or supplies weighing up to 33 lbs. within facility using various body positions
  • Routinely operates & inspects manufacturing equipment using hands
  • Ability to be on feet for up to a 10-hour shift
  • Corrected vision to 20/25
  • May require color vision based on role
  • Occasionally ascends/descends a ladder to service equipment & can work atop elevated positions
  • Occasionally works around odorous &/or hazardous materials
  • May be required to wear latex gloves
  • Ability to work in loud noise environments with hearing protection
  • May be required to work for short periods of time with respiratory protection


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.