Engineers for Packaging Manufacturing Development

Category:  Manufacturing

Hillerød, Capital Region of Denmark, DK


Are you a Process, Design or Validation Engineer willing to bring your skills to develop, support and improve our growing packaging production? Are you looking for a position in which you will provide expertise to worldwide projects? Do you want to be part of an international team? Then apply today and join our Packaging team within Device Manufacturing Development!


The position

As Engineer for Packaging Manufacturing Development, you will have the opportunity to enter projects in the development and implementation phase for packaging lines across our many global production sites, impacting both new and established products.

As a key member of projects, you will:

  • Contribute to the design of equipment and related packaging processes.
  • Collaborate with Device and Delivery Solutions to ensure manufacturability as well as with our Information Technology/Operational Technology (IT/OT) department about our emerging technology journey towards Industry 4.0.
  • Be engaged in test, installation and validation of packaging equipment on packaging sites round the world.
  • Implement and improve validation processes and methods within packaging.
  • Develop and improve packaging process and sharing best practice across packaging sites.

You can look forward to a rich and diverse professional experience with strong collaboration with multiple stakeholders from corporate to local sites, R&D, production, suppliers, Quality Assurance (QA) and other specialists. All from different domains in pharma development and from different regions and cultures.

Some travelling activities to sites and suppliers are expected.



To be considered for this position, we expect you to:

  • Hold at least a bachelor’s degree in process engineering, mechanical engineering, or other relevant engineering field.
  • Have a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience.
  • Thrive on innovation and have a mindset or experience in continuous improvement or Lean.
  • Have a good understanding of technical aspects of the manufacturing processes.
  • Be fluent in English (both written and spoken).

It would be considered as an advantage if you have a previous experience from a regulated industry (pharmaceutical, medical devices, food, aviation industries for example).

As we are growing and expanding our team, we would welcome applications from people with a wide variety of experience and seniority. If you don’t meet exactly the requirements above but are a curious, analytical and problem solver Engineer, we want to hear from you!  

As a person, you are well organised, value quality and have pragmatic approach in your work. You take initiative and are willing to take responsibility to act as lead in project deliverables and to challenge the status quo. You have strong communication and stakeholder management skills and thrives working in an international landscape. With you on the team the shared goals are reached faster and better through collaboration with colleagues and stakeholders.


About the department

You will join Device Manufacturing Development (DMD) and the Packaging Manufacturing Development team responsible for packaging of Novo Nordisk finished products, primarily pen injectors and tablets.

We are bridging product development to production, and we are driving development and standardisation of new and smarter packaging processes. Further we are responsible for establishing packaging capacity worldwide for new and marketed products in compliance with current regulatory requirements and in close interaction with Novo Nordisk global production sites. We have an end-to-end presence from device development to production implementation and support to running production.

Our department is in Hillerød and includes a diverse international team of 35+ skilled professionals including project managers, specialists, validation and process experts. We strive for excellence in project execution, and to accelerate the development of innovative and smarter solutions together with our key stakeholders.


Working at Novo Nordisk

We are a proud life-science company, and life is our reason to exist. We’re inspired by life in all its forms and shapes, ups and downs, opportunities and challenges. For employees at Novo Nordisk, life means many things – from the building blocks of life that form the basis of ground-breaking scientific research, to our rich personal lives that motivate and energise us to perform our best at work. Ultimately, life is why we’re all here - to ensure that people can lead a life independent of chronic disease.



For further information, contact Hans Kristian Rømer Westh on + 45 3079 6795 or Karen Elisabeth Winther on +45 3448 2844.



13 February 2023.

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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.