Senior Automation Engineer

Category:  Manufacturing

Hillerød, Capital Region of Denmark, DK


Do you want to help us increase our automation capacity, by digitalizing and automating our processes, so that we can produce smarter? Would you like to be part of setting directions around PCS installations to implement new automation solutions? Are you ready to help us in bringing our manufacturing lines into the future?


Join us for a life-changing career.


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The position

As a Senior Automation Engineer, you will play a central role in maintaining and optimizing our DeltaV/ PCS systems and other supporting applications while ensuring the stability and efficient operation of our production. In addition, you will support production with your colleagues by using your expertise when they need help with problem-solving. You will be part of upgrading our production platform with the overall objective is to implement the right solutions for a more digital and automated future.


We are looking for someone with a strong desire to provide the best solutions in close cooperation with our production. You will work with people from different backgrounds, like operators, skilled workers, QA, managers, and specialists. Therefore, you must be outgoing and manage to simplify and explain complex technical contexts


Key responsibilities would include:

  • Support day-to-day operations and contribute to the efficient execution of our manufacturing processes
  • DeltaV responsible
  • Develop and code updates to optimize our production processes within DeltaV
  • Participate in projects and provide input on automation solutions to our stakeholders
  • Qualify changes in the system and ensure QA Department approvals
  • Troubleshoot and test system deviations in production
  • Develop the team with DeltaV and act as go-to person when complexity increase



Whatever your background, it is a prerequisite that you have a strong desire to achieve knowledge and provide the best solutions in close cooperation with our production.


To succeed in the role, you have:

  • Technical or academic education within IT, automation, engineering, or similar
  • Experience within the operation of manufacturing processes and DeltaV
  • Virtual server environments knowledge is an advantage e.g.: Microsoft Hyper-V, OPC, and SQL databases
  • Fluent in English, both written and spoken, willingness to learn Danish would be advantageous


Our core value is responsibility with freedom. As part of that, we aim for strong engagement, constructive collaboration, knowledge sharing, and willingness to go above and beyond when necessary. In exchange, we promise you a secure and rewarding work environment in which you can develop your skills and broaden your experience while realizing that your efforts make a difference every day.


About the department

As our new colleague, you will join Biotech & Rare Disease (BRD) as part of Novo Nordisk Product Supply. This is a global production network at the forefront of technology and quality production of pharmaceutical products. In BRD we are not only supplying all Novo Nordisk products for Rare Diseases but also using our competencies in Biotech to support the growing efforts into completely new production platforms and therapy areas for Novo Nordisk. We are approx. 2500 colleagues committed to drive change for people with serious chronic diseases.


We produce our life-saving medicines out of five state-of-the-art production sites in Denmark and the United States – covering the entire production value chain where raw materials are cultivated, purified, formulated, filled, assembled in devices, packed, and distributed across the globe. Not only are we making a difference for patients – we also strive to make a difference for our employees by promoting a learning culture with a high level of trust, innovation, and development for everyone.


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 energize 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, don't hesitate to contact Martin Ruban Leleur, Associate Manager, at +45 30 77 59 54.



15 June 2023.


Applications will be reviewed, and interviews scheduled on an ongoing basis, so please do not hesitate to apply.


You do not need to attach a cover letter to your application, but please include a few sentences about why you are applying in your resume or CV. To ensure an efficient and fair recruitment process, please refrain from adding a photo to your CV.


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.