Automation Engineer

Category:  Engineering

Kalundborg, Region Zealand, DK


Are you looking for a career in the pharmaceutical industry where you can apply and enhance your skills within automation? We would like to offer you this exciting job opportunity at Novo Nordisk site in Kalundborg, Purification Plants, which is at the heart of pharmaceutical API manufacturing.


Novo Nordisk manufacturing in Kalundborg, Denmark, is expanding rapidly. Join us during these exciting times as we expand our automation capacity and capabilities. We are expanding to support the production of Novo Nordisk's current and future oral and injectable products, and we are automating our processes.


The position

You will be responsible for supporting and coding our production execution systems LMES (Local Manufacturing Execution Systems) and SattLine (Process Control System). We use LMES to run our production recipes and to gather data for our batch reports. SattLine is an ABB system we use to monitor and control the process in the individual production units.

Both systems are mature and will be replaced in the coming years with state-of-the-art MES and PCS applications. Thus, the job offers an opportunity to become part of upgrading our production IT platform.


Key responsibilities:

  • Assisting with day-to-day operations and contributing to the efficient execution of our production processes
  • Creating and coding new SattLine and/or LMES updates to improve our manufacturing processes
  • Participating in projects and provide input on automation solutions to our stakeholders
  • Qualifying & documenting changes in the system and ensure that the QA Department approval.
  • Collaborating with operators and supporters to analyse and identify possible optimisations
  • Deviations in production via troubleshooting and system tests

As you will be working with production, you will have broad opportunities to develop your skills and engage in hands-on experience within pharmaceutical manufacturing.



  • Bachelor or master’s degree within e.g., IT, Automation or a similar
  • Preferably experience within the pharmaceutical industry and the operation of production processes using PCS and MES

In Novo Nordisk, we work in a GMP-regulated environment, where it is essential that you never compromise on quality, standards, and safety. As a person, you are proactive, work independently and have a solid drive to get things done timely. You can collaborate with colleagues and stakeholders across a large organisation, and it is essential that you have good language, as well as communicative, skills enabling efficient communication across the organisation and levels.


About the Department

In API Manufacturing, we ensure insulin production for more than 30 million people living with diabetes and other chronic diseases. The automation team in Purification Plants (PP) ensures that all automated production processes are running effectively, working optimally, and configured towards the best possible productivity and quality.

Days in the automation support-team are rarely the same, and your workdays will be diverse with a mix of both daily operations, troubleshooting, support to projects and sparring with colleagues and peers in other parts of the organisation.



Would you like to hear more about the position, feel free to contact Annemette Brask-Holm on phone +45 3079 2572.



July 17, 2022.

We will process applications as we receive them, so please do not hesitate to apply. 


Join Novo Nordisk Manufacturing in Kalundborg in times of expansion

Become a part of Novo Nordisk Manufacturing in Kalundborg and get a developing career among the most talented people in a successful company. Together, we make a difference every day for more than 30 million people living with diabetes and other chronic diseases.


Today, 3,200 employees of Novo Nordisk Kalundborg produce half of the world’s insulin and a number of biopharmaceutical products. With more than 50 years of expertise in large-scale biotech manufacturing, we are today the world’s largest insulin-producing facility.


You will soon sense why Novo Nordisk Kalundborg is a highly unique place and why we are passionate about working here. You will be met with trust and responsibility by welcoming and dedicated colleagues. Novo Nordisk Kalundborg is a workplace where involvement, development and multidisciplinary are in focus.


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.