DeltaV Automation Engineer

Category:  Engineering

Kalundborg, Region Zealand, DK


Do you enjoy supporting process control systems? Are you eager to learn about automated production setups? Do you have the quality mindset and the people skills to support operators and specialists, when something is out of the ordinary and you need to think fast? Would you like to build on your skills and experience together with highly dedicated colleagues in a facility, where you can be part of making a difference for people every day? Then join our Automation team as our new DeltaV automation engineer.


About the Department

In Biopharm, we manufacture quality products for people living with chronical diseases like haemophilia, growth disorders and various hormone imbalances. Through many years of dedicated effort, we have been able to automate our production to a high degree, always looking for better ways to do things. You will join the BioPharm API FVII plant, where we produce a highly specialised treatment for people living with haemophilia. In the


Automation team, where you will have 10 skilled and very committed colleagues, we service the automation system that primarily consist of Syncade MES system and DeltaV PCS system.

We work in a highly regulated business, where any quality deviation can be potentially dangerous for patients, we also spend quite some time making sure that everything we do is documented in compliance with quality and legislative standards, to ensure complete control with every part of a complex production chain. We all share a dedication to achieve ambitious goals, and we have the track record to do it with confidence.


The Job

The position as DeltaV automation engineer is a technical job with great focus on Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) in a pharmaceutical production. It will give you a very varied workday - where you will work focus on ensuring implementation of the right solutions for a more digital and automated future.


You will play a central role in maintaining and optimising our DeltaV applications, while ensuring stability and support our production lines with your expertise, when they need help for problem solving. If there is a variation in a process, you will be part of the team identifying the root cause and initiating corrective and preventive measures as quickly as possible. As we produce 24/7, your experience may be needed around the clock, and once you are appropriately familiar with our setup, you will be part of the on-call duty rotation.

You will be assisting with implementing code changes, conducting some of the required tests and producing qualification documentation. You will be working in close cooperation with the colleagues from across the production, getting to know exactly why and how things do what they do. In this way, you will build valuable experience in an ambitious setup, where good ideas actually change peoples’ lives.


From time to time, certain maintenance tasks will come your way, allowing you to familiarise yourself further with the complexity of automated FVII manufacturing and take part in the everyday upkeeping of a stabile production. You will be handling many stakeholder requests and be expected to quickly build a broad knowledge of our setup, allowing you to navigate the interconnectedness of systems, processes and equipment, when variations arise or impacts of improvements need to be assessed.

You will join cross-organisational networks of peers, allowing you to build to your know-how and knowledge of how things are done in a state-of-the-art organisation, where specialists, experts and supporters are all eager to share their experience.



You have built your experience from an academic education within engineering or IT development. Perhaps you are a recent engineering graduate with a strong curiosity for production processes and equipment, and with the desire and ability to handle a steep learning curve. Or you could be more experienced with operation, maintenance and changes of IT systems.

You probably have experience with PCS systems like DeltaV, MES or Scada-systems. Your technical curiosity allows you to understand the details of a complex, extensive production setup.


Regardless of your background, it is a precondition that you have a strong desire to achieve process knowledge and provide the best solutions in close cooperation with our production. As documentation according to Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) rules is a big part of the daily work, it is important that you thrive in ensuring that all your work is well documented. Since we use LEAN to management and problem-solving, experience with LEAN tools in a GMP environment will be an advantage, softening the learning curve somewhat.


You are confident that your fact-based solutions are solid, and always have the argument to back it – making it easy for you to energise your surroundings to help you take your solutions from idea to implementation. You are positive, outgoing and you manage to create overview, simplify and explain complex technical contexts to colleagues with different backgrounds than your own – from operators, skilled workers and specialists with heavy hands-on experience, to quality assurance, inspectors and management, with different approaches and levels of technical insight. You look forward to be a proactive and positive part of a great team and invest your skills in ensuring a stabile delivery of a life-changing product.


Freedom with responsibility is a key value to us. As part of that, we expect strong engagement, constructive collaboration, knowledge sharing, and that you are flexible and ready to make an extra effort when needed. In return, we promise you a safe and rewarding work environment where you can develop your skills and build experience in a market-leading facility - here your knowledge and your effort is appreciated, and you can be sure to make a difference.


About Novo Nordisk Kalundborg

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 real difference every day for more than 30 million people living with diabetes and other chronic diseases.


We have 50 years of expertise in biotechnological production at Novo Nordisk in Kalundborg. Generations of employees have developed their professional qualifications, personal skills and careers at Novo Nordisk and have helped develop the production facility to become the largest insulin-producing facility in the world.

Today, our 3,000 employees produce half of the world’s insulin and a number of biopharmaceutical products. Furthermore, our finished product sections assemble and pack diabetes and biopharmaceutical products.


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.



If you wish to know more about the position, please contact Michael Paulsen-Starup at +45 30751656.



29/11 2021


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