Process Engineer for production support

Category:  Manufacturing

Kalundborg, Region Zealand, DK


Are you recently graduated or someone working in the industry with focus on or interest in data analysis, production systems and how they operate? Are you interested in understanding pharmaceutical processes, developing monitoring tools and analyse data to recommend improvements?


Then you can be one of our new process engineers for API manufacturing in Novo Nordisk.


About the department

As part of Novo Nordisk’s Product Supply organization, Diabetes Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients is responsible for manufacturing all Insulin-based products. You will be assigned to Insulin Manufacturing 2 (IM2), the world’s largest Insulin API manufacturing facility located in Kalundborg. You will be employed in the department of Fermentation & Recovery, where a team of 31 skilled colleagues all working together to ensure that API is purified and released.


The department of Fermentation & Recovery is responsible for Upstream manufacturing and recovery of APIs. The team within Fermentation is responsible for fermentation technology The team manages the complexity of supporting, controlling and optimizing equipment for fermentation and associated utility systems.


The team within Recovery is responsible for separation technology for achieving API at a desired purity for downstream processing (Purification). The team manages the complexity of supporting, controlling and optimizing equipment for chromatography, reaction and solid-liquid separation.

Therefore, advanced data analysis, process monitoring, dialogue with key stakeholders and recommendations for process improvements/-optimizations are crucial. Knowledge of equipment used for these production processes will be a great advantage.


The position

We are looking for someone who find motivation in supporting the production equipment and processes on a day-to-day basis to ensure a smooth operation. You enjoy developing and maintaining process monitoring systems, by analysing data and making sense of the data. Specifically, your task will be:


  • Handle problem solving in a systematic manner to eliminate problems completely
  • Analyse large amounts of data for extracting correlation and causation for process understanding
  • Use a data-based approach for quantifying process deviations
  • Use a team-based approach for recommending process improvements/-optimizations
  • Develop maintenance plans based on risk analysis


Depending on your experience, you will also be part-taking in product change over and optimisation projects.

This job gives you a great opportunity to play a part in shaping the future of bioprocessing across the organization, in close collaboration with teach-transfer and manufacturing in Novo Nordisk.




  • Preferably you hold a degree within a relevant engineering field. GMP experience is a definite advantage.
  • Understanding of how to convey complex information to varying audiences and thereby, explain the purpose to get everyone onboard and reach feasible applicable solution
  • You thrive being the go-to person within your field, and see yourself as a specialist-to-be
  • You can manage to stay positive in an environment, where priorities can change quickly
  • You find Interest in new technologies, as we are moving towards industry 4.0.
  • Can or willing to learn Danish


Working at Novo Nordisk

At Novo Nordisk, we have been changing diabetes since 1923. If you are ready to strengthen our position as an innovative pioneer and respected industry leader, we encourage you to join us to make the most of your talent.



In total three positions are available in two teams.

For further information please contact Associate Manager Mathias Heck on phone +45 3079 2973 or Associate Manager Kalle Rajendra on +45 3079 6347.



May 23th 2021


Millions rely on us

To work for Novo Nordisk you will need the skills, dedication and ambition to change lives for the better for millions of patients living with diabetes and other chronic diseases. In exchange, we offer the chance to be part of a truly global workplace, where passion and engagement are met with opportunities for professional and personal development.