Packaging Equipment Engineer, Koriyama Factory (Project)

Category:  Project Management & Agile

Koriyama, Fukushima, JP

Working at Novo Nordisk is never just a job, it is an opportunity to have a life-changing career – you grow professionally, and you impact the lives of our patients for the better. We are looking for a talented Packaging Engineer to manage new factory project. Join us and apply today!

About the department
At Novo Nordisk we are experiencing a rapid growth in sales over the recent years and along with the wide range of new products to be launched, we are re-enforcing our production capability world-wide.
As our Koriyama Factory (KFA) is also expanding its workforce, this exciting opportunity is now available for Packaging Engineer, KFA in Japan to join one of the largest scale projects of the factory expansion (expanding the building, not just the equipment) by collaborating with the team members. Also, ensuring high level of compliance with all the internal and external regulations/requirements in all activities and readiness for new product launches as per defined milestones.
Despite multiple projects moving forward, the members of the Project Office Department are able to have a good Work-Life Balance thanks to the company and the team’s natural culture and mindset. 


The position
As a Packaging Engineer, you will have a great opportunity to gain a wide range of experience working on the installation of new packaging equipment  with appropriate validation, collaborating with local/global stakeholders and improve your engineering skills in the global environment.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Study the requirement and design of Tablet inspection equipment and install it at  the Koriyama factory with appropriate validation and getting involved in the installation of tablet inspection equipment from a Subject Matter Expert (SME) of equipment perspectives.
  • Install packaging equipment in the Koriyama factory. The equipment will probably be European made and the activity will be led by Device Manufacturing Development (DMD) until Factory Acceptance Test (FAT), so execute the activity with DMD and get responsibility after FAT. Promote Packaging line installation that should be fit for future opportunities/products.
  • Establish a maintenance plan and take over equipment and knowledge to Engineering & Maintenance team (E&M) team.
  • Act as Subject Matter Expert (SME) during audit or inspection to ensure new equipment is well qualified and/or tried where necessary and keep them tried state by the considered maintenance plan. Ensure that all activities related to packaging line installation never compromise not only quality and process performance but also the environment and employees’ safety and health aspects.
  • Ensure that all activities related to inspection equipment installation never compromise not only quality and process performance but also environment and employees’ safety and health aspects



  • Must have a University degree or a degree holder from Mechanical-related high school/vocational school.
  • Work experience as a Packaging Engineer in any industry, preferably in the pharmaceutical or food industry.
  • Deep knowledge and understanding of pharma industry and supplier management experience preferred.
  • Fluent in Japanese and business-level English proficiency, verbal or written required, ideally having TOEIC 600 at minimum.
  • Have strong communication, social, leadership, logical and logical skills.


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.


Upload your CV to our online career page (click on Apply and follow the instructions).


Until the completion of recruitment.
Applications will be screened on an ongoing basis, so you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.


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.