Production Engineering Expert

Category:  Manufacturing

Koriyama, Fukushima, JP


Are you experienced in working with blister machines and passionate about ensuring the highest quality standards in pharmaceutical production? We are looking for a skilled Production Engineering Expert to join our team at Novo Nordisk. If you are ready for a new challenge and eager to make a difference in the healthcare industry, read on and apply today for a life-changing career.

About the department
The Production Engineering & Facilities Department at Novo Nordisk is in charge for production activities in a manufacturing environment, ensuring optimal resource utilization, cost minimization, and maintenance of quality standards. As a Production Engineering Expert, you will be a key member of our team, working closely with other production professionals to transform raw materials into finished pharmaceutical products. Our department is devoted to upholding current Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and ensuring the highest quality standards in our production processes.


The position
As a Production Engineering Expert at Novo Nordisk, you will oversee critical tasks including ensuring readiness of the blister machine for production, optimizing tablet production processes, collaborating with stakeholders, introducing new equipment, maintaining existing machinery, and executing validation activities in investment programs.

  • Maintain, improve, and maximize the efficiency of the blister machine and other production equipment or systems.
  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives by implementing systematic problem-solving methodologies.
  • Identify potential issues with the machine/equipment and perform root cause analysis to take preventive and predictive actions.
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to resolve critical deviations and quality issues. Procure necessary goods or services from external vendors.
  • Ensure regular maintenance activities are performed according to planned programs.



  • University graduate, preferably with a degree in engineering or a related field.
  • More than 5 years of experience in production engineering.
  • Experience in handling alu-alu blister or familiarity with visual inspection machines is preferred.
  • Strong teamwork, communication skills and proactive and innovative mindset.
  • Basic English communication skills (TOEIC > 600 preferably).

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.