Automation Engineer

Facility:  Engineering

West Lebanon, NH, US

About the Department     

Site New Hampshire, located in West Lebanon, is where Novo Nordisk’s life-saving treatments are brought to life. Our manufacturing facility produces a global supply of our hemophilia and growth hormone product lines, as well as our next generation of cutting-edge medications. It’s not your average production site – it’s a tight-knit, supportive community working together to contribute to a better tomorrow for our patients. Ethics and quality are held in the highest regard, and a patient-focused mindset guides everything we do. We’re looking for individuals who are self-starters with a strong work ethic to join our team. At Novo Nordisk, you will find opportunities, resources and mentorship to grow and build your career. Are you ready to realize your potential?


The Position

Novo Nordisk in New Hampshire is growing and continuously improving and advancing our way of producing high quality medicines. We have an exciting opportunity for an Automation Engineer to join us to facilitate and support with technical, quality and project challenges and improvements within the Automation team. This role will partner with leadership, automation team, manufacturing, and manufacturing support areas to carry out tasks and projects in a collaborative and efficient manner. 



Reports to: According to the organizational chart.


Number of subordinates with direct/indirect referral: n/a


Essential Functions

  • Under direct supervision will assist with the design, implementation, start-up and troubleshooting of automation and plant floor control systems. Under close supervision is responsible for the design and / or selection of instrumentation, control devices, control panels, and control / electrical power systems throughout the facility
  • Assists with troubleshooting, testing, validation, deployment and on-going maintenance of Automation Systems
  • Normally receives detailed instructions on routine work and on new assignments
  • Provides support to manufacturing and facilities areas including the following activities:
    • Support for resolution of deviations, investigations, and other quality issues
    • Assists with the design, procurement, construction, installation, engineering start-up, documentation and validation activities of new and modified control systems
    • Participates in the development and implementation of procedural or automation improvements to support Plant Objectives
    • Works on project(s), tracks spending/budgets, creates scope of work, develops risk assessments, justification, cost estimates, implements purchase requisitions, funding requests, and manages contracts
    • Provides support for troubleshooting for issues found in the manufacturing environment
    • Occasional supervision or coordination of contractors
  • This individual performs all job duties and responsibilities in a compliant and ethical manner and in accordance with all applicable healthcare laws, regulations and industry codes
  • Incorporates the Novo Nordisk Way and 10 Essentials in all activities and interactions with others


Physical Requirements

0-10% overnight travel required. The ability to climb. stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach, stand, and walk. The ability to push, pull, lift, finger, feel, and grasp. The ability to speak, listen, and understand verbal and written communication. Repetition including substantial movement of wrists, hands, and or fingers. Lifting up to 33lbs/15kg of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Visual acuity to perform close activities such as: reading, writing, and analyzing; and visual inspection. The working environment includes a variety of physical conditions including noise, inside and outside conditions, working in narrow aisles, and temperature changes; atmospheric conditions including: odors, fumes, and dust.


Novo Nordisk requires all employees to be fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine by December 8, 2021.  As required by applicable law, Novo Nordisk will consider requests for reasonable accommodation for those unable to be vaccinated. You will be required to upload an image of your COVID-19 vaccine card at the time of hire and/or on your first day of employment.



Education and Certifications

Bachelors or master’s degree or equivalent experience in Engineering, Automation or Computer Science.


Work Experience

Two (2) years of experience in Plant Automation/Controls Engineering.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Some knowledge and experience with the following is required
    • Instrumentation & Control Device operation and troubleshooting
    • Programmable Logic Controllers
    • Supervisory Control & Data Acquisition Systems (SCADA)
    • Variable Speed Drives
    • Electrical systems such as 120 VAC, 24 VDC, 480 VAC
    • NFPA codes related to Automation & Electrical work
  • Some knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Visio, Project, & PowerPoint)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Some knowledge of Microsoft Windows Operating Systems and Networking systems (Ethernet) is desired
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD (ability to view, make minor changes) is desired
  • Demonstrated experience working in a team-oriented environment is desired


This is a Monday through Friday role with oncall/weekend support as needed. Pay and title are commensurate with experience and abilities. 

Apply now!

Millions rely on us 
At Novo Nordisk, we don’t wait for change. We drive change. We’re a dynamic company in an even more dynamic industry, and we know that what got us to where we are today is not necessarily what will make us successful in the future. We embrace the spirit of experimentation, striving for excellence without fixating on perfection. We never shy away from opportunities to develop, we seize them. Working at Novo Nordisk is working toward something bigger than ourselves, and it’s a collective effort. Novo Nordisk relies on the joint potential and collaboration of its more than 40,000 employees to change the lives for the better for millions of patients living with diabetes and other chronic diseases. Together, we go further. Together, we’re life changing.


Novo Nordisk is an equal opportunity employer.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by local, state or federal laws, rules or regulations.


If you are interested in applying to Novo Nordisk and need special assistance or an accommodation to apply, please call us at 1-855-411-5290. This contact is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.