Facilities Engineer I

Facility:  General Management and Administration

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 West Lebanon is growing! We have an exciting new opportunity for an Engineer on site. This position will be responsible for supporting the design and implementation of manufacturing support processes, instrumentation and equipment start-ups for offices, labs and manufacturing scale. He/she provides expertise in facilities such processing, engineering, design, project coordination, start-up and validation of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and non-GMP utilities and facilities areas and systems.



Reports to: According to the organizational chart.


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


Essential Functions

  • Responsible for supporting the design and implementation of manufacturing support processes, instrumentation and equipment start-ups for offices, labs and manufacturing scale. He/she provides expertise in facilities such processing, engineering, design, project coordination, start-up and validation of GMP and non-GMP utilities and facilities areas and systems


Physical Requirements

0-10% overnight travel required. The ability to climb, balance, 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 20 of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or constantly to move objects. Visual acuity to perform close activities such as: reading, writing, and analyzing; and to determine the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of work assigned or to make general observations. The working environment includes a variety of physical conditions including: noise, vibration, inside and outside conditions including temperature changes, extreme cold, and extreme heat; proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals. The working environment frequently includes close quarters and narrow aisles or passageways.



  • Education and Certifications
    • Associate’s or bachelor’s degree or equivalent in engineering or related discipline; minimum of five (5) years related experience with an Associates or a minimum of three (3) years related experience with a Bachelor’s degree
  • Work Experience
    • Provides support to a designated manufacturing operations area including the following activities
      • Facilities, Utility, Systems and Equipment (FUSE) troubleshooting to support deviations, corrective actions and related manufacturing impact or quality issues
      • Tracking and evaluating process trends or issues in collaboration with quality, mfg. sciences and manufacturing
      • Coordinating fabrication, procurement, installation, engineering start-up, and validation activities of new equipment and systems including documentation of IQ/OQ protocols, executions, and summary reports
      • Participate in the development and implementation of procedural or automation improvement changes
      • Participating in design and hazard reviews of plant expansions or process changes and serving as the technical point of contact or user representative for contractor services including design, fabrication, installation and validation
      • Serves as an interface between engineering, facilities, process development, quality assurance, validation and operations
      • Technical point of contact for solvent, waste and emission control and related cost optimizations/efficiencies
      • Point person for assigned process improvement activities. These may include performing or overseeing material and energy balances, creating/updating Planviews, Isometrics, Orthographics, P&IDs and PFDs, authoring equipment specifications, user and functional requirements specifications, and necessary FAT and SAT protocols
      • Managing small projects and tracking spending of budgets, creating scope of work, risk assessments, justification, cost estimates, implementing purchase order requisitions, contracts, funding requests, and controlling their payment
      • Design and execution of engineering runs to test equipment or to troubleshoot problems
      • Partner with contractors on troubleshooting assistance for issues found in the manufacturing environment
      • 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
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
    • Pharmaceutical process or biotechnology experience preferred
    • Knowledge of GMPs is essential, but not required as these can be learned on the job
    • This individual must have excellent communication skills and ability to work in a high-paced team-oriented environment


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.


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