Health & Safey Technician

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.


What we offer you:

  • Leading pay and annual performance bonus for all positions
  • 34 Paid days off including vacation, sick days & company holidays
  • Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance
  • Guaranteed 8% 401K contribution plus individual company match option
  • 12 weeks Paid Parental Leave
  • Free access to Novo Nordisk-marketed pharmaceutical products


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

This position has primary responsibility to support Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) in the areas of workplace health/safety or environmental compliance/waste management. Under general direction, identifies and eliminates occupational hazards, conducts incident investigations, manages wastes for disposal, collects data for regulatory reporting, ensures readiness of emergency systems and equipment, and participates as an emergency responder. Monitors and ensures site compliance with local, state, and federal standards for occupational safety as well as environmental regulations. 

This role will be focused on the Health and Safety 90% of the time and provide Environmental backup support 10% of the time. 

This position is located in West Lebanon, New Hampshire and will require onsite work and collabortation. It is a fulltime (40 hours per week) position and the standard schedule is Monday-Friday (8:00am-5:00pm).



  • Education and Certifications:
    • High School diploma required.  Associates or Bachelors degree preferred
  • Work Experience:
    • Minimum of three (3) years relevant experience with an Associates degree or High School diploma
    • No previous experience required with a Bachelors degree
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    • Demonstrated ability to communicate and manage time effectively
    • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment
    • Able to take direction
    • Quality mindset
    • Experience with MS Office Suite
    • Ability to read and understand documentation and standard operating procedures
    • Understanding of cGMP requirements preferred
    • Basic knowledge of OSHA regulations preferred
    • Able to obtain and maintain First Aid/CPR, Hazardous Materials Training (DoT), New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NH DES) Hazardous Waste Coordinator (HWC), and HAZWOPER certifications



Essential Functions

  • Health & Safety
  • Investigate minor accidents or incidents under the direction of an on-site EHS professional
  • Conduct Workplace Assessments and determine corrective actions to mitigate risks
  • Approve and issue work permits (Hot Work, Confined Space, etc.) in accordance with site policies
  • Evaluate and approve usage of new chemicals and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Support site projects and initiatives by conducting EHS Management of Change assessments
  • Environmental & Waste Management
  • Collect, label, store, and ship hazardous and non-hazardous wastes under the direction of an on-site EHS professional
  • Inspect waste accumulation/storage areas and maintain associated compliance records
  • Execute waste disposal and recycling programs while recommending ideas for reducing volume and costs
  • Collect data for management/environmental reporting at the direction of Supervisor
  • Shared Functions
  • Perform periodic inspections of emergency response systems and equipment
  • Support continuous improvement of EHS programs, management systems, and compliance documentation
  • Coordinate with external contractors and consultants as required to accomplish tasks
  • Other duties as assigned
  • 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, kneel, reach, and walk. The ability to push, pull, and lift. The ability to speak, listen, and understand verbal and written communication. 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 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, inside and outside conditions including temperature changes; atmospheric conditions including: odors, fumes, and dust.



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.


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.