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Automation Engineer II API Job

Date: Jun 21, 2019

Location: Clayton, NC, US

Company: Novo Nordisk

At Novo Nordisk, we want to make a difference. For more than 95 years, we have led the way in diabetes care. Being part of Novo Nordisk allows our employees to embark on life-changing careers, and the opportunity to help improve the quality of life for millions of people around the world.

Help us bring quality to life. We are currently seeking top talent for our two pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities in Clayton, NC.

Working at our Diabetes Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (DAPI) manufacturing facility

Your Groundbreaking Journey

To help meet the growing demand for our treatments, Novo Nordisk expects to double production of diabetes and obesity drugs over the next decade. We are currently building a new 825,000 sq. ft diabetes Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) plant in Clayton, NC next to our existing “fill and finish” manufacturing facility. Our new $2 billion API facility is expected to be operational in 2020, with 700 full-time employees responsible for the fermentation, recovery and purification of insulin and GLP1 ingredients. This once in a life-time career opportunity is ideal for pharmaceutical manufacturing professionals who not only understand the operational complexities of manufacturing but also have the desire and drive to help us design, build and validate our processes. Here, you will work with the best manufacturing professionals in the industry, while learning and taking part in the plant design.

Position Purpose:

Support successful design & implementation of automation for process or utility systems. Provide input, review & approve design & requirement specifications. Secure proper & efficient implementation & qualification. Support production & other stakeholders. Improve reliability of the process control systems to meet current & projected customer, business & regulatory requirements through the following activities:

  • People Focus
  • Equipment Focus
  • Standards “Gatekeeper”

  • Lead troubleshooting for automation-related downtime.
  • Develop & manage plans to maintain & improve process control systems.
  • Support & manage implementation of system & interfaces.
  • Support & manage Corporate, Product Supply, DAPI, site, stakeholders & departmental initiatives/projects.
  • Schedule & execute plans in coordination with production schedules.
  • Drive technical clarifications with suppliers & internal stakeholders.
  • Operate as automation lead or resource on projects that involve process control systems.
  • Own self development & initiative to understand the site process control systems.
  • Adhere to the automation standards & establish new automation standards when necessary.
  • Support audits & inspections.
  • Function as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for assigned areas/technologies.
  • Coach & train colleagues & stakeholders in relevant areas/develop training material when necessary.
  • Utilize the appropriate cLEAN® tools when relevant.
  • Manage assignments within compliance with a Quality Mindset that focuses on risk management & mitigation.
  • Ensure quality of system adhere to company standards.
  • Adhere to the Change Management standards.
  • Govern behavior based on the Novo Nordisk Way.
  • Support or lead other accountabilities, as assigned.

Requires Qualifications:

BA/BS in engineering/related field or equivalent combination of experience & education.

Desired/Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledgeable in the following: PLC (Rockwell), HMI, DCS (DeltaV), Historian (OSI PI, etc.), SCADA, MES (Syncade, etc.), MS SQL.
  • Programming & configuration of PCS or DCS systems.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of engineering experience in process based manufacturing (API, formulation, etc.), utility, and/or packaging systems.
  • Troubleshooting automation & control systems & Batch processes.
  • Pharmaceutical industry experience.
  • Proven expertise (e.g. project management) in planning/organization & project execution, follow-up & completion.

Physical Requirements:

  • Occasionally moves equipment and/or supplies weighing up to 50 pounds within the facility.
  • Routinely operates & inspects manufacturing equipment using hands.
  • Must be able to be on feet for up to a 12 hour shift.
  • Constantly positions oneself to transfer materials within manufacturing environment. Frequently moves about building(s) to access other personnel & operational areas.
  • Corrected vision to 20/30 and/or ability to pass vision screening assessment necessary to procure motorized vehicle license.
  • Occasionally ascends/descends a ladder to access service equipment. Works atop elevated positions at heights.
  • Occasionally required to secure a motorized vehicle license & operate a motorized vehicle.
  • Occasionally works around odorous and/or hazardous materials.
  • Occasionally performs critical job functions in extremely cold work environments.
  • Occasionally positions oneself within confined spaces for inspection, repair & maintenance of equipment.
  • Able to work in loud noise environments with hearing protection.
  • Able to work in an open office environment with the possibility of frequent distraction.
  • Able to work the hours necessary to support a 24/7 continuous manufacturing operation.

Life-Changing Careers with Novo Nordisk

With a local presence for more than 25 years, Novo Nordisk is one of the largest employers in Johnston County, with over 1,200 highly-skilled and dedicated employees working in Clayton and a diverse, global workforce of more than 40,000.

We aspire to operate in a socially responsible way, and we are committed to offering a healthy and engaging workplace. Our Clayton manufacturing facilities have been honored as a FORTUNE 100 Best Places to Work For 10 years in a row. Other recent employer honors include the ISPE Company of the Year, the Triangle Business Journal Healthiest Employers in the Triangle and the NC Department of Labor 2 Million Hour Safety Award. Approximately 19% of our Clayton employees are veterans, and we offer year-round opportunities to give back to the community. If you’re looking for a life-changing career with real impact, join our team and help us defeat diabetes, obesity and other chronic diseases.

At this time, Novo Nordisk is not currently hiring individuals for this position who now or in the future would require sponsorship for employment visa status.

Requisition ID: 60070BR
State/Provinces: Clayton
Job Category: Engineering

Nearest Major Market: Raleigh

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