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QC Technician - Sample & Archival API Job

Date: Apr 5, 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. foot 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 GLP-1 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:
Responsible for the receipt, log-in & disposal of QC samples & supplies to ensure prompt & efficient submission of samples to the QC Laboratory. Responsible for the control & archival of QC documentation.


  • Support of Chemistry, Microbiology, Biochemistry, EM & Raw Materials Testing teams.
  • Receipt, log-in & disposal of QC samples & retain samples.
  • Assign, track & archive write-up pages & maintenance documentation.
  • Inspection of retention samples.
  • Monitor, receive, organize & maintain laboratory supplies.
  • Responsible for the overall sample handling for the QC laboratories.
  • Other duties, as assigned.

AA/AS/AAS degree in a scientific field or relevant experience.

Desired/Preferred Qualifications:
Minimum of two (2) years of experience in a laboratory with an AA/AS/AAS degree or 3 years relevant practical experience.

Technical/Process/Functional Knowledge:
  • Knowledgeable in basic laboratory techniques & Good Manufacturing Practices. Ability to perform work in accordance with established procedures & policies.
  • Proficient in LIMs & EProcure system.
  • Must demonstrate attention to detail, proofreading & strong computer skills with a willingness to learn new IT applications.
  • Good communication skills (verbal & written).
  • Provide task support to the laboratory, as needed.

Ability to execute tasks according to a structured plan.

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 &/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.

The sourcing period for this role will end April 19, 2019

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.

Novo Nordisk is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

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.

Requisition ID: 59752BR
State/Provinces: Clayton
Job Category: Quality

Nearest Major Market: Raleigh

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