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Automation Engineer II - OFP (Facilities)

Company: Novo Nordisk
Location: Durham
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

About the Department
For almost 100 years, Novo Nordisk has been tackling the unmet medical needs of people living with serious chronic diseases, such as diabetes & obesity. 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.
In NC, we operate three pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities that are responsible for fulfilling different steps in our injectable and oral treatment supply chains. Our newer Oral Finished Products (OFP) tableting facility in Durham, NC sits on 194,000 square feet of state-of-the-art equipment and supports the production of our innovative oral treatments for patients with type 2 diabetes. Employees work across Bulk Production, Packaging, Warehouse, Business Support, QC and QA. At OFP, you'll join a global network of manufacturing professionals who are passionate about what they do and committed to helping us meet the growing demand for our treatments.
What we offer you:

  • Leading pay and annual performance bonus for all positions

  • All employees enjoy generous paid time off including 14 paid holidays

  • Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance - effective day one

  • Guaranteed 8% 401K contribution plus individual company match option

  • Family Focused Benefits including 12 weeks paid parental & 6 weeks paid family medical leave

  • Free access to Novo Nordisk-marketed pharmaceutical products

  • Tuition Assistance - reimbursement up to $10,000 annually

  • Life & Disability Insurance

  • Employee Referral Awards

    At Novo Nordisk, you will find opportunities, resources, and mentorship to help grow and build your career. Are you ready to realize your potential? Join Team Novo Nordisk and help us make what matters.
    Position Purpose
    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"


      • Support plans to maintain & improve process control systems

      • Schedule & execute plans in coordination with manufacturing schedules

      • Operate as automation resource on projects that involve process control systems. Own self development & initiative to understand the site process control systems

      • Adhere to the automation standards & implement the necessary changes to the automation-related specifications & maintenance plans

      • Support audits & inspections as SME for process control systems

      • Coach & train colleagues & stakeholders in relevant areas

      • Utilize the appropriate cLEAN" tools within the main areas of Systematic Problem Solving, process improvement, & project management

      • Operate within compliance with a Quality Mindset that focuses on risk management & mitigation. Implement effective Change Management

      • Support Corporate, OFP, local IT & local stakeholder initiatives & projects. Govern behavior based on the Novo Nordisk Way

      • Support other accountabilities, as assigned

        Required Qualifications
        BA/BS in engineering/related field or an equivalent combination of experience & education.
        Desired Qualifications

        • Minimum of five (5) years of engineering experience in process-based manufacturing, utility and/or packaging svstems

        • Knowledgeable in the following systems: PLC, SCADA, MES, Oracle, MS SQL

        • Proven expertise, (e.g. project management) in planning/organization & proiect execution. follow-up & completion

          Physical & Other Requirements

          • Occasionally moves equipment and/or supplies weighing up to 50 pounds within the facility using various body positions

          • Routinely operates & inspects manufacturing equipment using hands

          • Ability to be on feet for up to a 12-hour shift

          • Corrected vision to 20/30

          • Occasionally ascends/descends a ladder to service equipment & can work atop elevated positions

          • Occasionally works around odorous and/or hazardous materials

          • May be required to wear latex gloves

          • Able to work in loud noise environments with hearing protection

          • May be required to work for short periods of time with respiratory protection

          • Able to travel internationally, up to 25% of the time

          • 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

            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.
            Novo Nordisk requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to the first date of employment. As required by applicable law, Novo Nordisk will consider requests for reasonable accommodation.
            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.

Keywords: Novo Nordisk, Durham , Automation Engineer II - OFP (Facilities), Engineering , Durham, North Carolina

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