Novo Nordisk
Clayton, North Carolina, United States
30+ days ago
Job Function
Entry Level


About the Department

At Novo Nordisk, we are helping to improve the quality of life for millions of people worldwide. For more than 100 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.

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 Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) facility in Clayton, NC sits on 825,000 square-feet of state-of-the-art equipment, and houses the Fermentation, Recovery and Purification in the production of ingredients for Novo Nordisk's innovative oral products. At API, you'll join a global network of manufacturing professionals who are passionate about what they do.

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
  • 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.

The Position

Act as champion for the Reliability Excellence program & drive improvements into the maintenance processes. (Reliability, Planning, Scheduling, Spare Parts, CMMS). Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, writing/reviewing maintenance plans, SOP development; establishing & maintaining positive working relationship with internal & external engineering teams & stakeholders, management of vendor & service contracts.


Manager, Planning & Reliability Engineering.

Essential Functions
  • Support Reliability dept with implementation of projects focused on improving maintenance processes & CMMS for API US. Drive alignment across the site
  • Lead site Vibration and Lubrication program
  • Provide training to & facilitate workshops with key stakeholders to classify assets & develop cost effective maintenance plans & spare parts stocking strategies to support 24/7 Operations
  • Create metrics to visualize maintenance performance for stakeholders
  • Support Line of Business with updates to maintenance plans
  • Ensure accurate, complete & standardized data is entered into CMMS
  • Provide input to Risk Management Plan in anticipation of risks that could adversely impact plant operation
  • Perform Failure Analysis & Reporting & develop engineering solutions for repetitive failures
  • Support site shutdown planning & execution
  • Ensure effective communication & positive working relationships with key stakeholders
  • Drive continuous process improvements using cLEAN® or Six Sigma tools
  • Other accountabilities, as assigned

Physical Requirements

Moves equipment &/or supplies weighing up to 33 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. May require corrected vision to 20/25 based on role. May require color vision based on role. Occasionally ascends/descends a ladder. May be required to work at elevated heights. Occasionally works around odorous &/or hazardous materials. May be required to wear latex gloves. Occasionally performs critical job functions in extremely cold work environments. Occasionally positions oneself within confined spaces for inspection, repair & maintenance of equipment. Ability to work in loud noise environments with hearing protection. Occasionally works in outdoor weather conditions. Able to pass a driving exam for powered industrial trucks. Does not require a valid drivers license.

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering/related field or equivalent combination of education & experience required
  • Maintenance & Reliability / Asset Management Accreditation l (CMRP, CRL, AMP ) or equivalent preferred
  • Experience/certifcations with PdM technologies: Vibration analysis, Lubrication, infrared preferred
  • Minimum of (5) years in engineering field with a focus in equipment reliability & Maintenance, to include a risk-based approach in development/optimization of maintenance strategies required
  • Proficiency with programming languages: writing code & implementing computer programs on multiple systems. Excel-Macros, Python, Java scripting, C++ preferred
  • Aptitude for learning & implementing new technologies preferred
  • Working knowledge of best-in-class maintenance practices & metrics preferred
  • Working knowledge of using CMMS (SAP PM & MM preferred) preferred
  • Working knowledge of the following concepts: FMEA, RCM, Reliability by Design, PM optimization, Root Cause Analysis, Failure Analysis preferred
  • Demonstrated experience in implementing cross functional/team-based improvements, knowledgeable in change management fundamentals preferred
  • Working knowledge of FDA requirements related to manufacturing & documentation (cGMP, cGDP) preferred
  • Knowledgeable with Pharmaceutical / Chemical processing equipment a plus
  • Demonstrated experience with complex data management in excel preferred
  • Demonstrated experience in driving improvements using cLEAN® or Six Sigma tools a plus
  • Proven expertise in project management, change management & stakeholder management preferred
  • Creation of work plans for medium complexity projects/plans being executed by cross functional teams a plus

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.

Job ID: 73158870

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