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Novo Nordisk MES Engineer II in Clayton, North Carolina

About the Department

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. Our filling and finishing facility (DFP) is a 457,000 square foot aseptic "fill and finish" manufacturing facility located in Clayton, NC and employs more than 850 people. The facility is part of a global network of manufacturing sites responsible for several key steps in the diabetes treatment manufacturing process, including sterile formulation, filling, inspection, device assembly and packaging. Producing medicines is a special responsibility. Our employees are passionate about what they do, knowing that their work makes a difference to millions of people who rely on our products every day. Are you ready to make a difference?

Position Purpose

Responsible for ensuring reliable & consistent operation of identified local manufacturing applications that are required to operate 24x7. 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”


  • Work primarily with production (shop floor) & corporate as a liaison ensuring application understanding & managing continuous improvement initiatives

  • Present initiatives & information accurately & explain industry jargon in a clear manner for customers

  • Identify application requirements through relationship building & effective stakeholder management

  • Gather information about stakeholders’ needs/process gaps & develop/implement action plans that support the production goals

  • Provides input to product feature enhancements & process improvements

  • Provide resolutions to system related issues & discrepancies

  • Coordinate & oversee software upgrades & releases to applicable systems

  • Coach & train colleagues & stakeholders in relevant areas

  • Schedule & execute plans in coordination with manufacturing schedules

  • Operate as lead on projects that involve specified application solutions

  • Develop & maintain process application standards, specifications & maintenance plans

  • Own self development & initiative to understand the site process control systems

  • Support audits & inspections as SME for specified process applications

  • 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, DFP, local IT, & local stakeholder initiatives & projects

  • Govern behavior based on the Novo Nordisk Way

  • Other accountabilities as assigned

    Required Education

    BA/BS in IT/Engineering/related field or equivalent (experience + education).


    5-8+ years IT or engineering experience in process-based manufacturing, utility, &/or packaging systems.

    Strong MES experience preferred

    Technical/Process/Functional Knowledge

    Knowledgeable in the following applications or technologies: PAS-X, POInT, PLC, SCADA.


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

    Physical & Other Requirements

  • Ability to work in confined spaces & near operating equipment

  • Ability to work in loud noise environments

  • Ability to travel internationally

  • Ability to work hours necessary to support production & maintenance activities

    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.