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Reliability Engineer API

Posted by: Novo Nordisk

Posted date: 2019-Mar-22

Location: Raleigh, NC



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:  Act as strategic reliability partner with Line of Business to develop & standardize the Maintenance, Reliability, Planning & Spare Parts Program (during Project Phase) and to maintain lifecycle plans, monitor asset performance & drive continuous improvement in designated area (during Manufacturing Phase).
Act as subject matter expert for Risk Based Asset Management Program.
Ensure a standardized approach is followed in development of maintenance plans. 
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.
Ensure accurate, complete & standardized data is entered into CMMS.
Establish, maintain & optimize PM, QM & MM structure, configuration & master data within SAP.
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 cLEANŽ or Six Sigma tools.
Other accountabilities, as assigned.
Required Qualifications:
BA/BS in Engineering/related field or equivalent (experience + education)
5+ years in engineering field with a focus in reliability, to include a risk based approach towards development/optimization of maintenance strategies.
Demonstrated knowledge of CMMS - SAP PM, QM & MM modules.
Desired Qualifications:
Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional (CMRP) or equivalent.
In-depth knowledge of the following concepts: FMEA, RCM, PdM, CbM, Reliability by Design, PM optimization, Root Cause Analysis, Failure Analysis.
Demonstrated experience in implementing cross functional/team based improvements; knowledgeable in change management fundamentals.
Demonstrated experience in driving improvements using cLEANŽ or Six Sigma tools.
Proven expertise in project management, change management & stakeholder management.
Creation of work plans for medium complexity projects/plans being executed by cross functional teams.
Knowledgeable in pharmaceutical processes including utility systems (clean & black), HVAC, etc.
Physical & Other 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 travel internationally, up to 10% 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.
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.
EEO Statement
Novo Nordisk is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.
Accommodation Statement
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 Title Reliability Engineer API
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Posted By Novo Nordisk
Job Function Engineering
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Email noreply(at)
Location Raleigh, NC
Location Location -> Southeast
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Classification Job Classification -> Engineering

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