Posted to MedZilla on 1/19/2019

Novo Nordisk

US-NC, Sr Metrology Technician API Job 529583000A0-MZ


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.

Improve & support the safe & effective completion of calibrations. Support troubleshooting, problem solving & project implementation for measuring equipment site-wide. Ensure compliance with cGMPs as well as local & corporate requirements for calibration compliance.

Advanced Calibration Accountabilities:
Leads, conducts & participates in systematic problem solving. Supports cross-functional investigations in all customer areas.
Evaluates measuring equipment performance & effectiveness of tasks & frequencies. Responds to potential issues.
Reviews documentation for accuracy & completeness & performs Technical Completion (TECO) of work orders in SAP.
Owns continuous improvement & equipment reliability plans. Provides coaching & support to metrology technicians & process owners for measuring equipment. Owns Change Requests (CRs) & CR actions as assigned.
Accurately performs complex mathematical formulas relating to calibrations.
Writes procedures & SOPs for performing calibrations & repairs on measuring equipment in the production & utility areas.
Designs/Redesigns/Evaluates/Optimizes metrology systems & equipment.
Supports and/or executes engineering studies & qualification testing for measuring equipment.
Performs complex calibrations in the areas of temperature, pressure, conductivity, humidity, pH, TOC, flow, mass & frequency.
Maintains critical metrology standards, equipment & tools.
Attains & maintains required site operation & safety certifications. Maintains training qualifications on time.

Planning & Quality Accountabilities:
Supports Metrology Supervisor & Planning Department in planning for completion of calibrations.
Reviews & approves calibration documentation for accuracy & completeness.
Identifies & handles deviations & failure investigations per proper procedures. Supports process owners & Metrology Specialist in investigations. Owns investigations & CAPAs as assigned.

Standardization & Continuous Improvement Accountabilities:
Develops work packages & creates plans to support metrology technicians to include required documents, parts & specialized tools or equipment.
Leads calibration activities as scheduled, supported by the Supervisor. Prioritizes & leads unplanned calibration activities based on business need.
Process confirms calibration activities are performed per standards.
Supports Metrology Specialists in developing new or improved calibration methods & procedures.
Ensures team members are trained to the standard. Monitors performance to assure the competency level of work cell team members.

Other Accountabilities:
Addresses safety, quality, staffing, or personnel issues & escalates to Supervisor if necessary.
Owns KPI’s or contributes to KPI reporting.
Provides performance review input for work cell team members as requested by Supervisor.
Performs the tasks of Metrology Supervisor under the direction of the Supervisor as assigned.
Other accountabilities as assigned.

Associates Degree in relevant field or equivalent military or industrial training which includes a thorough understanding of calibration, instrumentation & control systems.
•Proficiency in the following areas: Metrology, Calibration, Instrumentation & Controls, Electro-Mechanical systems & Electronics.
•Calibration of process & utility instrumentation & calibration field standards.
•Experience using electronic calibration management systems such as SAP, Blue Mountain RAM, ProCal, MAXIMO, etc.
•Able to read & apply schematics, wiring diagrams & other technical documents.
•Computer literate with working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.

5-10 years relevant metrology/calibration work experience in pharmaceutical or other highly regulated industries.
•Demonstrates a high level of organization in task management.
•Demonstrates logical planning for task execution & follow-up.
•Demonstrates a systematic approach to problem solving & troubleshooting.
•Documents problems thoroughly & accurately & brings them rapidly to solution.

•Able to move equipment and/or supplies weighing up to 50 pounds within the facility.
•Able to routinely operate & inspect manufacturing equipment using hands.
•Able to be on feet for up to a 12 hour shift.
•Able to transfer materials within manufacturing environment. Frequently moves about the building 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.
•Able to ascend/descend a ladder to service equipment. Works atop elevated positions at heights.
•Able to secure a motorized vehicle license & operate a motorized.
•Able to work around odorous and/or hazardous materials.
•Able to perform critical job functions in extremely cold work environments & work in outdoor weather conditions.
•Able to work 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 on 24 January 2019.

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.

Requisition ID: 59366BR
State/Provinces: Clayton
Job Category: manufacturing

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