Novo Nordisk
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Raleigh, NC, USA

HVAC & Refrigeration Operator II - FFEx (Night Shift) (Multiple Openings)

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About the Department
At Novo Nordisk, we want to make a difference. 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 legacy Injectable Finished Products (IFP) facility in Clayton, NC is a 457,000 square foot aseptic "fill and finish" site that is responsible for producing innovative, injectable diabetes and obesity treatments. At IFP, 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
Monitor the ammonia-related systems for multiple plant facilities & site support systems from a centralized control center for the FFEx facility. Prioritize, communicate & follow up on system alarm & warning conditions & abnormal trends. Support the HVAC/Refrigeration systems throughout the facility based on guidance from the Control Room Technicians.
Support the automation, controls & facilities engineers in operational troubleshooting & problem solving. Assist maintenance team with equipment & systems shutdown, start-up, LOTO & EHS permitting. Establish & maintain positive working relationships with internal & external engineering team & stakeholders.
Essential Functions

  • Provide technical support for site & automation project execution, as required
  • Prioritize, communicate & follow up on alarm & warning conditions & abnormal trends on all applicable systems
  • Drive corrective actions for operational systems anomalies for cause & clearance
  • Establish & maintain standards & operational procedures for control room & refrigeration systems
  • Support the installation, commissioning, qualification & training activities for all Site Support systems & controls
  • Support consistent operation, maintenance & response for all plantwide refrigeration systems
  • Support the engineers & facilities maintenance personnel as required for successful plant operations including troubleshooting & optimization activities
  • Adhere to all quality & environmental regulations within area of responsibility
  • Drive continuous process improvement using cLEAN® concepts
  • Adhere to all plant safety & environmental requirements in the performance of duties
  • Initiate systematic problem-solving efforts
  • 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 work nights and weekends. Must be able to be on your feet for up to a 12-hour shift. May require corrected vision to 20/20 or 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 gloves. May perform critical job functions in extremely cold work environments depending on site. Occasionally works in outdoor weather conditions. May position oneself within confined spaces for inspection if required of the role. Ability to work in loud noise environments with hearing protection. May be required to secure a motorized vehicle license & operate a motorized vehicle based on the role.

  • Associate's degree in a technical field from an accredited university required
    • May consider a High School Diploma or equivalent with four (4) years in facilities, utilities, or manufacturing automated systems control & operations required
    • Universal Refrigeration License required
    • Willingness to obtain CIRO/CARO (certification paid for by the company)
  • Minimum of two (2) years in facilities, utilities, or manufacturing automated systems control & operations required
  • Minimum of three (3) years facilities/utilities experience in a manufacturing facility preferred
  • Ammonia Refrigeration experience and operation preferred
  • Knowledge & experience in the operations, maintenance & design of cGMP utilities as well as working in a regulated environment (FDA, cGMP, OSHA) preferred
  • Proficiency in some/most Refrigeration and HVAC types with emphasis on Ammonia refrigeration required
  • Prior qualification/work experience required in operating plant chillers and HVAC equipment required
  • Ability to read/review design drawings (CAD) with an extensive understanding of P&ID, PFD, HVAC, electrical systems & equipment schematics preferred
  • Understanding of technical documents such as URS, SAT, FAT, commissioning & validation protocols preferred
  • Understanding of complicated product documentation & standard operating procedures with attention to high-level concepts preferred
  • Computer literacy with associated systems preferred
  • Ability to prioritize equipment & system issues based on environmental or safety risk, production impact, & operational need preferred
  • Proven expertise in planning/organization/execution of project & maintenance activities, following up on results preferred
  • Strong communication skills across multiple organizational levels preferred

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.

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What are Novo Nordisk Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
Team based strategic planning
Employee resource groups
Hybrid work model
In-person all-hands meetings
President's club
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Highly diverse management team
Mandated unconscious bias training
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Diversity recruitment program
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Company equity
Performance bonus
Charitable contribution matching
Pay transparency
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Childcare benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
Fertility benefits
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited vacation policy
Generous PTO
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Flexible time off
Bereavement leave benefits
Company-wide vacation
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Onsite office parking
Relocation assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Promote from within
Personal development training
Apprenticeship programs

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