Metrology Area Specialist

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Job description


Clayton, United States

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About the Department

At Novo Nordisk, we want to make a difference. For nearly 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 Clayton, NC, we now operate two adjacent pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities that are responsible for fulfilling different steps in our injectable and oral treatment supply chains. 

Our Clayton, NC Injectable Finished Products (IFP) facility is a 457,000 square foot aseptic "fill and finish" site that is responsible for producing innovative, injectable diabetes and obesity treatments. When you work at IFP, you’ll join a global network of manufacturing professionals focused on several key, final production processes, including sterile formulation, filling, inspection, device assembly and packaging.


At IFP, our employees are passionate about what they do, knowing their work makes a difference to millions of people who rely on our products every day. After all, producing medicines is a special responsibility.


Join Team Novo Nordisk and help us make what matters.


Position Purpose

Procure, manage & maintain traceable calibration standards for use in the site calibration system. Develop & manage calibration specifications & methods in accordance with cGMP, site/corporate procedures, policies, & business needs. Implement calibrations in SAP. Select, audit & approve external calibration service suppliers.



  • Work in a safe & environmentally responsible way
  • Ensure correct calibration standards are available
  • Creates, approves & manages calibration specifications & methods
  • Configures SAP maintenance plans, scheduling & task lists in accordance with approved specifications
  • Support equipment owners in all aspects related to instrumentation (cal specs, problem solving, instrument selection, failure investigation)
  • Support calibration technicians in training, problem solving & improvement projects
  • Perform failure investigations (non-conformities) related to Metrology/Calibration process
  • Drive improvements in calibration methods, standards, & specifications to fulfill customer needs
  • Other accountabilities as assigned


Desired Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree in related engineering or science discipline or equivalent (experience + education)
  • 5+ years of experience in pharmaceutical calibrations/metrology or other highly regulated industry (nuclear)
  • Experience in planning maintenance &/or calibration activities
  • Experience investigating GMP calibration or instrument failures
  • Experience in preparing technical instructions/procedures
  • Demonstrated expertise in measurement instrumentation theory & method development
  • Demonstrated expertise in calibrating pharmaceutical or other highly regulated instrumentation
  • Working knowledge of cGMPs, corporate, & site level requirements & procedures
  • Demonstrated ability to write technical documents, instructions & reports
  • Demonstrated ability to present technical information to others
  • Working knowledge of SAP, PM & QM modules
  • Working knowledge of Word & Excel software applications
  • Working knowledge of handling & accounting for measurement uncertainty
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks & responsibilities with competing priorities
  • Demonstrated systematic approach to problem solving & troubleshooting


Physical & Other Requirements

  • Able to lift up to 30 lbs. with assistance
  • Able to travel outside of U.S. (7 day duration, up to twice per year)
  • Able to work extended hours to support plant operations


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.


Novo Nordisk requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to the first date of employment. As required by applicable law, Novo Nordisk will consider requests for reasonable accommodation.


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.