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Metrology Area Specialist

Novo Nordisk
Clayton, NC
Start date
Jun 18, 2024

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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

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.



Manager, Metrology or Manager, QC.


Essential Functions

  • Work in a safe & environmentally responsible way
  • Ensure correct calibration standards are available
  • Creates, approves & manages calibration specifications & methods, in area of responsibility
  • 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 analytical 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

    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 be on feet for up to a 12-hour shift. May require corrected vision to 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 latex gloves. Occasionally performs critical job functions in extremely cold work environments. Occasionally positions oneself within confined spaces for inspection, repair & maintenance of equipment. Ability to work in loud noise environments with hearing protection. Occasionally works in outdoor weather conditions. Able to pass a driving exam for powered industrial trucks. Does not require a valid drivers license.



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


    Novo Nordisk is a leading global healthcare company, founded in 1923 and headquartered in Denmark. Our purpose is to drive change to defeat diabetes and other serious chronic diseases such as obesity and rare blood and endocrine disorders. We do so by pioneering scientific breakthroughs, expanding access to our medicines, and working to prevent and ultimately cure disease. Novo Nordisk employs about 54,400 people in 80 countries and markets its products in around 170 countries. For more information visit

    Our US Research & Development hub, located in the Greater Boston area, brings together the best talent to drive life science innovation. Located in Lexington, Watertown and Cambridge, our teams reflect the full scope of R&D, from early research through late-stage clinical development. We are building for the future by creating a distinct R&D community based on collaboration, partnerships, and cutting-edge research across multiple modalities and therapeutic areas. We recognize that improving human health starts here and that patients rely on us. By combining the speed and agility of biotech with the quality, resources, and stability of a large pharmaceutical company, our US R&D hub will benefit from the best of both worlds to develop new medicines that meet the needs of patients.


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