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Novo Nordisk Quality Assurance Specialist Co-op Spring 2023

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Novo Nordisk Quality Assurance Specialist Co-op Spring 2023
Novo Nordisk

**Please note this is a co-op job! You must go through the Co-op Program in order to pursue this opportunity!** 

First step: attend a co-op information session:


About the Department

At Novo Nordisk, we are helping to improve the quality of life for millions of people worldwide. For nearly 100 years, we have led the way in diabetes care. As a result, our employees embark on life-changing careers with opportunities for mobility and growth within a global organization. At Novo Nordisk, you will work with the best manufacturing professionals in the industry.

Working at our Oral Finished Products (OFP) tableting facility in Durham, NC you will help meet the growing demand for our treatments, specifically supporting innovative oral treatments for patients with type 2 diabetes. 

 Our facility sits on 194,000 square feet of state-of-the-art equipment and we currently employ approximately 75 passionate and committed employees working across Bulk Production, Packaging, Warehouse, Business Support, QC and QA.

The Program

At Novo Nordisk, Co-ops will have the opportunity to kick-start their careers by working closely with experienced industry professionals and gaining valuable, hands-on, full-time work experience.  Between 2-4 rotations, beginning January 9th, co-ops will be immersed in the environment of a global pharmaceutical company and contribute to the line of business by providing sustainable and meaningful project work.  Our co-op program also includes instructor led trainings, career presentations by senior leadership, and a guided mentorship program to offer professional and personal development. 

At the conclusion of the program, co-ops will be presenting their projects and accomplishments to their colleagues and site leadership.

 The Position Purpose

The Quality Assurance Co-op will provide input on improving current archiving processes at the OFP Durham site and implementing the the True Copy functionality. The focus on data integrity is increasing and the QA Co-op will assist in making sure OFP is always in control of their records. The QA team will be implementing a new application in 2023 for business-critical records and the co-op will assist in it's integration.

Physical Requirements

  • 0-5% overnight travel may be required

  • Depending upon area of assignment:

    • If assigned to a manufacturing area, you must have the ability to work in confined spaces, near operating equipment, and work in loud noise environments with hearing protection

    • If assigned to a support or office role, you must have the ability to work in an open office environment with extensive use of a computer keyboard, and frequent use of a telephone

  • May occasionally move equipment and/or supplied weighing up to 33 pounds within the facility using various body positions

  • May require corrected vision to 20/30


  • Conduct research, gather, and analyze data, prepare and/or review documents, reports and/or presentations

  • Learn and support relevant processes, standards, and policies

  •  Learn the practical application of cLEAN (LEAN) practices in a manufacturing context, including participating in and assisting with systematic problem solving

  • Work with, observe, assist and/or collaborate with and learn from Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) Apply and adhere to all Standard Operating Processes (SOPs), policies and environmental, health and safety requirements

  • Support and learn processes, activities, relevant standards as assigned

  • Meet and network with other early talent

  • Participate in team meetings

  • Complete assigned trainings


  • Must be a Sophomore, Junior, Senior or Graduate student in related discipline preferred

  • 3 rotations preferred

  • Strong academic record with a preferred cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

  • Conscientious self-starter with good organizational skills, project management skills and attention to detail

  • Ability to balance multiple projects and priorities, must be able to multi-task

  • Strong interpersonal communication and ability to collaborate with teams; must effectively operate independently, across functional lines, and with internal customers

  • Demonstrated personal initiative, self-motivation, flexibility, adaptability, and willingness to learn

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Tools including Word, Excel, PowerPoint

  • 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

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