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Lilly Automation Engineer in Branchburg, New Jersey

At Lilly, we unite caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. We are a global healthcare leader headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our 39,000 employees around the world work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to our communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. We give our best effort to our work, and we put people first. We’re looking for people who are determined to make life better for people around the world.

Company Overview:

At Lilly, we unite caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. We are a global healthcare leader headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our 39,000 employees around the world work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to our communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. We give our best effort to our work, and we put people first. We’re looking for people who are determined to make life better for people around the world. #WeAreLilly

Organization Overview:

We are seeking an Automation Engineer who shares our passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world. This is an Automation Engineering position in the fast growing, exciting and challenging biopharma industry for a candidate with Data Analytics Automation experience. The Automation Engineer is primary responsible for the configuration of historian data, development of historian reports and data analytics for reliable operation of manufacturing processes. You will work with cross function team to troubleshoot issues and reliable monitoring of manufacturing systems. You will be developing data analytics tools and reports, driving appropriate GMP change control preparing/adhering project schedules, programming process control systems. You will be providing technical support for daily biologics manufacturing operations and for the specification, installation, start-up and validation support of process equipment projects. Other duties include interfacing with Maintenance, Engineering and Manufacturing personnel as required to coordinate and lead projects activities, prepare and review Operational SOP’s and Functional Requirement Specification (FRS), represent automation group in several process meetings.

Responsibilities:

  • Be a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for OSI PI historian, MS SQL reporting and data analytics tools - Tableau, SAS, etc, .

  • Lead data configuration, analytics and visualization support process monitoring, cost reduction, meet compliance and Data Integrity requirements.

  • Knowledge of Automation system e.g. Rockwell Automation’s PLCs and HMIs codes.

  • Professional experience to work independently with minimum supervision.

  • Deliver professional Automation support of clinical and commercial biologics manufacturing operations by:

  • Representing Engineering on cross functional process teams for data analytics and reporting

  • Leading equipment and process troubleshooting efforts and Root Cause Analysis

  • Implementing continuous improvement projects for data review/monitoring and audit trails

  • Interacting regularly with Manufacturing,Maintenance, Process Engineers, Plant Engineering, Validation and Quality

  • Data monitoring and analysis for process improvements and issue resolution.

  • Author, review, and approve change controls, deviation investigations, standard operating procedures (SOPs), drawings, schematics, work orders, etc.

  • Provide engineering support and project management by:

  • Maintain and enhance the Process Control and Building Management Systems monitoring

  • Development of project scope, including user requirement, design, functional specifications, and engineering drawings.

  • Influence functional groups regarding operability, technical feasibility, engineering design, maintenance, spare parts, installation/shut-down coordination, project schedule and validation/documentation requirements

  • Arrange for procurement of equipment and instrumentation required for the projects

  • Work with professional consultants and mechanical contractors to develop design and construction drawings/specifications and to implement and test the changes

  • Lead installation, start-up, commissioning and qualification activities

  • On call after hours and weekend support to Manufacturing to ensure continuous production.

  • Keep up to date with required training. Develop expertise by attending technical seminars and training sessions.

  • Grow and develop each year as an individual. Develop deep skills and knowledge. Deliver results consistently.

Basic Qualification:

  • Bachelor or master’s degree in engineering (Chemical, Electronics, Electrical, Computer Engineering).

  • Minimum 3 years of experience with OSI PI Historian, MS SQL database/ reporting, and Data Analytics tools.

  • Demonstrate a deep technical expertise with data monitoring and analytics

  • Have experience with data analytics tools to monitor manufacturing processes, reduce cost, and data integrity (DI) compliance requirements

  • Have technical knowledge and experience with Automation Systems (Rockwell PLC/HMIs).

  • Have experience working in cGMP environment.

Additional Skills/ Preferences:

  • Strong leadership skills

  • Possess a passion for understanding, be inquisitive to what is happening in Automation and Data Analytics.

  • Be self-motivated, confident, able to influence and self-directed personality with able to work independently as well as in team environment

  • Be flexible, resilient, and proactive. Curious to learn new technology.

  • Have strong written and verbal communication skills.

Eli Lilly and Company, Lilly USA, LLC and our wholly owned subsidiaries (collectively “Lilly”) are committed to help individuals with disabilities to participate in the workforce and ensure equal opportunity to compete for jobs. If you require an accommodation to submit a resume for positions at Lilly, please email Lilly Human Resources ( LillyRecruitingCompliance@lists.lilly.com ) for further assistance. Please note This email address is intended for use only to request an accommodation as part of the application process. Any other correspondence will not receive a response.

Lilly is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

At Lilly we strive to ensure our employees are part of a team that cares about them and our shared purpose of making life better for those around the world. How do we do this? We continue to look for ways to include, innovate, accelerate and deliver while maintaining integrity, excellence and respect for people.​ We hope that you seek to join us on our journey as we create medicine and deliver improved outcomes for patients across the globe!

#WeAreLilly

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