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Lilly Engineer-Reliability 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 35,000 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.


The Reliability Engineer is accountable for the equipment reliability and maintenance strategy of the equipment. This is achieved by the continuous monitoring of equipment operational performance and identifying/implementing action needed for improvement. These improvement actions will be a combination of installation set-up, utilization, and maintenance servicing including spare parts, JP/PM, work standardization, etc. Deep understanding of the manufacturing equipment, its processes, and the impact of the processes on the instrumentation/equipment are key to the success of this position. The incumbent will establish many key working relationships to coordinate critical Facilities activities with Quality Control, Quality Assurance, Utility Room, Engineering, and Manufacturing Supervision.

Other duties may be assigned at the discretion of the Senior Reliability Engineer.


  • Develop, implement, and maintain equipment maintenance strategies to optimize its safe operation, compliance (HSE & GMP), cost, and efficiency/effectiveness of assets.

  • Perform Root-Cause Analysis (RCA) and remediation plan as a result of, but not limited to, Events, abnormal condition during PM, late maintenance activities, costs.

  • Provide engineering support for change controls, Event investigations, etc.

  • Perform Continuous Improvement of maintenance instructions (JP’s) for accuracy, efficiency, and in support of compliance with applicable regulations.

  • Perform Continuous Improvement of our assets spare parts list (ASL’s) for accuracy.

  • Assess/identify opportunities to improve the equipment reliability, recommend solutions, and manage implementation. These opportunities will be a combination of, but not limited to, equipment installation, equipment set-up instructions, operation/utilization of the equipment, maintenance procedures, maintenance servicing issues, spare parts, reducing MTTR, etc.

  • Accountable to effectively apply PdM technologies and non-destructing testing across the Branchburg site as an objective to minimize unscheduled/scheduled maintenance downtime. Example of these technologies and testing are: Vibration Analysis, Ultrasound Scanning, Infrared Scanning, Oil Analysis, Eddy Current, Liquid Penetrating testing, Dynamic/Static Motor Current testing, etc.

  • Technical expert and site mentor in the proper use of the CMMS system for developing the maintenance strategies, maintenance execution, and for documenting equipment history.

  • Provide field support to identify, troubleshoot, and resolve equipment issues.

  • Support may be required outside of normal working hours including nights, weekends, and holidays.

  • Collaborate with Process Engineering for design, selection, construction/installation to improve reliability and maintainability of new or modified equipment.

  • Collaborate with Process Engineering in the equipment classification process, defining Maximo Location hierarchy, populating asset information, developing Return-to-Service instructions, and acquisition of equipment manuals.

  • Effectively communicate with key customers and support group regarding equipment reliability, maintenance activities, and improvement efforts.

  • Mentor Maintenance Personnel, Front-Line Process Engineering, and Manufacturing Personnel.

  • SAFETY: Ensures overall job environmental, health and safety aspects and understands the risks and liabilities associated with various FUME activities.

  • Takes actions, including initiating Facilities and Engineering projects to address or prevent unsafe conditions for self and all BB50 Facilities personnel.

  • Develop, track and maintain reliability metrics such as, but not limited to, MTBF, MTTR, downtime, costs, emergency work orders, obsolete parts, Events, etc.

Basic Requirements:

  • BS in Engineering is required

  • Minimum of 1 year of experience in the following:

  • Engineering role within a biotech, pharmaceutical or healthcare facility.

  • Engineering experience with ability to apply engineering principles to equipment reliability.

  • Technical compliance documentation (Deviations, Change management, out of tolerance, etc.) within a biotech, pharmaceutical, or healthcare facility.

  • Teamwork, Interpersonal/People Skills, Technical Knowledge/Writing, Data Gathering and Analysis, Troubleshooting, FMEA, RCFA, RCM, and clear understanding of all cGMP policies, procedures, and guidelines.

  • Must be able to communicate clearly and effectively, both written and verbally.

  • Must be able to work independently and in a team environment.

  • Experience with instrument calibrations, preventive maintenance, corrective work orders for process and utility equipment, as well as general facilities maintenance.

Additional Preferences:

  • Experience using Maximo CMMS (Computerized maintenance management system), a plus

  • Experience with Microsoft Office suite

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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!