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Lilly Lead Technician - BB50 Maintenance Group 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.

Organization Overview:

At Lilly, we serve an extraordinary purpose. We make a difference for people around the globe by discovering, developing and delivering medicines that help them live longer, healthier, more active lives. Not only do we deliver breakthrough medications, but you also can count on us to develop creative solutions to support communities through philanthropy and volunteerism.

Position Description:

This Lead Technician position within the biopharmaceutical manufacturing facility duties must be performed in compliance with established company, department, and safety policies and procedures within a cGMP-regulated facility.

Plans sufficient work for the labor resource availability for their dedicated shift. Walks down jobs for Priorities 0 and 1, Identifies all required permits, (PPE), work instructions, labor, material, spare parts and special tools.

The Lead Technician position is to minimize equipment downtime, support projects, and ensure that the needs of the internal customers are met. All work is to be in compliance with cGMPs, safety and OSHA requirements, and the Maintenance Program. The objective of this position is to work within their shift to ensure all work is completed professionally and timely. Additionally this position is responsible to ensure all required documentation on their assigned shift is complete, legible and meets Good documentation Practices standards.

This position is a leadership position within the BB50 Maintenance group. The position is expected to provide leadership, train other technicians in mechanical aptitude, and promote teamwork and collaboration within the group.


  • Technical SME able to perform mechanical, electrical, PLC/Controls, pneumatic, hydraulic maintenance and calibrations; or act as Planner/Scheduler.

  • Able to determine schedule, resources, spare parts, roadblocks, approximate cost (as required), RCA, and Improvements in Equipment, systems and Processes (SOP, JP, etc).

  • Determines needs for process improvements and gains support for solution from customers, QA, Engineering and Management.

  • Performs System/Process/Program/Schedule troubleshooting.

  • Completes tasks and associated documentation timely with little to no errors, mentors and teaches other technicians and Engineers.

  • Acts as LOTO Lead, Project Lead for complex LOTO, PM and/or CM projects. Schedules shutdown projects. Proactively identifies correct parts needed in order to assist technicians in the repair as efficient as is possible.

  • Leads exchanges with customers and engineers to perform RCA to drive process or system improvements. Participates on a Safety Team and Process Team.

  • Assist management with Deviation Investigations as applicable to Process equipment and control systems.

  • Act as mentor to less experienced technicians working in GMARS.

  • Recommend improvements to department Facility Procedures and job plans.

  • Oversee contractors on an as needed basis: provide training, secure escort, periodic safety inspection and compliance checks.

  • Provide emergency response as needed to assist scheduling needs.

  • Maintain 100% training records for all required training.

  • Perform all aspects of the position by following cGMP’s and all Safety and OSHA regulations.

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent, with 2 years vocational, industrial, trade school or apprentice program experience.

  • 8-12 years mechanical hands-on experience.

  • Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Lilly does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position.”

Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • Experience in a cGMP environment preferred.

  • Ability to lift 80 lbs. and to climb a ladder.

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 ( ) 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!