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Lilly Maintenance Technician - FDE 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.


This position is responsible for performing and documenting the required calibration and/or maintenance and monitoring of manufacturing systems and equipment at the Branchburg manufacturing location, Building BB50. The required duties include execution of Preventative and Corrective maintenance on the manufacturing mechanical and control systems (HVAC, autoclaves, glassware washers, bioreactors, TFF skid, chromatography skids, vessels, etc.), and/or calibration of associated instruments, installation of new equipment, and electrical work, operation of the BB50 HVAC and BMS systems, and other duties as assigned. The position is required to perform the listed duties 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, site safety and OSHA requirements, and the Facility Maintenance Program. The objective of this position is to work with other technicians and engineering, manufacturing, and lab personnel to help the company and all its personnel reach their goals and provide a safe, clean and efficient environment.

  • Calibration: Install and/or trouble shoot digital and analog I/O associated with automation systems. Able to troubleshoot instrumentation, controls and mechanical issues, and determine best course of action to provide Root Cause Analysis (RCA) and corrective requirements on equipment/instrumentation and systems

  • Calibration: System calibration, preventive maintenance, and mechanical, electrical and controls troubleshooting on all problems as they occur on equipment including but not limited to Incubators, Cold Rooms/Freezers, Bioreactors, TFF skids, Chromatography skids, Manufacturing Tanks/Mixers, CIP skids, Autoclaves, Glassware Washers, HVAC and other equipment in the support of BB50 Manufacturing areas. The individual must be fully knowledgeable and understand all aspects of equipment operation.

  • Mechanical: Able to perform PMCal and/or PM without guidance, and technical troubleshooting on advanced equipment and systems.

  • Gains support of customers, technicians and supervisors to eliminate roadblocks and drive process improvements.

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

  • Acts as Lockout Tagout (LOTO) Lead, accurately troubleshoots using technical and precision maintenance tools and expertise to identify and order the correct parts to execute repairs "Right the First Time"

  • Engages with customers and engineers, exchanging information and knowledge to improve the process or system. Participates on a Safety Team.

  • Maintain 100% compliant training records in Success Factors for all required training.

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

  • Provide 24-hour emergency response as required.

  • Coordinate outside contractors and ensure contractors are properly trained and the training is documented before any work is performed.

  • Monitor overall job environmental, health and safety aspects and understands the risks and liabilities associated with various facilities maintenance and repair activities. Must be able to recognize hazard conditions, take appropriate workplace safety measures and wear appropriate personal protective equipment to suit work environment.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Associate Degree or Certificate in a technical discipline preferred, minimum High School Diploma (or equivalent) with 2 years vocational, industrial, trade school or apprentice program 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.

  • 2 - 8 years instrumentation/controls/mechanical hands-on experience.

  • Ability to lift 50 lbs. and to climb a ladder.

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

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

Additional Information:

  • This position is not permanent. It is for a fixed duration of two years with potential to extend annually for up to 4 years and includes a competitive benefit package.

  • The shift is either Sunday to Wednesday or Wednesday to Saturday, 6:00 am to 4 pm or 2pm to 12:30 am

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.

As a condition of employment with Eli Lilly and Company and its subsidiaries in the United States and Puerto Rico, you must be fully COVID-19 vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination satisfactory to the company. If you would like to request an accommodation for medical or religious reasons, you may do so at

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!