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Lilly Process Engineer in Branchburg, New Jersey



We are seeking a Process Engineer who values integrity and shares our passion for making life better. Are you looking for a challenging role in the fast growing, exciting and challenging biopharmaceutical industry? Do you want your career to leave an enduring impact?

In this role, you will be responsible for the technology transfer and commercialization of new molecules, and evaluation of new molecules for facility fit into our Branchburg operations. You will be responsible for evaluation of new technologies, identifying and driving productivity initiatives, and influencing network initiatives for commercialization. You will interact with TS/MS, manufacturing, validation, quality assurance, quality control, development, and regulatory departments and other Lilly sites as required.

Key Deliverables:

  • Support technology transfer and commercialization activities, and manufacturing as necessary.

  • Represent process engineering on tech transfer and commercialization activities. Use historian data and other sources of process data to extract and chart relevant process parameters, as required to support tech transfer activity. Requires depth and/or breadth of expertise within discipline and recognized in a function or geographic region.

  • Perform facility fit for evaluation of equipment capability and identify changes needed in the process development to enable facility fit.

  • Anticipate and resolve key technical scale-up related issues, to ensure manufacturing equipment and systems are capable of performing as required for new products. Evaluates risk appropriately, and communicates effectively and timely.

  • Manage list of long-term strategic improvements to the facility for longevity in receiving new products, to align with process development agenda.

  • Understand critical process parameters and how the equipment impacts key process parameters.

  • Support Process Team as required, during commercialization or new product transfers, by spending time on the manufacturing floor, responding to questions, sharing process knowledge.

  • Establish key relationships with those outside of business area. Serve as a key resource within the area they support. Influences complex technical issues within their area, and influences others to adopt a different point of view on difficult concepts.

  • Provide guidance and leadership to junior engineers on process team. Builds relationships with internal and external customers and partners.

  • Understand facility throughput, and bottlenecks, in an effort to continuously drive productivity improvement projects.

  • Support creation of process model of site throughput, and capability. Understand and communicate manufacturing capacity as required to site leadership.

  • Assign discrete tasks to junior engineers to support delivery of new products.

  • Perform all job functions with adherence to company policies, in a cGMP manner, safely and ethically

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Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • 5+ years industrial experience in a cGMP environment

  • Knowledge of / experience with several biopharmaceutical processes and equipment, such as bioreactors, centrifuges, TFF and chromatography systems, media/buffer prep and CIP/SIP.

  • Strong leadership skills

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Determined, curious, and solution driven. Self-directed personality, with ability to work independently, self-sufficiently, and proactively in the performance of work duties.

Additional Information:

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

Workplace Arrangement:



Process Engineer-Technology Transfer and Commercialization

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Basic Qualifications:

  • B.S. Engineering, Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical or other related engineering discipline required.

  • Knowledge of cell culture, purification and support systems, and its associated bioprocessing equipment used in the manufacturing of biotech products is required.

  • 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

Company 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.

We strive to make life better and to be leaders in diversity and inclusion, clinical research, corporate responsibility and employee benefits. For more than 140 years, we have received recognition from several distinguished organizations for our efforts. Here are some of our 2019 honors:

  • Catalyst Award, for our innovative Employee Journeys and People Strategy

  • Corporate Knights, Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World

  • Ethisphere, World's Most Ethical Companies

  • Forbes, America's Best Employers for Diversity





State / Province:

New Jersey


North America