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Lilly Quality Control Equipment Specialist 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 will provide equipment lifecycle management support to the QC laboratories for new and existing laboratory equipment. Main support will include the acquisition and decommission of equipment, managing the equipment qualification process, and providing daily operational support of laboratory equipment by ensuring the equipment is maintained in a qualified state of compliance. The position requires an understanding of analytical/micro laboratory equipment, knowledge of lab methods to understand intended use of equipment and their failure modes. Assist in the selection, implementation, maintenance, and continuous improvement of equipment within the QC laboratories. Identify compliance and data integrity issues related to QC equipment and implement effective resolutions.


  • Serve as a primary interface with customers including but not limited to QC, IDS, QA, and vendors related to QC equipment.

  • Provide support, troubleshooting, and maintenance of QC equipment (providing ‘on-call’ service, as needed).

  • Act as liaison between facilities/maintenance groups and laboratory personnel to schedule preventative and corrective maintenance of equipment.

  • Author/Review/Execute qualification and/or validation protocols as needed.

  • Recommend and specify equipment purchased based on user requirements.

  • Network with other areas to understand best practices, share knowledge, and participate in global meetings to ensure customer needs are met.

  • Interact with the Global Quality Lab Equipment function to set global corporate policy regarding equipment and provide expertise regarding the selection of global platform equipment.

  • Communicate with other functions and external vendors regarding qualification issues and key operational objectives.

  • Provides training, documentation and post- implementations support to users to the new equipment.

  • Author and manage change control related to QC equipment, as needed.

  • Understanding of quality principles, GMPs, regulatory requirements, corporate standards and practices to ensure compliance of local procedures and processes.

  • Identify compliance issues and process improvements related to the ongoing administration of QC equipment implementing effective resolutions.

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a scientific field related to the lab (e.g., Chemistry, Microbiology or Biology) with a minimum of 1-3 year of equipment life cycle management experience

  • Proficient and familiar with the operation of laboratory equipment such as HPLCs, spectrophotometers, plate readers, etc.

  • Working knowledge and understanding of computer system validation requirements and data integrity in laboratory systems

  • Strong knowledge and hands on experience on data and systems lifecycle methodologies, ISPE GAMP 5 system development lifecycle methodologies, and regulatory requirements: 21 CFR Parts 11, 210, and 211.

  • Experienced in handling quality deviations, impact assessments, root cause analyses, and development of CAPAs in a dynamic, multi-functional, and regulated environment.

Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • Previous experience in a cGMP regulated environment related to QC laboratories.

  • Understanding of laboratory equipment qualification.

  • Previous experience with creating Capital Investment Requests.

  • Demonstrate strong oral, written communication and interpersonal interaction skills.

  • Critical analytical thinker with strong troubleshooting skills.

Additional Information:

  • Travel: 0-5%

  • Shift information: Days

  • Position location: Branchburg, NJ

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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!