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Lilly Corporate Automation – Utilities Engineer in Concord, North Carolina

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.

Lilly unites caring with discovery to create medicines that make life better for people around the world. Lilly is a fortune 500 company that has been in operation for over 140 years. We make medicine with safety first and quality always while living our company values of Integrity, Excellence, and Respect for People.

Lilly is designing and building a new state-of-the-art Parenteral, Device Assembly, and Packaging Facility located in Concord North Carolina. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a team that will design, build, and startup a greenfield state-of-the-art manufacturing pharmaceutical facility.


Our new Concord North Carolina facility will be one of Lilly’s most technically advanced manufacturing sites and will include robotic technologies, integrated OT and IT technologies, and advanced data collection and analysis platforms that will result in safety improvements, increased productivity, and variability reduction.

As the Corporate Automation Utilities Engineer, you will be designing and supporting multiple platforms including clean GMP utilities, building management systems, qualified building management systems, primary and backup monitoring systems, and other site-wide platforms crucial to the manufacturing of medicine.

Global Process Automation & Control Engineering (GPACE) is part of Lilly’s Corporate Engineering Tech Center (ETC). GPACE provides automation, measurement, and process control solutions. GPACE is a technical resource for training, standards, capital project delivery, and Lilly’s standard automation platforms. GPACE’s primary customers are global manufacturing and development sites, Corporate IT, and peer groups such as Global Facilities Delivery (GFD).

In addition you will have the following Key Objectives/Deliverables:

  • Be a champion for health and safety, diversity/inclusion, ethics, and compliance.

  • Partner with Global Facilities Delivery and Architectural and Engineering firms to design, install, and qualify central utilities, clean utilities, BMS, Qualified BMS, and other site-wide systems.

  • Lead the design of these systems including sequence of operations, user access controls, automated alarm management, data capture and analysis, and operational procedures.

  • Lead the integration of these systems into the site data collection and SCADA layer.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related science field

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in automation or process control

  • Experience with Rockwell Automation Platforms including FactoryTalk View SCADA and ControlLogix PLC's or other similar Automation technologies.

Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • Knowledge related to ISE S95 principles and IT/Automation integration.

  • Experience in a pharmaceutical or GMP industry.

  • Experience in Microsoft operating systems, virtual environments, and networking.

  • Experience in automation utility and building management systems.

Additional Information:

This position will be based out of our Indianapolis office but supporting the Concord North Carolina project. Therefore, this role will have travel from 50% up to a 24-month assignment in Concord (Charlotte) North Carolina.

Schedule - 8-hour days - Monday through Friday, overtime and some weekend/holiday may be required for project support.

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