Lilly Operator, Medical Device Assembly and Packaging 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.
At Lilly, we unite caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. We are a 140+ year strong global healthcare leader headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana with manufacturing sites throughout the US, EU, and Asia. 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 and embody our company values of Integrity , Excellence , and Respect for People
Lilly is entering an exciting period of growth and we are committed to delivering innovative medicines to patients around the world. Lilly is investing over $1 Billion to build a completely new, inspiring, environmentally conscious, and highly automated campus in Concord, North Carolina. This brand-new campus will utilize the latest technology to increase the company’s capacity in parenteral (injectable) medications, device assembly, and packaging operations. This is an exciting and once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to build and operate a new site.
If you ever wanted to have a direct impact building a team’s culture and in how the team operates, now is the perfect opportunity!
During the project phase, the Device Assembly and Packaging (DAP) Operators (Entry to Lead roles) will support start up activities required to bring the area into service. They will become the experts within their assigned area and educate their team in the proper operation of the facility. The Expert and Lead roles are expected to become the leaders for the DAP equipment and process and will lead the training of new staff. This position will require travel (2-4 week trips and/or 3-9 month short term assignments) domestically with the opportunity for travel internationally to collaborate, train with, and learn from sites who currently produce our medicines.
After project phase is complete, this role will be responsible for ensuring continuous supply of our medicines by; expertly running the process, troubleshooting, and collaborating cross-functionally, and holding all to our safety first / quality always mindset. Senior and Lead Operators will coordinate daily activities to meet capacity plans while developing their own and our team’s capabilities.
As a site leader and expert at our growing site, you’ll have significant opportunities for growth into future leadership and technical roles.
Key Objectives / Deliverables
Provide leadership on manufacturing floor ensuring high level of safety, quality, and productivity to maintain reliable supply of products to patients.
Responsible for maintaining a safe work environment, exemplifying safe working practices, and being accountable for supporting HSE goals.
Act as both administrator and technical leaders for operations. Set a good example through demonstrated knowledge of procedures, compliance with quality systems, and teaching of proper techniques.
Technical leader: Key resource for troubleshooting and functions as the primary point of contact for issue escalation on the shop floor.
Responsible for administering technical training and ensuring all operators are trained to perform tasks.
Operate the equipment and perform activities as required to meet production schedule.
Assists in checking execution documentation (Electronic Batch Record, SAP, Cleaning Logs)
Drives key departmental objectives including improving safety performance, reducing deviations, improving productivity, and training compliance.
Respect for People
Support Site Leadership to build a diverse and capable site organization by delivering area operational procedures, quality processes and controls for the DAP areas.
(Lead role) Assist Supervisor in development and performance evaluations of shift operators. Act as backup for Supervisor.
Key liaison between operations and support functions.
Requirements (Education, Experience, Training)
Education, Experience, and Skills
We have several levels open for Operator which are based on the experience and education you bring.
Minimum education: High School Diploma or GED
Ability to effectively communicate (electronically, written and verbal)
Flexibility - the ability to troubleshoot and triage challenges
Computer proficiency (desktop software, MS office).
Time Commitments and Work Authorization
Must Pass a “fitness for duty” physical exam
During the project there will be a flexible working environment with periodic (2-4 times per month) remote work. In operation, must have the ability to work 12-hour days on a rotating shift
Ability to work overtime as required
Ability to wear safety equipment (glasses, shoes, gloves, etc)
Depending on the candidate’s experience, the position may require a short term assignment of 3, 6, or 9 months domestically or internationally to train and be certified on existing processes and establish global contacts. There may also be a requirement for short (less than 1 month) travel to support equipment testing at the manufacturer’s factory.
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.
Preferred attributes but not required
Experience with, completion of, or understanding of:
(Senior and Lead roles) Leadership and the ability to train / educate team members
STEM degree or certifications
Knowledge of current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMPs)
Experience in operations or manufacturing environments.
Pharmaceutical, medical device or food processing industries
Manufacturing Execution Systems and electronic batch release.
Continuous improvement (Lean, Six Sigma methodologies)
Highly automated equipment (inspection, packaging, filling, assembly, etc)
SAP, Electronic Batch Records
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