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Lilly Undergrad Engineering –Full Time in Indianapolis,

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Type of Employment:

Full-Time Employment - FTE


Engineers at Lilly are responsible for:

• Operating and maintaining manufacturing, utility and automation systems in compliance with US and global regulations

• Searching for and implementing continuous improvements

• Managing capital projects (including design, construction and start-up)

• Designing and developing drug delivery systems

• Designing and developing drug manufacturing processes (including scale-up and commercialization)

• Designing and developing waste reduction and energy minimization processes

• Designing and developing safety systems and environmental controls Transportation, Distribution, and warehouse analysis and optimization

The positions are entry level staff engineering associate positions in our manufacturing and development organizations. Each engineer will actively contribute to the organization by building or solving complex opportunities that we face in the pharmaceutical industry. Engineers play critical roles by creating solutions for Eli Lilly and Company.

Position titles include but are not limited to Plant Engineer, Process Engineer, Project Engineer, Development Engineer, Automation and/or Control Engineer, and are available in manufacturing and development areas supporting:

• Dry Products (tablets)

• Parenteral Products (injectable)

• Facilities/Utilities Engineering

• Bulk Processing (small and large molecule)

• Process Development

• Global Delivery Devices

A plant engineer at Lilly makes a significant difference in the quality and efficiency of our facilities. The scope of involvement may include utility systems such as water, power, heating and cooling, air filtration, and building or room structures. A plant engineer supports facilities such as manufacturing sites, development laboratories or pilot plants, and administrative offices. The responsibilities of a plant engineer include: project administration for capital improvements, facility maintenance and reliability, and utility support. Additionally, a plant engineer collaborates with multidisciplinary projects teams consisting of process engineers, skilled craftspeople, utility operators, contractors, design firms, and equipment suppliers.

A project engineer at Lilly is integral for maintaining and improving our facilities. A project engineer leads capital projects from initial concept to implementation. They interact with customers to develop the project scope, plan implementation and qualification/validation. The project engineer is also responsible for the project's budget, timeline, and objectives.

A process engineer at Lilly is critical to continually improving the processes by which we manufacture our products. A process engineer is responsible for a specific aspect of the manufacturing process, monitoring and assessing its performance and capacity. They interact with maintenance personnel, operations personnel, technical service representatives, quality control representatives, and plant engineers to analyze issues, improve processes and control systems, renovate existing equipment, and specify new equipment. In addition, a process engineer contributes to safety, quality, and environmental initiatives to achieve Lilly's high standards of compliance and ethics.

A process development engineer at Lilly plays a key role in the development of innovative pharmaceutical products. Through working in the laboratory to a fully automated pilot plant, development engineers define and develop optimum processes for potential new biochemical and synthetic compounds. Some responsibilities include investigating process safety and scale-up hazards, pilot plant support, evaluating compound quality, and environmental impact.

An automation engineer at Lilly creates and refines essential systems for Lilly's development and manufacturing operations by designing, implementing, and maintaining automation systems for chemical, biological, and pharmaceutical processes. Automation engineers support all aspects of instrumentation, process control applications and information management including layout, configurations, validation, and documentation. These engineers work with a range of field devices including analog measurements, analytical instrumentation, digital devices, network busses, and control valves. They also replicate best practices in batch control, modeling, and simulation to optimize existing processes and ensure quality and reliability of operations. They work closely with Information Technology professionals to develop information integration from the plant floor control systems to the financial enterprise resource planning systems.

Basic Qualificiations:

Currently attending a BS/MS Engineering program with completion of the degree by August 2020.

Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • Demonstrated analysis/problem assessment skills, communication (oral and written) skills, information monitoring skills, quality orientation, and teamwork/interpersonal skills

  • Previous internship in the pharmaceutical industry

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.

Company Overview:

Who We Are:

Lilly is a global healthcare leader that unites caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world.

We’re a Fortune 500 company, determined to bring life-changing medicines to those who need them and give back to communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. To learn more about Lilly, please visit us at

Lilly offers:

• A Purposeful Career—bringing together people who discover and deliver life-changing medicines that improve peoples’ lives around the world.

• A Balance of Work and Life—creating an environment for employees to be productive in both their lives and their work.

• An Opportunity for Growth—providing opportunities for each individual to develop and advance professionally.

• A Diverse Culture—committed to uniting individuals across cultures, and developing a comfortable, connected, environment that values diverse thought.

• A Vibrant Community—headquartered in downtown Indianapolis, Ind. — Time Magazine ranked Indianapolis a top 10 city to start a new career in. Read more about living in Indianapolis at

We’re looking for:

• Highly motivated and driven leaders

• Individuals with integrity, excellence and respect for people.

• Individuals who want to make a difference in someone else’s life.

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City: Indianapolis



Location Details:

Req Id: 51061BR