Lilly Assoc Sr Cnslt Engineer-DDCS in Indianapolis, Indiana



In 1992, Eli Lilly and Company established the Delivery Device business for the purpose of creating, developing, launching and continuously improving proprietary delivery device systems. This business is unique to the broader Lilly Research Labs organization due to its focus on patient centered delivery system solutions, its innovative approach to delivery platforms utilizing both internal and external technologies, and its level of integration with the commercial groups and Business Units. The Delivery, Device & Connect Solutions organization utilizes many alliances in design and manufacturing to rapidly convert proprietary product concepts into products that meet the users’ needs and intended uses. This business enables almost $4.0 billion in pharmaceutical sales and is projected to double in the next 6 years.

Are you seeking a career that makes a difference in the world? Are you an innovative thinker who can craft strategic solutions to deliver a continuously changing health care environment? We are seeking a highly motivated Test Method Engineer to enable robust testing methods for delivery devices. You will work on dynamic teams and be responsible in part for designing and developing mechanical fixtures/jigs for use in development, design verification and release testing as wells to conduct source code reviews for test system programs. You will be responsible for the daily oversight and management of performance of device and primary packaging components. You should be well versed in both standard ASTM/ISO testing of materials, as well as customized testing to interrogate the performance of complex engineering constructs.

Position Responsibilities Include:

  • Responsible for overall technical soundness and compliance status of the testing programs and methods in DDCS to enable delivery and device system design, development, qualification and validation activities.

  • Lead team of engineers and scientists of very diverse education/training backgrounds.

  • Collaborate with management and senior scientific/engineering staff in the component to ensure all testing is providing key information that enables material selection and device performance evaluation for the delivery of medicine to the patient

  • Ensures that direct reports are in compliance with appropriate quality, HSE and other corporate standards, policies and procedures

  • Ensure the test methods and characterization efforts being developed are appropriately assessed from a device performance perspective

  • Direct technical assessments with rigor and standard methodologies utilizing Six Sigma skills and/or statistics

  • Participate in or guide formal design reviews, risk assessments, and root cause analyses using common FMEA or Fault Tree analysis

  • Ensure resourcing of CM&C teams, regulatory submissions, test method support for engineering studies and investigations, and the transfer of test methods to manufacturing site with sufficient representation

  • Speak at external conferences and symposia as opportunities present themselves

  • Publish results in peer-reviewed journals when appropriate

  • Responsible for supporting existing alliances and developing additional alliances as the business and capability requirements evolve to drive value and on-time delivery

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Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • Mechanical engineering degree preferred

  • Understanding of finite element analysis and the mechanics of solid bodies, and the ability to translate such analyses into meaningful testing strategies

  • Previous mechanical testing experience

  • Ability to lead multi-functional teams and to work productively in an interdisciplinary environment

  • Ability to work with colleagues on root cause analysis to identify component failures

  • Proficient analytical skills including statistics, DOE, experimental design or Six Sigma

  • Effective technical writing skills as well as good verbal communication / presentation skills

  • Successful interaction with senior technical engineering and scientific personnel

  • Previous experience leading successful lab operations

  • Experience working in a diverse networked technical organization with validated skills to manager suppliers and alliance partners

  • Previous pharmaceutical and/or medical device experience.

Additional Information:

Lilly credits its exceptional employees for its successes, and knows the key to ongoing achievement lies in attracting and retaining the best people. Here are a few of the recognitions Lilly has earned for creating an outstanding work environment:

  • Business Week magazine 50 Best Places to Launch a Career

  • Black Enterprise 2018 list of 50 Best Companies for Diversity

  • FORTUNE 50 Best Companies for Minorities

  • Human Right Campaign Corporate Equality Index - 100% score

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.

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Senior Test Method Engineer-Devices

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Basic Qualifications:

  • BS in Engineering with 12+yeares of experience OR MS in Engineering with 7+ years of experience OR PhD in Engineering

Company Overview:

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 39,000 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.





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