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Lilly Automation Engineer - Project Design & Delivery in Indianapolis, Indiana

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.

At Lilly, we serve an extraordinary purpose. We make a difference for people around the global 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.

Global Process Automation & Control Engineering (GPACE) is part of the Engineering Tech Center (ETC). GPACE provides automation solutions through measurements, control, control systems, data and integration, and project delivery. GPACE is a technical resource for training, standards, and stewards of Lilly’s primary automation platforms. GPACE’s primary customers are global manufacturing, development, and Global Facilities Delivery (GFD).

The Process Automation Design/Project Delivery Engineer will entail the following scope:

  • Provide automation design and oversight to major Capital projects and corporate initiatives with a focus on the Global Parenteral Network, specifically the delivery of Lilly's new Research Triangle Park facility.

  • Manage system integrators to deliver all aspects of Automation for Lilly's new Raleigh based facility.

  • Support key corporate initiatives such as life cycle management, Engineering information management, and cyber security

  • Evaluate new technology and innovation trends leading to the development of proof of concepts and sharing of use cases for application within Lilly.

  • Drive automation governance and replication across the Global Parenteral Network for Tier 1 equipment, architecture, and Automation/IT systems project delivery.

In addition, this role will work to optimize and improve project automation engineering approaches by combining technical expertise, best practices, engineering standards, and project delivery expertise.

Key Objectives/Deliverables

Work safely and continually look for improvements to both people and equipment safety. Ensure safety is incorporate into process automation design. Process Automation Design – Provide support to manufacturing sites and Global Facilities Delivery during project profiling and design. Ensure project design meets intended requirements, considers life cycle cost, and eliminates non-value add complexity. Use replication and best practices to optimize project cost. Project Engineering – Lead automation design and delivery of major capital projects. Provide appropriate levels of project execution support. Collaborate with GFD and outsource partners to ensure a successful Automation Project Management structure is in place to successfully deliver the project. Process Understanding – Understand the breadth of Lilly manufacturing processes, from API through distribution, and of the process development lifecycle, from Development through process retirement.

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering or a related science field.

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in automation machine control, process control, or equivalent work experience in a related field.

  • Minimum 3 years' experience on Rockwell Automation platforms or equivalent platform.

  • Minimum 1 years’ experience in system integration design and delivery.

Additional Preferences:

  • Experience with automated material movement, automatic storage and retrieval systems, and integration with IT platforms.

  • Experience working with validated systems in a pharmaceutical environment.

  • Expertise in Lilly’s preferred platforms, including Rockwell Automation.

  • 3+ years’ experience in data integration, data historians, data analytics, visualization, MES integration, enterprise level applications

  • Experience in project delivery and major capital projects.

Education Requirements:

BS in Engineering or related science field

Additional Information:

  • This position will be based in Indianapolis but will be supporting the new facility in Raleigh, North Carolina. It is expected that significant travel to Raleigh will be required.

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

  • Travel: Domestic and International travel may be required (25-50%).

  • Location: Indianapolis, Indiana. LTC-South Engineering Tech Center.

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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!