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Lilly Central Utilities Operations Mechanic 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 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.

The Utilities Operations Mechanic serves on a team that operates and maintains all utilities systems at Lilly Technology Center (LTC) for all North and South plant sites (high purity water, compressed gases, steam, chilled water, glycol, city water, and sewers). This position is responsible to ensure that all UMS alarms for LTC, and remote sites are monitored and responded to accordingly, while maintaining a cost effective and compliant operation. This position is 3-2-2-3 12hr Night shift position with core working hours 04:00 PM to 04:15 AM or potential Mon-Fri 8hr position

LTC Utilities Operations Mechanic Key Objectives/Deliverables

  • Perform operator-based maintenance, clean equipment, systems, and facilities.

  • Troubleshoot and diagnose process problems and take appropriate actions to minimize deviations or site impact

  • Operate maintain utility systems in control and compliant with procedures and regulations while optimizing efficiency. Start, stop and regenerate equipment to meet schedule and demand including operations mechanical maintenance activities

  • Position requires strict compliance with safety rules and closely following approved procedures for ensuring cGMP compliance. All work performed must be documented by following Good Documentation practices.

  • Consult on technical issues with operators, engineers, and crafts.

  • Update and maintain operations shift log, daily alarm reports and general communication to the utilities operations support teams

  • Understand the process for accessing data mining, process monitoring, and tuning parameters and utilize data historian (trends) to assist determining process operation upsets

  • Actively participate with operations activities associated with improving, modifying, controlling, and implementing GMARS procedures/equipment records, maintenance action plans, lock out tag out, job plans, and assist with shutdown planning

  • Participate and actively provide support daily assignment and activities associated with, Utilities Operations Process Teams, Utilities Maintenance, Vendors, Contractors, Committees, Health, Behavior Based Safety (BBS) and individually contribute to achieve all departmental, site, and/or company goals

  • Maintain efficient and effective communications with Utilities engineers, operations, and maintenance and support communications between shifts, Maintenance, Engineering, and Automation including site customers to help keep them informed of any issues that could affect them.

  • Fully use Performance Management to manage objectives and development that align with organizational and corporate priorities.

  • Use of information systems to complete work and communicate with customers (i.e., GMARS, CMMS, Word, Excel, UMS etc.)

  • Demonstrate abilities by completing the Qualified Employee Program training and maintain 100% compliance on training requirements.

  • Comply with all Health Safety Environment (HSE) aspects and departmental HSE plans, participate in Safety Improvement activities, report all near miss incidents and meet all annual Process Safety Management (PSM) goals and targets.

Basic Requirements

  • Minimum 2 years of Utilities Operations/Maintenance experience

  • Minimum High School Graduate Education with Mechanical/Electrical/Instrumentation training preferred

Other Information:

  • This position is for 3-2-2-3 shift work, 12 hour Nights or potential 8 hr shift Mon-Fri. 3-2-2-3 Shift work includes weekends and holidays.

  • Hazardous operations exist within Utilities, involving exposure to systems using acid, steam, caustic, high pressure, and high temperatures. Personal protective equipment is required.

  • Awkward positions, cramped quarters, ladders, and scaffolding work will be required at times.

  • Mechanical Trades and previous Plant Utilities experience preferred

  • Must have mechanical aptitude and be familiar utilities/maintenance processes

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license

  • Must be willing to respond to call-in and scheduled overtime work

  • Must be capable of lifting up to 40 pounds

  • Must be able to withstand exposure to temperature variations while performing work outside in winter and summer weather conditions

  • Must be able to wear respiratory equipment

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