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Lilly Engineer-Mechatronics 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.

Responsibilities :

Lilly is at a critical juncture as we tool up to realize the potential of our product pipeline. We are building new processing capabilities around the world, and emphasizing emerging, innovative processing technologies, such as continuous processing, biotech platforms, and advanced data and control systems. Additionally, we are recapitalizing older assets, and bringing the operational philosophies in line with current technologies. Lilly places a high value on fully automated manufacturing processes, as the quality and operational benefits are baseline expectations of new process design.

Global Process Automation & Control Engineering (GPACE) is part of the Engineering Tech Center (ETC). GPACE provides automation, measurement, cyber-security, and process control solutions. GPACE is a technical resource for training, standards, capital project delivery, and Lilly’s standard automation platforms. GPACE’s primary customers are global manufacturing and development sites, MQ-IDS, Corporate InfoSec, Global CSQA, and peer groups such as Global Facilities Delivery (GFD).

This role will be the process automation corporate engineering Mechatronics lead and will support Lilly facilities globally. The position requires a high learning agility and experience in one or more process automation systems with a strong focus on motion control and discrete manufacturing. This role will require a strong understanding of automation systems, industry best practices in motion control, and expertise with servos/drives.

Key Objectives / Deliverables

  • Work safely and continually look for improvements to both people and equipment safety.

  • Provide corporate engineering leadership to Lilly Manufacturing sites globally and develop best practices and standards to support manufacturing and major capital project delivery.

  • Develop and lead a community of practice for our manufacturing sites for mechatronics.

  • Innovation - Evaluate new technologies for mechatronics

  • Assist sites with troubleshooting, optimizing, and continuous improvement of existing or new motion control systems.

Basic Qualifications :

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

  • 3+ years’ experience in process automation engineering, preferably supporting a manufacturing site.

  • 3+ Years of experience in one or more process automation platforms demonstrated with work experience and/or training.

  • Experience working with motion control systems (drives, servos, etc.)

Additional Skills/Preferences :

  • Experience in pharma or GMP industry

  • Experience working with validated systems

  • Expertise in Lilly’s preferred platforms, including Rockwell Automation, Emerson DeltaV, Foxboro, and Microsoft Operating Systems.

  • Experience working with one or more robotics platforms

  • Experience with Relational Database systems and basic SQL query capability.

  • Experience with system computer integration techniques/methods.

  • Experience working with ASRS (Automated Storage Retrieval Systems)

  • Ability to work well with different cultures and engineering disciplines internationally

Additional Information :

  • Monday through Friday Day Shift of 7:30am-4:30pm with some allowance for flex time.

  • Location: Indianapolis, IN

  • Travel: Domestic and International travel required (10 - 20%)

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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!