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Lilly Engineer- Plant HVAC/Utilities 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 35,000 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.

Position Brand Description:

Plant Engineering in Indianapolis Parenteral Manufacturing is responsible for maintaining the site’s facility infrastructure including buildings, HVAC, GMP utilities, steam, water, sewer and other utility systems to a state of compliance. It must assure that facilities and related infrastructure are fit for use when needed, maintenance and reliability techniques are efficient and effective, and appropriate corrective and improvement actions are taken when necessary. Plant Engineering is also responsible for the efficient and effective management of local capital for their assets and oversight of engineering/maintenance contract resources.

The Plant Engineer is responsible for establishing and maintaining the reliable operation and qualified state of the equipment and business processes in the areas they support. This includes HVAC, Utilities, and ancillary systems associated within their facilities. The Plant Engineer ensures that equipment is in-control, compliant, and capable of meeting customer needs, while also driving associated continuous improvement initiatives.

Key Objectives/Deliverables:

  • Understand HVAC applications in aseptic manufacturing, Utilities and GMP Utilities (WFI, Clean Steam, PCA, etc.).

  • An understanding of mechanical equipment used in a manufacturing environment (Pumps, motors, etc.).

  • Ensure a safe working environment by following safety rules and helping improve the safety culture.

  • Develop scope for capital projects targeted at both short and longer term needs.

  • Act as user representative for capital projects or delivery agent for local projects.

  • Monitors/trends control systems.

  • SME on flow charts and process parameters.

  • Perform process monitoring - routine alarm reviews / reports / C4I.

  • Responsible for troubleshooting problems.

  • Engaged on communication to customers for system issues.

  • Technical leader and mentor for Sr. Specialists.

  • Responsible for the evaluation of all activities that have the potential to impact the qualified state for their system(s).

  • Responsible for all CAPA and observation/deviation investigations and originations (e.g. root cause analysis).

  • Change Control owner for applicable systems.

  • Participates in Process Team.

  • HVAC and Utility SME for audits.

  • Responsible for periodic reviews of systems and procedures.

  • Lead or participate in IQ/OQ/PQ activities (including commissioning activities).

  • Lead or participate in capital projects for applicable HVAC and utility systems in area(s) of responsibility.

  • Responsible for equipment reliability issues & maintenance strategy with the objective of improvement.

  • Identify and drive improvement opportunities (procedural changes, upgrades, projects, etc.) associated with equipment & processes within the area.

  • Participate/Provide oversight in ensuring scheduled shutdowns are planned and executed effectively.

Additional Preferences:

  • Strong problem-solving skills.

  • Technical understanding of HVAC and Utilities (including rotating equipment).

  • Good interpersonal and communications skills.

  • Ability to work effectively in a cross-functional environment.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization.

  • Strong computer skills in a variety of software packages (SAP, Excel, JMP, etc.).

  • Responsible for maintaining a safe work environment, working safely and accountable for supporting all HSE Corporate and Site Goals.

  • Previous experience within the Pharmaceutical Industry.

  • Ability to apply statistical thinking concepts to the analysis of manufacturing.

  • Good Business Acumen.

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering with 10 or more years in HVAC experience.

Other Information:

  • Standard business hours (days, M-F) with after-hour support and shutdown support as needed.

  • Minimal travel required.

  • Applicant will work in various areas within Indianapolis Parenteral where allergens may be present. Mobility requirements and exposure to allergens should be considered when applying for this position.

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