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Lilly Engineer - Process Automation 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.

Key Benefits:

Medical, Dental, Vision, Prescription benefits are effective on your first day of employment

Paid vacation - starting annually at 120 hours (prorated based on start date)

Eligible for annual bonuses AND quarterly bonuses

Position Brand Description:

Engineer – Process Automation is responsible for establishing and maintaining

the reliable operation and qualified state of 3 packaging lines that they support with a cross-functional technical team. Develop and implement process and automation improvements to achieve business needs. Ensure processes are in-control, capable, and compliant.

Key Objectives/Deliverables:

  • Establish & monitor/trend control systems as tool for verifying and optimizing equipment performance

  • Lead troubleshooting efforts to resolve equipment and operational problems

  • Support maintenance and engineering technician as the next level of technical support escalation

  • Assist in identifying key elements for return to service of control systems after interventions and/or maintenance.

  • Utilize formal problem-solving techniques, including Root Cause Analysis to resolve equipment issues.

  • Seek out, define, and implement control system, production process, and business improvements.

  • Analyze data to identify and understand equipment reliability issues and risk to production goals.

  • Respond to and implement customer requests or regulatory requirements related to equipment.

  • Ensure changes to packaging systems, maintenance and other interventions do not have an adverse impact to the qualified state of the equipment.

  • Define the scope of requalification activities when required due to changes or identified trends in the asset qualification monitoring activities.

  • Lead or participate in qualifying activities (including commissioning activities of new equipment or areas)

  • Conduct formal investigations and implement corrections, corrective actions, and countermeasures arising from CAPAs.

  • Manage and balance multiple initiatives concurrently

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering

Additional Preferences:

  • Previous experience as a process automation engineer or process/manufacturing engineer

  • Pharmaceutical experience.

  • Packaging experience

  • Working knowledge of cGMP practices and procedures

  • Commissioning and Qualification experience or similar Capital Asset Delivery experience

  • Rockwell, Siemens, and/or Elau PLC experience

  • Cognex and/or Systech Vision System experience

  • Fanuc and/or Kuka Robotics experience

  • Applied knowledge of project management tools and processes.

  • Strong problem-solving skills

Other Information:

8 hour days, after-hour on-call support. Company phone provided.

Occasional travel may be required for training, conferences, capital projects, etc.

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