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Lilly Engineering Technician 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.

Organization Overview:

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

Position Brand Description:

Plant Engineering in Indianapolis Parenteral Manufacturing is responsible for maintaining the site’s facility infrastructure including buildings, HVAC, UAF Hoods, 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 Sr. Specialist in Plant Engineering is responsible for supporting and maintaining the reliable operation and qualified state of the equipment and processes in the area(s) that they support. This includes HVAC, UAF Hoods, Utilities, and ancillary systems associated within their facilities. The Sr. Specialist in Plant Engineering ensures that equipment remains in-control, compliant, and capable of meeting customer needs, while also supporting associated continuous improvement initiatives.

Key Objectives/Deliverables:

  • Support HVAC/UAF applications in aseptic manufacturing; Utilities and GMP Utilities (WFI, Clean Steam, PCA, etc.) within areas of responsibility.

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

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

  • Provide input into capital projects targeted at both short and longer term needs and provide support on delivery of projects in their area(s).

  • Monitors daily system performance (Utilities, HVAC, etc.).

  • Performs routine walk through of areas of support.

  • Responsible for standard troubleshooting problems on HVAC, Hoods, and Utilities.

  • Provide first line of communication to crafts/shops and to the customer.

  • Schedules and coordinates work for area(s) of responsibility (PM/Corrective work).

  • GMARS SME for specific area(s) of support.

  • Primary responder for issues requiring on site response (alarm response) for areas of responsibility.

  • Responsible for creating MAPs for scheduled and non-scheduled work.

  • Responsible for maintenance strategy implementation and effectiveness (i.e. PMs, job plans, datasheets).

  • Leads/participates in small projects for area of support.

  • Coordinates work/repairs with external vendors.

  • Manages shutdown work and schedule compliance.

  • Identify opportunities to improve quality & reliability using system performance data and by assuring maintenance is performed appropriately.

  • Participates in Process Teams for Plant Engineering.

Additional Preferences:

  • Strong problem solving skills.

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

  • Good interpersonal and communications skills to be able to work effectively in a cross-functional environment with engineers, operations, maintenance, and quality personnel.

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

  • Computer skills in a variety of software packages (SAP, GMARS, Excel, etc.).

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

  • Parenteral manufacturing experience.

  • Plant engineering experience.

  • GMARS or similar computerized maintenance management (CMMS) system experience.

Education Requirements:

  • High School Diploma.

  • Associates Degree in Engineering or Technical Field preferred.

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.

Lilly is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

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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!