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Lilly Instrument Tech 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:

For 140 years, Lilly has manufactured medicines that improve people’s lives around the world. We produce our medicines using some of the most sophisticated manufacturing technologies and rigorous quality standards. Lilly Manufacturing strives for excellence in its process, standards, procedures and behaviors to develop medicines with safety first and quality always.

This position will focus on equipment uptime and reliability. The applicant will work closely with Production, Engineering, Quality Assurance and various other groups to troubleshoot, maintain, perform Corrective and Preventive maintenance, and other process related support activities within the Building, Utility and Process equipment environments.


  • Provide Instrument Technician and maintenance support within IDAP Manufacturing.

  • Should have understanding of HART® and Foundation FieldBus® communications, devices and instruments.

  • Troubleshoot instrument related loops, and programmable logic controllers.

  • Perform calibrations on transmitters, actuators and sensors.

  • Perform repairs on components such as control modules, analyzers and mechanical replacement parts.

  • Participate/Execute IQ/OQ (Installation Qualification/Operation Qualification) protocols on all types of equipment.

  • Execute Preventive Maintenance and participate in cross functional proactive maintenance activities.

  • Assist Supervisor and Engineers to create and improve Job Plans and CMMS data records.

  • Provide accurate, complete, and legible Work Order documentation on both paper copy (when required) and electronically through CMMS.

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

Basic Requirements:

  • 4 years Instrument Tech experience in a heavy industrial environment

  • Completion of Post Offer Exam or Completion of Work Simulation if applicable.

  • Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Lilly does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position.

Additional Preferences:

  • Associates Degree in a Electronics Engineering discipline or equivalent work experience

  • Must have a good foundation in basic mechanical and shop skills.

  • Must be able to work in a Team environment.

  • Must be able to provide good documentation on work orders complying with GMP/GLP/Environmental and Safety requirements.

  • Must have a good understanding of instrument Metrology for all types of process measurements. (i.e. temperature, pressure, flow, level, conductivity, humidity, dewpoint, and analytical type instruments).

  • Demonstrated ability of troubleshooting Instrumentation related equipment failures

  • Basic computer skills

  • Good documentation practices and communication skills (both written and verbal)

  • Ability to work in team environment

  • Track record of maintaining a neat and orderly work area (good housekeeping)

  • Willingness to work outside of your craft, as required

  • Ability to follow written procedures while performing maintenance activities

  • Experience in providing a high-level of customer service

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.

As a condition of employment with Eli Lilly and Company and its subsidiaries in the United States and Puerto Rico, you must be fully COVID-19 vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination satisfactory to the company. If you would like to request an accommodation for medical or religious reasons, you may do so at

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!