Lilly Maintenance Mechanic Multi-Craft-FDE in Indianapolis, Indiana



The focus of this position is to provide maintenance expertise to service, repair and maintain process and utility equipment, such as, instrument and/or automation systems, and other pharmaceutical manufacturing equipment currently in service.

You will be offering service and partnership with engineering teams to deliver your maintenance; you will have opportunity for success by working effectively with customers, handle customer questions with tact and understanding while displaying good customer service.

Key Objectives/Deliverables:

  • Deliver improvement on equipment uptime, line efficiency, and increase overall equipment effectiveness in a production environment by condition monitoring, troubleshooting, and assisting in engineering changes.

  • Demonstrate mechanical aptitude to troubleshoot and repair equipment while working in a safe manner, following departmental rules and regulations.

  • Develop a good working knowledge of how the processes and systems impact and interact with upstream and downstream equipment.

  • You will assist in the setup and/or changeover of production line equipment.

  • Establish understanding of the critical features and parameters associated with the processes.

  • Daily responsiveness for quick and accurate evaluation of the root cause of a problem and implement the proper corrective actions to minimize downtime.

  • Accurate documentation the actions taken to repair the equipment.

  • Continuous learning and willingness to build mechanical skills

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Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • Certificate or diploma from a technical school, junior college or apprenticeship in a related trade field.

  • Strong reading and writing English at a sufficient level to communicate technical and business information effectively.

  • Previous experience working in operations team with partnership with engineering/ utilities

  • Knowledge of Lilly business practices with respect to policies, purchasing compliance, local and Corporate requirements and procedures.

  • Strong skills with business software programs, such as, GMARS, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Office Suite and other mechanical software programs.

  • Physical considerations include the ability to work with or around equipment, climb ladders and stairs and use PPE (Personal Protective Equipment). He/she may be exposed to harsh weather conditions as part of the job.

  • Familiar with set-up and operation of a lathe, mill, surface grinder, and drill press.

  • Ability to read and interpret shop prints in a machine shop setting.

  • Good, all-around hands-on experience with repair of equipment.

  • Experience using VOM (volt-ohm meter) and Amprobe meters for basic motor control troubleshooting.

  • Background in production machine maintenance or machine shop experience; setting up the equipment and fabricating parts.

Additional Information:

  • Able to work all shifts

  • Overtime may be required during shutdowns, emergency situations or periods of heavy workloads.

  • This job will work in and around potentially dangerous and hazardous equipment, powders, liquids and gasses. Safety is paramount.

  • Some allergens are present at some plant sites. Mobility requirements and exposure to allergens should be considered when applying for this position. Fit for duty test is required.

  • This job is not permanent. It is for a fixed duration of two years with potential to extend annually for up to 4 years.

  • 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.


Maintenance Mechanic Multi-Craft-FDE

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Basic Qualifications:

  • HS Diploma/GED

  • Completion of Post Offer Exam, Completion of Work Simulation or Completion of Administrative Skills Testing 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.

Company Overview:

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.

Do you want to be apart of a team that contributes to success of our engineering and medicine production for our patients? Our mechanical and maintenance programs have team members whom apply their craft to prevention and solutions for our production facilities.





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