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Lilly Manufacturing Operator - Fulltime - $3,000 Sign-on Bonus - Starting at $22/hour + Benefits 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.

Are you looking for a career with purpose? Operators at the Indianapolis Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (IAPI) site manufacture life-saving medicines for people around the world!

Position Brand Description:

The operator is responsible for running a partially automated process in order to manufacture material. In addition to running the manufacturing process, other activities include collecting and using data from various computer systems for data analysis and documentation. The area is regulated by quality, safety and environmental guidelines; therefore compliance with operating procedures is required.

Key Objectives/Deliverables:

  • Lilly is dedicated to the safety of our employees. We require our employees to maintain a safe work environment, work safely, and adhere to site safety policies and procedures.

  • Execute ticket and procedure instructions, including collecting, recording, and using data to monitor and control the process.

  • Promote Quality, learning, understanding, and strict adherence to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), cGMP guidelines, and good documentation practices.

  • Identify abnormal processing conditions and escalate appropriately.

  • Provide information to technical services, engineering, and automation to improve batch records, procedures, and automation.

  • Maintain process/work areas in a clean and organized state and maintain good housekeeping documentation.

  • Escalate processing issues to supervision in a timely manner.

Basic Requirements:

  • 5 years of direct manufacturing experience operating automatic, manual, or semi-automated equipment in production processes in accordance with operating procedures.

  • This position requires that candidates meet the area-specific Functional Job Description and Post Offer Exam requirements.

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.

Additional Preferences:

  • Work individually and with groups and provide thorough communication.

  • Expected to learn and practice troubleshooting skills and the use of statistical tools for data analysis and problem solving.

  • Ability to enter and collect data from various computer systems.

  • Demonstrate technical skills, curiosity, and problem-solving skills.

  • Exhibit a high level of attention to detail.

  • Ability to multitask and function as an effective team member

  • Basic math skills.

  • Experience with computer systems related to business applications.

Additional Information:

  • Position works a 9/3 slide shift (shifts are 12 hours)

  • Some overtime work likely required.

  • Employees are required to wear safety equipment (safety glasses, safety shoes, protective gloves, etc.)

  • Must be able to wear loose fitting respirators (in some areas)

  • Must be able to climb stairs

  • Must be able to follow written and verbal directions.

  • Must complete Individual Training Plan for Operator.

Eli Lilly and Company, Lilly USA, LLC and our wholly owned subsidiaries (collectively “Lilly”) are committed to help individuals with disabilities to participate in the workforce and ensure equal opportunity to compete for jobs. If you require an accommodation to submit a resume for positions at Lilly, please email Lilly Human Resources ( ) for further assistance. Please note This email address is intended for use only to request an accommodation as part of the application process. Any other correspondence will not receive a response.

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Our employee resource groups (ERGs) offer strong support networks for their members and help our company develop talented individuals for future leadership roles. Our current groups include: Africa, Middle East, Central Asia Network, African American Network, Chinese Culture Network, Early Career Professionals, Japanese International Leadership Network (JILN), Lilly India Network, Organization of Latinos at Lilly, PRIDE (LGBTQ + Allies), Veterans Leadership Network, Women’s Network, Working and Living with Disabilities. Learn more about all of our groups.

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 (subject to applicable law).