Lilly Operator I-Utilities-FDE in Indianapolis, Indiana



Position Brand Description

The Utilities Operator serves on a team that operates and maintains all utilities systems at LTC-N, LTC-S, and the Materials Center plant sites (high purity water, compressed air, steam, chilled water, glycol, city water, and sewers). This position provides technical leadership and immediate decision making capabilities while working during shift operations, is responsible for training other operations personnel, and provides expertise across all utility processes. Other activities include collecting, recording, and using data to monitor, adjust, and control utilities processes as well as providing back-up for Sr. Specialist.

Operator --- Key Objectives/Deliverables

  • Perform and train others to perform operator based maintenance improvements and lead assignments to help implement improvements.

  • Demonstrate abilities of data mining, process monitoring, and tuning parameters and utilize data historian (trends) to determine root cause of process operation upsets

  • Provide back-up coverage for Specialist

  • Operate utility systems in control and compliant with procedures and regulations while optimizing efficiency. Start, stop and regenerate equipment to meet schedule and demand.

  • Troubleshoot and diagnose process problems and take appropriate actions to minimize deviations or site impact

  • Consult on technical issues with operators, engineers, and crafts.

  • Work with Specialist and Supervisor to ensure scheduled work is executed with consideration for \"Emergency work\".

  • Reduce Deviations caused by Operations (Out of Window PMs, log sheets, procedures not followed, alarms, etc.)

  • Demonstrate the ability to work directly with contractors, and understanding of requirements of fire cards, safe to work, line breaking, and confined space permits.

  • Actively participate with operations activities associated with improving, modifying, controlling, and implementing GMARS procedures/equipment records, maintenance action plans, ESIs, job plans, and assist with shutdown planning

Utility Operator “CORE” Key Objectives/Deliverables:

  • Perform operator based maintenance, Clean equipment, systems, and facilities.

  • Fully use Performance Management to manage objectives and development that align with organizational and corporate priorities.

  • Use of information systems to complete work and communicate with customers (i.e., GMARS, Word, Excel, UMS etc.)

  • Update and maintain operations shift log, daily alarm reports and general communication to the utilities operations support teams

  • Demonstrate abilities by completing the Qualified Employee Program training and maintain 100% compliance on training requirements.

  • Comply with all HSE aspects and departmental HSE plans, participate in Safety Improvement activities, report all near miss incidents and meet all annual PSM goals and targets. (i.e. PSSR, GIPSM, CPH, etc.)

  • Position requires strict compliance with safety rules and closely following approved procedures for ensuring cGMP compliance. All work performed must be documented by following Good Documentation practices.

  • Work with Leader and Senior Operators to ensure scheduled work is executed

  • Work with Leader and Planner Scheduler to redline Job Plans and procedures.

  • Maintain efficient and effective communications with Utilities engineers, operations, and maintenance and support communications between shifts, Maintenance, Engineering, and Automation including site customers to help keep them informed of any issues that could affect them

  • Participate and actively provide support daily assignment and activities associated with, Utilities Operations Process Teams, Committees, Health and Safety BBS and individually contribute to achieve all departmental, site, and/or company goals.

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Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • Must have mechanical aptitude.

  • Must be willing to respond to call-in and scheduled overtime work.

  • Must be capable of lifting up to 40 pounds.

  • Must be able to withstand exposure to temperature variations while performing work outside in winter and summer weather conditions.

  • Must have demonstrated teamwork, cooperation, and initiative skills. Must have previous utilities/maintenance experience

Additional Information:

  • This position is 8hr days M-F (5am-1:45pm). This includes potential overtime weekends and holidays. Shift is subject to change per business needs.

  • Hazardous operations exist within Utilities, involving acid, steam, caustic, chlorine, high pressure, and high temperatures. Personal protective equipment is required.

  • Awkward positions, cramped quarters, ladders, and scaffolding work will be required at times.

  • This position 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.


Operator -Utilities-Fixed Duration Employment

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Basic Qualifications:

  • High school diploma/GED

  • 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.





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