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Lilly Operator I- Warehouse- FDE 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.

Job Description - Operator- Warehouse Ops

Position Number:

Leading Candidate :

Position Title :

Operator- Warehouse Ops-FDE

Position Type :


Job Level :

B1 – B3

Location :

Indianapolis, LTC-S

Job Function :

Warehouse Operations

Position Posted :

Supervisor :

Leader – Warehouse Operations

Internal Posting Dates :

Position Brand Description:

Receiving, storage, and shipping of raw materials and packaging components in support of Lilly manufacturing sites (Both US and OUS customers). Ensure materials are available and on hand for weekly production operations and ensure inventory quantities are accurate. Requirement to handle and process materials in inventory system following GMP processes at all times. The position reports to a Leader. The minimum length of time in this position is 3 years per current guidelines.

Key Objectives/Deliverables:

  • Accurate receiving and storage of manufacturing components from outside vendors. Shipping of orders to internal and external Lilly customers.

  • Unloading / loading of materials at docks, receiving of materials, storage of material in appropriate storage zones, preparation and shipping to customer orders, order processing in warehouse inventory system, cycle counting.

  • Follow all safety requirements and procedures. Routinely inspects area for health and safety issues. Assist with implementation of countermeasures from safety incident investigations. Work with Leader and safety representatives to implement safety projects.

  • Follow all GMP, and other regulatory requirements. Participate in quality initiatives and audits. Compliance to FDA, EMEA, DEA, OSHA, IDEM, and EPA regulations.

  • Meet appropriate goals for performance improvement as defined by areaLeadership.

  • Execute inventory transactions in a timely fashion.

  • Ensure inventory levels for local warehouse are set and maintained appropriately.

  • Provide key customers raw materials and components on-time and in full.

  • Maintain learning plan at 100% current.

  • Follow and execute policies and procedures impacting warehouse activities.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Certified to operate all types of powered industrial trucks

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Solid understanding of quality and corporate policies

  • Solid understanding of the importance of and basic requirements of regulatory agencies such as the FDA, EMEA, OSHA and EPA

  • Demonstrated solid judgment and initiative

  • Enthusiastic, positive attitude, flexible and willing to work overtime

  • Proactive and self-motivated to support team initiatives and in solving business problems

  • Ability to perform multiple tasks at the same time and make decisions regarding prioritization

  • Ability to pick-up / move 40 pound containers

  • Responsible for maintaining a safe work environment, working safely and accountable for supporting all HSE corporate and site goals

Additional Preferences:

  • Previous experience with materials handling and inventory management systems.

  • Previous warehouse/logistics experience in a GMP environment.

Education Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent

Other Information:

  • This position is 12-hour night shift (B or D shift). It is for a fixed duration employee (FDE) of 12 months with potential to extend annually for up to 4 years.

  • Ability to work overtime, weekends and off shifts

  • This role has opportunity for direct interaction with regulatory agencies during site inspections.

  • Tasks may require handling hazardous materials.

The job specification is intended to provide a general overview of the job requirements at the time it was prepared. The job requirements of any position may change over time and may include additional responsibilities not specifically described in the job specification. As always, you should consult with your supervision regarding your actual job responsibilities and any related duties that may be required for the position.

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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!