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Lilly Principal Engineer - Automation 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.


The mission of engineering is to apply sound engineering principles to safely build, qualify, maintain and continuously improve the processes, facilities and equipment needed to carry out the manufacturing mission. In support of this mission, this position will provide engineering expertise to implement integration technologies across the Indianapolis Parenteral manufacturing site that result in productivity improvements, safety improvements, and variability reduction.

Key Benefits:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Prescription benefits are effective on your first day of employment

  • Paid vacation- starting annually at 120 hours (prorated based on start date)

  • Eligible for annual bonuses

Key Objectives:

  • Provide domain expertise for the Lilly Global Parenteral Program solution within manufacturing to our seven process teams

  • Collaborate in multi-disciplinary teams within manufacturing, quality and other business units to develop applications for integration technologies and support the effective deployments at our IPM site.

  • Be a champion for safety activities and a role model for diversity, ethics, and compliance.

  • Project Delivery is a key component of this role

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or masters in a science or engineering

  • 5 years of experience

Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • Control system programming and integration (PLC, HMI, MES, etc.) experience

  • Proficiency in Database use, SQL execution and use of data in a manufacturing environment.

  • Experience in a regulated GMP environment

  • Proficiency in planning and leading teams to complete highly complex tasks and/or tasks that are highly multi-functional or cross-site in nature.

  • Ability to communicate effectively to customers, business partners, and staff including good oral, written, and visual presentations.

  • Demonstrated ability to interpret and apply solutions to different situations by understanding customer needs and applying strong problem solving skills.

  • Experienced with capital projects.

  • Strong experience managing initiatives and projects

  • Thorough knowledge/experience with robotics industry standards and applicable regulations.

Additional Information

  • No significant travel required

  • Will require occasional work in a manufacturing environment

  • Safety equipment and / or gowning may be required

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