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Lilly Process Engineer IAPI 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.

Position Brand Description:

Provides technical oversight of the process equipment and is responsible for ensuring that the equipment remains in a qualified state in order to support the manufacture of bulk drug substance.


Process and Equipment Support:

  • Equipment owner integrating process, process safety, environmental requirements and equipment knowledge.

  • Monitor established equipment systems for process indicators to identify potential issues affecting production.

  • Investigate and resolve equipment performance issues.

  • Technical expert/support for installation and maintenance of process equipment and equipment improvements.

  • Develop training / tools for operations to transfer knowledge of equipment capabilities and operational techniques to operations and maintenance.

Improving the Business or Process:

  • Identify/Implement improvement projects for capacity, product quality, raw material cost, emissions/waste loads, process variability and process safety.

  • Perform and summarize improvement opportunities in technical reports

  • Understand process/unit capacity constraints.

  • Lead or participate in equipment/process qualification activities (including commissioning activities of new equipment or areas).

Health, Safety and Environmental Management:

  • May provide the technical leadership and problem solving skills for Health, Safety and Environmental incident investigations.

  • Perform compliance related technical tasks such as emissions calculations, equipment evaluation, and application of material balances for env needs.

  • Lead and/or participate in process hazard reviews and other process safety activities, main resource for process safety issues on supported processes.

Adherence to Business Systems:

  • Manage the implementation of countermeasures arising from deviations, spills, and safety related events.

  • Manage the implementation of recommendations from PHRs and other audit findings.

  • Maintain training compliance.

  • Maintain and establish the equipment technical information for the process;

  • Equipment procedures, P&IDs, Material of Construction Compatibility Index, Equipment information in PFDs, Aspen models, Material & Energy Balances, Process Safety Information

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering (ChE, ME preferred)

Additional Preferences:

  • Prior API experience

  • Experience with fermentation processing

  • Ability to apply statistical thinking concepts to the analysis of manufacturing processes

  • Experience with Change Management, Deviation Management, Periodic Reviews, Commissioning and Qualification, Routine Data Monitoring

  • Visualize an operation/process and reflect it in a model

  • Root cause analysis and the problem solving

  • Process Hazard Identification/ Mitigation Skills

  • Experience with normal processing equipment/unit operations

  • Ability to apply fundamental engineering principles to process understanding, problem solving and process improvement.

  • Ability to function in a team environment

  • Effectively manage and prioritize competing priorities and to appropriately communicate verbally and in writing to various audiences.

  • Strong Computer skills in a variety of software packages (Metasys, Batch Plus, JMP, Visio, PI Data Historian)

  • Available on call to address processing emergencies over the phone and at times return to the plant during off-hours.

Additional Information:

  • This position serves an 8-hour Monday through Friday work schedule. Situations may arise where off-schedule work, both on-site and off-site, will be required.

  • This position requires little to no travel.

  • Tasks require entering manufacturing and laboratory areas, which require wearing appropriate PPE and the ability to access plant operating equipment including climbing of stairs and ladders.

  • This position requires 24/7 availability via cell phone.

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.

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!