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Lilly Reliability Engineer 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 global 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 support for the maintenance and optimization of the process and utility equipment across Indy Parenterals to ensure reliable and compliant performance. This position will be responsible for the technical aspects of the maintenance program. This individual will work closely with all levels of operations, maintenance, engineering and quality to identify critical equipment, prioritize critical equipment, analyze critical equipment using established methodologies, develop sound maintenance plans using established predictive and preventive maintenance techniques, monitor established reliability and maintainability metrics to solve equipment reliability and maintenance problems, lower the potential of critical equipment failures, and maintain an expertise on the current technology available for reliability improvements of the equipment and practices. The engineer may be required to perform unique component and system analyses in order to identify reliability improvements and risk reduction improvements through design modifications and/or various reliability improvement strategies.

Key Objectives/Deliverables:

  • Establish or maintain a series of manufacturing performance metrics to determine significant contributors of manufacturing loss.

  • Collect, compile, and interpret data from various sources to determine the significant contributors to manufacturing loss.

  • Communicate to a broad audience the interpretation of manufacturing data and establish or facilitate an improvement plan.

  • Perform structured problem solving independently or through facilitation with other engineers, technicians, crafts people, and operators.

  • Communicate to various levels of the organization the results and recommendations of problem solving.

  • Understand the manufacturing equipment and processes and the impact of equipment performance within the manufacturing system.

  • Through Leaders, engineers, technicians, and crafts persons, implement resolutions to identified manufacturing losses.

  • Implement resolutions to manufacturing losses with business systems that may not exist or are not adequate. Implementation may require independent activity and conflict of others not interested in changing business practices.

  • Maintain Manufacturing Capability and Efficiency

  • Support of design engineering for the selection and installation of equipment for maintainability and equipment availability.

  • Development of component health assessment strategies or Maintenance Strategies with the Process Engineers, technicians, operators and crafts persons for the various process systems. Utilize RCM analysis (FMEA) on systems and components, as necessary

  • With the assistance of Process Engineers, technicians, and others, implement recommended actions as developed in the Maintenance Strategies.

  • Responsible for ensuring correct application of predictive maintenance technologies across site.

  • Assist the Maintenance Organization by improving the efficiency of the work management system.

  • CMMS data accuracy and structure

  • Spare parts identification and stocking strategy

  • Technical expert in the proper use of the CMMS system for documenting equipment history and efficient labor utilization.

  • Responsible for predictive maintenance activities within building. Responsibility includes the application of the technology, ensuring equipment coverage, assist with interpretation of data when required, and assist process engineer for planning corrective action when needed.

  • Assist Process Engineers in determining sensible data collection to determine equipment performance.

  • Assist Process Engineers in determining causes of performance degradation of equipment as required.

  • Utilize appropriate techniques and tools (RCA, RCM analysis, failure analysis, etc.) to reduce equipment-related deviations.

  • Seek and implement new technologies to enhance equipment performance and availability.

  • Provide training necessary for development of technical support personnel (Precision Maintenance, Failure Analysis, etc.).

  • Ensure a safe working environment by following safety rules and helping improve the safety culture.

  • Approved Mechanical-related Job Plans for Maximo.

Additional Preferences:

  • Experience using and directing the use of FMEA and RCA processes.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently without close supervision.

  • Adequate interpersonal and communications skills to be able to work effectively in a team-based environment.

  • Strong computer skills in a variety of software packages (Microsoft Office, etc).

  • Ability to work in a safe manner to ensure the safety of self and others.

  • Responsible for maintaining a safe work environment, working safely and accountable for supporting all HSE Corporate and Site Goals.

  • Strong working knowledge of Maximo or similar EAM systems.

  • Previous experience in a pharmaceutical manufacturing environment.

  • Ability to troubleshoot equipment or process problems.

  • Knowledge of automation systems/software to facilitate data collection (data historian, RSView, etc.)

  • Working knowledge of FDA Regulations including cGMP and GLP.

  • Working knowledge of ISO-9000 standards, IEC standards and industry best practices.

  • Working knowledge of Preventive and Predictive Maintenance techniques, including but not limited to Tribology, Vibration Analysis, Thermography, Life Cycle Cost Analysis, equipment installation requirements, etc.

  • Ability to make individual, small group and large group presentations.

  • Must be able to lead, interact with and coach wide variety of individuals: shop floor mechanics to senior operations and maintenance management.

  • Excellent problem solving, teamwork and interpersonal skills and looks for win-win solutions to challenging business and operational issues.

  • Ability to make and communicate verbally and in writing, logical decisions using data.

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering (or equivalent work experience)

Other Information:

  • 8 hour days, after-hour support.

  • Required to wear pager and respond to off shift problems, as necessary.

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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!