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Lilly Sr Specialist - Engineering-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.

Position Brand Description:

The Sr Specialist- Automation Technician is responsible for providing first line automation and process controls support to production processes. The scope of this role starts with the initial Operations/Maintenance escalation to the successful completion, RFU and return to operations. This position requires expertise in multiple production processes and equipment, as well as a foundational knowledge in electrical/instrumentation and automation. The Sr Specialist- Automation will ensure that equipment is efficiently returned to a qualified state and can be operated safely.

Key Objectives/Deliverables:

  • Own the automation response for the equipment in the process/plant/site; coordinate with maintenance and engineering resources as needed to return equipment to use.

  • Create HOLDs and Service Now tickets as needed to support troubleshooting activities.

  • Understand the production process and critical process parameters.

  • Understand equipment specific code and control systems that maintain a qualified/validated process.

  • Understand the code development, modification, and deployment processes as they relate to cGMP processes

  • Find and eliminate safety issues with the equipment and processes.

  • Perform safety reviews and audits.

  • Perform activities in accordance with cGMPs and applicable procedures.

  • Attend and participate in start of shift / huddle meetings.

  • Transferring knowledge of equipment capabilities and operational techniques to operators, engineering, and maintenance.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum 3 years of relevant GMP manufacturing experience.

  • Expertise in multiple production processes and equipment, instrumentation, PLC and/or HMI programming experience and equipment/process troubleshooting skills.

  • Completion of Post Offer Exam, or completion of Work Simulation if applicable.

  • 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. .

Additional Preferences:

  • Knowledge of Parenteral equipment and manufacturing operations.

  • Change Control and Observation investigation experience

  • HOLD / Service Now knowledge

  • Associates Degree in Engineering or associated field

  • Demonstrated influential leadership skills

  • Demonstrated ability to work safely in a participative environment.

  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel; proficient at typing and writing technical documents.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with strong organizational skills and attention to detail and ability to adapt to rapidly changing priorities

  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills and communications skills with a customer service attitude.

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

Education Requirements:

  • High School diploma or equivalent

Other Information:

  • 12 hour shifts nights – 3-2-2-3, overtime will be required.

  • Minimal travel required.

  • Applicant will work in various areas within the Parenteral Plant. Some allergens are present in the Parenteral Plant. Mobility requirements and exposure to allergens should be considered when applying for this position.

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