Lilly Sr Specialist-LFR in Indianapolis, Indiana



The Sr Specialist LFR is responsible for supporting and executing the Indianapolis emergency preparedness and response plan at various Indianapolis facilities. This position leads approximately 30 volunteer emergency responders and contracted resources to manage site emergencies. This position additionally interacts with, security, fire safety systems, local building staff/management teams and outside agencies (e.g., IFD, IMPD, County board of health, etc.) When not responding to events, this position will conduct and /or oversee various maintenance/inspection activities and a number of training events along with special projects/events.

Key Objectives/Deliverables:

  • Providing investigation and fire suppression activities as well as coordinating fire response with Indianapolis Fire Department.

  • Provide emergency medical care to sick and injured Indianapolis plant site personnel.

  • Mitigate hazmat emergencies on the Indianapolis plant sites.

  • Provide Confined Space Entry Rescue and standby services.

  • Maintain equipment and facilities in a state of response readiness.

  • Maintain CPR instructor certification and provide CPR training.

  • Maintain departmental records/files.

  • Provide leadership in emergencies in the NIMS role of Incident Commander.

  • Perform/oversee life safety systems inspections and testing.

  • Provide stewardship/oversight of contract emergency response resources.

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Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • Must have the ability to read maps and understand graphical data

  • Must not be claustrophobic or acrophobic.

  • Must possess emotional maturity and be able to make solid decisions in a stressful environment.

  • Must possess written communication skills to allow successful completion of run reports and patient care forms.

  • Must possess basic computer skills (e.g. Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook).

  • Must be able to recall complex operational procedures in stressful situations.

  • Must be able to lead peers and set direction to successfully and safely respond to emergencies on the Indianapolis plant sites

Additional Preferences:

  • Incident Command training (NIMS 100, 200, 300, 400, 700, 800)

  • Emergency Vehicle Operator Certification (EVOC)

  • Outside EMS/Fire Department experience.

  • Critical incident stress management experience

  • CPR Instructor and Fire Instructor 2/3 are required of the position but not at the time of posting.

Additional Information:

  • This position will be expected to carry a cell phone and respond off hours

  • Personnel may come in contact with areas that historically contained Cephalosporin’s, Penicillin, and allergens.

  • Persons in this position will respond to incidents whose hazards are not yet known.

  • Persons may be exposed to biological hazards as a result of EMS and hazardous materials response.

  • Fire/Chemical response to immediately dangerous to life/health (IDLH) atmospheres is a possibility.

  • This position supports a 24/7/365 operation and will require shift work.

  • This position is very physically demanding and will be contingent upon successful completion of a post offer exam.

  • Will require successful completion yearly of a Work Performance Evaluation (WPE)

  • 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.


Sr Specialist-LFR

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Basic Qualifications:

  • Indiana State Firefighter I/II

  • Indiana State Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-B or higher)

  • Indiana State Hazardous Materials Technician

  • Confined Space Rescue Technician

  • Must hold and maintain a clean driving record.

  • Must be “Level A Suit” personal protective equipment qualified.

  • Must pass quantitative “fit-test” for Scott SCBA.

  • High school diploma/GED

  • Completion of Post Offer Exam, Completion of Work Simulation or Completion of Administrative Skills Testing 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

Company Overview:

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 39,000 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.





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