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Lilly Undergrad Engineering – Full Time 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.

Engineering Overview:

Engineers at Lilly are responsible for:

• Operating and maintaining manufacturing, utility and automation systems in compliance with US and

global regulations

• Searching for and implementing continuous improvements

• Managing capital projects (including design, construction and start-up)

• Designing and developing drug delivery systems

• Designing and developing drug manufacturing processes (including scale-up and commercialization)

• Designing and developing waste reduction and energy minimization processes

• Designing and developing safety systems and environmental controls Transportation, Distribution, and warehouse analysis and optimization

The positions are entry level staff engineering associate positions in our manufacturing and development organizations. Each engineer will actively contribute to the organization by building or solving complex opportunities that we face in the pharmaceutical industry. Engineers play critical roles by creating solutions for Eli Lilly and Company.

Position titles include but are not limited to Plant Engineer, Process Engineer, Project Engineer, Development Engineer, Automation and/or Control Engineer, and are available in manufacturing and development areas supporting:

• Global Packaging and Robotics

• Parenteral Products (injectable)

• Facilities/Utilities Engineering

• Bulk Processing (small and large molecule)

• Process Development

• Engineering Technical Center

• Global Delivery Devices

A plant engineer at Lilly makes a significant difference in the quality and efficiency of our facilities. The scope of involvement may include utility systems such as water, power, heating and cooling, air filtration, and building

or room structures. A plant engineer supports facilities such as manufacturing sites, development laboratories or pilot plants, and administrative offices. The responsibilities of a plant engineer include: project administration for capital improvements, facility maintenance and reliability, and utility support. Additionally, a plant engineer collaborates with multidisciplinary projects teams consisting of process engineers, skilled craftspeople, utility operators, contractors, design firms, and equipment suppliers.

A project engineer at Lilly is integral for maintaining and improving our facilities. A project engineer leads capital projects from initial concept to implementation. They interact with customers to develop the project

scope, plan implementation and qualification/validation. The project engineer is also responsible for the project's budget, timeline, and objectives.

A process engineer at Lilly is critical to continually improving the processes by which we manufacture our products. A process engineer is responsible for a specific aspect of the manufacturing process, monitoring and assessing its performance and capacity. They interact with maintenance personnel, operations personnel, technical service representatives, quality control representatives, and plant engineers to analyze issues, improve processes and control systems, renovate existing equipment, and specify new equipment. In addition,

a process engineer contributes to safety, quality, and environmental initiatives to achieve Lilly's high standards of compliance and ethics.

A process development engineer at Lilly plays a key role in the development of innovative pharmaceutical products. Through working in the laboratory to a fully automated pilot plant, development engineers define and develop optimum processes for potential new biochemical and synthetic compounds. Some responsibilities include investigating process safety and scale-up hazards, pilot plant support, evaluating compound quality, and environmental impact.

An automation engineer at Lilly creates and refines essential systems for Lilly's development and manufacturing operations by designing, implementing, and maintaining automation systems for chemical, biological, and pharmaceutical processes. Automation engineers support all aspects of instrumentation,

process control applications and information management including layout, configurations, validation, and documentation. These engineers work with a range of field devices including analog measurements, analytical instrumentation, digital devices, network busses, and control valves. They also replicate best practices in batch control, modeling, and simulation to optimize existing processes and ensure quality and reliability of operations. They work closely with Information Technology professionals to develop information integration from the plant floor control systems to the financial enterprise resource planning systems.


• Currently attending a BS/MS Engineering program with completion of the degree by August 2023.

Desired Experience:

• Demonstrated analysis/problem assessment skills, communication (oral and written) skills, information monitoring skills, quality orientation, and teamwork/interpersonal skills

• Previous internship in the pharmaceutical industry

Eli Lilly and Company, Lilly USA, LLC and our wholly owned subsidiaries (collectively “Lilly”) are committed to help individuals with disabilities to participate in the workforce and ensure equal opportunity to compete for jobs. If you require an accommodation to submit a resume for positions at Lilly, please email Lilly Human Resources ( ) for further assistance. Please note This email address is intended for use only to request an accommodation as part of the application process. Any other correspondence will not receive a response.

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.

Our employee resource groups (ERGs) offer strong support networks for their members and help our company develop talented individuals for future leadership roles. Our current groups include: Africa, Middle East, Central Asia Network, African American Network, Chinese Culture Network, Early Career Professionals, Japanese International Leadership Network (JILN), Lilly India Network, Organization of Latinos at Lilly, PRIDE (LGBTQ + Allies), Veterans Leadership Network, Women’s Network, Working and Living with Disabilities. Learn more about all of our groups.

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 (subject to applicable law).


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!