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Lilly Plant Utilities Engineer in Kinsale, Ireland

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Type of Employment:

Full-Time Employment - FTE


  • Provide day-to-day technical support and oversight to Environmental Control & Utilities (EC&U) operations team ensuring critical safety & GMP parameters are maintained within control.

  • Provide engineering expertise for WWTP and Utility Operations with a focus on safety, compliance, reliability and energy efficiency.

  • Identify and implement capital projects (facility & equipment) as required to improve safety, compliance, productivity and energy efficiency.

  • Lead troubleshooting efforts to address equipment and operational issues associated with difficult unit operations

  • Ensure utilities equipment is maintained in a qualified and reliable state in line with Lilly quality standards

  • Develop & deliver training programs, as required, to the operations team on key unit operations in the area

  • Evaluate activities (operational, maintenance or project) for impact on qualified state of equipment and utilize appropriate resources as necessary to ensure compliance. Ensure the ongoing qualified state of equipment / unit operations is documented.

  • Work with customer areas and small projects group to scope, design and implement capital projects as required to ensure continued supply of robust utilities to support operations business

  • Utilities support for capital projects including new product introductions, facility recapitalization and expansions

  • Develop a network of corporate contacts and leverage corporate expertise as required

  • Interact with external (e.g. vendors, consortiums, academia) and internal partners (e.g. engineering tech centre, other Lilly sites, etc) as required

Basic Qualificiations:

The minimum qualification is an honors degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent with a minimum of 3 years relevant experience. A working knowledge supporting the operation or maintenance of a utilities operation is a distinct advantage.

Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • Possess a keen technical curiosity and has demonstrated strong problem solving skills and a desire for continuous improvement

  • Strong collaborative skills with an ability to work effectively in a team environment

  • Demonstrated initiative, good planning and organisational skills, ability to prioritise tasks, combined with tenacity/initiative to drive tasks to completion within schedule

  • Creativity to identify practical improvement opportunities and the tenacity/initiative to drive them to completion

  • Demonstrated ability to participate in and facilitate decision-making.

  • Guidance/mentoring of others through processes

  • A broad appreciation of other Engineering disciplines

  • Flexibility to changeAbility to network internally and externally to benchmark equipment & systemsDemonstrated strong written and verbal communications skills.

NOTE: Owing to the Christmas period this is an extended job posting which will run over the holidays into January 2020 so please expect a delayed response

Additional Information:

Company Overview:

By making someone else’s life better, you’ll make a real difference in your own.

Lilly unites caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world.

For more than 140 years Lilly has been committed to bringing life-changing medicines to those who need them, advancing the understanding and management of disease, and supporting communities where we live and work.

We’re proud of our heritage, and at our manufacturing site in Kinsale, we value integrity, excellence, and respect for people

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Region: Europe; Middle East; Africa

City: Kinsale

State: Cork

Country: Ireland

Location Details:

Req Id: 53077BR