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Lilly Facilities / Project Engineer-Distribution in Plainfield, 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.

At Lilly, we serve an extraordinary purpose. We make a difference for people around the globe 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.


Provide facilities and project engineering support to the Plainfield, Fresno, and Enfield Distribution Centers. Responsibilities include daily utilities monitoring, capital project implementation, commissioning, qualification, GMP improvement planning/execution, and maintenance support to ensure reliable, secure, and compliant facilities. This position will be responsible for the resource assessment and capital plan development and execution for North American Logistics Operations.

  • Key Objectives / Deliverables

  • Regulatory Compliance: Partner with Quality Assurance to assure that all building-related equipment and automation systems meet corporate standards, including, but not limited to drawing management, version management, commissioning, qualification, validation, change management, and system maintenance.

  • Capital Project Management: Manage all aspects of capital projects. Includes identifying user requirements, executing commissioning & qualification activities, budgeting, cost management, and scheduling to meet business and customer expectations.

  • Equipment/Facilities Support: Support maintenance and operations to ensure all building systems and equipment meet current and future customer and regulatory requirements. Act as the Responsible Engineer for North American Logistics Operations facilities as defined in engineering standards and local SOP’s.

  • Provide technical approval for GMARS (CMMS) work orders to ensure compliance with regulatory and procedural requirements.

  • Develop, implement, and maintain equipment maintenance strategies to optimize its safe operation, compliance (HSE & cGMP), cost, and efficiency/effectiveness of assets.

  • Perform Continuous Improvement of maintenance instructions and job plans for accuracy, efficiency, and in support of compliance with applicable regulations.

  • Act as the Responsible Engineer for North American Logistics Operations facilities as defined in engineering standards.

  • Provide coaching and mentoring to maintenance staff regarding equipment reliability.

  • Safety: Model safe behaviors within daily work. Provide support to the operational areas to address any safety concerns. Execute projects and activities according to HSE requirements.

  • Responsible for ensuring data integrity and good documentation practices while performing job tasks.

  • Responsible for technically approving drawing updates.

  • This role must effectively communicate with Management, Operations, Maintenance, Quality, HSE, and outside regulatory inspectors. Must provide regular updates, conduct meetings, and produce presentations.

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS in Engineering (Electrical, Mechanical, Chemical, or Industrial) or other engineering discipline with applicable work experience.

  • Minimum 3 years of experience of facilities engineering, capital project management, and/or HVAC/electrical work.

  • Experience with Change Management and Commissioning & Qualification.

Additional Skills / Preferences

  • Familiarity with Johnson Controls Metasys building management system (BMS) operation and documentation.

  • Understanding of contractor health and safety programs as they relate to selection of contractors to conduct work on Lilly premises.

  • Education/Experience to allow designation as Responsible Engineer for HVAC, BMS, and other GMP equipment.

  • Capital project management experience.

  • Knowledge of cGMP, SAP, Trackwise (QMS), Metasys (BMS), and GMARS (CMMS).

  • Experience with the principles of lean manufacturing to drive continuous improvement and operational excellence.

  • Ability to function in a team environment.

  • Effectively manage and prioritize competing priorities.

  • Root cause analysis and problem solving (CAPA).

  • Ability to apply fundamental engineering principles to process understanding, problem solving and process improvement.

  • Working knowledge of cGMP’s.

  • Strong verbal and written communications skills.

  • Strong self-management and organizational skills.

  • Experience with GMARS (CMMS) access to technically approve work orders and research equipment maintenance history.

  • Experience with SAP access to issue purchase orders, approve invoices and manage capital projects from beginning to project closure.

  • Understanding of temperature-controlled environments as they relate to temperature mapping.

  • Technical knowledge and work experience with building systems including facilities, HVAC, refrigeration systems, freezer systems, compressed air, water, sanitary sewers, chilled water, boilers, heating hot water, etc.

Additional Information

  • Requires off-hours support for equipment operating 24/7.

  • Engineer will be provided a cell phone and is expected to provide off-hours support for critical equipment issues.

  • Occasional travel to Enfield, CT and Fresno, CA is required (normally 5 – 15%).

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