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Lilly Logistics Maintenance Mechanic (Nights) - $3,000 Sign-On Bonus in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

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.

Quick Benefits Overview:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Prescription benefits are effective on your first day of employment

  • Paid vacation- starting annually at 120 hours (prorated based on start date)

  • Shift Bonus for Weekend hours

  • $3,000 sign-on bonus

Organization Overview

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.


The focus of the Logistics Maintenance Technician is to service, repair, and maintain automated warehouse equipment currently in service in a pharmaceutical environment. The equipment includes, but is not limited to, ASRS, pallet conveyance, pallet exchangers, etc.

Key Objectives/Deliverables:

  • This role is expected to improve equipment uptime and increase overall equipment effectiveness in a production environment by condition monitoring, troubleshooting, and assisting in engineering changes.

  • Must possess a good mechanical aptitude to troubleshoot and repair equipment while, following departmental rules and regulations.

  • Must be willing to work with safety as a primary focus and abide by applicable safety procedures and practices.

  • Troubleshoot the root causes of machine problems (e.g., excessive vibration or temperature, bearing failures, abnormal noises, and poor performance).

  • Perform repairs and overhaul equipment (e.g., VFD’s, gear boxes, pumps, blowers, fans and drives) to include disassembly, setting tolerances, aligning, resetting timing (e.g., air compressors, vacuum pumps)

  • Setup equipment to design specifications (e.g., timing, leveling, alignment)

  • Operate rigging equipment (e.g., chain hoist, job cranes, slings and chains for equipment removal or installation (e.g., tanks, agitators, condensers, heat exchangers)

  • Operate precision alignment equipment (e.g., Roma-align, lasers, etc.)

  • Perform basic machining on mills and lathes.

  • Must have the ability to quickly and accurately diagnose the root cause of a problem and implement the proper corrective actions to minimize downtime.

  • Must accurately document the actions taken to repair the equipment.

  • Willing to assist in areas outside of their primary responsibility and learn other skills, as required

Basic Qualifications:

  • High school diploma/GED

  • Minimum 2 Years of Maintenance/Automation Experience

  • 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 Skills/Preferences:

  • Must be able to speak, read and write English at a sufficient level to communicate technical and business information effectively.

  • Must be able to effectively use business software programs, such as, Maximo, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Office Suite and other required software programs.

  • Must be able to effectively work in a team environment.

  • Physical considerations include the ability to work with or around equipment, climb ladders and stairs and use PPE (Personal Protective Equipment). He/she may be exposed to harsh weather conditions as part of the job.

  • Ability to read and interpret shop prints in a machine shop setting.

  • Good, all-around hands-on experience with repair of equipment.

  • Industrial electrical experience using VOM (volt-ohm meter) and Amprobe meters for basic motor control troubleshooting.

  • Must be willing to work at heights 100’+.

Additional Information:

  • Overtime may be required during shutdowns, emergency situations, or periods of heavy workloads.

  • The Logistics Maintenance Technician will work in and around potentially dangerous and hazardous equipment, powders, liquids and gases. Safety is paramount for this position.

  • Some allergens are present at some plant sites. Mobility requirements and exposure to allergens should be considered when applying for this position. Fit for duty test is required.

  • Experience working in a clean room environment at a GMP facility.

  • Relocation not offered at this time.

  • Initial onboarding will be M-F 8 hour shift, transition to 12 hour 2-2-3 shift.

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.

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).