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Lilly Operations Line Leader - Device Assembly - Day Shift in United States

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 global 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.

Lilly is designing and building a new Parenteral, Device Assembly, and Packaging Facility in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina. This is an exciting opportunity to help build a state-of-the-art facility and Quality System from the ground up.

The Operations Line Leader – Device Assembly is responsible for leadership, daily operations, development of operators, building technical autonomy, ensuring compliance with all policies, procedures, and ensuring resources are scheduled accordingly per the daily production plan.

Key Objectives/Deliverables:

  • Support Site Leadership to build a diverse and capable site organization by delivering area operational procedures, quality processes and controls for the Device Assembly and Packaging areas.

  • Provide leadership on manufacturing floor ensuring high level of safety, quality, and productivity to maintain reliable supply of products to patients.

  • Technical leader: Key resource for troubleshooting and functions as the primary point of contact for issue escalation on the shop floor.

  • Responsible for administering technical training and ensuring all operators are trained to perform tasks.

  • Assist Supervisor in development and performance evaluations of shift operators.

  • Key liaison between operations and support functions.

  • Lead by example of Safety first & Quality always.

  • Operate the equipment and lead the shift operations as required to meet production schedule.

  • Assists in checking execution documentation (PMX, SAP, Cleaning Logs).

  • Drives key departmental objectives including improving safety performance, reducing deviations, improving productivity, and training compliance.

  • Acts as back-up in Shift Supervisor absence.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Demonstrated leadership & persuasion skills.

  • Affinity for mastering technical concepts.

  • Solid understanding of FDA guidelines and CGMP standards.

  • Ability to effectively communicate (written and verbal).

  • Flexibility and problem-solving skills.

  • Basic computer skills (desktop software) are required.

  • Previous experience in operations or directly supporting a pharmaceutical manufacturing operation.

  • Must Pass a “fitness for duty” physical exam.

  • Ability to work 12 hour days on rotating shift.

  • Ability to work overtime as required.

  • Ability to travel up to 20% during Asset Delivery and < 5% after startup.

Additional Preferences:

  • Previous Line Lead experience p

  • Previous experience with highly automated equipment

  • Previous experience with Manufacturing Execution Systems and electronic batch release.

Education Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED required

Other Information:

  • The position is for the Lilly Research Triangle Park site.

  • Position may require a short duration intermittent assignment of 1-2 months (domestic/ International) to establish specific device knowledge, understand equipment, and establish global contacts.

  • Ability to wear safety equipment (safety glasses, safety shoes, protective gloves etc.)

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. If you would like to request an accommodation for medical or religious reasons, you may do so at

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!