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Lilly Senior Automation Engineer 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.

Lilly is designing and building a new state of the art Parenteral, Device Assembly, and Packaging Facility located at the Research Triangle Park (RTP) in North Carolina. This is an exciting opportunity to help build and operate a state-of-the-art manufacturing site and Quality System from the ground up. We are looking for Senior Automation Engineers to join our team!

Our new RTP facility will be one of Lilly’s most technically advanced manufacturing sites and will include robotic technologies, integrated OT and IT technologies, and advanced data collection and analysis platforms that will result in safety improvements, increased productivity, and variability reduction.

As a Senior Automation Engineer you will be supporting and managing state of the art parenteral, device assembly or packaging lines crucial to Lilly's supply chain. This role will be part of the global automation delivery team and then transition to a permanent site position post-delivery.

In, addition you will have the following Key Objectives/Deliverables:

· Partner with Corporate Automation, Global Parenteral, Device Assembly or Packaging, Automation Integrators, and Global Facilities Delivery to design, install, and qualify the new RTP lines.

· Lead the integration of these lines into the site data collection and SCADA layer.

· System Administration ownership of these platforms including user access controls, automated alarm management, data capture and analysis, and system maintenance.

· Manage and own the system security including data integrity.

· Perform audits and periodic assessments of the systems to ensure compliance with Global Quality and Engineering Standards.

· Lead the management and growth of the platforms as new process equipment and systems are added to the facility.

· Partner with Corporate Automation for global initiatives including advanced data programs and cyber security.

· Develop site procedures that will govern the related control systems.

· Be a champion for site safety activities, diversity/inclusion, ethics, and compliance.

Basic Qualifications:

· Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related science field

· Minimum 5 years’ experience in automation or process control

· Minimum 2 years' experience in parenteral, device assembly, packaging systems or related processes.

Additional Skills/Preferences:

· Core knowledge related to ISE S95 and S88 principles and IT/Automation integration.

· Experience in a pharmaceutical or GMP industry.

· Experience working with validated systems.

· Expertise in automation platforms including Rockwell Automation.

· Experience in OSI/PI Data Historians or related system.

· Experience in Microsoft operating systems, virtual environments, and networking.

· Experience in databases and visualization.

· Communicate effectively with internal customers, business partners, and leadership including written and visual presentations.

Additional Information:

This position will be based out of our Durham, North Carolina plant (RTP)

Schedule - 8 hour days - Monday through Friday, overtime and some weekend/holiday may be required for project support.

Travel - Domestic and International travel may be required (10-20%)

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!