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Lead Robotics Engineer

Durham, North Carolina

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Req ID R-1930 Title Lead Robotics Engineer City Durham State / Province North Carolina Country 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 39,000 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.

Company Overview : 

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 39,000 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.

We strive to make life better and to be leaders in diversity and inclusion, clinical research, corporate responsibility and employee benefits. For more than 140 years, we have received recognition from several distinguished organizations for our efforts.

Here are some of our 2019 honors:

•Catalyst Award, for our innovative Employee Journeys and People Strategy

•Corporate Knights, Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World

•Ethisphere, World's Most Ethical Companies

•Forbes, America's Best Employers for Diversity

#WeareLilly

Responsibilities: 

In Raleigh, North Carolina, Lilly is constructing a new and cutting-edge pharmaceutical manufacturing plant.  This plant will be one of Lilly’s most technically advanced manufacturing sites and will include robotic technologies like Automated Guided Vehicles, Autonomous Mobile Robots, Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems, and numerous robotics cells that will result in safety improvements, increased productivity, and variability reduction.  As a Lead Robotics Engineer for the Lilly manufacturing site, you will provide engineering expertise for the implementation and support of these robotic technologies. 

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

• Primary and secondary support for large capital project delivery. 

• Work effectively with partner companies and contractors as needed. 

• Partner with other senior technical staff to perform aspects of project delivery including but not limited to: Equipment specification and delivery, Site and Factory Acceptance activities, Verification/Qualification activities, and problem resolution.

• Support the Design Delivery Gate Review process by maintaining Gate protocols and executing gates on major projects and participates in Manufacturability Review assessments.

•Provide subject matter expertise for RTP site robotic system design, development, installation, testing, and support.

•Develop site training and best practices for support and continuous improvement of the robotic technologies utilized throughout the RTP site.

•Be a champion for safety activities and a role model for diversity, ethics, and compliance.

•Future expectation of front-line and project support of robotic systems at Raleigh manufacturing site.

Basic Qualifications: 

•Bachelor’s or masters in a science or engineering

•Minimum 5 years as an engineer in a highly automated environment supporting robotic systems

Additional Skills/Preferences: 

•10 years as an engineer in a highly automated environment supporting robotic system development and deployment

•Proficiency in delivering highly complex tasks and/or tasks that are highly cross-functional or cross-site in nature and may have aggressive timelines.

•Experience utilizing robotic technologies to deliver value to manufacturing operations.

•Thorough knowledge/experience in cGMP, ICH, USP, and applicable regulations as well as robotics industry standards

•Experience with:

  • Fanuc (TPP and Karel) and Staubli (VAL3) programming
  • Fanuc’s IRVision and Cognex for robot guidance
  • Fanuc’s Roboguide Simulation Staubli Robotics Suite (SRS)
  • AGV / AMR control systems and fleet managers
  • Control system programming and integration (PLC, HMI, MES, etc.)

•Ability to:

  • Communicate effectively to customers, business partners, and staff including good oral, written, and visual presentations.
  • Interpret and apply solutions to different situations by understanding customer needs and applying strong problem-solving skills.
  • Utilize and implement various tools, systems, and processes resulting in improved operational excellence of laboratory and manufacturing operations.

Additional Information: 

Must be able to travel up to 25% of the time, US and international.

Expectation is that the position will be based out of North Carolina. An assignment in Indianapolis, Indiana will be required.

Will require occasional work in a variety of manufacturing environments; some safety equipment and/or gowning may be required.

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 ( Lilly_Recruiting_Compliance@lists.lilly.com ) 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.

To submit resume, visit https://www.lilly.com/careers and apply to Req ID R-1930.

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.

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