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Operations Line Leader - Device Assembly, Day Shift.

Durham, North Carolina

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Req ID R-26492 Title Operations Line Leader - Device Assembly, Day Shift. City Durham State / Province North Carolina Country United States Region Research

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 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.

Organization Overview:

For 140 years, Lilly has manufactured medicines that improve people’s lives around the world. We produce our medicines using some of the most sophisticated manufacturing technologies and rigorous quality standards. Lilly Manufacturing strives for excellence in its process, standards, procedures, and behaviors to develop medicines with safety first and quality always.

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 ,paper-less, highly automated facility, and Quality System from the ground up with a mission to produce safe and highest quality medicine.

The Operations Line Leader will be a key part of the Device Assembly team at RTP, where autoinjector devices are assembled. Line Leader will be responsible for the safe operation of highly automated equipment producing products of the highest quality serving Lilly patients worldwide. In addition, Line Leader will also be 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:

  • Adhere to RTP Plant safety policies and procedures, contribute to a safe work environment.
  • Setup and operate highly automated equipment in the Device Assembly area.
  • 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.
  • Identify opportunities for operational improvements.
  • Proactively monitor documentation and product quality, properly documenting all activities and reporting issues to supervision.
  • 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, etc.).
  • 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.
  • 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 Preferences:

  • Previous Line Lead experience preferred.
  • 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.)
  • 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 workplace_adjustment@lilly.com. 

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.


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 workplace_adjustment@lilly.com.

To submit resume, visit https://www.lilly.com/careers and apply to Req ID R-26492.

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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