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Process Automation Engineer - Utilities

Durham, North Carolina

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Req ID R-13043 Title Process Automation Engineer - Utilities 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 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:

Lilly unites caring with discovery to create medicines that make life better for people around the world.  Lilly is a fortune 500 company that has been in operation for over 140 years.  We make medicine with safety first and quality always while living our company values of Integrity, Excellence, and Respect for People.

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. 


Our new RTP (Research Triangle Park, North Carolina) 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 the Utilities Automation Engineer you will be supporting and managing multiple platforms including clean GMP utilities, building management systems, primary and backup monitoring systems, and other site-wide platforms crucial to the manufacturing of medicine.

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

  • Partner with Corporate Automation and Global Facilities delivery to design, install, and qualify central utilities, clean utilities, BMS, QBMS, and other site-wide systems.

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

  • Lead the integration of these systems into the site data collection and SCADA layer.

  • 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 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 utility 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 2 years’ experience in automation or process control

Additional Skills/Preferences:  

  • Expertise in Rockwell Automation Platforms including FactoryTalk View SCADA and ControlLogix PLC's.

  • Knowledge related to ISE S95 principles and IT/Automation integration.

  • Experience in a pharmaceutical or GMP industry.

  • Experience working with validated systems.

  • Experience in OSI/PI Data Historians or related technology.

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

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

  • Experience in automation utility and building management systems.

Additional Information: 

  • This position will be based at our Raleigh, North Carolina plant (RTP), however, a short-term assignment in Indianapolis, Indiana may be required for learning and training.

  • 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%) during project delivery phase.

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.

To submit resume, visit and apply to Req ID R-13043.

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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