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Automation Engineer - (DeltaV)

Indianapolis, Indiana

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Req ID R-14698 Title Automation Engineer - (DeltaV) City Indianapolis State / Province Indiana 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

At Lilly, we serve an extraordinary purpose. We make a difference for people around the globe 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 at a critical juncture as we tool up to realize the potential of our product pipeline.  We are building new processing capabilities around the world, and emphasizing emerging, cutting edge processing technologies, such as continuous processing and advanced biotech platforms.  Additionally, we are recapitalizing older assets, and bringing the operational philosophies in line with current technologies.  Lilly places a high value on fully automated manufacturing processes, as the quality and operational benefits are baseline expectations of new process design.

The Automation Engineerwill provide technical expertise on the DeltaV platform to support automation activities within the API (Drug Substance) network.  This role will design and deliver automation systems (mainly DeltaV) for major capital projects across the API Network.

This role is a mid-level engineering role which requires a 4-year engineering degree, preferably in Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical Engineering, or related science field.  The position requires high learning agility and a background in DCS programming (preferably DeltaV) and experience in automated BioTech manufacturing.  There is an expectation of travel to other Lilly international locations with varying durations project to project.

Global Process Automation & Control Engineering (GPACE) is part of the Engineering Tech Center (ETC).  GPACE provides automation, measurement, and process control solutions.  GPACE is a technical resource for training, standards, capital project delivery, and Lilly’s standard automation platforms.  GPACE’s primary customers are global manufacturing and development sites, MQIT, and peer groups such as Global Facilities Delivery (GFD).

Key Objectives/Deliverables

Work safely and continually look for improvements to both people and equipment safety.

Expertise with Automation Technologies – Lead the corporation’s efforts to better engineer automation projects on all platforms.

Automation/Control Discipline and Technical Leadership – Partner with colleagues to lead the discipline through solution assessment, reuse, and development.  Manage tools, engineering standards, master specifications and best practices.

Automation Design – Provide support to manufacturing sites and Global Facilities Delivery during project profiling and design.  Ensure project design meets intended requirements, considers life cycle cost, and eliminates non-value add complexity.  Use replication and best practices to optimize project cost.  This role could be support or lead of Automation deliverables.

Automation Delivery – support key corporate initiatives with technical and project leadership to deliver robust automation systems.  This includes major Capital Delivery and partnerships between Lilly Engineering and IT.

Optimization and Control – Increase the benefits of automation and control solutions while driving life-cycle costs down.  Apply automation solutions to meet site, network, and business unit objectives for productivity, quality, and cost.  Assist sites globally with technical planning, technology assessments, process control troubleshooting, and root cause analysis.

External Influence and Benchmarking - Monitor and influence, when appropriate, changes in external codes and standards on Lilly’s behalf, and work to ensure ongoing compliance within Lilly.  Extract benchmarking information from academia and industry.

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in engineering or a related science field.
  • Expertise with the Emerson DeltaV platform.
  • Knowledge of Drug Substance manufacturing processes including Batch.
  • Minimum 1 years’ experience –including projects and/or operational support.

Additional Preferences:

  • Experience in pharma or GMP industry
  • Experience working with validated systems
  • Experience with DeltaV Live
  • Experience with other DCS or PLC platforms in addition to DeltaV
  • Strong problem-solving skills on automation platforms.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Core knowledge related to ISE S95 and S88 principles.
  • Ability to work well with different cultures and engineering disciplines.

Additional Information:

  • Monday through Friday Day Shift of 7:30am-4:30pm with some allowance for flex time.
  • Location: Based out of Indianapolis, IN but with potential 6-24 month assignments at other plant sites (both domestic and international)
  • Travel:  Domestic and International travel required (20%)

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-14698.

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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