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Engineer - Automation

Indianapolis, Indiana

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Req ID R-13403 Title Engineer - Automation 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.

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. #WeAreLilly

Position Brand Description

Engineer – Automation is responsible for establishing and maintaining the reliable operation and qualified state of the equipment/automation platforms in the area that he/she supports.  The Automation Engineer engages with the cross-functional support team as an equipment/automation subject matter expert to ensure the business meets defined safety, quality, and productivity goals.  The engineer also ensures that equipment/automation platforms are in-control, compliant, and capable of meeting customer needs, while delivering on projects associated with regulatory compliance, commercialization and continuous improvement efforts. 

This Engineer - Automation role will support the Indy Parenteral Central Inspection area.

Key Objectives/Deliverables

  • Ensure a safe working environment by following safety rules and helping improve the safety culture.

  • Take overall responsibility for the safe design and safe operation of the equipment within the area.

  • Function as automation subject matter expert of platforms of responsible equipment/system.

  • Follow established businesses processes and GMP procedures to deliver projects associated with regulatory compliance, commercialization and continuous improvement efforts. 

  • Manage multiple projects with varying levels of complexity and business drivers.

  • Establish & monitor/trend control systems as tool for verifying and optimizing equipment performance.

  • Communicate effectively with others, especially process team members, operations, engineering tech, and crafts personnel. 

  • Perform impact assessments of varying levels of changes to responsible equipment/systems.

  • Advise and coach other engineers and cross-functional teams, particularly in engineering best practices and automation-related topics.

  • Evaluate activities for impact to qualified state of equipment.

  • Responsible for system/component classification and maintenance strategy for equipment.

  • Implement corrections, corrective actions, and countermeasures arising from Regulatory audits and/or CAPA plans.

  • Lead or participate in IQ/OQ/PQ activities (including commissioning activities of new equipment or areas).

  • Understand equipment reliability issues with the objective of improvement.

  • Coordinate with site/corporate asset management personnel to replicate improvements and assure alignment of maintenance and other equipment activities.

  • Identify and drive improvement opportunities associated with equipment within the area.

  • Lead troubleshooting efforts to resolve more difficult equipment and operational problems. 

  • Utilize formal problem-solving techniques, including Root Cause Analysis, to resolve equipment issues.

  • Engage with original equipment manufacturers and other service vendors to build knowledge base and deliver on projects and troubleshooting efforts. 

Additional Preferences

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a safe manner to ensure the safety of self and others.

  • Knowledge and experience of GMP manufacturing environment. 

  • Experience with designing, developing, qualifying and troubleshooting automated and/or machine vision systems.

  • Demonstrated competency with automation/controls platforms such as Siemens, Rockwell, Allen Bradley and B&R.

  • Demonstrated competency with machine vision systems such as Cognex, Keyence, etc.

  • Adequate interpersonal and communications skills to be able to work effectively in a cross-functional, collaborative, team-based environment.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to adapt to changing priorities.

  • Project Management experience.

  • Previous experience in Pharmaceutical Industry (manufacturing) or other highly regulated industry.

  • Knowledge and experience with data flow management and IT Infrastructures.

  • Strong equipment/process troubleshooting skills.

  • Experience as qualified electrical worker.

Education Requirements

  • Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering (or equivalent)

Other Information

  • 8-hour dayshift

  • Must be willing to work extended hours during peak periods

  • Must be willing to respond to off-hour emergencies, when necessary.

  • Occasional travel may be required for training, conferences, capital projects, etc.

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-13403.

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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