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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.
The focus of this position is to provide maintenance expertise to service, repair and maintain process and utility equipment, such as vial washing machines, sterilization tunnels, capping/sealing equipment, filling equipment, conveyor systems, vision inspection machines, cartoners, laser marking systems, robotics, and other pharmaceutical manufacturing equipment currently in service.

The operations maintenance mechanic is expected to understand the needs and requirements of the customers and to work effectively with them. The mechanic must handle customer concerns with tact and understanding while displaying good customer service

Key Objectives/Deliverables:
  • This role is expected to improve equipment uptime, line efficiency, and increase overall equipment effectiveness in a production environment by condition monitoring, troubleshooting, and assisting in engineering changes.
  • Must possess a good mechanical aptitude to troubleshoot and repair equipment while working in a safe manner, following departmental rules and regulations.
  • Develop a good working knowledge of how the processes and systems impact and interact with upstream and downstream equipment.
  • Must be able to assist in the setup and/or changeover of production line equipment.
  • Understand the critical features and parameters associated with the processes.
  • Must have the ability to quickly and accurately diagnose the root cause of a problem and implement the proper corrective actions to minimize downtime.
  • Must accurately document the actions taken to repair the equipment.
  • Must be willing to assist other crafts and learn other craft skills, as required
  • Certificate or diploma from a technical school, junior college or High School diploma/GED with apprenticeship in a related trade field
  • Completion of Post Offer Exam, Completion of Work Simulation or Completion of Administrative Skills Testing if applicable.
  • 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
  • Must be able to speak, read and write English at a sufficient level to communicate technical and business information effectively.
  • The ability to work with or around equipment, climb ladders and stairs and use a wide variety of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment). The Line Mechanic may be exposed to harsh weather conditions as part of the job.
  • Knowledge of Lilly business practices with respect to Red Book, FRAP, local and Corporate requirements and procedures.
  • Ability use Lilly business software programs, such as, GMARS, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Office Suite and other required software programs.
  • Ability to effectively work in a team environment.
  • Applicable military service training may be an acceptable alternative
  • Production machine maintenance or machine shop experience may be an acceptable equivalent to certifications.
  • Familiar with set-up and operation of a lathe, mill, surface grinder, and drill press.
  • Ability to read and interpret shop prints and drawings in a machine shop setting.
  • Good, all-around hands-on experience with repair of equipment.
  • Experience using VOM (volt-ohm meter) and Amprobe meters for basic motor control troubleshooting.
  • Background in production machine maintenance or machine shop experience; setting up the equipment and fabricating parts.

  • This position works night shift on a 3-2-2-3 rotation from 6pm – 6am (12 hour).
  • Overtime will be required during shutdowns, emergency situations, or periods of heavy workloads.
  • The operations maintenance mechanic will work with and around potentially dangerous and hazardous equipment, powders, liquids and gasses. Safety is paramount for this position.
  • Some allergens are present at some plant sites. Mobility requirements and exposure to allergens should be considered when applying for this position. Fit for duty test is required.
  • 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.