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Packaging Engineer

Indianapolis, Indiana

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Req ID R-34435 Title Packaging Engineer 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.


  • Platform Support – Provide engineering support for packaging equipment and materials (as it relates to primary and secondary packaging), including:
    • Supporting product launches – provide engineering support for the delivery of new packaging lines and commercialization of new products
    • Identification, evaluation, and assessment of new technologies for packaging equipment and printed materials
    • Implementation of packaging best practices and/or packaging functional standards that enable global replication of processes, equipment, and systems
    • Continuous improvement initiatives
  • Capital Project Support – Serve as SME for Material Management and/or Process Engineering roles on major capital projects
  • Knowledge Sharing – Provide ongoing technical support to packaging site engineering groups globally.  Provide formal and informal mentoring
  • Global Technical Support - Provide packaging technical support to all Lilly packaging operations with respect to materials, equipment and processes on an as needed basis
  • Consultation – Assist packaging sites globally with technical evaluation, technology assessments, and specific problem resolution including troubleshooting and root cause analysis.  Assist in technical assessments of packaging operations (Lilly and alliance partners) and packaging material suppliers.  Provide consultation in support of capital projects involving packaging equipment and/or facilities.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors in Engineering (preferably Packaging Engineering) or related science
  • 3+ years packaging experience in a highly regulated environment (preferably as Packaging Engineer) -OR- Masters/PhD degree in related science (i.e. packaging science, packaging engineering, etc.)

Additional Skills/ Preferences:

  • Understanding of printed packaging development, packaging specifications, asset delivery/Commissioning & Qualification processes, product/package stability, and packaging components
  • Familiarity with technology advances in packaging
  • Capable of managing and balancing multiple initiatives concurrently
  • Project management experience
  • Experience with vendor management, including selection & qualification
  • Strong problem-solving skills. 
  • Excellent self-management and organization skills. 
  • Ability to drive change through influence.
  • Applied knowledge of project management tools and processes.

Additional Information:

  • Domestic and some international travel required.
  • Will require occasional work in manufacturing environment.
  • Safety equipment and /or gowning may be required.

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.

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 (subject to applicable law). 

To submit resume, visit and apply to Req ID R-34435.

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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