23 Sep, 2021

Process Automation Engineer

  • Lilly
  • Plainfield, IN, USA
Process Engineer Biochemicals / Pharmaceuticals

Job Description

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:

For 140 years, Lilly has manufactured medicines that improve people’s lives around the world. We produce our medicines using some of the most sophisticated manufacturing technologies and rigorous quality standards. Lilly Manufacturing strives for excellence in its process, standards, procedures and behaviors to develop medicines with safety first and quality always.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsibilities include learning, understanding, troubleshooting and modifying process automation for vertical lift machines, automated storage and retrieval systems, conveyor controls, package sorting systems, building management system, and access control software.  

  • Manage software updates and computer system validation activities. 

  • Regulatory Compliance:  Partner with Quality Assurance to assure that all automation systems meet corporate standards, including, but not limited to: version management, commissioning, qualification, validation, change management, and system maintenance. 

  • Capital Project Management:  manage process automation and process engineering aspects of capital projects.  Includes identifying user requirements, executing C&Q activities and process automation testing. 

  • Equipment/Facilities Support:  support maintenance and operations (on assigned equipment set) to ensure all building systems and equipment meet current and future customer and regulatory requirements.  Act as the Responsible Engineer (or backup) for North American Logistics Operations facilities as defined in engineering standards and local SOP’s. 

  • Safety:  Model safe behaviors within daily work. Provide support to the operational areas to address any safety concerns.  Execute projects and activities according to HSE requirements.

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS in Engineering or applicable work experience.

  • Minimum of 2 years experience.

  • Technical knowledge and work experience with automation systems including Programmable Logic Controllers, Metasys Building Management System (BMS). 

  • Working knowledge of cGMP’s and Automation Lifecycle Management.

  • Experience with commissioning, qualification and computer system validation requirements. Experience with CAPA (Trackwise) system.

Additional Skills / Preferences:

  • Strong verbal and written communications skills.  This role must effectively communicate with IT, Management, Operations, Maintenance, Quality, HSE, and outside regulatory inspectors. Must provide regular updates, conduct meetings, and produce presentations. 

  • Strong self-management and organizational skills. 

  • Technical knowledge and work experience with Warehouse Management System, AutoStore, Control System, ASRS Control System, Automated Guided Vehicles, and Palletizing Robots.

  • Education/Experience to allow designation as Responsible Engineer for process automation systems and process equipment.

  • Familiarity with Johnson Controls Metasys building management system or other automation system(s).

  • Capital project management experience.

  • Experience with security systems.

  • Experience with computerized maintenance management system (GMARS)

Additional Information:

  • Engineer will be provided a cell phone and is expected to provide off-hours support for critical equipment issues or special projects.

  • Occasional travel to Enfield, CT and Fresno, CA is required (normally 5 - 15%)

  • Requires occasional off-hours support for equipment operating 24/7.

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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-18094.

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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