01 Nov, 2021

Process Engineer

  • Lilly
  • Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland
Process Engineer Chemicals

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:

By making someone else’s life better, you’ll make a real difference in your own.

Lilly unites caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world.

For more than 138 years Lilly has been committed to bringing life-changing medicines to those who need them, advancing the understanding and management of disease, and supporting communities where we live and work.

We’re proud of our heritage, and at our manufacturing site in Kinsale, we value integrity, excellence, and respect for people.


We are seeking Process Engineers to support the Small Molecule API Manufacturing Business at Kinsale, which is expanding in light of significant recent capital investments.

Process Engineering is core to delivering our product pipeline across batch API production and development, continuous processing and external manufacturing.

  • Provide process engineering support in batch API supply, NPI & continuous platforms through application of chemical engineering fundamentals
  • Identify and implement continuous improvement opportunities related to equipment and processes as core member of cross-functional process team.
  • Lead/support the tech transfer, scale-up and development of new processes and unit operations across batch and continuous processing platforms, in partnership with Small Molecule Design & Development (SMDD) in Indianapolis
  • Utilise root cause analysis techniques to investigate process and equipment issues and deliver robust and sustainable corrective and preventative actions
  • Monitor, assess and document equipment performance to maintain ongoing qualification.
  • Develop and maintain the basis of safety for process equipment
  • Develop and implement unit operation and equipment control strategy to sustain and optimize small molecule API processes.
  • Integrate mechanistic modelling, process simulation and analysis into current and future processes to enhance process understanding and control.

Basic Requirements:

  • Chemical Engineering honours degree
  • Minimum of 3 years relevant experience in small molecule API manufacturing / technical transfer / new product introduction.

Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • Deep technical interest and understanding in the field of chemical engineering.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a cross-functional team consisting of a diverse group of management, production, compliance, science and engineering professionals.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and tailor the information depending on the audience
  • Creativity to identify improvement opportunities and the tenacity/initiative to see them implemented.
  • Flexibility to meet the needs of the business.

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 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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