03 May, 2022

Engineer-Process Engineering

  • Lilly
  • Carolina, Puerto Rico
Process Engineer Biochemicals / Pharmaceuticals 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:

The Process Engineering function is part of the Maintenance and Engineering Department that provides technical expertise and support to operations (Fermentation/Purification) ensuring compliance with cGMP, HSE guidelines and regulations, company standards and business practices.  The primary areas of support include technical expertise (process and equipment), manufacturing and business process improvements, compliance with business systems, and people development.


  • Provide Fermentation/Purification technical expertise as equipment/asset steward for the area he/she supports to maintain an efficient manufacturing processes. Establish and maintain technical information of the process and unit operations within the manufacturing process.
  • Develop and monitor process and capacity indicators to identify and address performance issues and identify improvement opportunities.
  • Develop specialized technology/unit operations knowledge and provide training to operations as content expert for manufacturing standard operating procedures (SOPs). Understand process hazards and participate/lead in Process Hazard Reviews (PHR) and assessments. Implement PHR recommendations. Assure safety processes are in place (i.e. LOTO, Line breaking, ergonomic).
  • Perform troubleshooting and investigation on unexpected issues. Own equipment related deviations, CAPAs and changes. Lead or participate in investigations, problem-solving activities such as root cause analysis, FMEA, problem analysis and in development/implementation of countermeasure for quality, safety, environmental and process safety events.
  • Provide technical expertise for requirements, design, selection, installation, qualification, operation, maintenance, and reliability of process equipment and facilities. Own the qualified state of their equipment.
  • Perform and summarize improvement opportunities in technical reports, investigations, plant/lab trials, data analysis and process modeling.
  • Active participation and engagement in the meetings and activities of the assigned process team and safety/environmental sub teams.
  • Perform benchmark with other Lilly sites, suppliers, and other companies, share benchmark information and implement if necessary.
  • Ensure process complies with current industry regulatory expectations, new regulations, and corporate policies and programs for Quality, Health and Safety & Environmental, Process Safety.  

Basic Requirements:

  • B.S. Chemical or Mechanical Engineering
  • At least 3 years of experience in API pharmaceutical operations. Cooperative Learning experience may be considered.
  • EIT license required

Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • Bilingual (English/Spanish)
  • Strong written and oral communication skills in English and Spanish
  • Strong leadership and organizational skills
  • Knowledge in managing multiple project objectives or assignments
  • Technical Writing
  • Strong customer service focus

Additional Information:

  • Available to work or provide support to a 24/7 operation, if necessary
  • Availability to travel within and outside Puerto Rico and U.S.
  • Work as a resource in other strategic areas of the business, based on business needs

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.

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). 

Req ID R-19201

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