15 Mar, 2023

Engineer - Process Control BRD

  • Lilly
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
Controller 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.


The automation engineer will enable information and data flow by leveraging Process Automation and IT Technologies with a focus on data historians and analytics.  The role works with scientists/engineers to establish data management architecture that enables process development, clinical supply manufacture, and process tech transfer to commercial sites.


This position is a role within the Bioprocess Research and Development (BRD) engineering organization supporting laboratory, pilot plant and GMP manufacturing areas.  The position will serve as the subject matter expert for the OSI PI systems.  In addition, this role will provide support for process control system platforms (such as DeltaV and Rockwell).


Key Objectives/Deliverables

Data Historians – Provide support for the BRD data historian platform and drive value and productivity by developing and implementing solutions using the OSI PI System.

Data Integration –Develop robust and innovative solutions enabling scientists and engineers to utilize data to drive improvement decisions, identify issues, and utilize advanced analytics.

Innovation - Bring external and innovation focus, combined with a strong understanding of business objectives, emerging technologies and IT/Automation applications to define the future state and vision for development.

Process Understanding – Obtain and leverage knowledge of the BRD business processes and technologies to influence future application and business direction.

Process Improvement/Optimization – Utilize data analytics to find, develop, and implement automation solutions driving productivity gains, safety improvements, quality improvements, and other process improvements.

Project Delivery – Lead design and delivery of local projects.  Provide appropriate project execution support.  Ensure that solutions are compliant to minimize regulatory risk to the business.  Oversight of contractors assisting in the delivery of solutions is required. 

System Support – Provide technical support for process control system platforms (e.g. OSI PI, DeltaV, Rockwell) as well as perform system support activities (e.g. performance monitoring, cyber security).  Lead investigation of automation related deviations.  Responsible for ensuring that lifecycle plans are developed and executed for automation systems.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science or related discipline

  • Experience in process data historian configuration and/or use


Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • Experience in managing IT-related automation assets

  • Experience on OSIsoft PI Data Historian or other server-based systems.

  • Experience working with one or more Process Automation systems (DeltaV, Unicorn, Rockwell).

  • Strong problem identification and resolution skills

  • Excellent self-management skills

  • Ability to work well in a team environment incorporating a variety of functional relationships and desire to be a point of accountability.

  • Familiarity with data system architectures, operating systems, applications and interfaces

  • Experience working with validated systems

  • Experience in supporting a manufacturing site.


Additional Information:

  • Monday through Friday 8-hour days with flexibility to provide occasional off hours support

  • Tasks require entering manufacturing and laboratory areas which require wearing appropriate personal protective equipment.



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