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Company: Eli Lilly and Company

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 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.

Lilly unites caring with discovery to create medicines that make life better for people around the world. Lilly is a fortune 500 company that has been in operation for over 140 years. We make medicine with safety first and quality always while living our company values of Integrity, Excellence, and Respect for People.

Lilly is at a critical juncture as we tool up to realize the potential of our product pipeline. We are building new processing capabilities around the world, and emphasizing emerging, innovative technologies, such as continuous processing, biotech platforms, and advanced data and control systems. Additionally, we are recapitalizing older assets, and bringing the operational philosophies in line with current technologies. Lilly places a high value on fully automated manufacturing processes, as the quality and operational benefits are baseline expectations of new process design.


As the Corporate Automation Utilities Engineer, you will be designing and supporting multiple platforms including clean GMP utilities, building management systems, qualified building management systems, primary and backup monitoring systems, and other site-wide platforms crucial to the manufacturing of medicine. Our facilities have integrated OT and IT integration enabling advanced data collection that will result in safety improvements, increased productivity, and variability reduction.

Global Process Automation & Control Engineering (GPACE) is part of Lilly’s Corporate Engineering Tech Center (ETC). GPACE provides automation, measurement, and process control solutions. GPACE is a technical resource for training, standards, capital project delivery, and Lilly’s standard automation platforms. GPACE’s primary customers are global manufacturing and development sites, Corporate IT, and peer groups such as Global Facilities Delivery (GFD).

In addition, you will have the following Key Objectives/Deliverables:

  • Be a champion for health and safety, diversity/inclusion, ethics, and compliance.
  • Partner with Global Facilities Delivery and Architectural and Engineering firms to design, install, and qualify central utilities, clean utilities, BMS, Qualified BMS, and other site-wide systems.
  • Lead the design of these systems including sequence of operations, user access controls, automated alarm management, data capture and analysis, and operational procedures.
  • Lead the integration of these systems into the site data collection and SCADA layer.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related science field
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in automation or process control
  • Experience with Rockwell Automation Platforms including FactoryTalk View SCADA and ControlLogix PLC’s or other similar Automation technologies.

Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • Knowledge related to ISE S95 principles and IT/Automation integration.
  • Experience in a pharmaceutical or GMP industry.
  • Experience in Microsoft operating systems, virtual environments, and networking.
  • Experience in automation utility and building management systems.
  • Experience with BMS platforms such as Rockwell Automation, JCI Metasys, Siemens, or similar platforms.

Additional Information:

This position will be initially based out of our Indianapolis Lilly Technology Center but could move to a specific project location.

This position is a global role and both US and OUS travel is expected, generally not exceeding 10%. There will be opportunities for both short term and long-term assignments outside of Indianapolis.

Schedule – 8-hour days – Monday through Friday, overtime and some weekend/holiday may be required for project support.

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.

Our employee resource groups (ERGs) offer strong support networks for their members and help our company develop talented individuals for future leadership roles. Our current groups include: Africa, Middle East, Central Asia Network, African American Network, Chinese Culture Network, Early Career Professionals, Japanese International Leadership Network (JILN), Lilly India Network, Organization of Latinos at Lilly, PRIDE (LGBTQ + Allies), Veterans Leadership Network, Women’s Network, Working and Living with Disabilities. Learn more about all of our groups.


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