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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.

Position Brand Description:

At Lilly, we serve an extraordinary purpose. For more than 140 years, we have worked tirelessly to discover medicines that make life better. These discoveries start in Lilly Research Laboratories, where our scientists work to create new medicines that will help solve our world’s greatest health challenges.

Plant Engineering in Indianapolis Device Assembly and Manufacturing is responsible for maintaining the site’s facility infrastructure including buildings, HVAC, GMP utilities, steam, water, sewer and other utility systems to a state of compliance. It must assure that facilities and related infrastructure are fit for use when needed, maintenance and reliability techniques are efficient and effective, and appropriate corrective and improvement actions are taken when necessary. Plant Engineering is also responsible for the efficient and effective management of local capital for their assets and oversight of engineering/maintenance contract resources.

Responsible for delivering facilities expansions, retrofits, developing the scope of the project, gaining management buy in, providing clear concise communication, working with outside construction firms.

The Plant Engineer is responsible for establishing and maintaining the reliable operation and qualified state of the equipment and business processes in the areas they support. This includes HVAC, Utilities, and ancillary systems (i.e.- pest control) associated within their facilities. The Plant Engineer ensures that equipment is in-control, compliant, and capable of meeting customer needs, while also driving associated continuous improvement initiatives.

The Plant Engineer receives direction from the senior engineer. The Plant Engineer is responsible for prioritizing and coordinating the work of the Engineering Tech. The Plant Engineer ensures that FRAP guidance is followed.

Key Objectives/Deliverables:

  • Safety First:
    • Ensure a safe working environment by following safety rules and helping improve the safety culture
    • Take overall responsibility for the safe design of the equipment
    • Ability to work in a safe manner to ensure the safety of self and others
  • Reliable supply:
    • Understand HVAC, Utilities and Facility applications in manufacturing operations
    • An understanding of mechanical equipment used in a manufacturing environment (Pumps, motors, etc.)
    • Perform structured problem solving independently or through facilitation with other engineers, technicians, skilled trades, and operators
    • Monitors/trends control systems
    • Responsible for ensuring correct application of predictive maintenance technologies across site
    • Seek and implement new technologies to enhance equipment performance and availability
    • SME on flow charts, process parameters, and Engineering Function Standards
    • Perform process monitoring
    • Responsible for troubleshooting
    • Engaged on communication to customers for system issues
    • Responsible for the evaluation of all activities that have the potential to impact the qualified state for their system(s)
    • Identify and drive improvement opportunities (procedural changes, upgrades, projects, etc.) associated with equipment and processes within the area
    • Responsible for equipment reliability issues and maintenance strategy with the objective of improvement
    • Participate/Provide oversight in ensuring scheduled shutdowns are planned and executed effectively
    • Data accuracy and structure
    • Spare parts identification and stocking strategy
  • Project / Facility Upgrade Delivery:
    • Develop scope for capital projects targeted at both short-term and longer-term needs
    • Act as user representative for capital projects or delivery agent for local projects
    • Lead or participate in IQ/OQ/PQ activities (including commissioning activities)
    • Lead or participate in capital projects for applicable HVAC and utility systems in area(s) of responsibility
    • Developing successful project teams
    • Managing the team to achieve to business goals of the project
    • Developing the implementation plan (schedule) of the project
    • Communicating the status of projects to area management
    • Managing the entire project to completion (scope development, budget, construction, commissioning, qualification, and validation)
  • People Development:
    • Technical leader and mentor for Engineering Techs
  • Quality Management System:
    • Responsible for all CAPA and deviation investigations / originations (e.g. root cause analysis)
    • Change Control owner and executer for applicable systems
  • Additional:
    • Ensure facility and utility drawings are accurate
    • HVAC, Utility, and Facility SME for audits
    • Responsible for periodic reviews of systems and procedures

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related science (or equivalent work experience)
  • Minimum 2 years of facilities engineering-related experience

Additional Preferences:

  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Technical understanding of HVAC, Utilities and Facilities (including rotating equipment)
  • Good interpersonal and communications skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a cross-functional environment
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization
  • Strong computer skills
  • Responsible for maintaining a safe work environment, working safely and accountable for supporting all health and safety corporate and site goals
  • Previous experience within the pharmaceutical industry
  • Ability to apply statistical thinking concepts to the analysis of manufacturing
  • Good business acumen


  • This position is based in Indianapolis, IN and requires onsite presence the majority of the time. This is not a fully remote position.
  • This position may require some off hour and weekend 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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