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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 is designing and building a new state of the art Parenteral, Device, and Packaging Assembly Facility in Raleigh-Durham North Carolina. This is an exciting opportunity to help build a state-of-the-art facility and Quality System from the ground up.


The Engineering Technician in Parenteral delivers solid technical expertise as the first line of engineering support to production processes, transfer knowledge of equipment capabilities, and works in conjunction with other engineering team members, as well as operations and maintenance departments to ensure process equipment readiness and reliability. The Engineering Technician is responsible for equipment performance by supporting engineering initiatives and implementing process improvement projects. This position requires expertise in production processes, commissioning, qualification, and validation of assets. This position will help ensure that equipment is maintained in a qualified state, can be operated safely, and maintenance is properly performed on the systems.

Key Objectives/Deliverables:

The Engineering Technician in Parenteral has the following objectives, but not limited to:

  • Act as the first line of engineering support. Investigate and resolve issues with process equipment in Filling, Formulation, Equipment preparation, Inspection and Robotics that create production delays.
  • Transfer knowledge of equipment capabilities and operational techniques to operators and maintenance.
  • Implement tools for operations and engineering to learn and work more proficiently.
  • Coordination of engineering contractors and vendors.
  • Work closely with process and automation engineers to assist during qualification, engineering studies, cycle development, investigations, and process changes, providing technical reports, redlining drawings & specifications.
  • Work closely with other technicians to identify and troubleshoot mechanical, electrical, automation and instrumentation issues.
  • Implement tools for operations and engineering to learn and work more proficiently.
  • Assist maintenance in:
    • Troubleshooting activities.
    • Job plans reviews.
    • Participating in periodic reviews of equipment state.
  • Identify opportunities for process improvements using equipment performance data and communicate to process and/or automation engineers.
  • Plan and execute small projects for process and automation equipment improvements.
  • Work with the process area owners and operations personnel in development of equipment design, procedures, engineering studies and maintenance practices that will enable the process to operate as required.
  • Find and eliminate safety issues with the equipment and processes.
  • Execution of Pre-Start Up Safety (PSSR) reviews.
  • Participate in safety reviews and audits, as required.
  • Perform activities in accordance with GMPs and applicable procedures.
  • Understand the production process and critical process parameters.
  • Assure that operational and maintenance procedures and practices reflect safety concerns.

Minimum Requirements:

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Previous experience directly supporting a pharmaceutical manufacturing.
  • Solid experience in a GMP manufacturing environment.
  • Solid experience in instrumentation, mechanical, and electrical disciplines.

Additional Preferences:

  • Demonstrated ability to work safely in a participative environment.
  • Knowledge of Filling, Isolator, Autoclaves, Parts Washers, Inspection equipment and other Parenteral manufacturing operations
  • Experience in automation discipline is a plus.
  • Strong equipment/process troubleshooting skills.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel; proficient at typing and writing technical documents.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with strong organizational skills and attention to detail and ability to adapt to rapidly changing priorities.
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills and communications skills with a service attitude.
  • Responsible for maintaining a safe work environment, working safely and accountable for supporting all HSE Corporate and Site Goals.
  • Previous experience with highly automated equipment
  • Knowledge of Parenteral equipment and manufacturing operations
  • Experience with computerized maintenance management systems.

Other Information:

  • Ability to wear safety equipment (safety glasses, safety shoes, protective gloves etc.)
  • Role will be responsible to work 12-hour shifts on nights (2-2-3 schedule).

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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