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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:

The Process Control Engineer provides automation support for manufacturing operations in accordance with appropriate GMP and safety guidelines. This support includes change control implementation, deviation investigation, routine automation computer system support activities, and off hours automation computer system support. The Process Control Engineer also leads non-routine automation computer system support activities, delivers engineering projects to the business, is able to utilize first principles in delivery of these solutions, and can recommend new control strategies for the various chemical processes utilized in manufacturing operations.

Key Objectives/Deliverables:

Manufacturing Operations Automation Support

  • Provide frontline automation technical support to manufacturing operations for process control system software and platforms.
  • Ability to configure process control systems and troubleshoot computer system software.
  • Provide a high level of data mining and analysis to identify improvements in the manufacturing process.
  • Design and implement automation related changes to manufacturing operations.
  • Lead investigation of automation related deviations.
  • Perform system support activities (e.g. system backups, performance monitoring, password maintenance, etc.)
  • Provide off hours automation support to operations.
  • Perform all work in a manner consistent with Lilly policies, procedures, and standards.
  • Ability to work in a safe manner and ensure safety of others.

Provide engineering solutions to the business

  • Automation design and delivery of new process units.
  • Provides project management and technical leadership to projects.
  • Oversight of specialists and/or contractors assisting in the delivery of automation solutions.
  • Utilizes S88 and fundamental engineering principles in the delivery of automation solutions.
  • Is responsible for ensuring that life-cycle plans are developed and executed for automation systems.

Provide recommendations on new control strategies/technologies

  • Research and maintain familiarity with various control strategies/technologies.
  • Research and maintain familiarity with chemical processes utilized in pharmaceutical manufacturing.

Mentor Technicians, Specialists, and Engineers

  • Mentor specialists in technical and professional development.

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering.
  • Minimum 2 years of industrial experience.

Additional Preferences:

  • Experience with Distributed Control Systems (DeltaV).
  • Ability to configure process control systems and troubleshoot computer hardware.
  • Experience working in a regulated environment, preferably pharmaceutical or chemical manufacturing for 2+ years.
  • Previous experience with manufacturing deviation and change control processes.
  • Understanding of S88.
  • Familiar with control theory.
  • Teamwork and interpersonal skills.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Attention to detail.

Additional Information:

  • Able to provide 24 hours per day, 7 days per week on-call support approximately 1 week per month.
  • Tasks require entering manufacturing and laboratory areas which require wearing appropriate PPE.

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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