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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.

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.

Lilly is currently constructing an advanced manufacturing facility for production of API molecules located in Lebanon, IN (Lilly Lebanon API). This facility is Lilly’s largest investment in manufacturing capacity and is intended to provide APIs for current and future products, including new modalities. This is a unique opportunity to be a part of the startup team for a greenfield manufacturing site, and the successful candidate will help to build the processes and facility to enable a successful startup into GMP manufacturing operations.

Main Purpose and Objectives of Position:

The Process Safety Engineer is part of the Lilly Lebanon API Health, Safety, and Environmental (HSE) team and provides technical leadership and expertise in the development, implementation, and maintenance of process safety management and engineering support services to the Lilly Lebanon API site, including the construction, startup, and operations phases.

In the project delivery and startup phase of the project (startup expected 2025 to 2027), the HSE roles will be fluid and dynamic as we endeavor to support the project delivery, build a new organization, develop and implement the necessary systems and business processes required to support GMP operations, and build the site culture. This will require significant collaboration, creativity and resilience as the site grows to a full scale GMP manufacturing through start up.

Key Responsibilities for this role include:

  • Support the development and implementation of the process safety management operational readiness plan for the Lilly Lebanon API facility as a collaborative, inclusive, and energetic member of the HSE team.
  • Support the project team to deliver the facility as a key stakeholder providing input and feedback on process safety design decisions, construction, and startup plans while ensuring decisions meet project deliverables and compliance requirements, leveraging existing Lilly knowledge, and incorporating external experiences and learning.
  • Provide oversight and support of process hazard analysis and facility siting studies.
  • Develop and roll out process safety management (PSM) program elements such as employee participation, Management of Change, Pre-Startup Safety Review, Process hazard analysis (PHA), etc.
  • Provide training, mentoring, and onboarding of new staff to help support a strong process safety culture at the site.
  • Provide oversight of operations of pharmaceutical API manufacturing units.
  • Develop a partnership with Operations, Maintenance, and Engineering functions to help manage change, assure safety and compliance of new systems, and assist in setting requirements to assure safe startup.
  • Ensure application of industry codes and standards such as NPFA 30 (combustible liquids), NFPA 652 (combustible dust), and overpressure protection requirements during project and management of change reviews.
  • Build technical relationships by routinely interacting with corporate and site process safety colleagues. This role has opportunities to network externally with organizations such as the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS), Purdue Process Safety and Assurance Center (P2SAC), and the ACC Process Safety networking groups.

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering, chemistry, or related field of study; CCPSC or PE preferred
  • 5+ years of experience in the chemical or pharmaceutical manufacturing, specifically process safety management

Additional Preferences:

  • Knowledge and experience in process safety, including knowledge of OSHA Process Safety Management (PSM) regulation
  • Trained in Process Hazard Analysis facilitation, HAZOP, and What-If Methodologies
  • Strong analytical skills and systematic and structured way of working
  • Strong collaboration and communication skills
  • Trained in Layer Of Protection Analysis (LOPA)
  • Knowledge of EPA Risk Management Plan
  • Experience interfacing with HSE-related regulatory agencies

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 ( Lilly_Recruiting_Compliance@lists.lilly.com ) 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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