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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 Sr./Sr. Principal HSE Associate/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 HSE programs. This role focuses primarily on Health and Safety programs but may include Environmental programs, as needed.

In the project delivery and startup phases (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 through startup to full scale GMP manufacturing.

Post start-up, this role will continue to be the be the subject matter expert for assigned HSE programs and serve as an HSE regulatory advisor for manufacturing and support units.

Key Responsibilities for this role include:

  • Assist with the development of the HSE operational readiness plan for the Lilly Lebanon API facility as a collaborative, inclusive, and energetic member of the HSE team.
  • Lead implementation of assigned HSE operational readiness programs, such as lockout tagout, PPE, hazard communication, ergonomic hazards, confined space entry, machine guarding, working at heights, powered industrial vehicles, health and safety risk assessments, etc.
  • Support the project team to deliver the facility as a key stakeholder providing input and feedback on health and safety-related 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.
  • Develop and roll out safety and health programs, procedures, tools, and overall HSE management systems, including training, mentoring, and onboarding of new staff to help support a strong HSE culture at the site.
  • 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 and compliant startup.
  • Serve as a site key contact and HSE program expert, including knowledge of applicable corporate, local, state, and federal requirements and keeping abreast of changes to requirements and site applicability.
  • Ensure applicable internal and external reporting is coordinated, completed, and submitted on time, including incorporating second person verification, as needed.
  • Be a resource to the operational areas in helping them understand the regulatory requirements of their areas and programs; work with them in implementing solutions that comply with these regulations and programs. Facilitate the implementation of the programs.
  • Complete internal HSE audits/assessments, lead/support incident investigations, assist with trending HSE data and compiling metrics, and support the development of long-term plans to drive program improvements.
  • Serve as liaison between site, regulatory agencies, and contractors (as related to program needs).

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related science (e.g., chemistry, biology, occupational safety/health, industrial hygiene)
  • 3+ years of experience in a manufacturing operations (preference for pharmaceutical or chemical)
  • Experience applying Health and Safety regulations and developing Health and Safety programs

Additional Preferences:

  • Excellent organization and time management skills, as well as strong analytical skills and systematic and structured way of working
  • Strong collaboration and communication skills
  • Ability to lead cross-functional and technical teams
  • Experience interfacing with HSE-related regulatory agencies

Other information:

  • Tasks will require entering manufacturing and laboratory areas, which require wearing appropriate PPE.
  • Must carry a cell phone as position will support 24/7 manufacturing operations.

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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