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Lilly Engineer-Utilities Lead in Indianapolis, Indiana

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Full-Time Employment - FTE


This engineering position is part of the Engineering Tech Center focused on technical and discipline stewardship. This role will provide discipline leadership in Mechanical Engineering (including oversight of the community, technology development, knowledge sharing, mentoring of junior talent, ete.), provide technical consultation to sites (including CMOs/Alliances), support major capital, and network with the external community at large.

Key Objectives/Deliverables

  • Technical and Discipline leadership – senior level mechanical engineering consultant with special focus on clean utility systems (i.e. water and steam); partner with other senior technical staff to direct mechanical discipline activities including oversight of the community, new technology development and technology assessments, creation and maintenance of Engineering Standards, Master specifications and Best Practices for the discipline, and coaching and mentorship of junior engineering staff globally.

  • Productivity improvement – routinely identify and implement systemic improvements focused on improving cost effectiveness and stewardship of Lilly assets in plants/processes globally

  • Consultation - assist sites globally (including CMOs/Alliances) with master planning, technology assessments, and specific problem resolution including troubleshooting and root cause analysis

  • Knowledge sharing - Provide ongoing technical support to site plant engineering groups , domestic and global (including CMOs/Alliances); provide technical mentoring to Lilly engineers; participate in the creation and maintenance of Engineering Standards, Master Specifications, and Best Practices.

  • External Influence - Monitor and, when appropriate, influence changes in external codes and standards on Lilly’s behalf, and work to ensure ongoing compliance within Lilly

  • Major Capital Support - Provide technical consulting, both at conceptual and detailed design, to Global Facilities Delivery on major capital projects; support the PDRI gate process.

Basic Qualificiations:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering

  • 10 years experience in mechanical engineering including design, construction, or maintenance

  • 3 yrs manufacturing or plant experience including the application of cGMPs in the manufacturing environment

Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • Technical areas of expertise must include utility generation (i.e. boilers, compressors, chillers, cooling towers) and utility distribution, with particular emphasis on high purity waters and pure steam

  • Good PC skills; excellent verbal and written communications skills; strong problem solving and analysis skills (including appropriate use of data and metrics and ability to form business case)

  • Project coordination and leadership skills

  • Successful candidate will frequently work independently and, as such, must be a self-starter and capable of working with little direction

  • PE (or European equivalent)

  • Additional technical expertise in HVAC and energy reduction/efficiency; knowledge of C4I, six sigma or other related productivity improvement processes/tools

Additional Information:

  • Domestic (including Puerto Rico) and some International travel required

  • 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.

Eli Lilly and Company, Lilly USA, LLC and our wholly owned subsidiaries (collectively “Lilly”) are committed to help individuals with disabilities participate in the workforce and ensure equal opportunity to compete for jobs. If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process, please email Lilly Recruiting Compliance. Please note, this email address is intended for use only to request a disability accommodation, please email Lilly Recruiting Compliance for further assistance. Inquiries which are not requests for accommodations may not receive a response.

Company Overview:

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 39,000 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.


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Region: North America

City: Indianapolis

State: Indiana

Country: USA

Location Details:

Req Id: 57841BR