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Lilly Engineer Delta V Automation in Indianapolis, Indiana

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.

Responsibilities :

Global Process Automation & Control Engineering (GPACE) is part of the Engineering Tech Center (ETC). GPACE provides automation, measurement, and process control solutions. GPACE is a technical resource for training, standards, capital project delivery, and Lilly’s standard automation platforms. GPACE’s primary customers are global manufacturing and development sites, MQ-IDS (Information & Data Solutions), and peer groups such as Global Facilities Delivery (GFD).

This specific role requires expertise in the knowledge of the control systems used throughout Lilly to automate manufacturing processes with a strong focus on the Drug Substance (API) network. This role includes platform steward responsibilities for the DeltaV control platform, DeltaV CLASS Library support/custodianship, DeltaV project delivery, DeltaV Live migration, and API network project profiling and conceptual design. This role includes platform steward responsibilities for the DeltaV control platform, DeltaV CLASS Library support/custodianship, DeltaV project delivery, DeltaV Live migration, and API network project profiling and conceptual design.

This position requires technical expertise and effective application of technology for maximum business benefits. The role will provide discipline leadership in technology development, knowledge sharing, as well as provide technical leadership to sites, and network with the external community at large.

Key Objectives/Deliverables

Automation/Control Discipline and Technical Leadership – Partner with colleagues to lead the discipline through solution assessment, reuse, and development. Manage tools, engineering standards, master specifications and best practices. CLASS Module Library – Provide support for the central CLASS module library. Facilitate standards when required and work to leverage for new projects if applicable. Knowledge Sharing – Provide technical coaching to other Lilly engineers. Facilitate shared learning forums such as conferences and user groups. Facilitate standards and best practices application to capital projects. Automation Design – Provide support to manufacturing sites and Global Facilities Delivery during project profiling and design. Ensure project design meets intended requirements, considers life cycle cost, and eliminates non-value add complexity. Use replication and best practices to optimize project cost. This role could be support or lead of Automation deliverables. Optimization and Control – Increase the benefits of automation and control solutions while driving life-cycle costs down. Apply automation solutions to meet site, network, and business unit objectives for productivity, quality, and cost. Assist sites globally with technical planning, technology assessments, process control troubleshooting, and root cause analysis. External Influence and Benchmarking - Monitor and influence, when appropriate, changes in external codes and standards on Lilly’s behalf, and work to ensure ongoing compliance within Lilly. Extract benchmarking information from academia and industry.

Basic Qualifications :

  • BS in engineering or related science field

  • Minimum 5 years experience –including projects and operational support on Delta V platform

Additional Skills/Preferences :

  • Experience working with validated systems

  • Experience with data historians and visualizations tools.

  • Experience with MES/Automation integration.

  • Experience with project delivery.

  • Strong knowledge of the Emerson Delta V platform.

  • Strong knowledge of Drug Substance manufacturing processes including Batch.

  • Strong problem solving skills on automation platforms.

  • Ability to work well with different cultures and engineering disciplines.

  • Strong communication skills.

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.

At Lilly we strive to ensure our employees are part of a team that cares about them and our shared purpose of making life better for those around the world. How do we do this? We continue to look for ways to include, innovate, accelerate and deliver while maintaining integrity, excellence and respect for people.​ We hope that you seek to join us on our journey as we create medicine and deliver improved outcomes for patients across the globe!