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Mechanical Design Engineer

Eli Lilly and Company
Indianapolis, Indiana
Start date
Mar 25, 2023

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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.

Position Description:

At Lilly, we serve an extraordinary purpose. We make a difference for people around the globe by discovering, developing and delivering medicines that help them live longer, healthier, more active lives. Not only do we deliver breakthrough medications, but you also can count on us to develop creative solutions to support communities through philanthropy and volunteerism.

This position is in the Equipment Development Group (EDG), which is part of the Global Engineering Services organization (GES). The mission of EDG is to provide innovative engineering and equipment solutions in support of the strategies of our customers across the global Eli Lilly research, development, and manufacturing communities. We integrate new and established technologies both internally and by facilitating external suppliers to create world-class solutions for a wide variety of technical challenges.

This position will provide mechanical engineering and design support to the Equipment Development business. The EDG Mechanical Engineer position requires creativity and innovation, mechanical systems design capability, automation architecture, and integrated safety design. The successful candidate will be accomplished in machine design and problem-solving from engineering first principles.

Key Objectives/Deliverables:

  • Provides mechanical system design and architecture for automated machines and mechanical equipment.

  • Independently develops and reviews user requirements, design specifications, and system validation documents.

  • Provides leadership of and participation in design and project teams.

  • Provides global technical consultation services for Lilly Manufacturing, and Lilly Research Labs.

Minimum Requirements:

  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering

Additional Preferences:

  • Minimum 3 years of machine design experience

  • Experience with AutoCAD Inventor 3-D modeling software or other equivalent software

  • Operational knowledge of continuous motion manufacturing

  • Knowledge and experience with manufacturing automation

  • Knowledge of mechanical components (gear reducers, indexers, drive components, conveyors, vacuum pumps)

  • Knowledge/familiarity with fabricators, suppliers, and vendors.

  • Knowledge of coatings, finishes, and tolerances

  • Knowledge of processes (ultra-sonic welding, curing, feeding systems, pick and place robots)

  • Experience with robotic systems integration

  • Good time management skills

  • Proficiency with computer systems including Microsoft Office Products

  • Demonstrated oral and written communication

  • Strong collaborative skills

  • Strong work ethic and personal motivation

Other Information:

  • 15% Travel required, some international.

  • Not a remote position.

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.

As a condition of employment with Eli Lilly and Company and its subsidiaries in the United States and Puerto Rico, you must be fully COVID-19 vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination satisfactory to the company (subject to applicable law). 


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