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Plant Engineer

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

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.

Organization Overview: 

The IAPI (Indianapolis Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient) Plant Engineer provides oversight for the IAPI facilities, systems and grounds in support of GMP operations by developing and sustaining facility/site knowledge, system optimization, continuous improvement, equipment capability, asset management and adherence to business systems.  An IAPI Plant Engineer serves the IAPI manufacturing operations by providing critical and non-critical, non-process utility, facility, and infrastructure systems that operate in a compliant, reliable and efficient state through responsive customer interactions.


  • Provide daily support and troubleshooting expertise for facilities mechanical electrical or other building systems (HVAC systems, non-process utilities and building support systems).

  • Support capital improvement initiatives for HVAC systems, non-process utilities and building support systems. 

  • Conduct investigations and assist in development of new concepts to solve unique problems related to buildings in the area of energy, electrical systems, mechanical systems or other building infrastructure systems.

  • Investigate and evaluate practical applicability of theories and engineering principles basic to the development and improvement of various engineering systems; solving complex and detailed problems related to facilities operation and maintenance.

  • Create and update FMEA, and risk assessments.

  • Create, own and execute change records for building/utility systems.

  • Overall ownership responsibility for facility drawings and documentation. 

  • Maintain equipment in a compliant, reliable, and efficient state.

  • Interact in a collaborative manner with other team members, engineers, and clients to accomplish organizational goals; may provide ideas to improve efficiency at group level; network within and beyond own technical peer group.

  • Work within cross-functional teams to support manufacturing, quality, engineering, and HSE objectives.

  • Strict compliance to all safety, environmental, and quality procedures.

  • Identify and implement infrastructure related improvements.

  • Coaching/mentor new graduates, and junior engineers

Basic Requirements: 

  • Bachelor of Science degree in an engineering discipline, preferably mechanical, electrical or energy.

  • 2+ years of experience in facilities, utilities, plan engineering or similar role.

Additional /Preferences:

  • Knowledge of relevant regulations and building codes.

  • Experience with Building Management System

  • Previous experience or knowledge with reliability and asset management.

  • Previous experience or knowledge of cGMPs, engineering standards and quality systems.

  • Ability to prioritize numerous objectives and self-motivated.

  • Ability to influence across different functions and work within a team by utilizing strong interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to effectively communicate (written and oral)

  • Project management skills.

  • Demonstrated flexibility when faced with changing priorities.

  • CMRP Certification

Additional Information:

  • This position serves an 8-hour Monday through Friday work schedule while requiring some off-schedule work, both on-site and off-site.

  • Must carry a cell phone to support 24 hour/day operations.

  • Tasks require entering manufacturing and laboratory areas which require wearing appropriate personal protective equipment as some exposure to dust, chemicals, and allergens used in manufacturing is possible.

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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