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Filling Technician - $3,000 Sign-on Bonus

Eli Lilly and Company
Durham, North Carolina
Start date
Sep 29, 2023

Job Details

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.

Quick Benefit Overview:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Prescription benefits are effective on your first day of employment
  • Paid vacation- starting annually at 120 hours (prorated based on start date)
  • $3,000 sign-on bonus

Lilly is designing and building a new state of the art Parenteral, Device Assembly, and Packaging Facility in Raleigh-Durham North Carolina.  This is an exciting opportunity to help build the facility of the future from the ground up. 


During the project phase, the Filling Technician will support commissioning/qualification activities required to bring filling lines, utilizing isolator technology, into service as well as supporting site operational readiness activities. This role includes the opportunity to become a subject matter expert for the filling equipment/process with the potential for development into a Line Lead or other leadership role. This position will require domestic travel with the opportunity for international travel based on program need.

After project phase completion, this role will be responsible for the safe operation of highly automated equipment used to fill syringes.  The Filling Technician is expected to model current Good Manufacturing Practices and ensure compliance with all safety standards.  They will support the Line Lead in development of operators and identification of opportunities for operational improvement.

Key Objectives

  • Provide commissioning, qualification, and operational readiness support during project phase.
  • Adhere to RTP Plant safety policies and procedures, contribute to a safe work environment.
  • Adhere to standard operating procedures and current Good Manufacturing Practices to ensure quality of product.
  • Support leadership on manufacturing floor by ensuring high level of safety, quality, and productivity to maintain reliable supply of products to patients.
  • Proactively monitor documentation and product quality, properly documenting all activities and reporting issues to supervision.
  • Key support for leadership during troubleshooting, functions as reliable point of contact for issue escalation on the shop floor
  • Assist Supervisor in development and training of shift operators.
  • Drives key departmental objectives including improving safety performance, reducing deviations, improving productivity, and training compliance.

Basic Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum 1 year relevant experience, (education may be substituted for experience with manager discretion)

Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • Demonstrated ability to train and coach others
  • Ability to effectively communicate (written and verbal)
  • Flexibility and problem-solving skills
  • Basic computer skills (desktop software) are required.
  • 3+ years relevant experience in pharmaceutical, or equivalent regulated industry
  • Scientific/technical degrees or certifications
  • Knowledge of current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMPs)
  • Previous experience utilizing solution filling equipment and/or isolator technology
  • Previous experience with pre-filled syringe (PFS) technology
  • Previous experience with Manufacturing Execution Systems and electronic batch release.
  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing principles

Additional Information:

  • The position is for the Lilly Research Triangle Park site and during the project phase will allow for a flexible working environment will the ability to periodically work remotely based on the project phase and site activities.
  • Position may require a short duration assignment of 1-2 months in Indianapolis to establish specific device knowledge, establish global contacts, and provide production support. Additionally, this position may require short (less than 1 month) international travel to support Factory Acceptance Testing of equipment.
  • Ability to wear safety equipment (safety glasses, safety shoes, protective gloves etc.)
  • Ability to work 12-hour shifts on days (2-2-3 schedule)
  • Ability to work overtime as required
  • Ability to travel during Project Phase and < 5% after startup

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.



Science has been our calling from the beginning. Colonel Eli Lilly founded the company in 1876 and charged employees to “take what you find here and make it better and better.” More than 147 years later, we remain committed to his vision through every aspect of our business and the people we serve, starting with discovering the best treatments for those who take our medicines and extending to health care professionals, employees and the communities in which we live. Moreover, you can also count on the team at Lilly to be incredibly civic-minded, supporting our communities through philanthropy, volunteerism, and a creative and innovative can-do spirit. 

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