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Principal Engineer - HVAC

Employer
Eli Lilly and Company
Location
Concord, North Carolina
Start date
Feb 8, 2024

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.

Organization Overview:

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.

Lilly unites caring with discovery to create medicines that make life better for people around the world.  Lilly is a fortune 500 company that has been in operation for over 140 years.  We make medicine with safety first and quality always while living our company values of Integrity, Excellence, and Respect for People.

Lilly is designing and building a new state of the art Parenteral, Device Assembly, and Packaging Facility located in Concord, North Carolina.  This is an exciting opportunity to help build and operate a state-of-the-art manufacturing site and Quality System from the ground up.

The HVAC Engineer is the site Subject Matter Expert (SME) for site HVAC (GMP and non GMP) and the ancillary systems associated within the facilities.  During the project phase, the HVAC Engineer will be a key player in the cross functional project team in charge of the construction, commissioning, qualification, start-up and operational readiness of all HVAC systems.  During the day-to-day operation, the HVAC Engineer will be responsible for effectively, reliably, and cost effectively operating the site’s HVAC (GMP and non-GMP) and ancillary systems associated within the facilities, maintaining all these systems in a state of compliance, in-control, and fit for use, capable of meeting all site needs. The HVAC Engineer will also be responsible for driving continuous improvement initiatives and local capital investment.

Responsibilities:

  • Be the SME with a deep technical expertise in all systems under his/her responsibility (GMP and non-GMP HVAC and ancillary systems associated within their facilities), understanding their applications in pharmaceutical manufacturing, understanding flow charts and process parameters, and awareness of industry trends.
  • Ensure the assigned processes are in alignment with the Industry and Lilly Standards
  • Support risk assessment exercises using the different tools available (e.g. FMEA)
  • Participate as required in teams, committees, or other groups and/or individually to achieve the departmental, site and/or company goals

Initial project asset delivery phase and future local capital investment:

  • Lead or participate in projects/changes for all the systems under his/her responsibility including Design, verification activities (IV/OV/PQ), as user representative for capital projects or delivery agent for local projects.
  • Develop the proper documentation (URs, Specification, test cases, etc..) to demonstrate that systems are properly installed, qualified and started up and that remains in a controlled state
  • Contribute to the process resource assessment, capital plans, expense budgets, and prioritize appropriate

Daily Support to operations:

  • Monitor utility systems and maintain KPI’s to assure that they are operating properly, in compliance with requirements.
  • Provide written instructions for the proper way to operate and maintain the equipment and process to assure that the system operates within the controlled parameters
  • Implement efficient and effective maintenance and reliability techniques,
  • Apply problem solving skills by leading equipment failures troubleshooting, demonstrating RCA lead investigator proficiency and guide operations personnel in the resolution of process issues.
  • Provide customer consultation and notifications on issues that involve utilities areas assigned
  • Assure that all necessary items are identified on the proper tracking systems, and make sure that items are completed by the required date
  • Provide technical assistance as necessary to maintenance, and operations personnel
  • Support internal and external inspections and investigations (including Quality and HSE)
  • Maintain efficient communications with appropriate site customer groups
  • Proficiency with the Trackwise and CAPA systems

Basic Requirements:

  • Education Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (prefer ME, EE, Chem E) (or equivalent work experience).
  • Technical understanding of HVAC and Utilities
  • Demonstrated office software skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, UMS, data historian) and collaboration sites
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of cGMP
  • Demonstrated high level of understanding of engineering concepts, 1st principles, and engineering functional standards
  • Strong technical aptitude and ability to train and mentor others

Additional Preferences:

  • Previous start up experience
  • Engineering experience in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Previous equipment commissioning experience
  • Engineering experience with manufacturing plant utilities
  • Project management experience
  • Experience with maintenance and computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS)
  • Previous experience with deviation and change management systems including Trackwise

This job description is intended to provide a general overview of the job requirements at the time it was prepared. The job requirements of any position may change over time and may include additional responsibilities not specifically described in the job description. For GMP purposes, the job description should be updated for significant changes. As always, you should consult with your supervisor regarding your actual job responsibilities and any related duties that may be required for the 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 ( Lilly_Recruiting_Compliance@lists.lilly.com ) 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.

#WeAreLilly

Company

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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