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Senior/Principal Utilities Engineer

Eli Lilly and Company
Lebanon, Indiana
Start date
Feb 13, 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:

Lilly is currently constructing a cutting edge facility for the manufacture of new modalities including Gene Therapy. At Lebanon, Indiana, this facility will be Lilly’s most technically advanced manufacturing site focused on the delivery of the next wave of innovative products at Lilly. It will include next-generation manufacturing technologies and advanced data collection and analysis platforms that will deliver improvements in safety and quality, and process performance. This is a unique opportunity to be a part of the team for the startup of a greenfield manufacturing site, and the successful candidate will help to design, commission and start up the facility for both clinical and commercial supply.    


We are seeking Utility Engineers to support Advance therapies Manufacturing in Lebanon and will be the primary contact and responsible for grey and clean utilities, steam, electrical, compressed air generation, glycol, potable water, fire water, and water treatment. This engineering role is core to delivering our product pipeline and responsible for coordinating and providing expertise.

Facility Start-up:

  • Provide Engineering support to the Global Facility Delivery team (Lilly’s Global Large Scale Capital Delivery Team) with a strong focus on right first time and on schedule facility start-up (e.g. design reviews, process safety assessments, User Requirements, C&Q support, unit operation shakedown and startup, facility operational readiness) 

  • Define and own relevant aspects of the overall integrated Operational Readiness Plan (e.g. SOP development, maintenance strategy, automation optimization, pre-startup safety reviews, alarm requirements, Performance Qualification requirements/protocol development, etc.) 

Facility Operations:

  • Provide engineering support in utilities/ECU operations through application of chemical and/or mechanical engineering fundamentals

  • Monitor, assess and document equipment performance to maintain ongoing qualification

  • Develop and maintain the basis of safety for equipment as required

  • Integrate mechanistic modelling, process simulation and analysis into current and future processes to enhance process understanding and control.

  • Identify and implement continuous improvement opportunities related to equipment and processes as core member of cross-functional process team

  • Utilize root cause analysis techniques to investigate process and equipment issues and deliver robust and sustainable corrective and preventative actions

  • Own the qualified state of equipment for respective area of responsibility

  • Develop and implement unit operation and equipment control strategy to sustain and optimize utilities/ECU systems in support of manufacturing operations

  • Support initial Operations Training requirements as the Equipment and Area SME 

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical, Process, Mechanical Engineering

  • Minimum three (3) years of relevant experience in utilities and manufacturing operations

Additional Skills/Preferences

  • Deep technical interest and understanding in the field of Chemical Engineering

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills

  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a Process Team consisting of a diverse group of management, production, science and engineering professionals

  • Creativity to identify improvement opportunities and the tenacity/initiative to see them implemented

  • Guidance/mentoring of others through processes

  • Flexibility to meet business needs

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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