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Process Engineer

Eli Lilly and Company
Indianapolis, Indiana
Start date
Feb 23, 2024

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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 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.

The Process Engineer is responsible for establishing and maintaining the reliable operation and qualified state of the equipment and business processes in the area that they support. Ensuring that equipment is in-control, compliant, and capable of meeting customer needs, while also driving associated improvement efforts.


  • Ensure a safe working environment by following safety rules and helping improve the safety culture.

  • Actively assist in safety-related activities to drive ongoing safety improvement.

  • Take overall responsibility for the safe design and safe operation of the equipment within the area.

  • Provide engineering expertise as active member of area process team.

  • Acquire technical expertise of equipment and processes in area of responsibility. This includes clear understanding of equipment flow chart/process flow document, critical process parameters, and master formula instructions for the process.

  • Establish & monitor/trend control systems as tool for verifying and optimizing equipment performance.

  • Lead troubleshooting efforts to resolve more difficult equipment and operational problems.

  • Apply formal problem solving techniques, including Root Cause Analysis, to resolve equipment issues.

  • Respond to and implement customer requests related to the equipment.

  • Communicate effectively with others, especially process team members, customers, engineering tech, and crafts personnel.

  • Provide guidance to Maintenance Tech/Engineering Tech(s) that support the area.

  • Evaluate all activities for impact on qualified state of equipment and apply appropriate tools/processes as vital (change control, hold, etc.).

  • Responsible for system/component classification and maintenance strategy for equipment.

  • Implement corrections, corrective actions, and countermeasures arising from deviations.

  • Lead or assist in equipment qualification activities (including commissioning activities of new equipment or areas).

  • Develop scope for improvement projects targeted at both short and longer term needs.

  • Understand equipment reliability issues with the objective of improvement.

  • Identify and drive improvement initiatives (procedural changes, upgrades, projects, etc.) associated with equipment within the area.

  • Compare equipment performance data with that of other operations to identify areas of improvement.

  • Goals/objectives should target world-class levels of operation.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering or technology related degree

  • 2+ years of relevant experience.

  • Would consider candidates with a Master's degree and a minimum of 1 year of relevant experience.

Additional Preferences:

  • Adequate interpersonal and communications skills and ability to perform effectively in a team-based environment.

  • Strong technical skills in a variety of software packages (Excel, JMP, etc.).

  • Ability to work in a safe manner to ensure the safety of self and others.

  • Responsible for maintaining a safe work environment, working safely and accountable for supporting all HSE Corporate and Site Goals.

  • Previous experience as a process engineer within the Pharmaceutical Industry.

  • Strong troubleshooting skills.

  • Ability to apply statistical thinking concepts to the analysis of manufacturing problems.

  • Experience in utilizing root cause analysis techniques for the systematic solving of problems.

Other Information:

  • Core on-site hours are 8 hour days, M-F. Ability to provide 24 hours per day, 7 days per week on-call support during assigned times.

  • Tasks require entering manufacturing and laboratory areas which require wearing appropriate PPE.

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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