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Lead Calibration / Maintenance Technician - $3,000 Sign-on Bonus

Eli Lilly and Company
Branchburg, New Jersey
Start date
Feb 29, 2024

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Quality, Quality Assurance
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time
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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.

Organization Overview: For 140 years, Lilly has manufactured medicines that improve people’s lives around the world. We produce our medicines using some of the most sophisticated manufacturing technologies and rigorous quality standards. Lilly Manufacturing strives for excellence in its process, standards, procedures and behaviors to develop medicines with safety first and quality always.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 for new external hires

The purpose of this position is to perform a lead role in the execution of maintenance-related projects, day to day repairs / troubleshooting (Mechanical / Electrical), and the calibration and maintenance of equipment, instrumentation, and control systems within a bio pharmaceutical manufacturing facility. At times work can be heavy on the mechanical and or electrical side. All duties must be performed in compliance with established company, department, and safety policies and procedures within a cGMP-regulated facility.


The incumbent will determine and execute daily work assignments based on departmental resources and project needs and ensure timely completion of all assignments for manufacturing process equipment and instrumentation, hygienic and non-hygienic utility systems equipment and controls. The Lead Calibration / Maintenance technician will complete a wide range of tasks, with significant focus on performing complex assignments under limited supervision where keen judgment is required in resolving problems and making routine recommendations. This role will act as maintenance SME and provide consulting services to other departments as needed.


This position will work in conjunction with Maintenance, Engineering, Validation, Manufacturing, and Quality Control Laboratory departments to help the company and all its personnel to reach their goals in providing a safe, clean, and efficient environment.



  • Provide Front line/Daily support. Respond to emergencies and resolve issues.
  • Redline drawings (including electrical and P&ID), engineering documentation, job plans, and other technical specifications to provide as-built accurate project documentation.
  • Provide input and support for the design, installation, and upgrade of instrumentation and control systems.
  • Execute complex projects to support Maintenance and/or Engineering Projects.
  • Troubleshoot issues, perform maintenance and calibration on equipment/systems/skids and processes with focus on digital and analog I/O, instrumentation and electro-mechanical controls.
  • Approve individual system components: pumps, fans, instruments, motors, etc.
  • Lead teams to make process improvements.
  • Schedule and forecast medium sized projects with two-three disciplines.
  • Other assignments as defined by supervisor.



  • A minimum HS diploma, or equivalent, with 7 years combined education and relevant hands-on technical experience. Candidates with vocational, industrial, trade school or apprentice program experience with 5 years of relevant hands-on technical experience.



  • Experience working within a Bio-pharmaceutical Facility or equivalent is preferred.
  • Experience with calibration and maintenance of equipment, instrumentation, and control systems.
  • Working knowledge of project management tools.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • High-level of troubleshooting skills.
  • High-level knowledge of electrical I/O, instrumentation, VFD and electro-mechanical controls
  • High level understanding of industrial safety (LOTO, Confined Space Entry, Working at Height).
  • Understanding of the interaction between this role, other departments and outside contractors/vendors.



  • Monday - Friday 1st shift, 6:00am - 2:30pm. Overtime may be required during shutdowns, emergency situations, or periods of heavy workloads.
  • This position will work in and around potentially dangerous and hazardous equipment, powders, liquids and gasses. Safety is paramount for this 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 ( ) 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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