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Principal Engineer - Instrumentation

Eli Lilly and Company
Concord, North Carolina
Start date
Apr 12, 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.

Organizational 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.

We are looking for a talented, experienced individual to join our company as an Instrumentation Engineer.  The Instrumentation Engineer will oversee calibrations and measurements operations for cGMP manufacturing facility; manages calibration SOPs and all associated documentation. 


  • Manages the site calibration program
  • Oversee a team of calibrations technicians to provide 24/7 site coverage.
  • Processes vendor calibration related documents and vendor calibration deviation investigations
  • Maintains and performs corrective, preventative maintenance calibrations on GMP & non-GMP equipment
  • Supports overall site calibration processes to include resource leveling, conflict resolution, scheduling, and proactive planning
  • Conducts instrument out of tolerance investigations
  • Oversees and administers calibration related training
  • Completes required documentation to certify the verification and calibration per cGMP (current good manufacturing practices) requirements
  • Review and approval of engineering project documentation

Basic Requirements:

  • Education Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (prefer ME, EE, Chem E) (or equivalent work experience).
  • 3-5 years of related experience in Pharmaceutical, or other Life Science Industries performing calibrations duties..
  • Experience working in a GMP/regulated environment
  • Must be able to effectively use business software programs, such as, Maximo, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Office Suite and other required software programs.
  • Experience in maintenance business processes and Maximo CMMS or equivalent.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in providing a high level of customer service
  • Successful candidate will frequently work independently and, as such, must be a self-starter and capable of working with minimal daily direct supervision.
  • Good documentation practices
  • Responsible for maintaining a safe work environment, working safely and accountable for supporting all HSE Corporate and Site Goals
  • Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Lilly does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position

Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • Must be able to effectively use business software programs, such as, Maximo, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Office Suite, and other required software programs.
  • Must be able to effectively work in a team environment.
  • Experience working in a GMP/regulated environment

Additional Information:

  • This position is for day shift, M-F, 8 hours
  • May be required to respond to off-hour call-in and emergencies.
  • May require overtime during peak periods or when additional coverage is required.

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 ( ) 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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