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Automation Technician - Night Shift

Eli Lilly and Company
Concord, North Carolina
Start date
Jun 15, 2024

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Engineering, Automation Engineer
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.


Lilly is entering an exciting period of growth and we are committed to delivering innovative medicines to patients around the world. Lilly is investing over $1 billion to create a new state-of-the-art manufacturing site, in Concord, North Carolina. The brand-new facility will utilize the latest technology to increase the company's manufacturing capacity in parenteral (injectable) medications, device assembly and packaging operations. This is an exciting once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help build and operate a new site.  The Lilly Concord site will be built using the latest high-tech equipment, advanced highly integrated and automated manufacturing systems, and have a focus on minimizing the impact to our environment. This is an opportunity you don’t want to miss!




The Automation Technician - Night Shift is responsible for automated equipment performance, providing first-line support to production processes, as well as supporting area engineering initiatives, process improvements, and project implementation. This position will require the development of expertise in production processes, commissioning, qualification, and validation requirements and equipment-specific code and/or control system technologies. The Automation Technician - Night Shift will help ensure that equipment is maintained in a qualified state, can be operated safely, and maintenance is properly performed on the systems (performing maintenance activities on equipment is not in the scope of this position)


Key Objectives/Deliverables:

  • Assure that operational and maintenance procedures and practices reflect safety concerns.
  • Perform activities in accordance with cGMPs and applicable procedures.
  • Identify opportunities to improve quality using equipment performance data and by assuring maintenance is performed appropriately.
  • Effectively communicate with all levels to ensure all projects and repairs are well planned and coordinated with minimal disruption to that area involved.
  • Working with the process team, including engineers and operations personnel, participate in and sometimes lead the development of equipment design, procedures, engineering studies, and maintenance practices that will enable the process to operate as required.
  • Seek out and identify opportunities to improve equipment operational effectiveness and reliability.
  • Provide technical support to engineering in:
    • Investigating and resolving issues that create production delays
    • Transferring knowledge of equipment capabilities and operational techniques to operators, engineering, and maintenance.
    • Implementing tools for operations and engineering to learn and work more proficiently.
    • Create maintenance action plans as needed to support maintenance and troubleshooting activities.
    • Participate in periodic reviews of equipment state.
    • Plan and execute small projects for process or equipment improvements or changes.


Minimum Requirements:

  • High school diploma/GED
  • Minimum 2 Years of Automation experience
  • 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
  • Must satisfy background check and drug screening requirements.


Additional Preferences:

  • Demonstrated ability to work safely in a participative environment.
  • Experience in a GMP manufacturing environment.
  • Experience in instrumentation, PLC and/or HMI programming.
  • Studio 5000 and Factory talk view SE programming experience.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel; proficient at typing and writing technical documents.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with strong organizational skills and attention to detail and ability to adapt to rapidly changing priorities
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills and communications skills with a customer service attitude.
  • Responsible for maintaining a safe work environment, working safely and accountable for supporting all HSE Corporate and Site Goals.
  • Previous experience with highly automated equipment
  • Experience with B&R platform is a plus.
  • Knowledge of Parenteral / Packaging equipment and manufacturing operations
  • Experience with Maximo or similar computerized maintenance management system.

Other Information:

  • Overtime may be required during shutdowns, emergency situations, or periods of heavy workloads.
  • The Automation Technician - Night Shift will work in and around potentially dangerous and hazardous equipment, powders, liquids and gases. Safety is paramount for this position.
  • Day Shift role currently. Will transition to a Night Shift 12-hr 2-2-3 schedule in the future.


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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