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Automation Engineer - United States  

Lilly (company)


Posted on : 28 May 2017

Project Description

Automation Engineer
United States

Elanco is a global research-based company that develops and delivers product and services to enhance animal health and production. We value innovation, both in scientific research and daily operations, and strive to cultivate a collaborative work environment for more than 7,000 employees worldwide. Founded in 1954, Elanco is a division of Lilly. Our worldwide headquarters and research facilities are in Greenfield, Indiana.

  • The Automation Engineer will design and operate with safety in mind at all times. If there is any work conflict or concern with site safety system or procedures, it should be discussed immediately with their management.

Functional/Technical Expertise

  • Recommend and implement process improvements using Automation solutions.
  • Use knowledge and experience to optimize control strategies.

Project and Financial Management-

  • Work with ACE/Project Delivery groups, site resources, and project team to facilitate medium scale project delivery.
  • Understand budget, process schedules, and financial impact and interact with business to minimize downtime and mitigate risks to project delivery.
  • Communicate issues and drive issue resolution.
  • Facilitate project development meetings to ensure all areas of the business requirements and objectives are being addressed.

Decision Making/Influence-

  • Serve as key resource for a business area and Control System as assigned.
  • Influence decisions on Control System selection, design, validation and strategy.


  • Provide development of process control skills within the Clinton Automation group.
  • Mentor Automation Specialists as projects are delivered to the areas.
  • Facilitate and deliver training to building support and operations.


  • Improve productivity through effective application and replication of successful automation and control solutions.
  • Understand, deliver and document business value to customers.
  • Recommend new control strategies for processes in operation.

Customer/External Focus-

  • Establish key relationships internal/external to the business area.
  • Identify customer requirements and develop solutions to meet the customers’ needs
  • BS in Engineering
  • 5 years experience in Automation Engineering at a manufacturing facility

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.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Understanding of Computer System Validation and ability to right size the validation delivery.
  • Strong organization and time management skills.
  • Strong Project Management/Delivery skills including ability to resolve or escalate issues.
  • Ability to work independently with little management.
  • Ability to lead team and work with external resources.
  • Provide backup 24 hour support as the business requires.
  • Location: Clinton Labs
  • Monday-Friday days-occasional night/weekend support may be required to meet demands of the 24 hr operation
  • Minimum travel required
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.