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Engineer - Automation Project Lead - United States  

Lilly (company)

Posted on : 25 April 2017

Project Description

Engineer - Automation Project Lead
United States
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 39,000 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.
Automation & Control Engineering (ACE) is part of the Engineering Tech Center (ETC). ACE provides automation solutions thru measurements, control, control systems, data and integration, and project delivery. ACE is a technical resource for training, standards, and Lilly’s standard automation platforms. ACE’s primary customers are global manufacturing, development sites, manufacturing IT, Global Quality, and Global Facilities Delivery (GFD).

This role provides broad design expertise and project engineering through an extensive network across the automation discipline. Influences throughout the organization. Successfully directs programs involving multiple groups, projects, or locations. Mentors other engineers in automation engineering capability and career development.

This specific role requires expertise in the knowledge of automation engineering and project delivery with an emphasis on two key areas; 1) Supporting project conceptual stages and profiling. 2) Leading automation design on capital projects and effectively organizing and managing project teams. In addition this will role will work to optimizes and improve project automation engineering approaches by combining technical expertise, best practices, engineering standards, and project delivery expertise.

Key Objectives/Deliverables
  1. Safety – Work safely and continually look for improvements in personnel and equipment safety, ensure safe design and operation of new equipment, ensure automation design reflects safety concerns for operations and maintenance.
  2. Automation/Control Discipline and Technical Leadership – Partner with colleagues to lead the discipline through solution assessment, replication, and development. Manage tools, engineering standards, master specifications and best practices. Provide technical coaching and consultation to other Lilly engineers, facilitate shared learning forums.
  3. Automation Design – Provide support to manufacturing sites and Global Facilities Delivery (GFD)during project profiling and design. Ensure project design meets intended requirements, considers life cycle cost, and eliminates non-value add complexity. Use replication and best practices to optimize project cost.
  4. Project Engineering – Lead automation design and delivery of Global and GFD projects. Provide appropriate levels of project execution support. Support the Design Delivery Gate Review process. Partner with GFD and outsource partners to ensure a successful Automation Project Management structure is put in place to successfully deliver the project.
  5. External Influence and Benchmarking - Monitor and influence, when appropriate, changes in external codes and standards on Lilly’s behalf, and work to ensure ongoing compliance within Lilly. Extract benchmarking information from academia and industry.
  • BS in Engineering or related science degree
  • Minimum of 3+ years experience in automation machine control, process control
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated ability to work safely
  • Demonstrated expertise in one or more automation platforms
  • Experience on Rockwell and/or Emerson DeltaV platforms.
  • Significant experience and strong problem solving skills in measurements, control (process and/or manufacturing), control systems, integration and data.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability to manage people and projects to deliver a common set of objectives
  • Ability to coordinate Automation and Process Control design across different cultures and countries.
  • PE, PMP, and/or CAP desired, but not required.
  • Knowledge of GMP’s and pharmaceutical manufacturing
  • Knowledge in machine vision systems
  • Knowledge in machine control, motion platforms, packaging and/or device assembly
  • 8 hour days - Monday through Friday, overtime and some weekend/holiday may be required for project support.
  • Location: Indianapolis LTC-N, or at project location as needed
  • 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.