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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.

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 35,000 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.

Lilly is currently constructing an advanced manufacturing facility for production of API molecules located in Lebanon, IN. This facility is Lilly’s largest investment in manufacturing capacity and is intended to provide APIs for current and future products, including new modalities. This is a unique opportunity to be a part of the startup team for a greenfield manufacturing site, and the successful candidate will help to build the processes and facility to enable a successful startup into GMP manufacturing operations.

We are seeking Senior Principal Process Engineers to support the API Manufacturing Business in Lebanon. Process Engineering is core to delivering our product pipeline across batch and continuous API production and development.

Responsibilities

The Senior Principal Process Engineer provides technical leadership and expertise for production operations in the areas of: coaching and mentoring front line process engineers, developing and sustaining process knowledge, process and equipment support, process optimization, equipment capability and asset management, and engineering business systems. This role will support production operation in small molecule or peptides manufacturing.

Key Deliverables:

• Coach and mentor front line process engineers in all aspects of fundamental engineering activities for batch API supply or continuous platforms.
• Champion the application of statistical thinking and use of data to monitor process performance and make engineering decisions based on first principles.
• Support and peer review root cause analysis for equipment and operational events and other technical documents.
• Identify process knowledge gaps that impact equipment and process capability.
• Develop or support the capture of key process knowledge (material and energy balances, kinetics, chemistry, equipment design basis, etc).
• Support, develop and maintain the basis of safety for process equipment.
• Integrate mechanistic modelling, process simulation and analysis into current and future processes to enhance process understanding and control.
• Identify and implement continuous improvement opportunities related to equipment and processes as core member of cross-functional process team.
• Lead/support the tech transfer of new processes and unit operations across batch and continuous processing platforms.
• Provide technical oversight of ongoing equipment qualification requirements.
• Provide technical oversight during development of equipment and process system User Requirements and related Design Review/Qualification documentation to ensure equipment and systems are appropriate for intended purpose.
• Provide guidance in development of test plans for Verification packages and associated critical components.
• Provide guidance on key elements of return to service requirements for equipment after interventions such as maintenance.

Basic Qualifications

• Bachelor’s Degree in Process, Chemical, Biochemical Engineering or related applicable discipline
• 7+ years of experience in API Manufacturing Unit Operations

Additional Skills/Preferences

• Deep technical interest and understanding in the field of Chemical Engineering.
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
• Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a Process Team consisting of a diverse group of management, production, science and engineering professionals.
• Ability to coach others for development of technical knowledge and skills.
• Creativity to identify improvement opportunities and the tenacity/initiative to see them implemented.
• Guidance/mentoring of others through processes.
• Flexibility to meet business needs.

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 ( Lilly_Recruiting_Compliance@lists.lilly.com ) 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.

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