Lead Automation Engineer @ Eli Lilly

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Job Description:


Manage for Results/Strategic Planning:

  • Be a Subject Matter Expert for leading automation projects with experience on Rockwell Automation Control Logix PLCs, HMIs, OSI PI Historian OSI PI historian, MS SQL reporting, Thin Manager, data analytics tools (Tableau, Power BI, etc.), as applicable.
  • Professional experience to work independently with minimum supervision.
  • Deliver professional Automation and/or Electrical support of clinical and commercial biologics manufacturing operations by:
  • Representing Engineering on cross functional process teams, possibly for data analytics and reporting, as applicable.
  • Leading equipment and process troubleshooting efforts, Root Cause Analysis, and deviation, as applicable.
  • Implementing continuous improvement projects, possibly for data review/monitoring, audit trails, and electrical engineering, as applicable.
  • Interacting regularly with Manufacturing, Maintenance, Process Engineers, Plant Engineering, Validation and Quality and other functions, as needed.
  • Data monitoring and analysis for process improvements and issue resolution for applicable departments.
  • Author, review, and approve change controls, deviation investigations, standard operating procedures (SOPs), drawings, schematics, work orders, etc.
  • Identify process automation and Data Integrity knowledge gaps that impact equipment and process capability, as applicable.
  • Provide engineering support and project management by:
  • Maintaining and enhancing the Process Control and Building Management Systems, as applicable.
  • Developing the project scope, including user requirement, design, functional specifications, and engineering drawings.
  • Influencing functional groups regarding operability, technical feasibility, engineering design, maintenance, spare parts, installation/shut-down coordination, project schedule and validation/documentation requirements.
  • Arranging for procurement of equipment and instrumentation required for the projects.
  • Working with professional consultants and mechanical contractors to develop design and construction drawings/specifications and to implement and test the changes.
  • Leading installation, start-up, commissioning and qualification activities.
  • On call after hours and weekend support to the Facilities/Manufacturing to ensure continuous production.
  • Keep up to date with required training. Develop expertise by attending technical seminars and training sessions.
  • Grow and develop each year as an individual. Develop deep skills and knowledge. Deliver results consistently.
  • Performs all job functions with adherence to company policies, in a cGMP manner, safely and ethically.

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a science, technology or engineering field (typically, Chemical, Electronics, Electrical, Computer Engineering).
  • Requires 5 years of experience with Rockwell (PLC/HMI) Automation Systems, and leading and managing large projects.

Automation Engineer:

  • Minimum 5 years industrial experience in automation field.
  • Coach and mentor front-line automation engineers in aspects of fundamental automation support including automation understanding (both theoretical and practical), problem solving, project management, and automation architecture and design.
  • Present and attend various Governance teams as required for technical initiatives and collaborate with other key officials and support groups around the development of process knowledge.
  • Review, approve, and promote documentation of learning points, technical studies, and event investigations, and identify knowledge gaps that impact equipment and process capability.
  • Utilize optimization resources and tools for automation assets monitoring and improvement.
  • Provide guidance on key elements of return to service requirements for equipment after interventions, such as maintenance, and in development of test plans for Commissioning and Qualification packages and associated critical components.
  • Support scope development for capital projects targeted at both short- and long-term needs and act as user representative in some cases.
  • Champion the application of statistical thinking and use of data to monitor process performance and make engineering decisions.
  • Ensure operational automation control systems are appropriate and implemented.
  • Support development and technical analysis for large-scale initiatives (secondary loop projects) such as productivity improvements, new product introduction, capacity development, data analysis, data integrity, GMP remediation, and safety and/or environmental risk mitigation.
  • Perform and promote optimization of unit operation cycle time, automation control system performance, process system improvement through condition/ metering-based monitoring.
  • Proactively work on Life Cycle Management (LCM) of automation assets, reliability of automation assets, continuous improvement automation systems.
  • Provide technical oversight of Asset Qualification Management for Direct Impact systems to ensure constant state of qualification and during development of equipment and process system User Requirements and related Design Review/Qualification documentation to ensure that equipment/systems are appropriate for the intended purpose.

Experience Level: Senior
Work From: Onsite

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