Principal Automation Engineer - Systems Administrator - Relocation to Concord,NC

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  • Lexington, KY, USA
  • May 16, 2024

Job Description

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.

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!

We are currently hiring an Automation Engineer - Systems Administrator for our new site in Concord, NC

Position Description:

Our new Concord facility will be one of Lilly’s most technically advanced manufacturing sites and will include robotic technologies, integrated OT and IT technologies, and advanced data collection and analysis platforms that will result in safety improvements, increased productivity, and variability reduction. 

As an Automation Engineer - Systems Administrator you will provide engineering, data, integration and security for the implementation and management of these Platform and Data related systems and related technologies, Lilly’s OT/IT integration layer, and end-point cyber security solutions.

Key Objectives/Deliverables: 

  • Partner with Corporate Automation, Automation Integrators, and Global Facilities Delivery to design, install and qualify the site Platform and Data related systems and related technologies, Lilly’s OT/IT integration layer, and end-point cyber security solutions
  • System Administration ownership and management of these platforms during the delivery phase and post-delivery including user access controls, automated alarm management, data management, and system maintenance, including process improvements and life cycle management
  • Manage and own the system security including data integrity
  • Develop site procedures that will govern Platform and related data systems
  • Lead the management and growth of the platforms and data related systems as new process systems are added to the facility, partnering with manufacturing process teams and other site groups.
  • Support of manufacturing process teams and other site groups in the interaction with Platform and Data related systems and related technologies, Lilly’s OT/IT integration layer, and end-point cyber security solutions
  • Partner with Corporate Automation, Information Technology, and Information Security for global initiatives (including advanced data programs and cyber security) and life cycle management
  • Perform audits and periodic assessments of the systems to ensure compliance with Global Quality and Engineering Standards


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or related science/technical field
  • Experience in Automation, Process Control, or Platform System Administration
  • 2+ years experience in automation platform system administration.

Additional Skills (Preferred but not required)

  • 5+ years experience in automation or process control
  • Core knowledge related to ISE S95 and S88 principles and IT/Automation integration.
  • Experience in Rockwell Automation FactoryTalk View SE HMI Platforms or related technology.
  • Experience with Rockwell Automation PLC’s and other related automation technologies.
  • Experience in a pharmaceutical or GMP industry.
  • Experience working with validated systems.
  • Experience in managing IT/OT platforms.
  • Experience in Microsoft operating systems, virtual environments, and networking.
  • Experience in databases and visualization.
  • Experience in OSI/PI Data Historians 

Personal attributes 

  • Enthusiasm for changes, team spirit and flexibility
  • Communicate effectively with internal customers, business partners, and leadership including written and visual presentations.

Additional Information 

  • This position will be based out of our Concord site (North Carolina), however, a short-term assignment in Indianapolis, Indiana or Durham, North Carolina may be required.
  • Schedule - 8 hour days - Monday through Friday, overtime and some weekend/holiday may be required for project support.
  • Travel - Domestic and International travel may be required (10%) 

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