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Corporate Automation Engineer– DeltaV DCS System Administrator

Eli Lilly and Company
Indianapolis, Indiana
Start date
Mar 25, 2023

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Engineering, Automation Engineer
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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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 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.

Position Brand Description:

Lilly is at a critical juncture as we tool up to realize the potential of our product pipeline.  We are building new processing capabilities around the world, and emphasizing emerging, cutting-edge processing technologies, such as continuous processing and advanced biotech platforms. 

Lilly recently announced two new manufacturing sites in central Indiana increasing capacity for active ingredients and new therapeutic modalities.  The Corporate Automation – DeltaV System Administrator will provide technical expertise on the DeltaV platform to support automation activities to deliver these new facilities.  This role will lead and facilitate the DCS system architecture design, the design/build and implementation of the DeltaV platform and develop the processes and procedures to manage the system.  This includes specifying the DeltaV hardware and I/O design, DeltaV Platform Virtualization, and ensuring the DeltaV Secure Architecture is followed to meet all cyber security requirements.

The Corporate Automation – DeltaV System Administrator role requires a 4-year engineering degree, preferably in Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical Engineering, or related science field.  The position requires high learning agility and a background in DCS system administration (preferably the Emerson DeltaV Platform), knowledge of Microsoft operating systems and experience in automated API manufacturing or related processes.

Global Process Automation & Control Engineering (GPACE) is part of Lilly’s Corporate Engineering Tech Center (ETC).  GPACE provides automation, measurement, and process control solutions.  GPACE is a technical resource for training, standards, capital project delivery, and Lilly’s standard automation platforms.  GPACE’s primary customers are global manufacturing and development sites, MQIT, and peer groups such as Global Facilities Delivery (GFD).

Key Objectives/Deliverables

  • Work safely and strive to improve both people and equipment safety.
  • Automation Technical Leadership – Partner with colleagues to lead the discipline through solution assessment, design, system build and startup.  Manage relationship with strategic automation suppliers.
  • Automation Design – Provide support to Global Facilities Delivery during project conceptual, basic, and detailed engineering phases.  Ensure project design meets intended requirements. Use replication and best practices to optimize project cost.
  • Automation Delivery – Lead or support Automation design and delivery for Lilly’s new manufacturing sites.  This role will be responsible for the site DCS platforms from a design, build, and system administration perspective.
  • Project leadership – Lead, direct, and oversee contingent/contract workers for project deliverables.
  • Develop the framework for the site system administration procedures for the DCS platforms.

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in engineering or a related science field.
  • Experience as an Automation System Administrator.
  • Experience managing Windows based servers and workstations including patching and upgrades.
  • Minimum 3 years of applicable experience, including with the Emerson DeltaV platform.

Additional Preferences:

  • Experience in pharma or GMP industry.
  • Experience with System Virtualization.
  • Experience with DeltaV Live.
  • Experience with other DCS or PLC platforms in addition to DeltaV.
  • Strong problem-solving skills on automation platforms.
  • Strong communication skills.

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 ( ) 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.

As a condition of employment with Eli Lilly and Company and its subsidiaries in the United States and Puerto Rico, you must be fully COVID-19 vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination satisfactory to the company (subject to applicable law). 



Science has been our calling from the beginning. Colonel Eli Lilly founded the company in 1876 and charged employees to “take what you find here and make it better and better.” More than 147 years later, we remain committed to his vision through every aspect of our business and the people we serve, starting with discovering the best treatments for those who take our medicines and extending to health care professionals, employees and the communities in which we live. Moreover, you can also count on the team at Lilly to be incredibly civic-minded, supporting our communities through philanthropy, volunteerism, and a creative and innovative can-do spirit. 

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