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Sr. Principal Engineer - Reliability

Eli Lilly and Company
Indianapolis, Indiana
Start date
May 31, 2024

Job Details

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.

Position Brand Description:

This global process owner position is part of the Engineering Tech Center focused on discipline stewardship and leadership of our Reliability program.  This position will be the global process owner of the processes, technology, methods, and best practices within the Reliability discipline at Lilly.   In addition, this position will provide external focus, lead new technology introduction and implementation, and drive productivity initiatives in these aspects.  This position will be a global partner to sites and the corporate engineering function, leading key initiatives for these groups.

Key Objectives/Deliverables:

  • Technical and Discipline leadership – global process owner for Reliability of equipment, systems, and processes.  Network continuously with site Reliability engineers, influencing initiatives to improve uptime and predictability of our equipment and systems, predominately for our manufacturing sites.  Knowledgeable of our GMARS system and how the discipline of Reliability interacts with this tool. Engage proactively with major capital projects to influence equipment/system selection and ongoing operations of equipment and systems. 

  • Productivity improvement – routinely identify and implement systemic improvements focused on improving cost effectiveness, productivity, and stewardship of Lilly assets in plants/processes globally. Consultation - assist sites globally, especially for the Reliability resources at sites, to ensure site needs are met.

  • Knowledge sharing - Provide ongoing technical support to site plant engineering groups, domestic and global (including CMOs/Alliances); provide technical mentoring to Lilly engineers; participate in the creation and maintenance of Engineering Standards and Best Practices. Support sites in continuing to build key technical capabilities.

  • External Influence - Monitor and, when appropriate, influence changes in external standards on Lilly’s behalf, and work to ensure ongoing compliance within Lilly. Leverage external resources to stay current and when necessary to complement internal resources.

  • Coach/mentor and develop others in the discipline

Minimum Requirements:

  • BS in Engineering discipline

  • Minimum of 5 years manufacturing, ideally within the reliability/maintenance space

Additional Preferences:

  • Strong problem-solving skills and troubleshooting experience

  • PE certification

  • Successful candidate will frequently work independently and, as such, must be a self-starter and capable of working with little direction.

Additional Information:

  • This position is based in Indianapolis, IN and requires onsite presence the majority of the time. This is not a remote position.

  • Expected travel 10-15% depending on business need, could be domestic or international

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.



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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