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Lead Maintenance Tech - Night Shift

Eli Lilly and Company
Durham, North Carolina
Start date
Jun 15, 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.

Organization Overview:

At Lilly, we serve an extraordinary purpose. For more than 140 years, we have worked tirelessly to discover medicines that make life better. These discoveries start in Lilly Research Laboratories, where our scientists work to create new medicines that will help solve our world’s greatest health challenges.

The Sr Specialist – Maintenance is responsible for equipment maintenance strategy development, providing front line support to production processes, as well as, supporting area engineering initiatives, process improvements, and project implementation.  This position will require the development of expertise in production processes, verification requirements, and equipment controls system technologies.  The Sr Specialist – Maintenance will ensure that equipment is maintained in a qualified state, can be operated safely, and maintenance is properly performed on the systems. 

Key Objectives/Deliverables:

  • Support Site Leadership to build a diverse and capable organization by delivering area equipment and maintenance procedures, quality processes and controls for the Device Assembly and Packaging areas.

  • Assure that operational and maintenance procedures and practices reflect safety concerns.

  • Perform activities in accordance with cGMPs and applicable procedures.

  • Identify opportunities to improve quality using equipment performance data and by assuring maintenance is performed appropriately.

  • Effectively communicate with all levels to ensure all projects and repairs are well planned and coordinated with minimal disruption to that area involved.

  • Working with the process team, including engineers and operations personnel, participate in and sometimes lead development of equipment design, procedures, engineering studies, and maintenance practices that will enable the process to operate as required.

  • Seek out and identify opportunities to improve equipment operational effectiveness and reliability.

  • Provide technical support for process and engineering teams.

  • Transfer knowledge of equipment capabilities and operational techniques to operators, engineering, and maintenance.

  • Contractor and Vendor coordination.

  • Provide leadership on manufacturing floor ensuring high level of safety, quality, and productivity to maintain reliable supply of products to patients.

  • Technical leader:  Key resource for troubleshooting and functions as the primary point of contact for issue escalation from the shop floor.

Basic Requirements:

  • Associate's degree (or high school degree with equivalent work experience)

  • Previous experience directly supporting a pharmaceutical manufacturing.

  • Experience in GMP manufacturing environment.

  • Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Lilly does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position.

  • Completion of Post Offer Exam or Completion of Work Simulation if applicable.

Additional Preferences:

  • Demonstrated Team leadership skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to work safely.

  • Strong equipment/process troubleshooting, documenting and reporting skills.

  • Ability to understand automation, controls and electrical schematics.

  • Ability to create shift reports, work logs and compile performance data.

  • Ability to effectively communicate (written and verbal)

  • Basic computer skills (desktop software) are required.

  • Previous experience with highly automated equipment (PLC/DCS/SCADA).

  • Previous experience with Computerized Maintenance Management System (GMARS – Maximo)

Additional Information:

  • Ability to wear safety equipment (safety glasses, safety shoes, protective gloves etc.)

  • Role will be responsible to work 12-hour shifts on nights (2-2-3 schedule).

  • Competitive premium pay for night and weekend shifts.

  • $4,000 sign-on bonus.

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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