Process Technician – Visual Inspection (Night Shift)


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 designing and building a new state of the art Parenteral, Device Assembly, and Packaging Facility in Raleigh-Durham North Carolina. This is an exciting opportunity to help build the facility of the future from the ground up.


During the project phase, the Visual Inspection Technician will support commissioning/qualification activities required to bring inspection lines, utilizing semi-automated and automated technology, into service as well as supporting site operational readiness activities. This role includes the opportunity to become a subject matter expert for the inspection equipment/process with the potential for development into a Line Lead or other leadership role. This position may require domestic travel with the opportunity for international travel based on program need.

After project phase completion, this role will be responsible for the safe operation of highly automated equipment used to inspect syringes, as well as manual inspection of units. The Inspection Technician is expected to model current Good Manufacturing Practices and ensure compliance with all safety standards. They will support the Line Lead in development of operators and identification of opportunities for operational improvement.

Key Objectives

  • Provide commissioning, qualification, and operational readiness support during project phase.
  • Adhere to RTP Plant safety policies and procedures, contribute to a safe work environment.
  • Adhere to standard operating procedures and current Good Manufacturing Practices to ensure quality of product.
  • Support leadership on the manufacturing floor by ensuring high level of safety, quality, and productivity to maintain reliable supply of products to patients.
  • Proactively monitor documentation and product quality; properly documenting all activities and reporting issues to supervision.
  • Key support for leadership during troubleshooting, functions as reliable point of contact for issue escalation on the shop floor
  • Assist Supervisor in the development and training of shift operators.
  • Drives key departmental objectives including improving safety performance, reducing deviations, improving productivity, and training compliance.

Basic Requirements

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum 1-year relevant experience, (education may be substituted for experience with manager discretion)
  • 2+ years relevant experience in pharmaceutical, or equivalent regulated industry

Additional Skills/Preferences

  • Demonstrated ability to train and coach others
  • Ability to effectively communicate (written and verbal)
  • Flexibility and problem-solving skills
  • Scientific/technical degrees or certifications
  • Knowledge of current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMPs)
  • Previous experience utilizing semi-automated and automated visual inspection equipment
  • Previous experience with pre-filled syringe (PFS) technology
  • Previous experience with Manufacturing Execution Systems and electronic batch records
  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing principles

Additional Information

  • The position is for the Lilly Research Triangle Park site
  • Position may require a short duration assignment of 1-2 months (domestic or international) to establish specific device knowledge, establish global contacts, and provide production support
  • Ability to wear safety equipment (safety glasses, safety shoes, protective gloves etc.)
  • Ability to work 12-hour shifts on days (2-2-3 schedule)
  • Ability to work overtime as required
  • Ability to pass an annual job fitness exam

Quick Benefit Overview

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Prescription benefits are effective on your first day of employment
  • Paid vacation- starting annually at 120 hours (prorated based on start date)
  • $3,000 sign-on bonus

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