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Principal Cyclotron Engineer

Company: CURIUM
Location: Noblesville
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Curium is the world's largest nuclear medicine company with more than a century of industry experience. We develop, manufacture, and distribute world-class radiopharmaceutical products to help patients around the globe. Our proven heritage combined with a pioneering approach are the hallmarks to deliver innovation, excellence, and unparalleled service. With manufacturing facilities across Europe and the United States, Curium delivers SPECT, PET and therapeutic radiopharmaceutical solutions for life-threatening diseases to over 14 million patients annually. The name 'Curium' honors the legacy of pioneering radioactive researchers Marie and Pierre Curie, after whom the radioactive element curium was named and emphasizes our focus on nuclear medicine. The tagline 'Life Forward' represents our commitment to securing a brighter future for all those we serve: An enhanced quality of care for our patients. A trusted partner to our customers. A supportive employer to our valued team.

Summary of Position A Principal Cyclotron Engineer -is responsible for all technical aspects pertaining to the monitoring, training, planning, and execution of cyclotron (particle accelerator) operations, troubleshooting, maintenance, and repair activities while actively managing the activities within the constraints of limited production downtime and available department resources, in order to meet internal customer demands for bulk radiopharmaceutical production. -This position serves as the technical expert within the cyclotron operations and maintenance field and the decisions and contributions of position will impact the overall success of the department. - Cyclotron Engineers must also have the leadership abilities to effectively direct and manage the technical work of the Cyclotron Technicians and Coordinators, as well as the work of non-technically trained "augmentees". - Work Schedule:

  • Monday - Friday (8 hours) -
  • This position supports production in a 24-hour manufacturing facility and may require evenings, nights, weekends, and some holidays. Essential Functions
    • Ensure a safe and quality working environment through training, awareness, and compliance to safety guidelines and SOP's. -
    • Ensure the maintenance of their department, premises and equipment. -
    • Monitor and direct daily operations of cyclotrons and support equipment. -
    • Perform, coordinate, and lead department troubleshooting activities for cyclotrons and support equipment. -
    • On a rotating basis, must serve as the primary after hours point of contact to site leadership, responsible for the timely communication and response to any cyclotron equipment problems which includes performing the final technical assessment, and directing and/or performing emergency troubleshooting and repairs if needed. -
    • Develop and promote equipment and process improvements which serve to improve reliability, increase output, and reduce radiation exposure. -
    • Assist in driving cost savings initiatives for the department. Ensure department safety, quality, and financial metrics are achieved. -
    • Must frequently identify alternate cyclotron parts options and suppliers for potential cost savings, increased reliability, and decreased supply chain timelines. -
    • Lead and organize department safety initiatives and programs. -
    • Must actively manage personal radiation exposure as well as exposures of shift personnel per prescribed policies, procedures, and guidelines. -
    • Must maintain Class 1 Radiation Worker training qualifications. -
    • Must frequently guide and direct non-technically skilled "augmentees" in performing mechanical repairs to cyclotrons. -
    • Must provide accurate and timely record keeping of maintenance and repair work performed. -
    • Collateral duties and special projects assigned by superintendent and/or other site or corporate leadership. - Requirements
      • Bachelor Degree preferred or direct applicable experience. -
      • Eight or more years of experience in cyclotron operations, troubleshooting, maintenance, repairs. -
      • Experience in maintaining, troubleshooting, and repairing the following: -solid-state and vacuum tube-based electronics, analog and digital circuits, logic circuits/PLCs, high power RF systems (high HF through low VHF ranges), high voltage DC power equipment, electro-mechanical systems, and vacuum systems (mechanical, cryogenic, and/or diffusion pumps). -
      • Experience working around ionizing radiation sources. -
      • Experience working with pneumatics and hydraulics. -
      • Skills/Competencies: Action Oriented, Problem Solving, Decision Quality, Directing Others, Developing Others, Technical Skills, Written Communications, Creativity -
      • Ability to use a variety of general purpose test equipment and bench test electronic system components. -
      • Ability to use advanced test equipment such as RF spectrum and network analyzers, and helium and ultrasonic leak test equipment. -
      • Good mechanical inclination and proficiencies. -
      • Good technical troubleshooting skills with and without schematics. -
      • Ability to perform large scale troubleshooting with system components spread across multiple areas. -
      • Ability to perform circuit board repair and basic soldering. - Working Conditions
        • Willingness to work in plant producing radioactive materials and requiring all employees to participate in safety programs designed to minimize potential and/or actual exposure levels.
        • Must be willing to wear a variety of personal protective equipment.
        • Willingness to work in a team-based environment. -
        • Close attention to detail required. -
        • May be required to sit or stand for long periods of time while performing duties. -
        • Must be able to work outside of regular work hours, overtime, weekends and holidays. -
        • Occasional handling of radioactive cyclotron components.
        • Frequent work around high voltages.
        • While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be required to work under pressure with multiple interruptions. -
        • Responsibilities also include the ability to lift up to 70 lbs, push and pull loads up to 350 lbs, walk, bend, stoop, push, pull, reach, and climb stairs and ladders with or without accommodation. -
        • Occasional exposure to moderate environmental variations, above-normal noise levels, and/or unpleasant substances.
        • Must possess good hand-eye coordination.

Keywords: CURIUM, Noblesville , Principal Cyclotron Engineer, Other , Noblesville, Indiana

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