Accelerator Operator

Are you looking to be part of a game-changing organization that is helping thousands of patients across the country every day? NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes is seeking individuals with a pro-active, collaborative, can-do mindset to join our rapidly growing team in Beloit, WI.

NorthStar develops, manufactures, and distributes radioisotopes used daily for patients needing medically important diagnostic imaging tests. Using novel and advanced technologies, NorthStar will scale-up production over the coming months and years and intends to become the industry’s market leader.

Innovative technology, opportunities for career advancement, and competitive compensation are just the beginning. NorthStar offers health and life insurance, 401K match, paid holidays, and paid time off, and all NorthStar employees are eligible on day one for our annual bonus and equity incentive plans.

The Accelerator Operator is responsible for performing routine and non-routine particle (electron) accelerator equipment operations and maintenance tasks necessary to safely, compliantly and efficiently manufacture bulk radiopharmaceuticals. This position will assist with commissioning and installation of systems, and equipment, and the development of associated process procedures and instructions. Following this, the role will transition to a traditional role of routine operations and maintenance. The individual will be operational success of the radioisotope production process, including accelerator startup/shutdown operations and maintenance, target irradiation, and other routine operations.

This position will be part of a shift team that must work independently and with limited supervision. The shift team will be responsible for responding to abnormal incidents and breakdowns, escalating issues appropriately, and troubleshooting as necessary.

This position supports production in a 24-hour manufacturing facility and may require evenings, nights, weekends, and some holidays with occasional overtime.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Safely, compliantly, and efficiently operates the accelerators and associated systems and equipment, such as hot cells, primary cooling systems, and development work on filling and packaging lines.
  • Provide support for operational and testing activities of the accelerator and associated systems.
  • Assist with the routine maintenance, functional tests, and inspections of accelerators and associated systems, and equipment.
  • Assist the development of production documents, such as Standard Operating Procedures, Work Instructions, Forms, and Logs.
  • Performs various aspects of the radiopharmaceutical irradiation and production process, including pre-production set-up, manufacturing processes, and post-production activities.

Bachelors or Technical qualification in Engineering, Physics, and up to three to five years working in a highly regulated / cGMP environment; or equivalent related experience is preferred. Experience working with electronics, test equipment, and/or mechanical systems is preferred. Knowledge of the operation of an accelerator, nuclear reactor, or other radiation producing devices, and experience in radiopharmaceutical production is preferred. Strong mechanical aptitude is required, and some scientific background is ideal.

NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes is headquartered in Beloit, Wis. This location is our primary manufacturing site and accommodates all of our corporate functions. Beloit has small city charm, with a lively and renovated downtown, yet is also close to cities such as Madison, Milwaukee, Chicago, and Rockford.

Beloit is a part of the larger South Central Wisconsin/Northern Illinois region, which offers residents and visitors alike a unique blend of urban opportunities and rural, natural beauty. The area, therefore, offers collections of natural, educational, artistic, and historical attractions alongside a wide variety of sporting and social opportunities. There are several cities and many towns within a reasonable commute of Beloit, which offer a wide choice of residential styles and a large number of school district choices for those considering relocation.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please forward your resume to [email protected] with the position title in the subject line.

NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Accelerator Operator – 1800 Gateway Blvd.  Beloit, WI 53511



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