Automation Controls Engineer

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 Automation Engineer will contribute to the development and execution of automation engineering tasks through design, planning, procurement, and execution, as well as coordinating with vendors and contractors. Some of these tasks include programming of PLC and HMI as well as associated. Also included are assisting in the development and implementation of Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) and associated networking and data management systems. This individual will be required to work with cross functional teams, including RA/QA and Process Engineering to apply efficient cGMP processes to preserve data integrity and the quality of the drug product, including the safety of all production and non-production personnel.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Design, revise and commission automation based systems with input from cross-functional teams and senior staff.
  • Design, code, test, debug programs and systems.
  • Implement automation changes to existing control system hardware and software; supervise hardware and software modifications done by outside vendors.
  • Create, modify, and maintain automation system documentation including project documentation, specification documents, and SOPs in a cGMP compliant state.
  • Ability to troubleshooting various automation systems and provide training to operations personnel on automated operations.


Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, concentration in Automation or Process Control preferred. Experience with automation engineering design and implementation of control systems software. Siemens experience highly preferred.


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.