Lead Mechanical Systems 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 Madison, 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 Lead Mechanical Systems Engineer is responsible for leading and mentoring other Engineers and/or Technicians. This position is a leadership role within the organization, responsible for managing the development of products and processes in compliance with FDA/cGMP regulations and standards.

This position requires a hands on leader that can engage directly in problem solving, developing to standards and processes, as well as managing both an internal team and outsourced partners.  This position is a liaison between Program Management and the design team to drive the design project to completion.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage a team of Engineers and/or Engineering Technicians and perform team lead liaison duties between project management and the development team for new product or process development or sustaining activities for a family of complex radioisotope processing systems and/or instruments.
  • Select, mentor, and oversee the ongoing training, growth, and development of all direct reports.
  • Act as subject matter expert for a particular engineering discipline or project.
  • Define and document Engineering best practices and internal processes for continuous departmental improvement.
  • Develop project plans, schedules, and resource plans working with Project Managers. Track progress to schedule, guide team to meet deliverables, and hold individuals accountable for deliverables.


Bachelor’s degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Chemical, or Biomedical Engineering and six or more years of progressive experience with development of electromechanical devices, chemical processes, and/or process equipment in a regulated environment (medical, automotive, aerospace); or equivalent combination of education and experience.  A minimum of one year of experience leading Engineers or Technicians is required.  Experience with project management and pharmaceutical or medical device design and development and/or FDA/cGMP compliance preferred.


Madison isn’t just the “Capital City,” it also houses NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes’ Research and Development facilities.

The Madison region is a place where dynamic, talented, innovative and hardworking people want to be. We know this because the region is growing at a faster rate than the state and the nation. Madison, Wis. was named first on Livability’s top 100 places to live in 2014.

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.

Lead Mechanical Systems Engineer – 3060 Progress Road Madison, WI