Manufacturing Automation 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 Manufacturing Automation Engineer is responsible performing automation engineering tasks for the support of automated isotopes production systems.  This includes; the development and transfer of automated equipment/systems and the associated control systems (software and hardware) into production and providing the ongoing support of these systems.

This Manufacturing Automation Engineer is also responsible for working with cross functional teams to apply efficient cGMP processes, which preserve data integrity and the quality of the drug product, including the safety of all production and non-production personnel. The Senior Manufacturing Automation Engineer is critical to the company’s continued success and growth by providing technical leadership with regards to system automation support with increasing levels of productivity and safety.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manufacturing Engineering support for implementation of new isotopes automation systems including input into defining the overall automation strategy and architecture. This would include process control, process control network, batch/recipe processing, and integration with MES systems.
  • Support implementation and ongoing maintenance of MES systems.
  • Develop, plan, implement and support automation improvements/upgrade projects in collaboration with cross-functional teams, including determination and delivery on cost, time and quality to ensure the sustained production, with an overall focus on productivity and safety.
  • Design, Revise and commission PLC, HMI, MES and DCS based technologies.
  • Design, code, test, debug and document programs and systems.


Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and 6 or more years of automation engineering design and implementation of control systems software experience within a regulated pharmaceutical/medical device manufacturing environment; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Experience with PLC, HMI and DCS in Product Development Life Cycle ranging from product specification and concept development to product release and ongoing support and improvements to existing automation systems. Experience with radioactive material processing is 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.

Manufacturing Automation Engineer – 1800 Gateway Blvd Beloit, WI 53511