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 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 Automation Engineer is responsible for the design, planning and execution throughout the product life cycle of system automation technologies. The Automation Engineer will develop and execute automation engineering tasks from concept phase through design, planning, procurement and execution, as well as coordinating with vendors and contractors.

This person 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 Automation Engineer is critical to the company’s continued success and growth by providing technical leadership with regards to system automation with increasing levels of productivity and safety.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead responsibility for defining the overall automation strategy and architecture for the assigned area of responsibility. This would include process control, process control network, batch/recipe processing, and integration with MES systems.
  • Develop, plan, implement and support automation based projects and solutions 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. The projects may be within new facilities and/or retrofit of existing.
  • Design, Revise and commission PLC, HMI and DCS based technologies.
  • Design, code, test, debug and document programs and systems.

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and six 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. Experience with radioactive material processing is 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.

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