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Cardinal Health Cyclotron Engineer in Denver, Colorado

Cardinal Health PET Manufacturing Services is responsible for manufacturing PET isotopes to enhance patient treatment through improved disease diagnosis, staging, and monitoring. Leveraging our fully integrated network of domestic nuclear pharmacies, Cardinal Health PET Manufacturing Services compounds, dispenses and distributes patient-specific, unit-dose PET products in pharmacy markets today.

What Cyclotron Engineer contributes to Cardinal Health

Our engineers provide support to our PET production sites that manufacture product from about midnight through 9 am in the morning. Engineers provide maintenance to the manufacturing systems (cyclotron and chemical synthesis units) outside of these hours and are also on call during if there are issues during production. The systems we work with are radioactive so for safety reasons much planned maintenance is performed late afternoons, evening, and weekends.

The primary work environment consists of a cyclotron and associated manufacturing facility for the production of PET radiopharmaceuticals, which must be kept clean, orderly, properly lighted and maintained in optimum operating condition. Employees handle radioactive materials and are exposed to very low amounts of radiation that are deemed safe by current standards.


  • Provides support to on-site manufacturing Operations staff for troubleshooting and repairing of all cyclotron systems, support, production, and quality analysis equipment.
  • Effectively execute the established maintenance program for cyclotron facility based on production demands and business needs.
  • Maintains service tools and site level parts inventory as required by the manufacturing preventive / corrective maintenance program.
  • Acts as a subject matter expert and provides support to other locations and engineers.
  • Provides technical support in investigations of equipment and production failures ensuring root cause analysis and corrective actions are completed to a satisfactory level.
  • Conducts ongoing analysis to determine equipment trends and performance metrics to maintain reliable, consistent production.
  • Implements performance and reliability improvements for assigned systems with guidance from Regional Engineer.
  • Performs any other miscellaneous engineering duties as required to ensure the goals and objectives of the department are met.


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field, or equivalent work experience (Engineering, Biotechnology, Physical sciences, Chemistry) preferred
  • Specific background and experience may be substituted for the degree requirements
  • A minimum of 4 + years related work experience preferred
  • Experience in troubleshooting and repair of large scale (electronic, computing & mechanical) systems
  • Experience in pharmaceutical manufacturing in FDA-regulated environment, or comparable mechanical, electronic, laboratory background is preferred
  • Working knowledge of Radiation Safety, ALARA Concepts and Radioactive Materials license and handling is preferred
  • Ability to lift containers weighing up to 50 lbs
  • Crawling, stooping, crouching, and kneeling

What is expected of you and others at this level

  • Applies comprehensive knowledge and a thorough understanding of concepts, principles, and technical capabilities to perform varied tasks and projects
  • May contribute to the development of policies and procedures
  • Works on complex projects of large scope
  • Develops technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems. Solutions are innovative and consistent with organization objectives
  • Completes work independently receives general guidance on new projects
  • Work reviewed for purpose of meeting objectives
  • May act as a mentor to less experienced colleagues

Anticipated salary range: $87,900 - $131,880

Bonus eligible: No

Benefits: Health insurance, 401k Contributions, Paid Time Off, Vacation, STD/LTD

Candidates who are back-to-work, people with disabilities, without a college degree, and Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Cardinal Health supports an inclusive workplace that values diversity of thought, experience and background. We celebrate the power of our differences to create better solutions for our customers by ensuring employees can be their authentic selves each day. Cardinal Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, creed, status with regard to public assistance, genetic status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

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We are a team of nearly 48,000 mission-driven partners striving each day to advance healthcare and improve lives. We are Essential to care.

Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) is a distributor of pharmaceuticals, a global manufacturer and distributor of medical and laboratory products, and a provider of performance and data solutions for health care facilities

We are a crucial link between the clinical and operational sides of care, working with more than 4,500 sourcing and manufacturing partners to deliver end-to-end solutions and data-driven insights that advance healthcare and improve lives every day. With deep partnerships, diverse perspectives and innovative digital solutions, we build connections across the continuum of care.

With 50 years of experience, approximately 44,000 employees and operations in more than 30 countries, Cardinal Health seizes the opportunity to address healthcare’s most complicated challenges — now, and in the future.

On Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, we celebrated the day our founder, Bob Walter, had the vision to start a business that became known as Cardinal Health.

One of the most important ways we celebrated was by giving back to the communities where we live and work. 2021 was a "Year of Service” for all Cardinal Health employees around the world.

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Cardinal Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.