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Mechanical Engineer

Posted: 10-27-17 Company: Lantheus Medical Imaging Location: N. Billerica, MA

This position is responsible for overall maintenance, operation and continuous improvement projects within the cyclotron department with primary emphasis on process reliability. 

Key Responsibilities/Essential Functions

  • Provides mechanical/electrical support, design and enhancement to ensure safe, reliable and efficient radio-isotope production and processing in alignment with current and future production demands.
  • Performs continuous systems evaluations – identifies measures or indicators of system performance and actions required to improve or correct performance.
  • Conducts quality control analysis - conducts tests and inspections of products, services, and processes to evaluate quality and performance to ensure production and customer satisfaction.
  • Monitors and acts on cyclotron output performance and operating efficiency through developing and analyzing operational and machine performance metrics with the goal of continuous improvement.
  • Develops and delivers performance monitoring reports based on area of responsibility with roll-up visibility.
  • Assist technicians and improves group understanding of cyclotron operation and processes by developing and/or enhancing department SOP’s and training guides.
  • Drives routine and non-routine repairs and troubleshooting of cyclotron systems inclusive of RF systems, high voltage/ high current power supplies, high vacuum systems, ion sources, beam injection/transport lines, target systems, utilities systems, target processing equipment and PLC/HMI control systems.
  • Cross functionally supports the business development group in exploring new cyclotron applications and in radioisotope process development.
  • Supports validation and/or commissioning of cyclotron production equipment.
  • Responsible for oversite of operation and performance of cyclotron support equipment (e.g. cooling systems, compressed air, HVAC etc.).
  • Supports the development, institutionalization and maintenance/operator qualification program to ensure high level of systems understanding by team members in cyclotron operations.
  • Provide off hours technical support to operations staff to address operational issues in support of the manufacturing schedule as required.
  • Supports production scheduling based on production forecasting through equipment availability that meets delivery needs.
  • Actively promotes safety rules and awareness.  Demonstrates good safety practices at all times including the appropriate use of protective equipment.  Reports and takes initiative to correct safety & environmental hazards.
  • Actively demonstrates the Lantheus values of accountability, quality, efficiency, customer service, collaboration and safety.

Basic Qualifications

  • BS Degree in Applied Science and/or Engineering with a minimum of 2+ years hands-on experience with accelerators or other related high energy physics background, equivalent military education and/or national/university lab experience may be consider in lieu of formal education
  • A combination of education, training, and experience may be considered in lieu of above stated qualifications.

Other Requirements

  • Must possess strong mathematical background with the ability to apply these skills to analyze problems and design solutions.
  • Possesses knowledge of the application of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships and applications, to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, and atomic structures and processes.
  • Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principals involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
  • Knowledge of machines, machining and fabrication processes and tools, including their design, use, repair, and maintenance.
  • Solid command of technologies, tools and best practices in designing mechanical equipment using 3D modeling and engineering drawings.
  • Ability to interact effectively at all levels and across diverse cultures, internal and external.
  • Possesses strong analytical thinking and communication skills.
  • Must be able to multitask in a fast pace, hands on production environment.
  • Ability to read and interpret drawings and specifications
  • Prior experience working in adverse environments (radiation and high power electrical systems).
  • Ability to use standard electronic test and measurement instruments (DVM, oscilloscope, micrometers, etc.).
  • Ability to safely work in regions of high voltage, stored energy and radiation
  • Hands-on experience with PLC and HMI required.

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