Lab Technician (Nuclear Manufacturing)

Cardinal Health East Hartford , CT 06108

Posted 2 months ago

What Nuclear Manufacturing contributes to Cardinal Health

Nuclear Manufacturing is responsible for the manufacturing of time sensitive radiopharmaceuticals in an integrity driven, highly regulated environment (i.e. FDA, NRC, DOT) to support patient treatment through disease diagnosis, staging, and monitoring.

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. The facility is operated under well-controlled and closely monitored conditions that are regulated by both State and Federal agencies, and that are enforced by the corporate internal quality and regulatory group. Each staff member will receive specific training in keeping radiation exposures within regulatory guidelines and he/she will be routinely monitored for their exposure to radiation. Noise levels are considered low to moderate.


  • 40 hours per week. 8 hour shift with start time between 10:00 pm and 4:00 am. This will include alternating weekends (Saturday and Sunday with start time at 10:00 pm or midnight) and alternating holidays (with start time at 10:00 pm or midnight). On call work as needed. Schedule typically given in advance; however candidate must be flexible to work different days, schedules, shifts and overtime as needed with little to no notice based on required staffing needs.

Accountabilities in this role

  • Be able to successfully complete extensive required training, including e-learning assignments and hands on components, to demonstrate and maintain proficiency.

  • Follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) without deviation, to characterize materials, monitor chemical reactions and assure quality of final products.

  • Understand and adhere to all Certified Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) to ensure compliance and regulatory mandates are met.

  • Demonstrate strong documentation practices, oral communication, and writing skills. Perform clerical and administrative services including maintenance of daily delivery records, report preparation and maintenance records.

  • Perform general laboratory and facility clean up.

  • Learn and practice FDA regulations as they pertain to the job function


  • High School Diploma, GED or 1-3 months related work /training experience required

  • 0 - 6 months previous work experience preferred

  • Must be able to work overnight shift (Facility operates at night.)

  • Prior experience in manufacturing, preferably in a controlled environment and/or regulated industry desired

  • Background/education in sciences desired

  • Effective written and verbal English communication skills

  • Able to repeatedly follow detailed processing instructions

  • Ability to manage several tasks at the same time

  • Ability to evaluate operating conditions and exercise sound judgment and problem solving skills

  • Lifting: Frequent lifting between 50-75 lbs

  • Ability to see fine particulate and differentiate colors in liquid solutions

  • Ability to hear, write (English), and speak (English) clearly in order to communicate in manufacturing setting

  • Manual dexterity required for equipment operation and occasional reach and lifting of small objects

  • Ability to be an effective team member

What is expected of you and others at this level in Nuclear Manufacturing for functional success

  • Applies basic skills and techniques to complete routine tasks within assigned area

  • Maintains appropriate licenses, training and certifications

  • Works on basic and routine assignments

  • Works within clearly defined Standard Operating Procedures and/or scientific methods

  • Adheres to all quality guidelines

  • Works under close supervision. All work is reviewed for accuracy

  • Any deviations from the norm are approved by the supervisor before proceeding

  • Ability to execute Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in accordance with current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) requirements including Good Documentation Practices (GDP)

  • Ability to monitor and verify quality in accordance with SOPs

  • Ability to perform general maintenance

  • Ability to work in and maintain a sterile environment, including required cleaning of equipment and facility

  • Work in partnership with cross functional teams to ensure product/production expectations and demands are met

  • Disciplined approach to adhering to a large volume of SOPs, with the ability to adapt to process improvements

  • Ability to learn and utilize technology to support manufacturing processes

  • Ability to manage inventory

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.

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