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Accelerator Technician

  • GE Healthcare
  • Experienced
  • Posted 10/26/2017 9:49:28 AM
  • 2978628
  • Job Function: Manufacturing
  • Business Segment: Healthcare Global Supply Chain
Location(s): United States; Illinois; Arlington Heights


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Role Summary:
The Pharma Accelerator Technician is responsible for operating and monitoring multiple nuclear particle accelerators and conducting routine maintenance and safety checks. The work performed by an Accelerator Technician supports the Nuclear Medicine Business (nuclear pharmacies and numerous direct hospital customers) and involves close interaction with the Engineering, Health Physics and Manufacturing departments.

Essential Responsibilities:
Key responsibilities/essential functions include:
• Startup and shutdown operations on nuclear particle accelerators on site. This requires intimate knowledge of the current operating parameters, manufacturing requirements, safety regulations and equipment setup.
• Perform routine monitoring to ensure optimum performance of the accelerator throughout each production run.
• Respond to out-of-tolerance situations.
• Prepare, setup and safely deliver radioisotope targets to the production hot cell.
• Handle various chemicals for the preparation of targets.
• Perform mechanical setup of the targets prior to bombardment.
• Stay current on training in Contamination control, chemical safety and radiation exposure awareness.
• Perform routine scheduled maintenance while maintaining acceptable dose levels.
• Ensure compliance with all radiation safety procedures related to cyclotron operations, including but no limited to, monitoring, dosimetry, radiation area access control and decontamination procedures.
• May perform diagnosis and/or repair of the following: Electronic equipment, electro-pneumatic systems, high vacuum systems, deionized chilled water systems, high voltage and high power RF systems.
• Must become a Licensed User of Radioactive Material.

Quality Specific Goals:

1. Comply with the GEHC Quality Manual, Quality Management System, Quality Management Policy, Quality Goals, and applicable laws and regulations as they apply to this job type/position.
2. Complete all planned Quality & Compliance training within the defined deadlines.
3. Identify and report any quality or compliance concerns and take immediate corrective action as required.

Qualifications/Requirements:
1. Specialized training in an electronics-related field plus a minimum of 6 months experience working in a healthcare or related manufacturing environment; or High School diploma/or local equivalent plus a minimum of 1 year working in a healthcare or related manufacturing environment. 2. Basic knowledge of mechanical functions, soldering, assembly and troubleshooting. 3. Ability to read simple electrical schematic drawings. 4. The senior level position requires a general working knowledge of digital and analog circuitry associated with accelerator operation; and must possess a thorough knowledge of electronic or mechanical systems and have experience with radioactive material handling. 5. Must be willing to perform shift/weekend work 6. Must be able to lift 35 lbs or more. Quality Specific Goals: 1. Aware of and comply with the GEHC Quality Manual, Quality Management System, Quality Management Policy, Quality Goals, and applicable laws and regulations as they apply to this job type/position. 2. Complete all planned Quality & Compliance training within the defined deadlines. 3. Identify and report any quality or compliance concerns and take immediate corrective action as required.

Communication, teamwork and strict compliance to all state/federal/local procedures and regulations are critical due to the time-sensitive nature of the radioactive products manufactured within this highly compliant, just-in-time manufacturing environment.

Desired Characteristics:
Required Qualifications:
1. Specialized training in an electronics-related field plus a minimum of 6 months experience working in a healthcare or manufacturing environment; or High School diploma/or local equivalent plus a minimum of 1 year working in a healthcare or manufacturing environment.
2. Basic knowledge of mechanical functions, soldering, assembly and troubleshooting.
3. Ability to read simple electrical schematic drawings.
4. Must be willing to perform shift/weekend work
5. Must be able to lift 35 lbs or more.

Preferred Qualifications:
1. Military Service School, Technical School, Associates degree or specialized training plus 2 years experience working in a manufacturing environment.
2. Experience with particle accelerators or Nuclear Reactors.
3. Experience working with radioactive materials.
4. Experience with assembly/CAD drawings.
5. Working knowledge of PLC’s and programming.

Locations: United States; Illinois; Arlington Heights

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE 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.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion​ of a background investigation and drug screen.


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