Centre for Probe Development and Commercialization
  • Hamilton, ON, CAN
  • Full Time

Company Profile:

The Centre for Probe Development and Commercialization (CPDC) is a leading provider, on a global basis, of next-generation radiopharmaceuticals that are used daily for the detection and treatment of human diseases such as cancer. Continued growth has created the need for a Cyclotron & Engineering Support Technician.

Radiopharmaceuticals are perishable products that require just-in-time manufacturing on a daily or weekly basis to ensure supply demands are met without interruption.  CPDC's success in the radiopharmaceutical industry results from the ability of our talented and committed staff to develop reproducible processes that yield high quality products while adhering to international regulations governing nuclear safety, transportation of dangerous goods and pharmaceutical manufacturing.

This position will be based in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.


Position Overview:

The Cyclotron & Engineering Support Technician's role is committed to the maintenance and support of cyclotrons (particle accelerators), automated systems, and associated production equipment as well as encompasses the calibration and maintenance program in relation to analytical and manufacturing equipment including clean room manufacturing and testing facilities.  The objective of the role is to maximize equipment uptime, increase production output through support of the preventative and maintenance program, and develop Engineering solutions for new programs.


Role and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Implement and maintain the maintenance program for all CPDC equipment, including particle accelerators (cyclotron)
  • Follow CPDC SOPs and procedures, support GMP documentation requirements to fulfill all Provincial and Federal regulatory requirements
  • Perform site performance surveillance to analyze trends of various pieces of automated equipment and maintain reliable production
  • Evaluate operating and maintenance records on an on-going basis, identifying problems and potential problem areas. Provide Management with recommendations related to improvements.  Implement modifications to increase reliability as approved by Management
  • Diagnose and correct operational problems as required
  • Troubleshoot and repair a wide range of complex equipment such as automated chemistry systems, shielded nuclear radiation containment chambers (hot cells), particle accelerators (cyclotron), isolators, addressing complex electrical, pneumatic and mechanical issues
  • Develop, execute, validate and support Engineering solutions for new and existing programs
  • Support the review of Engineering and process designs
  • Support the calibration and maintenance of all CPDC equipment including, but not limited to clean rooms, analytical and process equipment, balances, etc.
  • Coordinate and monitor the maintenance/repair of equipment and support systems by outside contractors
  • Travel to satellite sites, on short notice, if required
  • Prepare and submit service and calibration reports for approvals and release
  • Assist in generating deviations for items found to be beyond acceptable limits
  • Inform Management if equipment is not being maintained and calibrated to agreed schedules
  • Maintain service tools and parts inventory required by maintenance and calibration programs
  • Demonstrate safety knowledge, awareness, and compliance with all safety and other job related policies and procedures
  • Other related duties, as required

Requirements and Qualifications:

  • College Diploma in Electro-Mechanical or Electrical Engineering fields
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience with working on electrical systems, accelerators (cyclotrons), ultra-high vacuum systems, high voltage, automated systems
  • Demonstrated experience in troubleshooting and repair of complex technical (electronic, computing, pneumatic and electro-mechanical) systems
  • Willingness to work in a fast pace, high stress, tight timelines environment
  • Demonstrated ability to make decisions and problem solve
  • Flexibility and willingness to work weekends, holidays and support on-call 24/7 evenings, and or night shift (rotating schedule)
  • Ability to lift 50lbs
  • Ability to crawl, stoop, crouch, and kneel in small spaces


If you require accommodation for your application or interview, please contact Human Resources directly at 905.525.9140 ext. 21112 or by email at careers@imagingprobes.ca


We thank all those who apply but only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.


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