Advisor, PET Operations

What a PET Operations Advisor Contributes to Cardinal Health Nuclear & Precision Health Solutions

A PET Operations Advisor supports key Nuclear & Precision Health Solutions/PET (Positron Emission Tomography) initiatives.   They drive a proactive culture of compliance excellence within Cardinal Health, deliver excellent outcomes through strong advocacy, proactive communication, planning with necessary cross functional teams and more.  

Travel for the position is 75-80%


  • Supports PET (Positron Emission Tomography) manufacturing sites as needed (manufacturing products, quality control, radiation safety program, cGMP program, Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S), etc.)

  • Supports continuous improvement initiatives with quality and regulatory, customer service, culture, and financials

  • Supports the training team as needed

  • Acts as technical expert

  • Conducts onboarding training for new hires

  • Trains in all products for both Quality Control and production

  • May act as tech in charge upon PET Site Supervisor (PSS) or lead tech’s absence

  • Participates in projects as needed

  • Communicates contingency plans with pharmacy and/or other PET sites

  • Acts as possible Quality Assurance designee

  • Trainer for media fill

  • May be Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) and/or Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) leader

  • Troubles shoot and performs basic maintenance on equipment and send it out for recalibration

  • Be able to perform minor maintenance on the cyclotron and interpret different error codes

  • Advanced knowledge in SAP to do the following: troubleshoot/correct, train, have purchasing capability and authority, ordering (requires authority), ability to do plant maintenance and hand end of the month inventory synchronization

  • Other duties at assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field  (scientific or technical discipline), or equivalent work experience preferred

  • 4-8 years of experience, preferred

  • Ability to train and coach others from technical expertise

  • Prior PET manufacturing site experience strongly preferred.  Sr. Technician level preferred, will consider other technician levels (proficient in all duties and responsibilities)

  • Authorized user preferred but can be trained

  • Media fill qualified preferred but can be trained

  • Advanced knowledge of SAP preferred

  • Ability to travel 75%-80%

  • Must have and sustain all core competency skills, maintain all training and qualifications

  • May need to be flexible to relocate

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: $65,500-$93,500

Bonus eligible: No

Benefits: Cardinal Health offers a wide variety of benefits and programs to support health and well-being.

  • Medical, dental and vision coverage

  • Paid time off plan

  • Health savings account (HSA)

  • 401k savings plan

  • Access to wages before pay day with myFlexPay

  • Flexible spending accounts (FSAs)

  • Short- and long-term disability coverage

  • Work-Life resources

  • Paid parental leave

  • Healthy lifestyle programs

Application window anticipated to close: 07/27/2024 *if interested in opportunity, please submit application as soon as possible.

The salary range listed is an estimate. Pay at Cardinal Health is determined by multiple factors including, but not limited to, a candidate’s geographical location, relevant education, experience and skills and an evaluation of internal pay equity.

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.