Manager, Nuclear Manufacturing

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.

  • Ability to execute Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in accordance with
    current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) requirements including Good Documentation Practices (GDP)
  • Ability to manage inventory
  • Monitor and verify quality in accordance with SOPs
  • Ability to ensure general maintenance and cleaning of equipment and facility is maintained in areas of responsibility
  • Work in partnership with cross functional teams to ensure product/production
    expectations and demands are met resulting in on-time, in-full supply on a weekly basis.
  • 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 including fully automated and radioactively shielded advanced robotic systems.


  • Lead a team of 12+ Nuclear Manufacturing Technicians whose responsibilities include all aspects of radio-pharmaceutical manufacturing in areas such as drug substance/drug product operations, manual and automatic inspection, labeling, packaging, component receipt and verifications and scheduled area sanitization.
  • Plan and implement production strategies to maintain current commercial production schedule
  • Partner with equipment vendors regarding repairs, enhancements, and troubleshooting activities
  • Conduct non-conformance investigations, complete CAPA action items, and ensure change control process is implemented
  • Provide coaching, counseling, and mentoring to employees regarding career development.
  • Perform timely review of batch production records.
  • Ensure compliance with FDA, OSHA, NRC as well as other regulatory agencies in addition to corporate/plant policies and procedures.
  • Interact with governmental, customer, and internal investigators during audit activities.


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field, or equivalent work experience preferred
  • A minimum of 5+ years related work experience strongly preferred including 1+ year supervisory experience
  • Pharmaceutical manufacturing experience preferred
  • Demonstrated success in managing people and leading multiples teams and/or departments
  • Strong communication skills
  • Demonstrated success in achieving results along with strong financial acumen and project management
  • Lean culture experience / management preferred

What is expected of you and others at this level

  • Manages department operations and supervises professional employees, frontline supervisors and/or business support staff
  • Participates in the development of policies and procedures to achieve specific goals
  • Ensures employees operate within guidelines
  • Decisions have a short-term impact on work processes, outcomes, and customers
  • Interacts with subordinates, peer customers and suppliers at various management levels may interact with senior management
  • Interactions normally involves resolution of issues related to operations and/or projects
  • Gains consensus from various parties involved

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.