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Development Technician (2 openings) 1

Date: Nov 17, 2022

Location: Ottawa, ON, CA

Company: BWX Technologies

BWXT Medical Ltd. provides its customers, who conduct life-saving medical procedures for patients around the world, the benefit of decades of experience in the development, manufacturing, packaging and delivery of medical isotopes and radiopharmaceuticals. Headquartered in Kanata, Ontario, BWXT Medical Ltd. employs over 300 highly-skilled people in Kanata and Vancouver, British Columbia. BWXT Medical Ltd. is part of the BWXT nuclear power segment (NPG) of BWX Technologies, Inc.

R5 Development Technician


We are recruiting for a Development Technician for the Validiation Team for our facility in Kanata, Ontario.



  • Working within the Development and Process Engineering team, you will:
  • Develop chemical systems, instrumentation and process methods in accordance with cGMP requirements.
  • Assist with the completion of designs in consultation with the science specialist.
  • Source, assemble and test chemical processing equipment.
  • Develop manipulator compatible tooling and fittings.
  • Perform experiments in accordance with established specifications and procedures and gather data for analysis and report results.
  • Commission new processes, products, equipment and facilities.
  • Assist in troubleshooting, custom maintenance and repairs of process equipment and facilities.
  • Provide technical advice as directed.



  •  Normally, a technologist diploma (3-year) plus 3 years of relevant technical experience.
  • Nuclear Energy Worker.
  • Demonstrated capability to write technical documentation.
  • Should be familiar with company organization, practices, policies and procedures and able to read and comprehend drawings, schematics, specifications and technical literature.



  • Practical experience with optimization of chemical systems would be an asset.
  • Practical experience radiopharmaceutical and/or pharmaceutical manufacturing would be an asset.
  • Practical experience with manufacturing Indium-111 Oxine and/or TheraSphere is an asset.
  • Familiarity with use and test methods of analytical laboratory equipment and nuclear medicine laboratory equipment.
  • Experience working with electronic systems that are 21 CFR part 11 compliant is an asset
  • Experience working with automated computerized systems (i.e. PLC, SCADA, etc.) is an asset
  • Experience with Current Good Manufacturing Practices, including IQ/OQ/PQ
  • Experience working with or formal education of robotics and automated manufacturing equipment would be an asset
  • Proficient with the use and maintenance of spreadsheets
  • Works under general direction and guidance.  Decisions are normally made based on interpretation of well-defined policies and precedent.



  • Have good manual dexterity and grip strength.
  • Push and pull hand carts with a force of up to 25kgs on an occasional basis.
  • Lift up to 5kgs on a frequent basis and 10kgs on an occasional basis.
  • Work with arms/hands on a frequent basis.
  • This position requires the successful completion of a Health & Hygiene medical assessment, vision screening and hearing test as a pre-employment condition.


BWXT Medical Ltd. embraces diversity of thought, values individuality, encourages new perspectives and provides equal opportunity in employment for all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, disability, a conviction for which a pardon has been granted or a record suspended or any other category protected by federal law.

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