Analytical Chemist and Manufacturing Support Technician (Knoxville, TN)

Job Description

Now’s our time to inspire the future of healthcare together.

Siemens Healthineers is a leading global medical technology company with over 170 years of experience and 18,000 patents. More than 48,000 dedicated colleagues in over 70 countries are driven to shape the future of healthcare. We stand with our customers around the world to support them in delivering high quality care to their patients. An estimated 5 million patients across the globe benefit every day from our innovative technologies and services in the areas of diagnostic and therapeutic imaging, laboratory diagnostics and molecular medicine, as well as digital health and enterprise services. This is what truly matters to us.

At Siemens Healthineers, we are passionate about enabling healthcare professionals to deliver high quality patient care, and to do so affordably.  A leading global healthcare company, Siemens Healthineers continues to strengthen our portfolio of medical imaging and laboratory diagnostics, while adding new offerings such as managed services, consulting, and healthcare IT services – as well as further technologies in the growing market for therapeutic and molecular diagnostics.

Siemens Healthineers develops innovations that support better patient outcomes with greater efficiencies, giving providers the confidence they need to meet the clinical, operational and financial challenges of a changing healthcare landscape.

Please note that this role can temporally be based remotely but there is an expectation to move to Knoxville, TN. 

Join our team now at Siemens Healthineers as an Analytical Chemistry and Manufacturing Support Technician

Position Overview

In this position the employee will provide the following services to support production of PET biomarkers at PETNET manufacturing facilities:

  • Review, revise and/or develop technical documentation utilized in biomarker production, quality control and equipment maintenance.
  • Collect, trend and present data generated through production processes and quality investigation to recommend possible manufacturing issues or improvements that are needed in the field.
  • Assist field and quality personnel in investigations triggered by manufacturing and operational issues.       
  • Provide onsite manufacturing support of PET biomarkers at PETNET Solutions manufacturing facilities across the country.
  • Perform on-site applications, training, and qualification of production and quality control processes for new and existing site personnel.

This is a role well suited to an ambitious professional, looking for the next step in their career. As an Analytical Chemistry and Manufacturing Support Technician with our Technical and Manufacturing Support Team, you will be responsible for:

  • Provide quick expertise and recommendations to site and corporate personnel about production issues that occur at the PETNET Solutions facilities both on the phone and in person at the site level.
  • Assist in investigations and analysis of the most complex field problems.
  • Ensure quality expectations for the company are met, communicating in a timely manner issues that require input from other departments.
  • Provide feedback and data to other departments in order to identify possible production issues on a site and corporate scale.
  • Complete assigned trainings and maintain qualifications to ensure readiness to support manufacturing efforts.
  • Prioritize identified problems and develop solutions to improve productivity and customer satisfaction
  • Train and qualify new operators in new and current biomarker process
  • Travel to PETNET Solution Pharmacies to assist sites in the production process

Required skills to have for the success of this role

  • BS degree in chemistry, engineering or other science fields recommended
  • 2-3 years’ experience in operation and maintenance of complex analytical equipment such as HPLC, GC and TLC and their associated software applications
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills needed
  • Ability to accomplish multiple tasks in fast-paced environment
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational and managerial skills
  • Excellent attention to detail in the execution of job responsibilities
  • Good understanding of analytical equipment (TLC, HPLC, GC, etc.), how it works and interpretation of results
  • Up to 10-25% travel as required to perform job functions

Preferred Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience

  • Experience with 18F radiochemistry is preferred but training will be provided to an otherwise well-qualified candidate
  • Experience with general radiation safety and hazardous material handling or similar technical experience
  • Ability to work independently with sites when trouble shooting issues but also in a team environment both at a corporate and site level.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in the production of PET biomarkers or commercial operations

At Siemens Healthineers, we value those who dedicate their energy and passion to a greater cause. Our people make us unique as an employer in the med-tech industry. What unites and motivates our global team is the inspiration of our common purpose:  To innovate for healthcare, building on our remarkable legacy of pioneering ideas that translate into even better healthcare products and services. We recognize that taking ownership of our work allows both us and the company to grow. We offer you a flexible and dynamic environment and the space to move beyond your comfort zone to grow both personally and professionally.

If you want to join us in transforming the way healthcare is delivered, visit our career site at

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As an equal-opportunity employer we are happy to consider applications from individuals with disabilities.



Organization: Siemens Healthineers

Company: PETNET Solutions, Inc.

Experience Level: Early Professional

Full / Part time: Full-time

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