Mechanical/Aerospace Engineer

Sotera Health

Reporting to the Manager, Package & Support Engineering, you will be responsible for the design, testing and on-going technical and manufacturing support of sealed sources and transport packages used for the shipment of radioisotopes.

You will work closely with the group responsible for the production of sealed radioactive sources used in sterilization applications, and the group responsible for the operation and maintenance of transport packages.

Key Responsibilities

  • Apply a fully proficient and in-depth knowledge of engineering principles and standards.
  • Lead or participate in various aspects of the design, licensing and manufacture of sealed sources and transport packages. This will include leading the design process; coordinating prototype manufacture; review and approval of engineering drawings, preparation of engineering analysis and calculations, creating test specifications, coordinating and executing testing; compiling results and generating reports; designing or modifying production processes and equipment.
  • Lead mechanical engineering projects and be fully accountable to meet defined budgets, schedules, and functionality requirements, commensurate with your work experience.
  • Stay current with the requirements for and capabilities of Nordion manufacturing processes and equipment for sealed sources in order to respond to queries from operations and other internal customers.
  • Be able to provide task guidance and quality control for activities of other team members.


  • Education: Bachelor degree in Engineering (Mechanical)
  • Experience: Preferably 5+ years of relevant work experience in mechanical engineering
  • Certificates: Professional Engineer designation or be eligible for accreditation as a professional engineer.

Skills and Competencies

  • Technical experience and competencies:
  1. Design and engineering analysis of mechanical systems and components,
  2. Design, prototyping, testing and troubleshooting of mechanical or electromechanical equipment used for manufacturing processes,
  3. Design, refinement, implementation and documentation of manufacturing processes
  • The following aspects would be considered an asset:
  1. Prior experience in nuclear industry, especially in the design, troubleshooting and testing of equipment operating inside hot cells
  2. Familiarity with automated welding, associated technologies and equipment
  3. Some exposure to radiation resistance of materials and components;
  4. Understanding of various methods and technologies used for leak testing of critical components and systems
  • Excellent verbal communication skills. You must be able to clearly explain complex technical, regulatory and compliance aspects to non-technical audiences.
  • Proven ability to exercise sound technical judgments on complex decisions falling outside standard practices and procedures.
  • Experience providing technical recommendations with limited review from senior staff, providing technical guidance to other engineers and to technicians, and providing review and feedback on technical items.
  • Excellent technical writing skills.
  • Effective team player
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Additional Requirements

  • Occasional overtime to meet project requirements
  • Occasional travel requirements

Training Required:

  • Must complete all required training and certification as a Nuclear Energy Worker

The name Sotera Health was inspired by Soteria, the Greek goddess of safety, and reflects the Company’s unwavering commitment to its mission, Safeguarding Global Health®. Sotera Health Company is a leading global provider of mission-critical sterilization and lab testing and advisory services for the healthcare industry. With a combined tenure across our businesses of nearly 200 years and our industry recognized scientific and technological expertise, we help to ensure the safety of millions of patients and healthcare practitioners around the world every year. Across our 64 facilities worldwide, we have over 3,000 employees who are dedicated to safety and quality. We are a trusted partner to more than 5,800 customers in over 50 countries, including more than 40 of the top 50 medical device companies and 8 of the top 10 global pharmaceutical companies. 

Sotera Health goes to market through its three best-in-class businesses – Sterigenics®, Nordion® and Nelson Labs®. Sterigenics is a leading global provider of outsourced terminal sterilization and irradiation services for the medical device, pharmaceutical, food safety and advanced applications markets. Nordion is the leading global provider of Co-60 and gamma irradiators, which are key components to the gamma sterilization process. Nelson Labs is a global leader in outsourced microbiological and analytical chemistry testing and advisory services for the medical device and pharmaceutical industries. Learn more about Sotera Health at 

Nordion is a leading global provider of Cobalt-60 used in the sterilization and irradiation processes for the medical device, pharmaceutical, food safety, and high-performance materials industries, as well as in the treatment of cancer. Nordion supplies products to more than 40 countries around the world. Learn more about Nordion at

Safeguarding Global Health® – with every Cobalt-60 source we supply.

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