Would you like the Opportunity…

...to Make a Difference

Transonic® offers employees the chance to make a difference. As a pioneering, high tech company, employees bring flow measurement benefits to: operating rooms where intraoperative flow measurements inform surgeons; research laboratories worldwide, setting the stage for medical advances; dialysis clinics where measurements enable proactive treatment to extend the lives of patients with kidney failure. In short, Transonic flow measurement technologies save lives.

... for Growth

Motivated employees enjoy an opportunity for both personal growth and professional advancement in a flexible, friendly, open, working environment. The company offers an excellent benefit package, including fully paid medical insurance, along with recognition for individual initiative and accomplishment.

... for Quality of Life

Transonic’s headquarters is located in cosmopolitan Ithaca, NY, home to Cornell University and Ithaca College. Located in the unsurpassed beauty of the New York Finger Lakes region; in Ithaca, rural life and recreation interface with city sophistication and world class culture.
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Current Opportunities

Please submit your resume and cover letter via email using the "Apply here" link associated with the position or by mailing them to:
Attn: Human Resources
Transonic Systems Inc.
34 Dutch Mill Rd.
Ithaca, NY 14850


Manufacturing Supervisor
Department: Manufacturing O/H

Ithaca, NY

Organize and direct manufacturing daily activities and processes of production staff to achieve production schedules; define and maintain metrics to meet schedule. Create process & infrastructure upgrades to production activities to improve quality, minimize non-value-added activities, and reduce cost. Manage and lead employees to bring Transonic’s core ICARE values to life.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Organize, schedule, direct and control daily activities of manufacturing functions including meter assembly, low volume/high mix probe assembly, calibrations, final quality control testing our zero-defect metric, and shipping deliverables.
    • Manage staff by communicating job expectations, planning, monitoring and appraising job results; coaching, counseling and disciplining employees; initiating, coordinating and enforcing systems, policies and procedures.
    • Maintain staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting and training employees; developing personal growth opportunities.
    • Identify resource requirements to meet processing schedule
    • Initiate and lead projects to continually improve production schedules, minimize non-valueadded activities, and reduce cost of quality. Seek out new technology, materials, and methods to improve quality and reduce costs.
    • Represent manufacturing in the early stages of design development; serve as technical resource in the design of new products regarding manufacturing processes and process validation; and oversee early production of samples/prototypes of new products.
    • Assist in and support validation and verification activities for all new products and processes.
    • Ensure that documentation and records are completed, reviewed, and stored in accordance with GMP’s, internal work instructions, and quality and regulatory requirements.
    • Implement appropriate actions to document non-conformances and process changes into the Quality System.
    • Interface with Manufacturing Engineering and Quality Assurance on issues of NCMR’s, CAPA’s, investigations and audits.
    • Responsible for compliance with safety procedures and for ensuring that internal personnel comply with safety procedures.
    • Hold team meetings to discuss and improve quality and reduce costs.
    • Establish appropriate performance metrics.
    • Perform other work-related duties as requested, directed or assigned by management.

Education and Experience:

  • 4-yr Engineering degree applicable to the manufacturing process (Manufacturing, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical, Electrical, or similar)
  • Several years’ experience as a Supervisor/Manager in Manufacturing, with team-building and cooperative management style.
  • Experience in medical device industry is preferred
  • Experience with test equipment such as oscilloscopes, DVM, signal generators, power meters, frequency counters and other related test equipment, and manufacturing shop equipment such as milling machine, ultrasonic welder, injection molder.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to use applicable Engineering skills to troubleshoot and diagnose production issues that arise.
  • Knowledge and experience in electronics, assembly, calibration and testing processes with the ability to lead and assist in training in these areas.
  • Must be willing to assume leadership with a strong sense of urgency to produce results and very high reliability and integrity.
  • Must be hands on, willing to learn the process, mentor and train others.
  • Should possess strong organizational, project management, and influencing skills with the ability to work on multiple projects and lead multiple teams.
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal, to ensure timely, accurate delivery information communicated with the Customer Service Team and others as necessary.
  • Demonstrated ability to set priorities, meet deadlines and deliver projects on time in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft applications and capable of using other related software applications such as Macola, Crystal Reports, CRM or similar.

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Continuous Improvement Engineer
Department: Manufacturing O/H

Ithaca, NY

This position is responsible for identifying, managing and leading continuous improvement projects for Transonic’s manufacturing processes with a goal toward improving efficiencies, reducing cost and improving quality by utilizing continuous improvement techniques.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Investigate, evaluate, troubleshoot and resolve production issues including material use variances, bottlenecks and inefficiencies.
  • Identify opportunities and implement changes to improve manufacturing processes and to reduce costs, using knowledge of manufacturing processes, tooling and production equipment, assembly methods, quality control standards, and product design, materials and parts.
  • Apply continuous improvement methods such as lean manufacturing to enhance manufacturing quality, reliability, or cost-effectiveness.
  • Maximize efficiency by optimizing layout of equipment, workflow, assembly methods, and work flow utilization.
  • Assure product and process quality by designing testing methods; testing finished process and product capabilities; establishing standards; confirming manufacturing processes.
  • Drive the implementation of Engineering Change Orders on the production floor.
  • Prepare product and process reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
  • Determine root causes of failures or quality issues and recommend changes in designs, tolerances, or processing methods.
  • Drive the standardization of processes and the implementation of metrics & best practices which will assist in meeting or exceeding Transonic’s standards for quality.
  • Provide process expertise and support to Design and Product Engineers to refine product designs to increase producibility and decrease costs related to manufacturing.
  • Perform other work-related duties as requested, directed or assigned by management.

Education and Experience:

  • B.S. in Industrial or Manufacturing Engineering with practical experience on mechanical and electronic device manufacturing process & work flow.
  • Lean Six Sigma certification plus practical experience applying the tools in a production environment. Green belt certification or higher is preferred.
  • Experience in medical device industry is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage projects and accomplish goals.
  • Should possess strong organizational, project management, and influencing skills with the ability to work on multiple projects and lead multiple teams.
  • Proven effective communication skills to work with shop floor personnel, technical teams and management to gain buy-in and support needed to accomplish the improvements.
  • Demonstrated ability to set priorities, meet deadlines and deliver projects on time in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft applications and capable of using other related software applications such as Macola, Crystal Reports, CRM or similar.

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Incoming Inspector / Supplier Audit Specialist
Department: Quality Assurance

Ithaca, NY

This position will be responsible for performing inspection of incoming purchased parts to assure conformance to specifications including dimensional measurements; component analysis; functional testing; and evaluation under IPC610 and IPC620 standards. In addition, this position will review suitability and continued viability of certain vendors and manufacturers through remote and on-site audits of Transonic’s supply chain.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Utilize skills as an electronic technician to accurately perform diversified electrical, mechanical, physical and visual inspections of incoming purchased parts including dimensional measurements, component analysis, functional testing and checking of incoming materials against pre-established quality specifications.
  • Other related inspections include review of accompanying documents such as certificates and/or technical reports.
  • Document inspection results and enter data into the ERP system and/or other computer collection systems.
  • Interprets material specifications, blueprints, inspection procedures, and sampling plans.
  • Detects and reports defective materials and unusual conditions.
  • Maintains work area and equipment in clean, safe and orderly condition adhering to Company quality and safety standards.
  • Audits batch documentation for sterility releases.
  • Timely, effective communication with other Company departments regarding product dispositions and potential problems.
  • Assists as necessary in the Receiving of materials and products.
  • Review suitability and continued viability of certain vendors and manufacturers through remote and onsite audits of Transonic’s supply chain
  • Perform other work-related duties as requested, directed or assigned by management.

Education and Experience:

  • Associates degree in electronics, electrical manufacturing, or equivalent.
  • IPC610 and IPC620 certified.
  • ASQ certified (desired).
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience as an Electronics Technician in a manufacturing, R&D or engineering setting.
  • Familiarity with Six Sigma, Medical Device Manufacturing, Lean or statistics.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to read, write, and speak English is required. Must be able to write clear, legible and accurate data and correspondence.
  • Able to read and follow written inspection instructions and equipment operating and maintenance instructions.
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills, basic math skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills including basic experience with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Able to prioritize and multi-task with strong organizational skills.
  • Able to be self-directed and/or work within a team-based environment with little or no supervision.
  • Prior experience in the use of MRP/ERP systems preferred.
  • Proficient in use of measuring equipment (e.g., calipers, micrometers, pin gages, go-no go gages, multi-meters, optical comparator, etc.).

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Production Tech I
Department: Manufacturing

Ithaca, NY

Conducts, maintains, tests and repairs electrical/electronic, mechanical systems and components. Applies knowledge of electrical/electronics and mechanical principles in determining equipment malfunctions and applies skills in restoring equipment to operation.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Repair and calibration of precision medical flow sensors; recirculation and test of flow meters.
  • Troubleshoots and repairs mechanical and electrical/electronic equipment including but not limited to programmable controls, numeral controls, gages and test equipment.
  • Sets-up and operates a variety of hand-operated tools and electronic equipment to manufacture product specified on work orders using standard work instructions and Inspection procedures.
  • Documents inspection results and enters data into the devices database and other computer collection systems.
  • Plans and performs work requiring a thorough knowledge of electrical/electronic and mechanical theories and principles, writing specifications, local and national electrical codes, properties of various materials, and principles of operation and application of electronic equipment.
  • Maintains company-required performance and maintenance records for identified equipment.
  • Orders parts as required in order to complete repairs.
  • Performs preventive maintenance functions as directed.
  • Assists manufacturing personnel with technical troubleshooting.
  • Ensures clean and organized work environment at all times.
  • Manage tasks related to multiple production duties, prioritize and respond to special assigned duties.
  • Other tasks as assigned by the Dept. Manager.

Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or its equivalent required.
  • Two-year technical degree or equivalent work experience in a technical field is preferred.
  • Minimum of 2years of calibration experience preferred and the ability to demonstrate high proficiency in these areas.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Position requires electronic and mechanical aptitude, good trouble shooting skills, customer service skills, good written and verbal communication skills and the ability to meet production deadlines.
  • Must have a strong understanding of electrical, pneumatic, temperature, electronic and mechanical measurement techniques and concepts in a high paced manufacturing environment.
  • A thorough knowledge of electronic test equipment, function generator, digital /analog multimeter, temperature instruments and equipment including the use of special instruments for diagnostic purposes.
  • Must be able to work well with all levels of personnel whether individually or in a team environment, and especially must be able to interface and communicate with co-workers in order to assist with repairs and troubleshooting.
  • Willing to work overtime as required.
  • Proficient in PCs, PC-based productivity applications, specifically, MS-Office.
  • Basic soldering skills for assembly or rework.
  • Must be safety conscious.

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New Product Development Project Manager
Department: Engineering

Ithaca, NY

The NPD Project Manager is responsible for leading cross-functional teams in the New Product Development (NPD) and Sustaining Engineering effort to bring new and innovative flow measurement system products from concept to commercialization. This role will apply Project Management best practice knowledge, tools, methodologies and techniques to meet or surpass the needs and expectations of all stakeholders.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Create and execute project work plans, schedules and budgets which adhere to Company goals and quality standards.
  • Influences all aspects of a project.
  • Manage project modifications as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements.
  • Identify resources needed and work with functional departments to staff accordingly.
  • Coordinate and manage day-to-day project execution and operational aspects of a project and scope.
  • Assigns deliverables and accountability to team members; ensures achievement of same by providing guidance and direction.
  • Identify lapses in schedule or commitments, and ensures corrective action(s) are defined and initiated.
  • Prepare meeting agendas, facilitate meetings and provide minutes for follow-up actions.
  • Motivate and serve as a mentor to individual team members.
  • Monitor and track project milestones and deliverables and report progress to upper management and all other stakeholders.
  • Identify, review, and work with vendors or other outside resources to meet project needs.
  • Perform other work-related duties as requested, directed or assigned by management.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in technical discipline.
  • 5+ years project management experience required.
  • PMP certification preferred.
  • Proven capability to lead a multiple function project from “start to finish”.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Project management best practice knowledge, tools, methodologies and techniques.
  • Ability to work with functional departments to develop comprehensive schedules.
  • Ability to effectively coordinate people and resources.
  • Self-starter and Self-motivated.
  • Good communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Ability to recognize obstacles and develop solutions through collaboration and initiative.
  • Able to utilize time management skills to ensure project timelines are adhered to.

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Software Development Manager
Department: Engineering

Ithaca, NY

This position would be responsible to lead the software development efforts for Transonic’s cutting edge products. This position will lead the SW development efforts required for the development of new products and the sustaining of current products that are used clinically as well as in research areas including: cardiovascular surgery, interventional radiology, and other such areas.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead a team of embedded and system SW engineers in the development of devices used in medical and research applications.
  • Define and drive continuous improvement in the use of SW development tools and processes for SW Architecture, Design, Implementation and Verification.
  • Investigate, recommend and implement new SW technologies in current and new products under development.
  • Coordinate and oversee the work activities of the SW team and ensure alignment to Company goals, project goals and quality standards.
  • Effectively manage the use of outside SW resources.
  • Design, develop, and test embedded SW in compliance with applicable regulations and processes.
  • Participate on cross functional teams working on new product developments.
  • Work on multiple projects and drive with objectives and priority.
  • Willingness to perform additional tasks as requested, directed or assigned by Management.

Education and Experience:

  • BS degree in Computer Science Engineering or equivalent.
  • Experience managing teams of SW Engineers.
  • Embedded SW development experience.
  • Good programming experience in C is a plus.
  • Firmware Verification and Validation testing experience is a plus.
  • Familiarity with writing Linux applications and Linux operating systems is a plus.
  • Cypress PSoC and/or Xilinx MicroBlaze experience is a plus.
  • Freescale CodeWarrior experience is a plus.
  • VHDL and/or Verilog programming experience is a plus.
  • Programming background in Java and C++ is a plus.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to manage internal and external SW teams.
  • Ability to develop work breakdown structures, schedule and track to completion.
  • Self-starter and Self-motivated.
  • Good communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Passion for learning new and emerging technologies.

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Test Engineer
Department: Engineering

Ithaca, NY

This position will be responsible for the research, development, design and detailed evaluation methods required for verification and validation testing used for Transonic meters, including overseeing and analyzing the overall testing process and progress.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with design engineers to construct an overall design verification and validation plan to ensure design outputs meet design requirements.
  • Develop detailed plans and protocols to execute the overall testing plan.
  • Prepare validation and verification protocols for new or modified products.
  • Coordinate the implementation or scheduling of validation testing with affected departments and personnel.
  • Oversee the work of other test engineers and test technicians to execute those plans
  • Participate in design reviews and other associated design related activities
  • Ensure that all documentation for above actions are accurate and consistent with processes
  • Conduct audits of validation or verification processes to ensure compliance with internal and regulatory requirements.
  • Drive continuous improvement in how Transonic performs V&V activities
  • Perform other work-related duties as requested, directed or assigned by management.

Education and Experience:

  • BS in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Software Engineering or similar field required.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a similar role.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Requires understanding of the role of statistics in design of the overall verification strategies and plans.
  • Ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions.
  • Able to identify potential problems and review related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Capable of coordinating and effectively directing a team for the successful execution of verification and validation activities.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent problem solving and time management skills.
  • Self-motivated and highly organized.
  • Experience in the Medical Device or other regulated industry preferred.

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Sustaining Engineering Manager
Department: Mfg O/H (Sustaining Engineering)

Ithaca, NY

Drives improvements in product design to increase robustness, reduce cost, and ensure continued product viability. Includes ensuring awareness of and actively managing component end-of-life (EOL), evolving external standards, and continued post-market feedback. The Sustaining Engineering Manager will coordinate the activities of the Sustaining Engineering group.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support product design of released products including changes related to internal requests, supplier changes, field request, obsolete components, new standard compliance and other related activities.
  • Evaluate and resolve causes of manufacturing yield and quality problems through structured problem solving.
  • Leads and motivates Sustaining Engineering team whose primary responsibility is to define, implement, and improve product design.
  • Prepare, revise and maintain documentation required to support product improvement including engineering drawings, Bill of Materials (BOM’s) and Design History Files (DHF).
  • Triage corporate priorities, goals, and project lead times alongside company executives and mid-management.
  • Provide tactical support and project management for resource leveling of the Sustaining Engineering team.
  • Support and assist Engineering/R&D new product development/implementation projects.
  • Monitor quality of engineering drawings, BOM’s and routers.
  • Examine methods to reduce product cost while improving product quality.
  • Assure that procedures and work instructions are correct, efficient and applicable.
  • Oversees production tooling design, control, implementation, and maintenance.
  • Reviews and approves Engineering Change Orders (ECO’s) for engineering of released products.
  • Oversees product validation including protocol/report writing, execution, and maintenance of released products.
  • Maintain team project status and visibility, ensure open communication, flow defect tracking, and project scope.
  • Perform other work-related duties as requested, directed or assigned by management.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Manufacturing or Biomedical Engineering; or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 5-10 years’ experience as a Manufacturing or Design Engineer in the medical device or other highly regulated industry.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in a functional role utilizing project management.
  • Experience with FDA/ISO13485 processes and procedures including implementation and audits and direct experience in product and process validation.
  • Technical expertise & application experience in manufacturing based applications consistent with Degree such as Advanced Computer Aided Design abilities, 3D modeling through PTC. Creo Software or Solidworks, and for Test Software design & implementation.
  • Experienced in root cause analysis techniques and failure mode and effect analysis.
  • Experience with Design for Assembly and Design for Manufacturing techniques.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Formal experience in product and process validation per FDA & ISO requirements.
  • Knowledge of material handling, manufacturing equipment and processes, assembly equipment and processes, and test methods.
  • Knowledge of common manufacturing processes including machining, soldering, packaging and assembly line production, and electrical test.
  • Ability to exercise Lean Manufacturing tools, such as SPC utilization, 5S, VSM, and Kanban.
  • Demonstrated project management in a fast-paced environment with ability to re-prioritize as needed.
  • Ability to act independently and make independent decision when needed.
  • Strong sense of urgency.
  • Ability to solve engineering problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where limited standardization may exist.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

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Assembler I
Department: Probes

Ithaca, NY

Perform basic mechanical assembly of precision medical equipment using microscopes, variety of small hand tools, and soldering methods.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assemble and test electro/mechanical precision medical products using a variety of small hand tools, epoxies and glues, soldering, and crimping techniques.
  • Set-up and operate a variety of hand-operated tools and equipment to manufacture and assemble product specified on work orders using standard work instructions and inspection procedures.
  • Follow written procedures, schematics and blueprints with a high level of accuracy to ensure all product meets company and quality specifications.
  • Document and enter data into the device history database and other computer collection systems.
  • Maintain company-required performance and maintenance records for identified equipment.
  • Perform preventive maintenance functions as required or directed.
  • Ensure a clean and organized work environment at all times that meet or exceed company standards.
  • Manage tasks related to multiple production duties, assist in prioritization and respond to special assigned duties as needed to assure production deadlines and timelines are met.
  • Perform other work-related duties as requested, directed or assigned by management.

Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or its equivalent required.
  • Previous work experience in a medical manufacturing environment is preferred.
  • IPC solder certification preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Capable of working with small precision devices under a microscope.
  • Ability to work with various epoxies and glues.
  • Basic soldering skills for assembly or rework.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills; and the ability to read, understand and follow written instructions for production processes and assembly is required.
  • Must have good mechanical aptitude and an understanding of electrical, pneumatic, temperature, electronic and mechanical measurement techniques and concepts in a high-paced manufacturing environment.
  • Ability to interface and communicate effectively and professionally with management and co-workers is essential and must be able to work well with all levels of personnel whether individually or in a team environment.
  • Willing to work overtime as required.
  • Proficient in PCs, PC-based productivity applications, specifically, MS-Office.
  • Must be safety conscious.

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