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


Sustaining Engineer – Electrical
Department: Mfg O/H (Sustaining Engineering)

Ithaca, NY

This position would be responsible to closely work with, and provide support to, Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering and Quality teams to troubleshoot and resolve problems encountered with our released products that are used clinically as well as in research areas including cardiovascular, surgery, interventional radiology and other such areas. Investigate and troubleshoot to the root cause of product problems by understanding the symptoms; researching

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Focus on the Sustaining Engineering side of product development and maintenance, including changes related to internal requests, supplier changes; file requests, obsolete components, new standard compliance activities associated with ongoing product support.
  • Identify innovative continuous improvement opportunities where possible and take part in improvement projects as assigned.
  • Work with cross-functional teams to provide assistance in determining design-related causes and assist with implementation of design changes as required, including documentation support, through structured problem-solving techniques.
  • Incorporate required regulatory standards (FDA, ISO, etc.) in developmental and/or sustaining projects including written protocols, test methods, assembly processes and the Design History File (DHF).
  • Drive improvements based on product design of new test methods and/or remediation of current test methods to ensure device robustness.
  • Work on multiple projects and drive with objectives and priority.
  • Willingness to perform other work-related duties as requested, directed or assigned by management.

Education and Experience:

  • BS in Electrical, Electronics or Computer Science Engineering required.
  • Working experience in Sustaining/Continuing Engineering activities.
  • Preferred is 3-4 years’ experience in a medical device company.
  • Experience in programming language such as C, JAVA, Forth would be preferred.
  • Verification testing experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to perform schematic capture and perform analog and digital design.
  • Working knowledge of applicable FDA and ISO standards.
  • Understanding of engineering practices, product safety and root cause analysis.
  • Able to work with minimal direction towards completing project tasks.
  • Excellent analytical, troubleshooting and problem-solving skills. Capable of explaining the underlying concepts and principles.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including effective presentation of technical data to all levels within the organization.
  • Strong attention to details.

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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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Manufacturing Engineer – Electrical
Department: Mfg O/H (Manufacturing Engineering)

Ithaca, NY

This position is primarily responsible for exercising technical leadership and analytical skills in the resolution of production issues while keeping with Company goals and standards for quality and safety. Areas of responsibility include - implementing process improvements and manufacturing procedures including the conception, design and implementation of new tools and fixtures; preparation and execution of process validations; and, utilizing project management skills to assist in transitioning new products into production including fast-tracking incubator products.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Owns all assembly and test procedures for Meters and related accessories from incoming inspection of purchased parts and sub-assemblies thru Final QC and shipment to Customers.
  • Responsible for the design, development and implementation of tools and fixtures required for the efficient and error-free assembly of meters and other assigned products.
  • Conceives, designs and directs the assembly of fixtures used in component, sub-assembly, meter and probe/sensor testing.
  • Incorporates required regulatory standards (FDA, ISO) in developmental and/or sustaining engineering projects including written protocols, test methods, assembly processes and the Design History File.
  • Responsible for determining root cause(s) of failed components, sub-assemblies and completed meters and accessories and implementation of corrective measures with attention to impact on safety/ergonomics, quality, cost and production schedules.
  • Drives the effort to minimize product cost while maximizing product quality. Including effective collaboration with suppliers to meet these goals.
  • Develop and maintain Work Instruction / Direct Material / Router / BOM documentation and Cost Models for assigned products.
  • Be the champion of Lean Manufacturing and through direct observation of processing activities and the application of Lean principles, implement process /work flow improvements that decrease defects, reduce cycle time and /or reduce costs.
  • Define and execute validation plans for process improvements.
  • Present metrics for continuous improvement opportunities in safety, quality, customer service, throughput, productivity and cost.
  • Utilize SPC to monitor critical device performance parameters and establish meaningful process control limits to maximize yields.
  • Actively participate on new product release teams from the earliest phases to assure that design for manufacturing concepts are employed and to facilitate a smooth transition from Engineering to Manufacturing.
  • Support improvement projects by developing cost justifications and savings analysis.
  • Willingness to perform other work-related duties as requested, directed or assigned by management.

Education and Experience:

  • AAS in Electrical Engineering required.
  • BS in Electrical Engineering preferred.
  • Minimum of five years of experience. Preferred is prior experience in medical device industry and familiarity with FDA CGMP regulations.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Solid understanding of PCB production, population and test methods, including use of AOI, Flying Probe and Bed of Nails.
  • Solid knowledge of CIRRIS testers.
  • Capable of developing a thorough understanding of the operating principles of a variety of proprietary circuit boards
  • Working knowledge of applicable FDA and ISO standards.
  • Knowledge and ability to utilize Solidworks for CAD modeling a plus.
  • Thorough understanding of engineering practices, product safety and root cause analysis.
  • Able to work with minimal direction towards completing project tasks.
  • Excellent analytical, troubleshooting and problem-solving skills. Capable of explaining the underlying concepts and principles.
  • Proficient in developing computer-driven test applications, preferably with LabView and/or Visual Basic.
  • Proficient in the use of project management tools and application of continuous process improvement methodologies such as Lean Six Sigma or equivalent. Prior success in the development and implementation of process improvement initiatives.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including effective presentation of technical data to all levels within the organization.
  • Strong attention to details.
  • Excellent computer skills including MS Office and Microsoft Project
  • Requires understanding of validation concepts and document control.

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Purchasing Manager
Department: Manufacturing O/H - Purchasing

Ithaca, NY

Responsible for assuring the continuous supply and timely procurement of production and MRO materials in order to maintain maximum manufacturing levels at optimum costs consistent with quality and delivery requirements. Plan, direct and coordinate the personnel and activities involved in purchasing materials, products and services.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plan, direct and coordinate activities of department personnel engaged in all aspects of purchasing, shipping/receiving and building maintenance.
  • Manage shipping/receiving, maintenance and purchasing personnel as well as function in the role of buyer.
  • Control purchasing department budget.
  • Oversee and manage the purchase of items to/from Transonic sister divisions.
  • Develop and implement purchasing and contract management instructions, policies and procedures.
  • Generate/process requisitions and purchase orders for all production requirements as required by production plan, incorporating supplier lead time, cost, and current inventory levels.
  • Negotiate prices and create competitive bidding situations to insure lowest total cost.
  • Seek and recommend cost savings opportunities based upon new sources, substitutions, improved systems or new materials.
  • Evaluate, select and monitor suppliers and sub-contractor’s schedules, quality and delivery performance.
  • Identify risk and assist in supplier improvement.
  • Represent Transonic in negotiating vendor contracts and formulating policies to maintain, evaluate/re-evaluate, and expand reliable sources of supply and secondary sources as back up to promote appropriate competition and insure continued production.
  • Expedite solutions to problems that arise due to delivery, quality, quantity and cost of assigned commodities.
  • Resolve vendor and/or contractor disputes and negotiate settlements with suppliers that have caused Company losses (poor quality, delivery delays, etc.) by negotiating solutions that work for both parties.
  • Maintain close coordination with Production Planning so that adequate quantities of materials will be available while maintaining the lowest possible inventories.
  • Keep informed of new materials and purchasing trends by attending seminars, trade shows, etc., visiting suppliers, and participation in purchasing association.
  • Locate, research and interview vendors of materials, equipment and/or supplies to determine product availability, cost and terms of sales for new parts
  • Evaluate, select and manage commodity driven suppliers for IE polymers, sheet metal, cable manufacturing, printed circuit board assembly, machining (polymers/metal) and metal finishing
  • Analyze market and delivery systems to assess present and future material availability, identify parts that are obsolete and find suitable replacements.
  • Dispose of excess and obsolete material.
  • Responsible for inventory accuracy, cycle counts and shipping/receiving.
  • Ongoing evaluation and revision of planning parameters to reflect current usage, re-order quantities and safety stock levels for inventory parts.
  • Review orders so as not to drive inventory up but to ensure a supply that closely matches consumption and ensures availability
  • Resourcing activity when needed to maintain inventory and prevent stock-outs including dual sourcing for catalog items.
  • Supervise building maintenance including assignment of special tasks such as painting, carpet cleaning, furniture moving, repairs, and addressing plumbing and electrical issues.
  • Perform other work-related duties as requested, directed or assigned by management.

Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma.
  • Four-year college degree in either Business, Accounting or Engineering.
  • Prefer APIC certification in Supply Chain management.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Minimum 5-7 years related purchasing experience.
  • Must react with a strong sense of urgency.
  • Capability to influence and persuade internal and external customers through sound logic and articulate arguments to meet objectives.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to motivate, develop and direct others.
  • Good oral/written, analytical, organizational and negotiating skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.

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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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Quality and Regulatory Engineer
Department: Quality Assurance

Ithaca, NY

This is a role with dual responsibility; those being Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs, both focusing primarily on Engineering and New Product Development.

Duties and Responsibilities:

As a Quality Engineer:

  • Responsible for design and development quality including adherence to procedures for design input, review, output, V&V and transfer as well as initial production.
  • Work cross-functionally in the development and/or maintenance of products.
  • Involved in resolving any initial equipment and process-related production issues and/or activities including equipment, process, materials and method validation as well as statistical analysis and metrics to analyze those systems and processes being measured.
  • Monitor and ensure compliance with company quality policies and procedures (e.g. compliance with FDA, BSI, etc.). Advise, assist and lead the project team if any proposed course of actions could affect company or product compliance.
  • Responsible for overseeing failure analysis, documenting failure analysis and recommending corrective action for instrument complaint, service, production and receiving inspections issues.
  • Support Development/Operations Engineering and Manufacturing to resolve technical issues and implement corrective and preventative action for products.
  • Reviews and approves test and validation documents, receiving inspection requirements, sampling plans and Change Orders for product and process changes.
  • Initiate change orders to correct drawings, specifications, and Quality System Procedures.

As a Regulatory Engineer:

  • Coordinate and document regulatory processes such as standards as part of design input, necessary validation for those standards, 510(k) applications, CE mark application (including Tech File creation) and country registrations.
  • Ensures design history, technical and production files are reviewed for compliance with processing specifications and Quality Systems and Regulatory Compliance approval prior to product release.
  • Responsible for the coordination of, and the preparation of FDA 510(k) submissions and world-wide product registrations for final regulatory review.
  • Responsible for the coordination, preparation and maintenance of technical files for our CE marked products.
  • Review product labeling to ensure compliance with applicable regulatory requirements both domestic and international.
  • Participate on Risk Management and Risk Analysis review for clinical and research products.

Education and Experience:

  • A minimum of a BS in Engineering or related professional field is required.
  • A minimum of 3 years in a development environment with Quality and Regulatory Affairs responsibility is required.
  • Prior experience in a medical device or other highly regulated environment is preferred.
  • Member of American Society for Quality (ASQ) preferred.
  • Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) preferred.
  • Regulatory Affairs Professional Society (RAPS) Certified preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Good organizational skills.
  • Good written, oral, interpersonal, group and telephone communication skills.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office Suite including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Knowledge of Statistical Process Control required
  • Proficiency in:
    • Design controls.
    • Design of experiment (DOE).
    • Design validation and verification.
    • Process validation (IQ, OQ, PQ).
    • Regression analysis.
    • Statistical sampling methods.
    • Standards compliance such as electrical safety, EMC, biocompatibility, usability.

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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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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 accordingl.y
  • 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 member.
  • 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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Research Application Specialist

Candidates for this position can work from either Transonic Ithaca, or
Transonic Scisense in London, ON

Develop and administer a comprehensive scientific educational/teaching program relating to the use of Transonic’s Research products – EndoGear implantable telemetry, Pressure & Pressure Volume products, Flow measurement in medical/pharmaceutical research.

Qualifications:

  • Prefer DVM, PhD or similar with hands on surgical device/ implant experience (survival surgeries) using invasive open/ close chest catheterizations (large and small) or open chest surgeries (large animal models)
  • Please provide research credentials and reference publications
  • Minimum of 2-4 years’ experience desired

Experience:

  • New hire will be working directly with customers using Transonic products using invasive technology in large and small animals
  • Ability to think independently and creatively to solve surgical issues during meetings with clients at the site
  • Working knowledge of ventilation/injectable anesthesia procedure for survival surgeries
  • Ability to triage surgical situations, document protocols and suggest corrective actions
  • Applied knowledge of use of anesthetics/analgesics/antibacterial therapies and common dosages for large and small animal surgery and post-op procedures
  • Ability to learn and demonstrate surgical steps of how to implant telemetry system (previous experience in telemetry implantation will be looked on as favorable)
  • Ability to provide customer with detailed assessments of Transonic’s data and pass along workable understanding of equipment and physiological signals (ECG, pressure, flow, etc) to customer
  • ...and shall execute such other duties on behalf of the Company as may reasonably be requested

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