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


R&D Technician
Department: R&D Department

Ithaca, NY

This position will have a central technician role within the R&D team. Key responsibilities include running bench testing for all products of new and existing software, play back the data from different devices and sources, and writing reports.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Set-up benches for testing of Transonic’s products.
  • Detailed software testing and data processing with subsequent data entering into database Verification testing.
  • Perform program testing on monitors and sensors for the field.
  • Delphi pumps testing.
  • Perform software bench testing of devices (including with use of organic materials such as animal blood).
  • Troubleshoot and resolve issues with testing.
  • Assist with data validation from the field with play back.
  • Document testing and record test data, summarize findings and write reports Communicate to customers (internal and external) during R&D projects.
  • Set up, adjust, calibrate, clean, maintain, and troubleshoot laboratory equipment.
  • Maintain good organization of testing lab.
  • Submit information regarding equipment calibration; ensure compliance.
  • Monitor lab work to ensure compliance with set standards.
  • Write quick reference guides for current Transonic devices.

Education and Experience:

  • 2-yr degree in Biology or related science field is required.
  • 4-yr degree in Biology or related science field is preferred.
  • Prior experience in a lab environment.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Good communication skills, verbal and written.
  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Ability to keep lab in good order adhering to all safety precautions and applicable policies for BBP, HazCom and general cleanliness.

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R&D Scientist
Department: R&D Department

Ithaca, NY

This position will be responsible for manufacturing process validation and verification. Design and develop protocols and standard operating procedures for equipment and processes to produce products meeting internal and external regulatory, safety, and quality requirements.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • This position is responsible for the management of R&D projects involving updates and improvements for existing Transonic medical devices and coming up with new concepts and devices in blood flow measurement and related fields Responsibilities to include;
    • Establishing collaboration sites.
    • Planning and taking part in human and animal validations trials.
    • Planning and taking part in managing of R&D part of FDA and CE submission.
    • NIH Grant application writing, patent application writing.
    • Supporting collaborating sites with training and manuscript writing.
    • Supporting marketing from technical side.
  • Generate and develop innovative ideas and applications for current Transonic devices.
  • Provide technical input for the purpose of assisting in regulatory submissions.
  • Follow internal (Transonic) and external (FDA, NIH) procedures in everyday work.
  • Perform other work-related duties as requested, directed or assigned by management.

Education and Experience:

  • Must have Biomedical Engineering degree MS or PhD (preferable) or equivalent to manage development and regulatory approvals of blood flow measurement devices.
  • Should have experience in experimental and/or clinical research in testing medical devices.
  • Should have 3-5 years’ experience working with medical device manufacturers or Universities.
  • Scientific and grant writing experience desirable.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • This position requires technical expertise in the development of innovative medical device products.
  • Must be able to apply technical principles, theories and concepts while developing medical devices.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including effective presentation of concepts and innovative ideas to all levels within the organization.
  • Working knowledge of applicable FDA standards.
  • Able to work with minimal direction towards completing project tasks.
  • Able to utilize time management skills to ensure project timelines are adhered to.

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Process Validation Engineer
Department: Manufacturing Engineering (MFG O/H)

Ithaca, NY

This position will be responsible for manufacturing process validation and verification. Design and develop protocols and standard operating procedures for equipment and processes to produce products meeting internal and external regulatory, safety, and quality requirements.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Study product and/or customer requirements and review with management to determine process validation objectives.
  • Review applicable validation documentation such as product requirements specification, engineering change notices, schematics, or drawings.
  • Review, modify or create Work Instructions related to production processes.
  • Create installation, operation, and performance qualification plans for new or modified manufacturing equipment, processes, or systems.
  • Develop process flow diagrams and process failure modes and effects analysis reports. Coordinate validation test activities with affected departments and personnel.
  • Conduct validation, verification and/or qualification tests of new or existing equipment, processes or software in accordance with internal protocols or external standards.
  • Resolve testing problems by modifying test methods or revising test objectives and standards.
  • Identify deviations from established product or process standards and provide recommendations for resolving them.
  • Identify root causes of production problems and recommend improvements. Create and maintain databases for tracking validation activities and test results.
  • Analyze test data to determine whether equipment, processes or systems have met the validation criteria.
  • Prepare detailed validation reports or design statements based on test results.
  • Communicate test results with applicable departments including Engineering, Production, Quality, and Regulatory.
  • Procure or devise manual and/or automated test stations or other test fixtures and equipment as needed.
  • Assist in training equipment operators or other staff on validation protocols and standard operating procedures.
  • Provide guidance and expert advice to management or other groups on technical, systems-, or process-related topics.

Education and Experience:

  • BS in Engineering or relevant field.
  • 5-7 years Progressive Manufacturing experience (Medical Device preferred).
  • Proven process validation and verification hands-on experience.
  • Certified Manufacturing Engineer (CMfgE) Certification is a plus.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Must have the ability to effectively and accurately teach, convey information and train personnel to properly implement standard operating procedures and validation processes.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication required.
  • The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense through deductive reasoning is essential.
  • Ability to have a fluency and flexibility of ideas for developing solutions to complex processes while maintaining regulatory and quality standards (internal and external).
  • Effective time management skills are essential.
  • Must be willing and able to handle multiple projects and successfully analyze and prioritize critical needs.
  • Communicate with Management in a timely manner and effectively explain needs and requirements of validation and verification processes and projects.
  • Exceptional computer, technical and mechanical skills are a must.

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Manufacturing Engineer - Mechanical
Department: Manufacturing Engineering

Ithaca, NY

Exercises technical leadership and analytical skills in the resolution of production issues. Demonstrates creativity in implementing process improvements and new manufacturing methods including the conception, design and implementation of new tools, fixtures, methods; building and testing new product prototypes, and qualifying machinery and test equipment. Prepares technical reports, drafts and executes validations and change control under the direction of Manufacturing Engineering management staff. This position would be responsible for working closely with manufacturing and design engineering to provide necessary support through applying theory and principles of mechanical engineering.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • 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.
  • Owns the development of assembly processes for new products as well as the introduction of new methods into the assembly processes of current products and associated PFMEA’s.
  • Interpret engineering prototypes, test instructions, drawings, and schematics to identify, modify and plan requirements for fabrication, assembly, testing and test nature of technical problems.
  • Devise, document, fabricate and assemble new or modified test fixtures for construction by the machine shop or external supplier.
  • Apply DOE and statistical tools to identify root cause(s) of yield loss and propose and implement corrective actions, make recommendations for changes in test fixtures or test methods by applying theory & principles of mechanical engineering.
  • Maintain Work Instructions, BOM’s, preventative maintenance schedules, and routers and perform training as required.
  • Record test procedures and results; write test reports using numerical and graphical data using Excel and Word.
  • Confer with engineering staff and submit reports of test results to engineering department and recommend design or material changes.
  • Actively participate in discussions related to changes in design, method of manufacture and assembly, and drafting techniques and procedures with staff and coordinate corrections.
  • Develop and release processes and equipment in a controlled manner, ensure documentation procedures have been followed and drawings are accurate.
  • Draft and execute validation & verification for tooling, equipment, and processes, including IQ/OQ/PQ organized activities.
  • Identify and resolve manufacturing errors expeditiously with attention to impact on safety/ergonomics, quality, cost and production schedules from software.
  • Perform other work-related duties as requested, directed or assigned by management.

Education and Experience:

  • BS in Mechanical, Manufacturing, or Biomedical Engineering required.
  • MS in Mechanical or Biomedical Engineering preferred.
  • Minimum of two years’ experience. Preferred is prior experience in medical device industry and familiarity with FDA CGMP regulations and validation practices.
  • Proficiency in 3D Modeling required, CREO or SolidWorks preferred.
  • Experience in electronics and systems design a plus.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with the capability of explaining the underlying concepts and principles.
  • Proficient in CAD Modeling and knowledgeable in drawing standards/GD&T.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including effective presentation of technical data to all levels within the organization.
  • Use of logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems related to prototype and testing.
  • Requires understanding of validation concepts and document control.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast paced & dynamic environment
  • Familiarity with a variety of the mechanical engineering concepts, practices, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of additive manufacturing techniques a plus.

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Design Engineer
Department: Engineering

Ithaca, NY

Perform engineering duties in planning, designing and verifying products, accessories and other mechanical and electrical equipment. Oversee design and production of new products and accessories. Develop the supporting documentation required to transfer design to manufacturing and to support regulatory and quality requirements.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Mechanical and Ultrasound design, testing and validation.
  • Read and interpret blueprints, mechanical drawings, schematics, and computer-generated reports.
  • Develop, coordinate, or monitor production, including selection of manufacturing methods, fabrication, or operation of product designs.
  • Develop or test models of alternate designs or processing methods to assess feasibility, sustainability, operating condition effects, potential new applications, or necessity of modification.
  • Specify system components or direct modification of products to ensure conformance with engineering design, performance specifications, or regulatory requirements.
  • Recommend design modifications to eliminate product or system malfunctions.
  • Work closely with engineering team members to implement design and process improvements.
  • Interface with clinical advisors to gather input for design and evaluation of new products.
  • Analyze design or requirements information for mechanical and electrical equipment or systems.
  • Design of products, using drafting tools or computer-assisted drafting equipment.
  • Design test control apparatus or equipment or develop procedures for testing products.
  • Research and analyze design proposals, specifications, manuals, or other data to evaluate the feasibility, cost, or maintenance requirements of designs or applications.
  • Evaluate mechanical designs of current products and prototypes of new products.
  • Oversee production and design work in machine shop.
  • Understand risk management in the scope of medical devices and assess product risk in terms of its use and potential misuse.
  • Manage New Product Development projects and utilize design controls in these projects.
  • Document technical design details and process engineering change orders.
  • Demonstrate superior technical protocol and report writing skills, especially for Verification and Validation testing.
  • Recommend technical design or process changes to improve efficiency, quality, or performance.
  • Perform other work-related duties as requested, directed or assigned by management.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering or similar field required.
  • 3-5 years’ experience preferred.
  • Experience in 3D solid modelling required, Pro-E/Creo preferred.
  • Experience in Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and its application is a plus.
  • Experience in design controls and risk management within a regulated industry.
  • Experience with additive manufacturing techniques is a plus.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Proficient in 3D CAD modeling is a must have.
  • Pro-E/Creo is preferred.
  • Knowledge of MS Office tools.
  • Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
  • Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
  • Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture.
  • Ability to analyze operational needs and product requirements to create a design.
  • Able to identify measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct design issues.
  • Strong troubleshooting skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent problem solving and time management skills.
  • Good mechanical aptitude and knowledge.
  • Self-motivated and highly organized.

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Junior Manufacturing Manager
Department: G&A / EndoGear

Transonic EndoGear, Davis, CA

Transonic EndoGear is a small innovative early-phase biomedical company (chronic implantable telemetry products) based in Davis, California.

We are currently seeking a Junior Manufacturing Manager.

The candidate for this position will require a broad spectrum of knowledge as he/she will wear many hats while being involved in different aspects of manufacturing support and related administrative tasks. Responsibilities include managing a small manufacturing team and creating/sustaining its workflow. The successful candidate will have a great opportunity to help develop and grow with the Company.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design and develop analog RF and digital circuits for Transonic’s medical devices which meet or exceed Company standards for quality.
  • Design and develop analog and digital circuit board layouts.
  • Trouble shooting radio frequency circuits to the component level.
  • Confirm component capabilities by designing testing methods and developing test procedures and instructions for checking electronic printed circuit board assemblies.
  • Analyze and make recommendations for improvements in the design and layout of current electronic printed board assemblies and implement approved.
  • Develop and perform verification testing of new and updated electronic printed board assemblies ensuring adherence to Company quality standards.
  • Create and update drawings and specification documents for all parts involved in the electronic printed circuit board assemblies.
  • Willingness to perform other work-related duties as requested, directed or assigned by management.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering or similar field required.
  • 2-3 years’ experience preferred.
  • Familiarity and experience with programs for schematic capture, PC board layout, CAD and database programs.
  • Experience with microcontroller programming and FPGA programming is a plus

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must be proficient in MS Office tools such as MS Word and MS Excel.
  • Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
  • Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
  • Knowledge of IPC standards for printed circuit design.
  • Ability to analyze operational needs and product requirements to create a design Able to identify measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct design issues.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent problem solving and time management skills.
  • Self-motivated and highly organized.

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Electrical Engineer
Department: Engineering

Transonic EndoGear, Davis, CA

Transonic EndoGear is a small innovative early-phase biomedical company (chronic implantable telemetry products) based in Davis, California.

We are currently seeking a Junior Manufacturing Manager.

The candidate for this position will require a broad spectrum of knowledge as he/she will wear many hats while being involved in different aspects of manufacturing support and related administrative tasks. Responsibilities include managing a small manufacturing team and creating/sustaining its workflow. The successful candidate will have a great opportunity to help develop and grow with the Company.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Organize, schedule, direct and control daily activities of manufacturing functions including all areas of production; final quality control testing and shipping deliverables.
  • Manage staff by communicating job expectations, planning, monitoring and appraising job results; initiating, coordinating and enforcing systems, policies and procedures.
  • Write and update manufacturing work instructions; create testing protocols.
  • Continuous improvement of production, to minimize non-value-added activities and reduce cost of quality. Document non-conformances and process changes into the Quality System.
  • Ensure the documentation and records are completed, reviewed and stored in accordance with GMP’s, internal work instructions, and quality requirements.
  • Interface with Transonic Ithaca (TSI) on issues of NCMR’s, CAPA’s, investigations, inventory control, finance, administration and purchasing.
  • Inventory management using Macola. Plan and monitor raw material and finished goods inventory to support global market demands. Month-end inventory reporting to TSI.
  • Monitor safety stock, create, assign and follow up on production orders. Perform analysis of backlog items and take action as needed.
  • Assist in production as needed; load software, go/no-go test, functional testing, in-process troubleshooting of circuits, final testing and final visual inspection.
  • Coordinate shipment of sales orders with TSI Customer Service to ensure delivery to schedule. Pull, verify, and pack final product for shipment in accordance with customer requests and company policies and procedures.
  • Coordinate shipments of goods authorized for customer return with TSI Customer Service and / or TSI Quality Assurance.
  • Quality Assurance control for manufacturing, adherence to Safety standards and recordkeeping such as SDS files.
  • Support all other areas as needed; Engineering, Testing, Shipping, etc.
  • Perform other work-related duties as requested, directed or assigned by management.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical or Electronics Engineering.
  • Several years working in small-assembly manufacturing setting.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Requires broad knowledge of purchasing, forecasting, distribution, inventory control, and manufacturing process controls.
  • Prior experience in a highly regulated environment such as the Pharmaceutical, Medical Device or Aerospace industries is desirable.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, deal with abstract & concrete variables, and then to draw valid conclusions. Must react with a strong sense of urgency.
  • Good oral and written communication skills with R&D scientists, engineers, and suppliers is required.
  • Expertise in Microsoft Word and Excel and prior experience in the use of an MRP/ERP system is required.

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Production Tech I
Department: Manufacturing - Probes

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.
  • Perform other work-related duties as requested, directed or assigned by management.

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 2 years 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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Software Engineer

Ithaca, NY

Job Description

  • Design, develop, and test software in compliance with applicable regulations and processes.
  • Troubleshoot, debug, maintain, and support software on existing products.
  • Define and implement software requirements and designs.
  • Review software developed by other team members.
  • Investigate new computer science technologies in industry and their potential applications to optimize software performance in current and new products.
  • Assist with software related documentation.

Requirements:

  • MS in Computer Science or Engineering.
  • Proficiency in C++ and Java.
  • Knowledge of embedded systems design; scripting tools such as PERL, Python, Linux shell scripting or equivalent; Linux development; Windows Development Environment; .Net Framework; Database Management.

Disclaimer: This Job Description is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be subject to change to include new responsibilities and tasks or change existing ones as management deems necessary to meet the ongoing needs of the company.

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