Teledyne RD Instruments

Location:  San Diego, CA


Transducer Engineer Requisition ID:  2021-16159
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Teledyne Marine is a group of leading-edge subsea technology companies that are part of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated. Through acquisitions and collaboration over the past ten years, Teledyne Marine has evolved into an industry powerhouse, bringing Imaging, Instruments, Interconnect, Seismic, and Vehicle technology together to provide total solutions to our customers. Each Teledyne Marine company is a leader in its respective field, with a shared commitment to providing premium products backed by unparalleled service and support.  A Sea of Solutions… One Supplier.

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General Overview

The Transducer Engineer will assume a technical leadership role for all aspects of the technical development, manufacturability, and reliability of state-of-the-art piezoelectric hydroacoustic transducers. Conducts research and development activities and applies research theories, principles, and models when conducting experiments and research activities. Summarizes research results and communicates findings to internal and external bodies. Assesses the scope of research projects and ensures projects are on time and within budget. Develops technical documentation for all projects. Acts independently to determine methods and procedures on new or special assignments. Works on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors.  Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected to determine methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. May supervise the activities of others.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Defines, develops, and delivers novel solutions to a broad range of problems that include advanced modeling techniques such as:
    • Transducer Design / Modeling / Analysis
    • Coordination of transducer prototype manufacturing including some hands-on assembly /modification
    • Transducer integration and system level validation and testing to specifications
    • Acoustic, mechanical, and electrical design
    • Material selection and testing
    • Design of experiments (DOE)
    • Design for manufacturing (DFM)
  • Collaborates with other colleagues to identify critical challenges and provide innovative solutions.
  • Completes research documentation and technical procedures for assigned projects.
  • Provides inputs for documentation of new or existing programs.
  • Briefs others on deliverables, status and progress.
  • Documents and demonstrates solutions by developing documentation, flowcharts, layouts, diagrams, and charts.
  • Provides information by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing development and production issues.
  • Fosters team interaction and ensures smooth execution of programs involving multiple members and partners.
  • Proposes concepts for improvements to existing projects.
  • Evaluates and identifies new technologies for implementation; improves operations by conducting systems analysis; recommends changes in policies and procedures.
  • Daily availability to include evenings and weekends when necessary to reach goals and deadlines.

Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

Bachelor's degree (B.S.) from four-year college or university in a related field and 10-15 years of directly related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Other Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience with piezoelectric transducer design for SONAR applications.
  • Proficiency with SolidWorks.  Experience with COMSOL and Piezocad preferred.
  • Ability to interface efficiently in a cross-functional group in an engineering and production environment.
  • Solid verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills.
  • Requires occasional work in a marine environment on a small boat or larger vessel.


Teledyne offers:

  • Competitive Salary & Benefits Package
  • Excellent Health, Dental, Vision & Life Insurance
  • Paid Vacation & Sick Leave
  • Paid Holidays
  • 401(k) Eligibility
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Focus on Wellness & Social Outreach
  • Educational Tuition Reimbursement
  • Fun Employee Events

Teledyne is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, religious creed, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, pregnancy, marital status, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability, protected Veteran Status, genetics or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law. If you need assistance or an accommodation while seeking employment, please email or call (855)479-1480. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will receive a response.


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