IDEX Scientific Fluidics & Optics

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IDEX Finishing Associate in West Henrietta, New York

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JOB TITLE: Finishing Associate

REPORTING TO: Manufacturing Manager - Finishing

LOCATION: West Henrietta, NY


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Who is IDEX Health & Science (IH&S)?

As a business unit of IDEX Corporation, IH&S has a long history of driving growth in life sciences and healthcare by embracing innovation and redefining the supplier-customer relationship. The work we do every day allows us to discover key insights and break new ground to create some of the most meaningful technologies that have a lasting impact on companies, industries, and society. One of business segments is called Life Science Optics and we are looking to add more talent to the team.

Life Science Optics (LSO):

Our newly opened Optics Center of Excellence (COE) in West Henrietta, NY , is a manufacturing and R&D focused team that sits at the leading edge of high-end optics for life sciences. Focused on assisting partners at every stage of the development processes, we invest in people and infrastructure to drive bold ideas and pragmatic solutions. With its optics-rich foundation of talent, universities, and supporting businesses, Rochester is the ideal location to elevate your career with fascinating work and endless opportunities.

Our formula for success is simple. We work hard to maintain a culture where you can own your work; you are encouraged to try new ideas in a collaborative environment; and you can apply your skillset to enable our clients to gain a competitive advantage in their own market. At IDEX Health & Science, you have the opportunity to work with a great group of people, mentor others, and build a great future.


The Coating Operations group works over several shifts utilizing small but highly effective teams. Leading each of those teams is a Coating Team Leader. The Coating Associate is responsible for helping the team to be successful on a daily basis in the coating lab preparing work for the coating machines and changing over coating runs.


The Finishing team is currently looking for a Finishing Associate for its optical filter manufacturing operations. The right person will become an integral member of the Finishing Production Team. Key success criteria for this position are customer satisfaction as measured by product quality, on-time delivery, and high productivity. Specific job responsibilities include:

  • Cosmetic Inspection – Scratch / Dig

  • Glass processing – core drilling, dicing, laser marking, beveling, cleaning

  • Optical Assembly

  • Packaging and labeling

  • Physical and spectral measurement

  • Order processing and shipping of the finished filters, sets and assemblies

  • Other duties as assigned in various coating lab areas

  • Learn various value streams in lab to be able to work on all coating equipment


The ideal candidate will have a clear desire to succeed and be effective working in a fast-paced environment. On a personal level, the candidate will exhibit the highest standards of integrity, deliver upon all commitments, and be a highly motivated, team player.

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

  • Direct experience with the handling, processing, and cleaning of optical-quality glass substrates and coatings

  • Experience working with a subjective quality system, especially with optical products is a plus

  • Experience in a machine shop or with operating dicing equipment is an excellent is a plus

  • Comply with the Clean Room Protocol

  • Use of basic mathematic principles, algebra, and geometry

  • Ability to work with minimal oversight

  • Ability to read and interpret documents, such as safety roles and work instructions

  • Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time

  • Occasional light lifting

  • Good manual dexterity

  • Excels at performing repetitive tasks

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Detail-oriented, driven towards excellence

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Basic problem-solving skills

  • Experience with MRP or ERP systems

  • Basic computer skills, such as Microsoft office and email

  • Collaborate with a variety of team members

  • Must be able to work overtime as production schedules require

  • This is a site-based role at our West Henrietta, NY facility

IDEX Health & Science LLC., a Unit of IDEX Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to workforce diversity

Are you ready to join a different kind of company where our people, our culture, and our commitments are centered around providing trusted solutions that improve lives around the world?

IDEX is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer. IDEX gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other consideration or protected category made unlawful by federal, state or local laws (Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled).

Job Family: Operations

Business Unit: IH&S (West Henrietta COE)

Job Segment: HST Health & Science Technologies