IDEX Health & Science

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IDEX Machine Shop Supervisor in West Henrietta, New York

If you’re looking for a special place to build or grow your career, you’ve found it. Whether you’re an experienced professional, a recent college graduate or somewhere in between, IDEX is a place where you can apply your existing skills and learn new ones in an environment where you can make an impact.

With interesting opportunities in engineering, marketing, sales, supply chain, operations, HR, finance, and more across more than 40 diverse businesses ( around the globe, chances are, we have something special for you.

JOB TITLE: Machine Shop Supervisor

REPORTING TO: Manufacturing Manager

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 Machine Shop Supervisor is responsible for overseeing execution of department production demands, leading a team of machinists in setting up and machining production parts, prototypes, and tooling. This position is a working supervisor role, and will spend 50% of the time machining parts to specifications using both manual and CNC machine tools such as lathes, diamond turning lathes, swiss lathes, and mills .The supervisor will measure, examine, and test completed units in order to detect defects and ensure conformance to specifications, using precision instruments such as micrometers, calipers, and drop gauges. This position is expected to drive continuous improvement in the department. This will work with be completed by engaging with Engineering and Operations leaders to identify inefficiencies, brainstorm ideas and execute on improvement projects. Possible improvements may include, but not be limited to, production scheduling, product flow and footprint refinement, work cell creation, 5S, work center staging, daily management meetings, and employee development plans. The shop mostly run low volume tight tolerance parts. Competency in CNC programing using master cam, and programming and operating a swiss lathe is essential.

This is a Monday-Friday, 6am-230pm, onsite position.


  • Program CNC machines in MasterCam

  • Swiss Lathe, Lathe, and Mill, set-up, and operation (both CNC and manual)

  • Various deburring of metal parts

  • Set up, adjust, and operate all the basic machine tools and many specialized or advanced variation tools in order to perform precision machining operations

  • Align and secure holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories, and materials onto machines

  • Select the appropriate tools, machines, and materials to be used in preparation of machinery work

  • Lay out, measure, and mark metal stock in order to display placement of cuts

  • Monitor the feed and speed of machines during the machining process

  • Study sample parts, blueprints, drawings, and engineering information in order to determine methods and sequences of operations needed to fabricate products and determine product dimensions and tolerances

  • Observe and listen to operating machines or equipment in order to diagnose machine malfunctions and to determine need for adjustments or repairs

  • Program computers and electronic instruments such as numerically controlled machine tools

  • Set controls to regulate machining, enter commands to retrieve, input, or edit computerized machine controls

  • Train operators on various machine shop skills, including running manual and CNC machines and programming CNC equipment

  • Autonomously manage departmental functions, including the implementation and management of continuous improvement action

  • Confer with engineering, management, and manufacturing personnel in order to exchange technical information, including input to estimation of new jobs is required

  • Establish work procedures for fabricating products, using a variety of metalworking machines

  • Design fixtures, tooling, and experimental parts to meet special engineering needs

  • Comply with health and safety policies and procedures

  • Support company values including ethical conduct and high integrity in all actions

  • Estimating new jobs

  • Monitor and edit Kronos timekeeping of the Machine Shop Team

  • Daily review of production schedule to ensure on time delivery

  • Monitor ECO distribution and change process as needed

  • Assist Manufacturing Manager with performance appraisals for machine shop employees


  • High School Diploma or equivalent

  • 10 years related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Previous supervisory positions a plus

  • Experiencing programming in MasterCam

  • Experience with CNC mills, lathes, Swiss Lathe machine centers

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals

  • Work with mathematical concepts, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry

  • Apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations

  • Apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form

  • Deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations


  • Basic computer skills to write routine reports and correspondence

  • Proper machine shop maintenance and cleaning practices

  • Speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization

  • This position is a site-based role.

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?

Total Rewards

The compensation range for this position is $57,900.00 - $86,900.00, depending on experience. This position may be eligible for performance based bonus plan.

Benefits Package

Our comprehensive U.S. benefit offerings include: Health benefits, 401(k) retirement savings program with company match, PTO, and more. More information on our benefits and rewards can be found on our career page:

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).

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Job Family: Operations

Business Unit: IH&S (West Henrietta COE)