IDEX Scientific Fluidics & Optics

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IDEX Manufacturing Engineer - Optical Systems in West Henrietta, New York

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JOB TITLE: Manufacturing Engineer – Optical Systems

REPORTING TO: Manufacturing Engineering 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 Manufacturing Engineer will be a key resource for the operations team focused on maintaining the stability, and continuously improving the optical filters and optical systems operations. The engineer will work with other process development, quality, and R&D engineers as well as with the production teams to achieve the goals of the department. The Manufacturing Engineer will be part of the high-performance Manufacturing Engineering team to optimize and deploy new products to the factory. This engineer is expected to quickly master new technologies, optimize the technologies, document processes, and train technicians and production staff to properly execute the processes. The Engineer will work with the Quality team to investigate and initiate corrective action to manufacturing problems arising in the manufacture of one or more of the following: optical, mechanical, and electrical components, and more complex optical assemblies and systems.


  • Key success factors will be increasing process efficiencies and sustaining the internal production yields

  • This position will be a daily resource to assist the production team with trouble shooting of manufacturing issues

  • Make data driven decisions to improve process capability and cycle times

  • Responsibilities will include process ownership, root cause analysis, first article review, new part manufacturing setup, continuous improvement and process development projects

  • Key success factors will be effective communication, minimizing unplanned equipment downtime, improving manufacturing processes and maintaining internal production yields

  • Perform optical table-top setup and alignment

  • Ability to implement equipment & procedures necessary to assemble, test, and contribute to the manufacture of high-performance imaging systems

  • Experience with assembly and testing using optical test equipment in manufacturing environment

  • Knowledge of optical and electrical test equipment such as power meters, spectrum analyzers, interferometers, CCD/CMOS cameras, and photodiodes

  • Understand alignment/manufacturing capabilities by measuring process outputs and conducting data analysis

  • Developing new manufacturing processes

  • Deploy Six Sigma, lean manufacturing, and statistical process control (SPC) tools


  • BS degree in an optical, mechanical, manufacturing, or industrial engineering or a related discipline

  • 3 or more years of experience in a manufacturing capacity

  • Demonstrated ability in efficiently presenting data

  • High intellectual curiosity and demonstrated problem solving ability

  • Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint

  • Proficient in statistical analysis

  • Proficient with reading and understanding mechanical and optical drawings

  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) and ability to interface with all levels of the organization

  • Experience updating process documentation and release to manufacturing

  • Experience conducting and leading root cause analysis and continuous improvement projects

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: Engineering

Business Unit: IH&S (West Henrietta COE)

Job Segment: HST Health & Science Technologies