IDEX Director of Engineering (Rochester, NY) in United States



Director of Engineering


Melles Griot




IVD-Bio VP of Engineering


IDEX Health & Science's Melles Griot line of products is comprised of a

Light Sources Group and an Optical Systems Group. The Light Sources Group

manufactures a variety of visible, low to moderate power lasers and laser

based systems uniquely designed for consistent performance. The Light

Sources Group offers three basic types of lasers: gas (helium neon and ion

lasers), diode-pumped solid-state (DPSS) lasers, and semiconductor diode

laser assemblies. The Optical Systems Group provides the design, prototype

and low to mid volume manufacturing of custom lens assemblies and optical

systems. The Optical Systems Group also specializes in the design of

reliable shutter mechanisms and assemblies.


The Director of Engineering manages, guides, audits and coordinates the

work of a highly skilled engineering and product development team placing

particular emphasis on developing new engineering solutions and products

consistent with the appropriate time-lines and budgets. The Director of

Engineering supports the company in reaching its profit and growth goals

and positively interacts with all other departments to resolve problems

where engineering or engineering department solutions are required. As part

of the senior staff, the Director of Engineering actively participates in

helping to make decisions that affect all aspects of the business unit.


  • Direction and coordination of all engineering activities and personnel.

  • Responsible for career pathing and development of Engineering Team.

  • Participates as key member of strategic planning of technologydevelopment.

  • Serves as key technical spokesperson for IDEX Optical Systems Group.

  • Participates in proposal development and owns NRE estimates andtechnical statements of work.

  • Develops cost effective, manufacturable and appropriate designs.

  • Completes designs as per schedule and budget.

  • Raises cost consciousness of department.

  • Works cooperatively with other IDEX sites to support multi-siteopportunities.

  • Leads and promotes interaction with other departments including: manufacturing engineering, operations, QC, assembly and othermanufacturing, and supports organization personnel.

  • Promotes teamwork inside and outside of Engineering Department

  • Manages and consistently implements the Peer Design Review Process toimprove the appropriateness, cost-effectiveness and accuracy of alldepartmental design activities.

  • Responsible for all Engineering deliverables.

  • Assists the product management, sales and marketing organizations tomaximize the competitiveness and responsiveness of our product andprocesses.

  • Provides budgets to support the planning processes and manages coststhroughout the year consistent with approved expense strategies andbudgets.

  • This job position requires compliance with ITAR regulations. Therefore,all employees working in this capacity must meet citizenship status.See CVI Melles Griot Export Controls Policy and Procedure forappropriate citizenship status.

  • Complies with health and safety policies and procedures.

  • Supports company values including ethical conduct and high integrity inall actions.


  • Demonstrates high level of understanding of optical imaging systems.

  • Has the ability to read and understand financial statements andbudgets.

  • Possesses a deep working knowledge of the optics marketplace and theposition of the company’s products within our primary markets.

  • Manages engineering department documentation flow including engineeringreleases.

  • Demonstrated high-level leadership and motivation skills.

  • Demonstrates strong ability to effectively communicate with otherdepartments, vendors, customers and employees.

  • Has the ability to manage workloads and meet schedule requirements aspriorities change.


Management of Mechanical Engineers (and support staff)


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.


Fifth year college or university program certificate and minimum of 8 years

related experience providing technical direction to a staff and their

direct reports; or equivalent combination. Must be adept at collaborating

with all functional groups within the organization building and maintaining

these relationships.


Ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical

journals, financial reports and legal documents. Ability to respond to

common inquiries or complaints from customer’s regulatory agencies, or

members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles

for publication that conforms to prescribe style and format; ability to

effectively present information to top management, and public groups.


Ability to comprehend and apply principles of advanced calculus, modern

algebra, and advanced statistical theory; ability to work with concepts

such as limits, rings, quadratic and differential equations, and proofs of



Ability to define problems; collects data, establish facts, and draw valid

conclusions. Ability to interpret and extensive variety of technical

instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract

a concrete variable.


The physical and emotional demands described here are representative of

those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential

functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable

individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

REQ ID: 1554