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IDEX Continuous Improvement Engineer in Cedar Falls, Iowa

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.

The Operations team at Viking Pump, Inc. - A Unit of IDEX Corporation is accepting applications for a Continuous Improvement Engineer to maintain and improve processes and systems at our vertically integrated machine shop and two foundries in Cedar Falls, IA .


Assist in maintaining and improving Machining and Foundry processes and systems that affect the quality of our products. The position requires high-level technical contribution, working with minimum supervision, and continually improving standard work and the development processes.


  • Manage Machining and Foundry capital projects which includes installation, initial and continuous programming, and daily operational support which includes troubleshooting of equipment

  • Use lean engineering tools to design and optimize manufacturing processes for the improvement of existing products and the introduction of new ones

  • Develop, implement and manage scrap and rework reduction initiatives

  • Create new standard work instructions and documentation as process changes dictate

  • Lead and support teams in Systematic Problem Solving of production and design issues

  • Assist in developing and implementing cost reduction initiatives through continuous improvements Kaizen events

  • Observe machines and equipment for malfunction and works in tandem with maintenance team to troubleshoot issues


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical or Industrial engineering, Advanced Manufacturing Technology, or equivalent education and experience in a related field

  • Continuous improvement and lean experience or training in a machining or foundry environment required

  • CAM experience preferred


  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Good organizational skills

  • Good Visualization skills

  • Knowledge of environmental and safety regulations and requirements.

  • This position requires compliance with ITAR regulations. Therefore, all employees working in this capacity must meet citizenship status and the employee must be a US Citizen or a US Permanent Resident.


  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products including, but not limited to, Word, Excel, and Outlook.


  • Ability to move within office and manufacturing complex, write by hand and keyboard, and perform general office functions.

  • Ability to communicate by speech and hearing via phone and in person.

  • Visual acuity needed for close detail work and computer use.

  • General manufacturing, warehouse and office environment


  • Must have the ability to effectively communicate with customers, suppliers and all levels of corporate and company personnel.

  • Cross functional leadership, training and mentoring in all aspects of continuous improvement.

  • Working with all levels of the organization including and especially the Operations Leadership Team.

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).

Business Unit: Viking Pump

Job Segment: FMT Fluid & Metering Technologies