IDEX Manufacturing Engineer (Rochester, NY) in Rochester, New York

Title: Manufacturing Engineer (Rochester, NY)

Business Unit: Melles Griot (Rochester)


55 Science Parkway

Rochester, New York, 14620

United States

Function: Engineering


IDEX (NYSE: IEX) is a company that has undoubtedly touched your life in some way. In fact, we make thousands of products that are mission critical components in everyday activities. If you or a family member is battling cancer or another life-threatening disease, your doctor may have tested your DNA in a quest to find the best targeted medicine for you. It’s likely your DNA test was run on equipment that contains components made by our IDEX Health & Science team. You can enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables thanks in part to Banjo, an IDEX company. Banjo valves are used on the agriculture sprayers that apply fertilizer on crops. And if you were ever in a car accident, the Hurst Jaws of Life®/LUKAS® tool may have rescued you.

Founded in 1988 with three small, entrepreneurial manufacturing companies, we’re proud to say that we now call 40 diverse businesses around the world part of the IDEX family. With 7,000 employees and manufacturing operations in more than 20 countries, IDEX is a high-performing, global $2+ billion company committed to making trusted solutions that improve lives. For more information, visit

IDEX Health & Science combines expertise in optical and mechanical design, optical fabrication, coating, metrology, and high-precision assembly, with a global manufacturing base, to provide turnkey optical systems that are unmatched in price and performance.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Apply experience with opto-mechanical assemblies and laser alignment to develop and implement equipment & procedures necessary to assemble, test, and contribute to the manufacture of high performance imaging systems and microscope objectives

  • Review customer/design engineering specifications, drawings and other supporting documents

  • Develop and maintain detail procedures and train production staff

  • Investigate and initiate corrective action to manufacturing problems arising in the manufacture of one or more of the following: optical components, assembly of opto- mechanical, electrical, electronic or electromechanical assemblies

  • Review, evaluate, propose and make drawing changes on production released material and coordinates these changes with manufacturing and support groups

  • Act as technical liaison between production planning and engineering personnel.

  • Use tools, such as interferometers, laser alignment stations, power meters and distortion test equipment

  • Develop an understanding of alignment/manufacturing capabilities by measuring process outputs and conducting data analysis

  • Apply experience with manufacturing processes including Six Sigma, lean manufacturing, and statistical process control (SPC)

  • Improve capabilities by leading new equipment acquisition and deployment

  • Lead the transitions of projects from design to production

  • Tooling design and implementation

  • Includes documenting process outputs

  • Developing and documenting detailed procedures

  • Support training of production team


Required Qualifications

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering, Optical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering or Electromechanical Engineering, with a minimum 5 years industrial experience in a design or precision manufacturing environment

  • MS in Mechanical Engineering, Optical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering or Electromechanical Engineering with a minimum of 1 year industrial experience in a design or precision manufacturing environment

  • Proficient with CAD software and complex assemblies

  • Ability to create engineering drawings and manage BOM’s

  • Proficient with Matlab or other programming software and MS office

  • Hands on experience with assembly and testing for new product development

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

  • Successful track record accomplishing desired results

  • Effective, hard worker with a team player “can-do” approach

  • Ability to work in a multifunctional team environment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of Six Sigma, SPC and/or ISO process controls

  • Proficiency with data acquisition software (LabVIEW), data analysis software (MATLAB, Minitab, Excel)

  • Experience with developing custom optical test equipment

IDEX is an equal opportunity employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

REQ ID: 1981