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IDEX Manufacturing Engineering Technician in West Henrietta, New York

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JOB TITLE: Manufacturing Engineering Technician – Optical Systems/Lasers

REPORTING TO: Director of Manufacturing Engineering

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 Optical Systems and Lasers Manufacturing Engineering Technician will be a key resource on our Manufacturing Engineering team supporting the Engineers sustaining and optimizing manufacturing processes, instructions, and training.


  • The Manufacturing Engineering Technician will be part of the high-performance Manufacturing Engineering team to optimize existing processes, perform preventative maintenance on test stations and equipment

  • Provide support to our Manufacturing Engineering team troubleshooting manufacturing equipment, determining root cause of RMAs, responding to manufacturing interruptions, documenting processes, and training technicians and production staff to properly execute the processes supporting the Manufacturing Process to ensure that it is repeatable and reliable

  • Support root cause investigation and corrective action implementation for manufacturing problems arising in the assembly of optical components and systems, and test stations.


  • Minimum of a Technical Associate Degree

  • Minimum of 2 years of Technical experience in a manufacturing capacity

  • Proficient in Excel, Word, and Microsoft Outlook

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

  • Experience documenting Manufacturing Processes

  • Demonstrated training effectiveness of production staff on new or updated processes

  • Demonstrated problem solving skills

  • Organized, motivated, approachable and able to prioritize multiple tasks without direct supervision


  • Optical table-top setup and alignment knowledge

  • Opto-mechanical assembly knowledge

  • Experience with power meters, spectrum analyzers, interferometers, CCD/CMOS cameras, and photodiodes

  • Ability to troubleshoot equipment & procedures of high-performance imaging systems and light sources

  • Root cause analysis

  • Demonstrated ability to identify Process Improvements

  • Lean manufacturing and 5S training

  • Tasks completed on time with attention to detail

  • Reduction in station down time events

  • Effective training of production staff

  • This position is a site-based role.

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: IH&S (Life Science Optics)

Job Segment: HST Health & Science Technologies