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IDEX Manufacturing Team Lead - Lasers in West Henrietta, New York

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JOB TITLE: Manufacturing Team Lead - Lasers

REPORTING TO: Manufacturing Supervisor

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 Team Lead works alongside fellow manufacturing associates, but also has the overall responsibility for the efficiency and productivity of their team. The Team Lead works with the Manufacturing leaders to prioritize work and communicate with manufacturing associates, technicians, engineers, managers, and other key stakeholders. The individual will be goal-driven, have a strong work ethic, and demonstrate excellent people and process skills. Key performance indicators (KPIs) of this role are machine turn times, customer satisfaction, product quality, delivery-to-schedule times, process cycle time, and team and employee engagement.


General Team Lead Duties:

  • Provide on-the-floor direction to manufacturing associates to prioritize work and meet production goals

  • Give feedback to manager concerning employees’ job performance

  • Understand and communicate machine open times

  • Optimize utilization of resources, both workforce and equipment

  • Ensure workflow of in progress and finished product through their team

  • Ensure proper procedures are being followed, and raise opportunities of process improvement

  • Monitor and report process and equipment related issues to management and engineering

  • Assist maintenance teams to minimize machine down time

Lasers Department:

  • Work with warehouse to ensure constant material flow as needed

  • Train new employees on QCBD red tag and JDE Policies where applicable

  • Fill in on team DMM daily Meetings when manager is out and report out to Director of Manufacturing with line status

  • Work with Planning team and Manager to ensure team has proper work and materials

  • Work with Engineering to solve problems in the assigned areas

  • Redlining work instructions/implementing audits and verifying certifications.

  • Performing and tracking station maintenance after the M.E. has established criteria.

  • Understanding failure modes and non-invasively creating additional failure modes.

  • QCBD red tag process and material inventory responsibility


  • High School diploma or equivalent

  • Experience in a manufacturing environment preferred, especially in Optics Manufacturing or Life Sciences

  • Experience leading teams preferred

  • Experience with ERP systems preferred, especially JD Edwards

  • Experience working with cross-functional teams and managing relationships with internal stakeholders


  • Strong technical understanding of manufacturing processes and equipment

  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills

  • Detail oriented and driven to excellence

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Ability to work autonomously with minimal oversight

  • Strong computer skills

  • This position is a site-based role

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).

Business Unit: IH&S (West Henrietta COE)

Job Segment: HST Health & Science Technologies