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IDEX Optical Assembler in West Henrietta, New York

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JOB TITLE: Optical Assembler

REPORTING TO: Manufacturing Supervisor – Systems

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.


This position is responsible for assembling and testing opto-mechanical and electro-optical components and helping as needed in all areas of assembly department. This position works in a clean room environment, additionally this position will need to have full understanding of working protocol in a class 100/1000 CR, associated cleaning techniques, monitoring of environment to ensure class 100 integrity and coordinate activates with the test department for product conformance to ATP along with proper packaging. Procedure writing and monitoring of process to ensure we are adhering to procedures is part of the job responsibilities.


The ideal candidate will have a clear desire to succeed and be effective working in a fast-paced environment. On a personal level, the candidate will exhibit the highest standards of integrity, deliver upon all commitments, and be a highly motivated, team player.

  • Assemble doublet and triplet prisms

  • Assemble simple lens and barrel combination

  • Work in the clean room environment to manufacture optics

  • Cosmetic inspection of incoming and outgoing optical product

  • Measure lens characteristic (center thickness, diameter, etc)

  • Maintain a clean workstation

  • Input data to spreadsheet for engineering rebalance

  • Comply with health and safety policies and procedures

  • Follow production schedules as per ERP system (JD Edwards)

  • Perform simple assembly functions

  • Support company values including ethical conduct and high integrity in all actions

  • Collaborate with other departments to meet production goals

  • Other duties as assigned


  • High School Diploma or equivalent

  • Associate degree in Optics or related field preferred

  • Certification in Optics Manufacturing or related field preferred

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a manufacturing and clean room environment preferred


  • Comply with the Clean Room Protocol

  • Use of basic mathematic principles, algebra, and geometry

  • Ability to work with minimal oversight

  • Ability to measure in metric and micron range

  • Ability to read and interpret documents, such as safety roles and work instructions

  • Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Detail-oriented, driven towards excellence

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Basic problem-solving skills

  • Experience with MRP or ERP systems

  • Basic computer skills, such as Microsoft office and email

  • Collaborate with a variety of team members

  • This is a site-based role at our West Henrietta, NY facility

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