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IDEX Mechanical Engineer – Optical Components Manufacturing and R&D in Albuquerque, New Mexico

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The Mechanical Engineer leads engineering support for CVI’s fabrication of optical components. The role is responsible for leading the design and validation of new products, as well as providing process improvement and manufacturing engineering support for current products.


As pertains to the Optical Components Department, including but not limited to

  • Lead engineering efforts pertaining to the design of products using New Product Development (NPD) stage gate processes, design of experiments (DOE), statistical analysis, and project planning.

  • Communicates directly with customers to identify product design needs to accelerate desired solutions.

  • Incorporates Design for Manufacturability and Design for Cost into design processes.

  • Leads and successfully completes Failure Mode Effect Analyses

  • Designs and develops fixtures, tools, prototypes and other production support items using SolidWorks

  • Leads root cause investigations.

  • Generates complete engineering fabrication documentation & bill of materials.

  • Supports mechanical designs through manufacturing, assembly and test.

  • Leads project meetings and provides input and updates.

  • Creates technical reports and presentations.

  • Collaborates with other engineers and professionals.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Superb creativity and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to collaborate with engineering, manufacturing, and commercial teams to implement practical optical coating solutions to challenging problems.

  • Communicate effectively through email, presentations and technical documents.

  • Strong time management and prioritization skills.

  • Ability to make decisions in high-stress situations.

  • Independent initiative and ability to acquire substantial knowledge of manufacturing processes, procedures and products

  • Work effectively with minimal supervision

  • Curiosity and a growth mindset.

  • Comfortable around heavy industrial machinery

  • Comfortable training others, such as technicians

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



  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in optical engineer, mechanical engineering, applied physics, or equivalent field.

  • Working proficiency in Solidworks or other 3D CAD system.

  • Ability to read and understand a variety of job-related instructions and documents, including engineering drawings.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks both of similar and varying priority.


  • 5+ years’ experience in the field of high-tech manufacturing, ideally in a related field to optics or optical coatings.

  • Demonstrated experience with New Product Development (NPD) stage gate processes, design of experiments (DOE), statistical analysis, and project planning.

  • Statistical data collection, analysis, and solution implementation experience.

  • Six Sigma Green or Black belt.

  • Process flow, FMEA, and/or control plan development experience.

  • Working knowledge of GD&T per ISO standards.

  • Experienced in design failure root cause investigations.

  • Familiarity with ERP/MRP systems a plus.


Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Ability to:

  • Manipulate optics into and out of fixtures, tools and carriers.

  • Efficiently transport optics and mechanical components and subsystems to and from the necessary departments.

  • Lift optics for inspecting, cleaning, testing and packaging (up to 20 lb.).

  • Bend as is necessary for lifting from waist, knees, and neck to operate related equipment.

  • Perform legible written communication.

  • Work intermittently in a cleanroom environment.


This position requires compliance with ITAR Regulations; this person must be a U.S. Citizen or a U.S. Permanent Resident.

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: CVI

Job Segment: HST Health & Science Technologies