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IDEX Product / Manufacturing Engineer in Benton Harbor, Michigan

If you’re looking for a special place to build or grow your career, you’ve found it. Whether you’re an experienced professional, a recent college graduate or somewhere in between, IDEX is a place where you can apply your existing skills and learn new ones in an environment where you can make an impact.

With interesting opportunities in engineering, marketing, sales, supply chain, operations, HR, finance, and more across more than 40 diverse businesses at around the globe, chances are, we have something special for you.


Gast Mfg.


Product / Manufacturing Engineer


Health & Science Technologies


St. Joseph, MI


Value Stream Manager


The Product/Mfg. Engineer is responsible for completing assigned engineering projects in accordance with customer specifications or new product development. The person in this role will accomplish this by serving as a liaison between suppliers, manufacturing, and customers.


  • Analyzes manufacturing statistical data, recognizing patterns and trends resulting in proactive product and process improvements

  • Assists suppliers with corrective actions and verify when necessary

  • Colllorbaoartes with other departments within the corporation to ensure cost reduction efforts are being addressed, implemented and sustained

  • Create and maintain the mechanism of providing visibility into the operating performance

  • Develop continuous improvement programs; allow the overall business to decrease cost through the reduction/elimination of variation; create a detailed manufacturing WI’s, SOP’s, and production reporting

  • Drives corrective action and provides customers with written reports

  • Follows up with customers to ensure satisfaction

  • Identify and lead organization-wide lean/continuous improvement initiatives

  • Lead contact and point person for on-site customer audits

  • Leads to the reduction of variation through design improvements with 80 customers

  • Maintain and improve current manufacturing processes and product designs to reduce variation and improve throughput

  • Manages and Leads Engineering Technicians to help achieve department goals

  • Monitors system to prevent overdue action requests

  • Observe testing methods and ensure adequate FPY, assist in the development and implementation of corrective action or product design improvements where necessary

  • Owns companywide corrective action process for internal and external product issues

  • Provides support by performing capability studies for uncontrolled processes

  • Serves as the primary contact for customer field complaints/requests

  • Take charge of the internal manufacturing process consultant for product groups, management, product development engineering, marketing, and sales

  • Team with process owners to resolve problems and implement long term solutions with their areas

  • Test methods to ensure product integrity after design, process, or supplier changes

  • Track improvements made and translate into measurable metrics

  • Work with manufacturing and engineering to create systems for measuring, analyzing, improving and controlling to ensure delivery of products and processes


  • Ability to lead and work well in a cross-functional team environment

  • Demonstrates experience and knowledge in the manufacturing and/or industrial industry

  • Demonstrates proficiency in oral and written communications

  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to multitask as needed

  • Exhibits commitment to continuous improvement

  • Knowledge of lean concepts (5s, Kaizen, Kanban)

  • Self-motivated; shows initiative, anticipates and prevent issues by executing advanced problem-solving skills

  • Must possess professional maturity and solid business judgment

  • Possess strong project management, organizational, and prioritization skills

  • Self-starter maintains high ethical standards

  • Strong ability to utilize statistical methods and implement new designs/processes to reduce variation

  • Knowledge of TPS philosophies, utilizing kaizen

  • Works well with customers and internal team members; can work well under pressure and time constraints to meet strict deadlines


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, or Engineering Technology

  • Minimum of 3-5 years of demonstrated work experience in a manufacturing environment

  • Experience in a manufacturing environment preferred

  • Focus on customer service, mix model machining, and assembly is preferred

  • Trained in design for Six Sigma concepts preferred

  • Working knowledge of GD&T methodology


IDEX is a different kind of company. Because we are made up of decentralized businesses, IDEX (NYSE: IEX) is a company you may not yet be familiar with that has undoubtedly touched your life in some way. In fact, we make thousands of products that are mission-critical components in everyday life. We’re a large and growing company. Founded in 1988 with three small, entrepreneurial manufacturing companies, our first-year sales were just $209 million. We’re proud to say that we now call 40 diverse businesses around the world part of the IDEX family. By growing our existing businesses and acquiring new ones, we now have total company sales of more than $2 billion. While we were founded as IDEX 30 years ago, our story began more than a century ago at the feet of the founders who started many of the businesses that make up IDEX today. Being nimble, entrepreneurial, and customer-focused are the principles we were founded on then and continue to be our core strengths today. With 7,000 employees and manufacturing operations in more than 20 countries, IDEX is a high-performing, global enterprise committed to making trusted solutions that improve lives.


Gast Manufacturing, Inc. has been designing and manufacturing quality air-moving products since 1921. Our vacuum pumps, compressors, air motors, gear motors, vacuum generators, and regenerative blowers meet the many challenging applications of OEMs and end-users worldwide. For industrial manufacturing, health care lab, or environmental cleanup applications, Gast provides a full range of ideally suited and cost-effective solutions to any pneumatic problem.

Gast Mfg. (an IDEX Health & Science Technologies business unit) 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 (NYSE: IEX) is a company that has undoubtedly touched your life in some way. In fact, IDEX businesses make thousands of products that are mission-critical components in everyday activities. Chances are the car you’re driving has a BAND-IT® clamp holding your side airbag safely in place. If you were ever in a car accident, a Hurst Jaws of Life® rescue tool may have saved your life. If you or a family member is battling cancer, 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 growing IDEX Health & Science team.