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IDEX Senior Fabrication Technician in Boulder, Colorado

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.


We are currently looking for a hands-on Fabrication Technician in our Aerospace and Defense Value Stream. The right candidate will have significant exposure to grinding and polishing of optical components, including crystal fabrication.


  • Blocking of glass/silicon/ceramic/crystal materials

  • Machining (grinding, lapping and polishing) of glass/silicon/ceramic/crystal materials on automated and manual equipment, including continuous polishers

  • High precision optics metrology (interferometry, optical part characterization)

  • Ability to grind and polish to micron level thicknesses while holding arcsecond wedge

  • Ability to read, follow and understand procedures

  • Work closely with engineering to develop processes and process documentation

  • Measure and document process variables

  • Cleaning and visual inspection of optical components.

  • Proper handling and packaging of critical and fragile optical components.

  • Maintain clean workcenter and documentation

  • Perform mathematical calculations, trigonometry and algebra level

  • Procedure enforcement, maintenance, and cleaning of fabrication areas

  • Any other duties as assigned by the Fabrication Manager or his/her designate

  • Follows all safety training and guidelines


  • Bend as is necessary for sitting, using computers, using the telephone, and computer mouse

  • Demonstrate eye-hand coordination

  • Operate testing and measuring equipment

  • Apply force to adjust and operate testing equipment, turn knobs and cranks

  • Manipulate fragile parts into and out of equipment

  • Grasp objects in order to turn, wipe, adjust instrumentation and safely use sharp instruments

  • Twist and turn wrists and forearms to perform inspection of optics and to operate microscopes and computer

  • Bend at the neck to perform inspection and testing of optics and related equipment


  • A 2-year technical degree, or 5+ years relevant experience in crystal fabrication/polishing is desired

  • Direct experience with fabrication of optical components or cleaning of small parts desired

  • Experience with MIL-PRF-13830B desired

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Basic understanding of computer hardware and interfaces


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.

This job position requires compliance with ITAR Regulations. Therefore, all employees working in this capacity must meet citizenship status. Per the Advanced Thin Films Export Controls Policy and Procedure, the employee must be a U.S. Citizen or a U.S. Permanent Resident.

  • All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. *

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.