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IDEX Materials Process Engineer in Brenham, Texas

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.

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Part of the IDEX Corporation, Precision Polymer Engineering, is a manufacturer and supplier of high performance, niche elastomer seals used in critical applications around the globe. At IDEX we are focused on attractive markets where there is sustainable competitive advantage based on technology leading to high growth and profitability.


The Materials Process Engineer (MPE) is a part of the global operations team at PPE and provides support to the PPE manufacturing site in Brenham TX. The MPE will support/lead material science projects through different stages toward successful industrialization of new materials, products, and technologies or will optimize our existing materials, products, and technologies. They will contribute to maximizing product profitability through continuous process optimization, critical review of existing assets and processes to ensure full utilization of state-of-the-art process & equipment and will drive equipment standardization across sites. The MPE will coordinate & support problem solving activities with the core materials team to resolve manufacturing issues and may be involved in the implementation of enhanced safety standards. The MPE will be required to be onsite, at this time remote or hybrid working is not an option.


  • Review existing assets and processes and define improvement plans

  • Optimize costs by continuous process improvements

  • Develop / implement novel processing technologies

  • Collaborate with Materials, Advanced technology, Manufacturing Engineering, Production and external suppliers to spec in new equipment when needed

  • Support Implement and Sustain stages of Materials projects

  • Support Core R&D and the lab on Explore and Develop for non-standard processing evaluations

  • Lead / support / document manufacturing process changes when appropriate

  • Resolve manufacturing issues when related to materials / equipment / procedures aspects

  • Carry out work in accordance with company safety policies and notify management of any unsafe practices or environmental hazards


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering

  • 5+ years of relevant experience, preferably in a polymer / elastomer manufacturing site

  • Knowledge of polymers (preferably elastomers) processing technologies

  • Demonstrated project management skills

  • Process Design using standardized process methodology

  • Lean Production Cell Design, capacity, takt time. Development of Work Standards

  • Experience in the Design of Continuous Processing Systems i.e. materials, chemicals, etc. (not just discrete parts)

  • Knowledge of Statistical & Analytical Methods for Process Design and Control (optimization, DoE & Taguchi Methods, Process Capability, SPC)

  • Advanced Quality Planning Methodology (APQP, FMEA, Control Planning, Quality Process Sheets and WI, PPAP or equivalent)

  • Ability to work in and influence cross-functional teams in a matrix organization

  • Promoting collaboration among several different functions and different locations

  • Ability to constantly challenge the status quo


  • Good verbal and written communication skills

  • Able to work as part of a team

  • Well organized

  • Ability to work with minimum of supervision

  • Strong prioritization skills

  • Ability to manage own workload

  • Accurate, numerate with good attention to detail

  • Customer focused

  • Able to work well under pressure

  • Self-motivated

  • Prepared to learn new skills and develop

  • Good analytical mind and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to process and interpret complex and confidential information

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).

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Job Family: Engineering

Business Unit: PPE