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IDEX Director of Human Resources in Oak Harbor, Washington

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 ( around the globe, chances are, we have something special for you.

Positions/Title: Director, Human Resources

Pay Range: $140 - 160K

Location: Oak Harbor, WA


IDEX Health & Science is the global leader in life science fluidics, microfluidics, and optics, offering a three-fold advantage to customers by bringing optofluidic paths to life with strategic partnerships, solutions, and expertise. As one of the few companies in the world with component, sub-system, and application level experts, IDEX Health & Science helps instrument developers solve the most demanding fluidic and optical challenges in a wide array of applications. With over 1,200 employees around the world, we believe partnership will change the way the world innovates, leading to new technologies that improve our health, protect our planet, and enrich our lives. For more information visit:

The Director of Human Resources will report directly into the Vice President of Human Resources- IH&S Fluidics and will also interact with and support other leaders across other IH&S Fluidics sites. This position is full-time at the facility.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Counsel and advise managers of appropriate interventions to addressemployee relations issues (e.g., performance improvement process) andmonitor progress.

  • Educate managers and employees on HR policies, plans, programs,practices, processes, and tools (e.g., compensation, benefits,development projects, EEO) to ensure knowledge transfer, enhancedorganizational capability related to the management and development ofpeople, and consistent delivery.

  • Conduct fact-finding investigation activities (e.g., interviews,document review, consultation with appropriate Company officials)related to internal and external inquiries, complaints, and concerns andprescribe an appropriate remedy to resolve complaint or concern.

  • Counsel managers and employees regarding the intent, application, andcompliance requirements of significant labor and regulatory laws (e.g.,FMLA, Workers' Compensation, EEOC issues, ADA).

  • Develop and analyze workforce measurements (e.g., employee engagement, turnover, work-life issues) to help business unit leaders make responsive decisions that impact people processes.

  • Manage Worker Compensation activity for facility and return to work process.

  • Lead recruitment and selection of salaried and hourly members.

  • Facilitate courses and workshops (e.g., ergonomic education,performance management, diversity, health management, targetedselection) to increase awareness and grow the skills of others.

  • Develop and compile an annual salary and benefits survey.

  • Other duties as assigned or may arise

Functional Skills:

Employee Relations: Knowledge of the broad range of relationships that

could impact an employee, employer, or applicant. This includes

knowledge of federal and state laws, company policies, practices and

ethical obligations to investigate, evaluate, and recommend an

appropriate resolution to an employee and labor relations' complaint.

Performance Management Principles: Knowledge of tools, methods and

practices used to link the relationship between business goals and

individual performance objectives, competencies, skills, and knowledge.

Ability to coach managers and employees on planning, tracking,

reviewing and enhancing performance as well as career planning and


Safety and Health: Demonstrated knowledge of manufacturing safety

and health programs; Knowledge of worker's compensation processes

and ergonomics. Leadership experience in safety committees.

Employment Law: Knowledge of regulatory laws that affect employment.

This includes an understanding of ADA, FMLA, and Title VII/Civil Rights


Qualifications :

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Knowledge/Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or (4) years of demonstrated experience in providing HR support required; preferably in a manufacturing environment

  • A minimum of 5 years of prior HR Manager/Business Partner experience with direct reports. HR Manager/Director experience preferred


  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written).

  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidential key employee and business information.

  • Original/out-of-the-box thinking and ingenuity to solve problems. Proactive

  • Attention to detail. Does not let important details slip through the cracks or derail a project. Excellent organizational skills.

  • Agility in switching gears multiple times per day.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher Programs.

  • Experience with HRIS – Workday experience preferred.

Special Working Conditions:

The physical/mental capabilities described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to use standard office equipment, i.e. telephone, computer, fax, etc.

  • Ability to travel to domestic locations and locally on an occasional basis.

  • Must be comfortable working in both an office and manufacturing environment, moving throughout all of the facility.

IDEX Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to workforce diversity

Attention Applicants: If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, please let us know. Likewise, if you are limited in the ability to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, we will determine an alternate way for you to apply. Please contact our Talent Acquisition Team at OR call us at 847-498-7070- Job Opportunities.

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).

Job Family: Human Resources

Business Unit: IH&S (Oak Harbor)