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IDEX Manufacturing Engineer in Vancouver, 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 at https://www.idexcorp.com/our-businesses/business-segments/ around the globe, chances are, we have something special for you.

Under minimal supervision establishes and recommends and implements improvements to production processes, quality and component producibility; contributes to product and component design focused on Design for Manufacturing. Reduces cost and lead times by implanting process improvements including programming, tool and machine selection, work holding design, and end of line test and inspection fixture design.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Creates, designs, modifies and improves complex manufacturing processes that produce intricate components with high precision in low, medium and high volumes. Translates dimensional requirements from mechanical drawings including GD&T into robust manufacturing processes with a focus on quality, reliability and cost. Design and implementation of tooling for machined metal and plastic components.

Programming CNC equipment manually in combination with tool path generating software. Interpret existing G-code and implement discrete adjustments for process improvements. Programming support for existing automation equipment including PLC’s, industrial robotics and legacy and new test equipment. Design support for other process tools such as injection molds, deep draw dies, de-gating dies, etc. Prepares and modifies complex layouts, engineering drawings and sketches of work holding and test fixtures, tooling components, and schematics. Operates CAD equipment to perform the above.

Performs metal machining and machine design calculations to create and optimize machining programs and fixtures. Utilizes statistical methods to evaluate machine, process, and product capability. Initiates and accurately drafts Engineering Change Notices (ECN's). Reviews completed ECN's for overall impact. Performs complex dimensional stack-up analyses on new or existing products, tools and fixtures.

Dispositions parts and assemblies rejected by production. Investigates part discrepancies and directs necessary action and initiates changes to production processes, drawings and procedures. Analyzes and improves manufacturing techniques and processes by investigating existing procedures, tooling, costs, and alternate methods; implements necessary changes by cooperating with Manufacturing staff to improve component cost and quality.

Coordinates/directs the fabrication, construction, and implementation of tooling and production aids. Communicates with vendors, and in-house personnel to receive quotations, answer questions, and resolve problems.

Utilize Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing tools, as applicable, to reduce process variation, eliminate non-value added activities and defects and improve customer satisfaction.

Maintains regular and reliable attendance.

OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS

Creates, documents and trains on procedures involving assembly and manufacturing processes. Creates and writes PC based programs for collecting, manipulating, and generating pertinent data.

Designs and conducts controlled experiments with process changes and product design changes to determine overall impact on affected products and applications.

Plays an active roll on the product introduction teams representing the Operations group. Performs other duties as assigned.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES REQUIRED TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds occasionally, movement within manufacturing and office environment, write by hand and keyboard.

Ability to communicate by speech and hearing continuously. Communication by means of telephone, writing, reading, and keyboard. Visual acuity required for close detail work and computer use.

JOB CONDITIONS

Light manufacturing and testing environment, general office environment.

QUALIFICATIONS

BSME preferred or BSMET with machining / automation emphasis. One to three years experience in manufacturing/production environment preferred. Mastery of machine shop math, well versed in machine design calculations. Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing. Must have Authorization to work in the United States, and be able to have lawful access to controlled technology as required for this position.

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.

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