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IDEX Fabrication Supervisor in West Henrietta, New York

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.

JOB TITLE: Fabrication Supervisor

REPORTING TO: Manufacturing Manager

LOCATION: West Henrietta, NY


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Who is IDEX Health & Science (IH&S)?

As a business unit of IDEX Corporation, IH&S has a long history of driving growth in life sciences and healthcare by embracing innovation and redefining the supplier-customer relationship. The work we do every day allows us to discover key insights and break new ground to create some of the most meaningful technologies that have a lasting impact on companies, industries, and society. One of business segments is called Life Science Optics and we are looking to add more talent to the team.

Life Science Optics (LSO):

Our newly opened Optics Center of Excellence (COE) in West Henrietta, NY , is a manufacturing and R&D focused team that sits at the leading edge of high-end optics for life sciences. Focused on assisting partners at every stage of the development processes, we invest in people and infrastructure to drive bold ideas and pragmatic solutions. With its optics-rich foundation of talent, universities, and supporting businesses, Rochester is the ideal location to elevate your career with fascinating work and endless opportunities.

Our formula for success is simple. We work hard to maintain a culture where you can own your work; you are encouraged to try new ideas in a collaborative environment; and you can apply your skillset to enable our clients to gain a competitive advantage in their own market. At IDEX Health & Science, you have the opportunity to work with a great group of people, mentor others, and build a great future.


The primary purpose of the Fabrication Supervisor position is to provide supervision of all functions of the Component Manufacturing process, Materials, Equipment and Facility Maintenance activities for the OT Fabrication Value streams including high precision Machined Metals and Spherical Lens components, along with quality activities that support these product lines.

A successful supervisor will ensure compliance to company and employee standards while leading by example. This role will interface daily with production planning to ensure attainable schedules are in place and then deliver as expected. The supervisor must be able to set priorities and work cross-functionally to resolve production issues, escalating when appropriate.


Process Leadership

Provide and share process knowledge and technical skills so that the teams can achieve consistent and sustained manufacturing efficiency and process improvement.

Project and display an engaging, empowering and encouraging leadership style. Lead with direction and vision, continually re-enforcing process standardisation in any form. Develop focus and direction promoting a “one team, one vision” approach. Lead Production Cell Meetings and develop clear and effective communication tools to advance employee engagement.

Process Compliance to Standard

Ensure all site processes exhibit consistent and aligned compliance to all agreed formats.

Ensure the efficient operation of all aspects of production including work centers, direct labor staffing, and managing production capacity, yield improvement and cost reduction, efficient process development, career development of direct reports, and workplace safety.

Meet or exceed on Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost goals thru proper scheduling and allocation of resources.

Team Development

Provide support and direction to the production technicians, facilitating directional change with team and Process Engineering involvement, and process improvement suggestions that display clear business or process benefit. Lead daily management meetings to update Safety, Quality, and Delivery metrics.

Continuous Improvement

Participate in CI projects, and in conjunction with project team members.

Attend CI workshops as a team member; taking ownership of team actions as required. Assist in the implementation of all CI actions by area. Communicate results through DMM. Support the team members with consistent, clear and engaging communication.


  • BA/BS in a technical field or business with 2+ years of manufacturing experience

  • Experience in Lean Manufacturing and Capacity management

  • Manufacturing experience in a low volume high mix environment

  • Production Planning experience preferred

  • Minimum of two-years of supervisory experience

  • Competent in the use of computer systems

  • Microsoft Office, ERP/MRP JD Edwards


  • The ability to lead and motivate to get the most from your team and peers

  • This position is a site-based role

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).

Business Unit: IH&S (Life Science Optics)

Job Segment: HST Health & Science Technologies