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IDEX Manufacturing Engineer 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.

The Manufacturing Engineer will own manufacturing processes and lead data driven process improvement efforts in the optical assembly area.


  • Define and implement continuous improvement projects to reduce waste, improve product quality, and improve Customer service

  • Own process control documentation such as standard operating procedures, bills of materials, specifications, and routings

  • Develop new processes as required to support new product introduction

  • Train staff at new/revised processes

  • Lead improvements in machinery, equipment, and manufacturing methods

  • Support the Manufacturing Engineering Manager, Value Stream Manager, and fellow team members

  • Contribute to the Daily Improvement meetings reviewing Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost, and Growth

  • Develop and maintain safe work practices


  • BS or higher in Engineering, Optical Science, Material Science, or Physics.

  • Ability to perform optical tolerance calculations, primarily for transmitted/reflected wavefront distortion.

  • Understanding of polarization/interferometry/ spectroscopy theory, principles, and equipment.

  • Good interactive people skills with the ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups, management and/or individuals.

  • Team player who supports both management and team members.

  • A quantitative, data-driven approach to problem solving.

  • This job requires compliance with ITAR Regulations. Therefore, the employee must be a U.S. Citizen or a U.S. Permanent Resident.


  • A passion to develop personal skills, knowledge, and contribute to team/Company goals.

  • Experience with optical assembly methods and equipment

  • Experience with optical metrology techniques and equipment

  • Experience with optical contacting

  • Understanding of Lean/6-Sigma

  • Entrepreneurial thinking

  • Project management experience

  • Proficiency in SolidWorks

  • Proficiency programming in Labview

  • Ability to do electronic design and program firmware

  • Interest in current technology and trends.


Ability to:

  • Use eyesight for all aspects of the job.

  • Perform sedentary work at a workstation.

  • Perform testing and process development on the production floor.

  • Operate computerized equipment and perform calculations.

  • Perform legible written communication.

  • Demonstrate upper body mobility to use the telephone, operate computer system and equipment on the production floor.

  • Bend as necessary for sitting and using computers, telephone and equipment on the production floor.

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: CVI

Job Segment: HST Health & Science Technologies