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IDEX Manufacturing Manager in West Henrietta, New York

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IDEX Health & Science -Rochester


Manufacturing Manager


Rochester, NY


Director of Operations – Optical Filters


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IDEX Corporation is a leading manufacturer of diversified products in industries ranging across health, science, safety, fire, and fluidics. Operating in 24 countries, IDEX is an innovative and rapidly growing company, focused on delivering excellence through diverse, winning teams. With a strong reputation for providing career growth opportunities, IDEX is a lean, non-bureaucratic and high performing environment. We’re a global provider of applied solutions serving a variety of markets. These include life science and medical technologies, process industry and infrastructure related applications, industrial/municipal fire, and rescue - to name just a few.


IDEX Health & Science- Rochester, Filters/Semrock, group – based in Rochester, New York – develops and manufactures high-performance optical thin-film filters that set the standard for biotech and analytical instrumentation. The Semrock/Filters group is a rapidly growing, with revenue from both the volume OEM sales of tailored products and from the sales of standard catalog products to end-users. Semrock’s optical filter products are set apart by their state-of-the-art performance and reliability. Major markets include optical filters for fluorescence imaging and measurement systems, for Raman spectroscopy systems, and for laser-based analytical instrumentation.


The Manufacturing Manager will be a key member of the management team in Operations focused on maintaining the outstanding performance of the precision finishing teams and continuously improving the processes and team members that have made us successful. The Manufacturing Manager will work with the coating and high mix finishing teams as well as with engineering, Logistics, and Quality/Continuous Improvement teams to achieve both department and company goals.


Finishing Staffing and Capacity : This person will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the high-volume finishing department at IH&S Optical Filters consisting of the coring value streams and the dicing value streams. The teams include 18 associates covering 2 shifts and ranging in experience from Level 1 to 3 and technicians. They are currently supported by 2 manufacturing engineers and 1 production planners. The Manufacturing Manager will be responsible for adherence to the company quality policies with regards to training and certification, drive the 5S program to standard work and sustaining mode, make all staffing and capacity related decisions to support the production schedules. Key success factors will be in sustaining the corporate safety record, maintaining the department quality return rates for workmanship issues, maintaining >98% OTD performance, enhancing the department training process, and managing costs within budget.

Continuous Improvement : The manager shall also be a critical player in the growth of the company through working more efficiently. They should take full ownership of the high-volume value streams and understand existing and potential bottle necks within their work centers. Working with the engineering and continuous improvement teams, they should select, execute, and sustain critical projects targeted at increasing either the efficiencies or capabilities of the department. Key success factor will be improving the manufacturing cycle times, minimizing the scrap rates, and increasing the revenue per FTE from each value stream.

Leadership : This person will be critical to upholding the core values and culture of IDEX Health & Science LLC. They will lead a customer focused team, will promote the growth of both the business and the individuals, will have high integrity, and will hold people accountable for success. Key success factors will be in employee satisfaction and overall business growth.

Other duties may be assigned.


  • Applicant should have a minimum of 3-5 years of experience and demonstrated success in leading dynamic teams.

  • The role requires superior motivation skills as the candidate must excel at creating dynamic work teams and building trust between team members.

  • The role requires excellent communication skills as the candidate must be able to effectively present data and issues to all levels in the organization (Senior Leaders through Production Associates).

  • The role requires the ability to work/lead in cross functional teams to solve and/or lead process improvements.

  • Experience with Lean Manufacturing, Daily Management, Value Stream Mapping, and Six Sigma problem solving concepts is preferred.

  • On a personal level the candidate must be Involved, Accountable, Perform with Personal Excellence, be Dependable and able to Earn the Respect of colleagues and Associates quickly.


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IDEX Health & Science LLC, a Unit of IDEX Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to workforce diversity.

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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.