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IDEX Manufacturing Engineering Associate - Assembly Lead in Albuquerque, New Mexico

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 successful candidate will be hands on as a player/coach, working with and leading a group of assembly technicians supporting a growing product line focused on complex subsystem assemblies. This role will provide opportunities for professional growth and development, with career paths ranging from advancement in Engineering and/or Operations roles.


Supports the manufacturing engineering function through hands on manufacturing engagement. Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Hands on responsibility of ensuring product is built to meet performance, quality and delivery specifications.

  • Provides daily production guidance to Assembly Technicians

  • Trains technicians on work instructions and assembly best practices

  • Maintains and improves work instructions as required

  • Teams with CVI Sales, Production, Quality, Planning and other functions to respond to new and modified product design requests.

  • Leads CVI Engineering’s design and development process, including configuration management and production approval processes.

  • Teams with CVI Quality Assurance to initiate and lead root cause investigations with containment plans and corrective and preventative actions.

  • Determines critical parameters for process control given end objectives and requirements.

  • Identifies, recommends and drives process capability improvements.


  • Ability to collaborate with engineering, manufacturing, and commercial teams to implement practical solutions to challenging problems.

  • Communicate effectively through email, presentations and technical documents.

  • Strong time management and prioritization skills.

  • Ability to make decisions in high-stress situations.

  • Independent initiative and ability to acquire substantial knowledge of manufacturing processes, procedures and products.

  • Ability to work in a Class 1000 clean room environment wearing appropriate PPE

  • Work effectively with minimal supervision.

  • Superb creativity and problem-solving skills.

  • Curiosity and a growth mindset.

  • Comfortable around heavy industrial machinery.

  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment

  • Comfortable training others including engineers and technicians.

  • Supports company values including ethical conduct and high integrity in all actions.


  • Bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering, manufacturing engineering, mechanical engineering, or equivalent field desirable

  • General manufacturing engineering and or manufacturing assembly expertise with 2 or more years related work experience.

  • Experience with reviewing and applying a variety of job-related instructions and documents, including engineering drawings.

  • Statistical data collection, analysis, and solution implementation experience.

  • Previous experience manufacturing of OEM products desirable.

  • Proven understanding of lean and design for manufacturing principles. Six Sigma Green or Black belt preferred.

  • Working proficiency in Solidworks or other 3D CAD software desirable


  • Bend as is necessary for sitting, using computers, using the telephone, and computer mouse

  • Demonstrate eye-hand coordination

  • Operate testing and measuring equipment

  • Bend as is necessary for lifting from waist to operate testing equipment

  • Apply force to adjust and operate testing equipment, turn knobs and cranks

  • Manipulate fragile parts into and out of equipment to measure size and shape

  • Grasp objects in order to turn, wipe, adjust instrumentation and safely use sharp instruments

  • Twist and turn wrists and forearms to perform inspection of optics and to operate testing equipment and computer

  • Bend at the neck to perform inspection and testing of optics and related equipment


  • Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

This job position requires compliance with ITAR Regulations. Therefore, all employees working in this capacity must meet citizenship status. Per the Advanced Thin Films Export Controls Policy and Procedure, the employee must be a U.S. Citizen or a U.S. Permanent Resident.

  • All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. *

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