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IDEX Manufacturing Process Engineer – Optical Coatings in Albuquerque, New Mexico

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The Manufacturing Process Engineer leads engineering support for CVI’s manufacturing and fabrication of optical coatings. Job responsibilities include development of new coating processes as well as support of existing production demand.


Leads engineering support for the Optical Coatings department, including and not limited to:

  • Provides engineering guidance for coating deposition as well as tooling and equipment operation and maintenance

  • Teams with sales, production, and other engineering resources to respond to new and modified coating design requests

  • Identify project requirements, including raw material, human and equipment resources and create project timelines for new and under-developed coating processes

  • Develops, initiates, and trains technicians to support coating processes

  • Documents process maps for existing and new coating processes

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

  • Identifies, recommends and drives process capability improvements

  • Initiates and leads root cause investigations and corrective actions

  • Responds promptly and proficiently to operations and production support requests

  • Clearly communicates schedule, technical, budgetary status and risks internally and externally


  • Superb creativity and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to collaborate with engineering, manufacturing, and commercial teams to implement practical optical coating 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

  • Work effectively with minimal supervision

  • Curiosity and a growth mindset.

  • Comfortable around heavy industrial machinery

  • Comfortable training others, such as technicians

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


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in optical engineer, mechanical engineering, applied physics, or equivalent field.

  • 5+ years’ experience in the field of high tech manufacturing preferred, ideally in a related field to optics or optical coatings.

  • Working proficiency in Solidworks or other 3D CAD system

  • Utilize statistical software for documentation and analysis

  • Able to read and understand a variety of job-related instructions and documents, including engineering drawings

  • Statistical data collection, analysis, and solution implementation experience

  • Six Sigma Green or Black belt preferred

  • Process flow, FMEA, and/or control plan development experience preferred


  • Operate computerized equipment and perform calculations

  • 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