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IDEX Sourcing Engineer in Benton Harbor, Michigan

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Who is GAST Manufacturing?

As a business unit of IDEX Corporation, GAST Manufacturing has a long history of being the leader in design and manufacturing of quality air-moving products. We specialize in offering cost effective solutions for a wide variety of industries including industrial manufacturing, healthcare, and environmental cleanup applications. We are looking to add more talent to our team.

Scope of Role: The Sourcing Engineer is responsible for completing assigned engineering projects in accordance with Sourcing Commodity Managers to provide technical support for cost down initiatives. The person in this role will accomplish this by serving as a liaison between Commodity Managers, suppliers, engineering and manufacturing to provide results to achieve targeted goals set by the Sourcing Director. .


  • Serves as a member of the sourcing team with specific assignments related to cost reduction and quality objectives

  • Serves as an internal engineering consultant to the Sourcing Commodity Managers for cost down initiatives.

  • Conducts investigations into the nature of parts, components and assemblies used in Gast products to reach cost down goals.

  • Design tests in accordance with accepted statistical methods and documents results.

  • Presents new ideas, concepts, processes and materials that support the corporate product development strategy.

  • Drive new concepts to manufacturing through successful cost down projects.

  • Establishes new parts, new models for release to production to reduce overall product cost without degrading performance.

  • Transfers technology as required within Gast which includes international operations.

Measures of Performance

  • Timely and successful completion of various business projects

  • Significant improvement in First pass yield in SIR (Sample inspection), lab test and results

  • Sustainable supplier performance improvements in Quality, OTD, Lead-time reduction, Inventory Turns, and PBIT


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering preferred

  • Minimum of 5 years of demonstrated work experience in a related field

  • Experience in a manufacturing environment preferred


  • Demonstrates experience and knowledge in the manufacturing and/or industrial industry.

  • Self-starter maintains high ethical standards.

  • Demonstrates ability to lead and work well in a team environment.

  • Possess strong project management, organizational, and prioritization skills.

  • Exhibits commitment to continuous quality improvement.

  • Must be self-motivated, show initiative, anticipate and prevent issues by executing advanced problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to work well with internal team members and supplier relations.

  • Ability to work well under pressure and time constraints to meet strict deadlines.

  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to multitask as needed.

  • Ability to operate computers and proficient in MSOffice applications.

  • Ability to read and write in English.

  • Demonstrates proficiency in oral and written communications.

GAST Manufacturing, a Unit of IDEX Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to workforce diversity

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. Incumbents may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented.

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: Gast

Job Segment: HST Health & Science Technologies