IDEX Product Development Engineer (Greater Rohnert Park/Santa Rosa, CA Area) in Rohnert Park, California


600 Park Court

Rohnert Park, California, 94927

United States

Business Unit: IH&S (Analytical Instruments)

Title: Product Development Engineer (Greater Rohnert Park/Santa Rosa, CA Area)

Function: Engineering



-Product Development Engineer


-Rohnert Park, CA


-Senior Project Engineer, IVD/BIO Integrated Solutions Group


-IDEX Health & Science


IDEX Health & Science is seeking a talented and experienced Engineer to

join its product development team in Rohnert Park, California. IDEX

designs, develops, and manufactures OEM fluidic systems and precision

components. By creating innovative solutions for our customers’

increasingly complex instrumentation needs, IDEX directly contributes to

the science and healthcare industries that improve our quality of life. The

position’s primary responsibility is the development and optimization of

fluidic product solutions for OEM instrumentation needs in the Biotech and

In Vitro Diagnostics markets. This role works to understand customer

application challenges, extract and define product requirements, develop

concepts, and create specifications for products that address customers’

needs. The Product Development Engineer utilizes mechanical engineering

knowledge, problem solving skills and project management to drive projects

through the product development process from concept, to design, and

through production scale-up.


-Analyzes designs for appropriate tolerances and design for manufacture

-Applies engineering theories, tools and research techniques to solve

technical challenges

-Attends relevant trade shows and assists in the preparation of product

demonstrations and substantiation of marketing claims

-Communicates clearly and effectively with internal and external functional

teamsorally, in written form, and via presentations

-Develops expertise on relevant IDEX Health and Science technologies and


-Executes design creation, concept prototypes, cost analysis, and

performance verification

-Investigates and remains current on new technology to generate new product


-Leads the technical efforts for new product development projects

-Manages project work using established processes and project management


-Remains flexible to support other functions as needed

-Supports investigation, analysis and problem solving of complex quality


-Collaborates closely with manufacturing to ensure assembly and test

documentation is clear, accurate and complete

-Works with product managers, sales, and customers to define new product




-BS degree in Mechanical Engineering or similar degree

-Able to interface with external customers and outside suppliers

-Aptitude with business software tools (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint) and a proven ability to quickly learn and use new software tools

-Capablewithmathematical and computational analysis to solve engineering problems, includinguseof modeling tools such as FEA, CFD, etc.

-Considerate experience with Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA) and Design for Manufacturability (DFM)

-Demonstrated ability to lead small teams, complete tasks and effectively manage time to meet deadlines, along with written and oral communication skills

-Expertise with Design of Experiments (DOE) techniques preferred

-Highly proficient in using 3D CAD software (SolidWorks) to create detailed models and drawings

-Self-starter with the ability to work independently while supporting a culture of accountability, team orientation and a focus on successful outcomes

-Knowledge with electro-mechanical devices and test equipment (fluid control devices such as valves, pumps, sensors is preferred)

-Proficient in Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T); proven ability to design precision mechanical components and assemblies


-Ability to lift up to 10 pounds, move within an office complex and outside in the field

-Able to travel (<10%) as required (domestic & international) and is comfortable going to locations where customs and cultures are unfamiliar

-Aptitude to operate various types of test equipment and tools, perform experiments, build prototypes and complete work at a desk

-Communicate via phone, computerandin-person situations, within the general office area, in the engineering laboratory, and on the manufacturing floor

-Operates under limited supervision from Engineering Manager, communicates to remote sites, and interfaces within Engineering and all other departments

-Vision abilities required include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, ability to adjust focus and visual acuity for reading a computer screen and handwritten/typewritten documents, and experiment observation


This position requires lawful access to ITAR controlled information, meaning all IDEX Health & Science employees to be considered for this role will need to maintain US citizenship or permanent residency status in the US. Additionally, per the IH&S Export Controls Policy and Procedure, the employee must be a U.S. Citizen or a U.S. Permanent Resident—therefore, all employees working in this capacity must meet citizenship status (per our Export Controls Policy and Procedure)

*IDEX is an equal opportunity employer Minorities/Females/Protected


REQ ID: 2133