IDEX Project/Mechanical Engineer-Wallingford CT in Wallingford, Connecticut

Title: Project/Mechanical Engineer-Wallingford CT

Business Unit: IH&S (Wallingford)


50 Barnes Park North

Wallingford, Connecticut, 06492

United States

Function: Engineering


Come join a great team. IDEX Health & Science located in Wallingford CT is a dynamic, rapidly growing company servicing the life sciences and analytical instruments sectors with custom products and manufacturing solutions. We design, develop and manufacture microfluidic devices for sequencing, pathogen detection, diagnostics, and many other applications. IH&S directly contributes to the science and healthcare industries that improve our quality of life.

We are seeking motivated team members who want to improve themselves and be part of a high performing team that builds the best product possible with a strong desire to learn and grow in our company.

Excellent starting salary with a bonus plan and full benefits package which includes a matching 401(k) and Defined Contribution Retirement Plans. Visit our website at at and



This position is responsible for design, development, and maintenance of processes, equipment, and tooling, to ensure products can be manufactured repeatedly at desired cost targets and acceptable quality levels.Responsible for managing projects into manufacturing readiness stage through Product Development Process.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Collaborate with R&D Engineering to design, develop, analyze, troubleshoot processes and provide technical support during new product development, quality improvement, and sustaining operations.

  • Develop best practices, routines, and process documentation and operating instructions.

  • Manage and/or participate on cross functional teams to accomplish project specific goals.

  • Present technical findings or project status to cross functional teams through meeting minutes, design reviews, presentations and other means of communication.

  • Support the qualification of new parts/materials, and machine validation through FAI/capability analysis, or equivalent.

  • Support the development, evaluation, improvement and documentation of manufacturing processes for repeatability that meet our quality, cost, cycle-time and safety needs (including process control techniques).

  • Preparation of Capital Appropriation Requests (CAR’s).

  • Create, release and manage Bill of Materials (BOM’s) and routers in ERP system.

  • Preparation of cost models/estimates.

  • Special projects as needed to support operations and our customers including those which require additional work hours, travel, and training.

  • Maintain a thorough knowledge of new developments and technology.

  • Provide in-depth analysis and execute a path forward for continuous improvements.

  • Research, plan, design, verify, validate and develop mechanical and/or electromechanical systems such as fixtures, controls, and equipment for production.

  • Use technical skills to provide hands on support of production equipment for troubleshooting, training and recommendations for preventative maintenance.

  • Create and release engineering drawings.

* Key Responsibilities may differ among employees with the same job title and may change over time, in accordance with business needs.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical or Mechanical Engineering.

  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years “hands on” experience in a manufacturing environment.

  • Project management experience.

  • Demonstrated proficiency with SolidWorks/CAD.

  • Strong problem solving, analytical and technical skills.

  • Demonstrated proficiency with tool and fixture design.

  • Creative thinker with well-developed interpersonal skills and effective communicator.

  • High level of self-initiative and dependability.

  • High energy level and drive to finish projects or issues.

  • Flexible schedule to accommodate fluctuations in customer deadlines.


  • Programming experience, Labview highly preferred.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of quality practices, tools, and specifications.

  • Knowledge in BOM management working with JD Edwards or similarenterprise resource planningsoftware.

  • Familiar with ergonomic practices.

  • Experience generating specifications, purchasing and qualification of equipment.

  • Knowledge of Quality Management Systems and respective ISO standards.


  • Required to lift boxes weighing over 25 lbs. on a regular basis.

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus from reading a computer screen to focusing on the other normal activities of this position.


The information on this job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this role at the Wallingford facility of IDEX Health & Science. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” employment relationship.

IDEX is an equal opportunity employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

REQ ID: 2151