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IDEX Quality Engineering Technician - CMM Programmer in West Henrietta, New York

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JOB TITLE: Quality Engineering Technician – CMM Programmer

REPORTING TO: Director of Quality Assurance

LOCATION: West Henrietta, NY


These positions may require lawful access to ITAR/EAR controlled information and employees in this role will need to meet those requirements. Requirements include US Citizenship or US Permanent Resident.

Who is IDEX Health & Science (IH&S)?

As a business unit of IDEX Corporation, IH&S has a long history of driving growth in life sciences and healthcare by embracing innovation and redefining the supplier-customer relationship. The work we do every day allows us to discover key insights and break new ground to create some of the most meaningful technologies that have a lasting impact on companies, industries, and society. One of business segments is called Life Science Optics and we are looking to add more talent to the team.

Life Science Optics (LSO):

Our newly opened Optics Center of Excellence (COE) in West Henrietta, NY , is a manufacturing and R&D focused team that sits at the leading edge of high-end optics for life sciences. Focused on assisting partners at every stage of the development processes, we invest in people and infrastructure to drive bold ideas and pragmatic solutions. With its optics-rich foundation of talent, universities, and supporting businesses, Rochester is the ideal location to elevate your career with fascinating work and endless opportunities.

Our formula for success is simple. We work hard to maintain a culture where you can own your work; you are encouraged to try new ideas in a collaborative environment; and you can apply your skillset to enable our clients to gain a competitive advantage in their own market. At IDEX Health & Science, you have the opportunity to work with a great group of people, mentor others, and build a great future.


The QE Technician’s holds primary responsibility to develop, maintain, and generate CMM programs used to inspect and verify production materials and components. Review blueprints and specifications to establish correct inspection criteria following best practices. Complete complex dimensional inspection on components to assure compliance with drawings/specifications on both mechanical and optical components. The QE technician will develop and document inspection methods and sampling plans. Performs receiving inspection systems troubleshooting.


  • Coordinate and support all activities for Zeiss CMM, including programming utilizing CALYPSO software, troubleshooting, planned maintenance, annual certifications, repairs, and upgrades

  • Performs inspection and test on in-process assemblies according to blueprints, specifications and documents

  • Confers with technical personnel and department supervisors to report and resolve inspection and testing problems

  • Report and document non-conformances, CARs, and continuous improvements

  • Participates in and documents material review board dispositions

  • Completes all documentation necessary for and relevant to the receiving inspection activities

  • Assists receiving inspectors in resolving technical problems

  • Support Quality Engineering with defect investigations and other support as required

  • Inspection of optical components

  • Specifies and assists in procuring required inspection instruments


  • Associate degree (A.A. or A.A.S.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school

  • Minimum of five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Proficient in geometric tolerance symbology and blueprint interpretation

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals

  • Experience with Zeiss CALYPSO software

  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence

  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization

  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry

  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists

  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form

The equipment described here must be used by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM)

  • Optical and mechanical inspection tools and gages

  • Electronic test equipment

  • Computer

  • Telephone

  • Copier

  • Safety glasses

  • Clean room gear


  • High degree of work accuracy required

  • Thorough knowledge of receiving inspection process and precision measurement tools

  • Proficient with Microsoft software, excel and word

  • Good interpersonal skills and communication skills, both written and verbal

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Strong problem-solving skills

IDEX Health & Science LLC., a Unit of IDEX Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to workforce diversity

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: IH&S (West Henrietta COE)

Job Segment: HST Health & Science Technologies