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IDEX Machinist II - CNC and Manual in West Henrietta, New York

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JOB TITLE: Machinist II

REPORTING TO: Machine Shop Supervisor

LOCATION: West Henrietta, NY


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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.


Under minimal supervision and following established procedures, the Machinist II operates, sets-up, and programs production machines to manufacture components to item specifications. This will be done by utilizing computerized numerical control (CNC), and manual machines, to perform various machine functions such as cutting, drilling, milling, reaming, boring, dicing and grinding of metallic work pieces . This position is required to be fully competent using lathes, and mill experience is preferred. The shop has multiple types of machines and all employees use both lathes and mills (Manual and CNC)


  • Follows a set production schedule and is driven by accountability, ownership, and customer obsession

  • Supports and maintains a health culture which embraces the IDEX core values of, trust, team, and excellence

  • Supports continuous improvement efforts by working with the team to implement/develop new processes and habits

  • Maintains a clean and organized work environment by participating in daily upkeep

  • Collaborates with team members to perform in-process inspection in accordance with accepted procedures

  • Inspect own work-in-process with accepted procedures

  • Use skills in geometry and trigonometry to configure machines and cut tools to exact measurements as designed and illustrated on engineering blueprints

  • Machine both, production, and prototype parts, by operating and setting up equipment such as CNC Lathes, CNC diamond turning lathes, manual lathes and CNC Mills using existing tooling and/or fixtures

  • Perform machine set-ups, tool offsets, edit changes and adjustments necessary to maintain quality of production

  • Start and stop machines as required to maintain quality, safety, and production efficiency

  • Maintain proper lubrication and fluid levels to ensure safe and efficient machine operation

  • Follows best practices to ensure the highest level of machine maintenance

  • Follow all safety rules and regulations

  • Perform other duties as required


  • High School Diploma or equivalent

  • Minimum of 5-years of experience as a CNC Machinist or 3 years related experience plus a one-year certificate from college or technical school

  • Requirement: Intimate knowledge reading and understanding blueprints, GD&T (Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing)

  • Intimate knowledge of speed and feed calculation based on material to be machined

  • Intimate knowledge of proper tooling selection based on material to be machined

  • Intimate knowledge and experience with precision measuring tools

  • Ability to develop and prove out new CNC machining programs to produce complex components in accordance with engineering blueprints


  • Ability to lift and carry up to 40 pounds frequently, write by hand and keyboard, and operate small measurement devices

  • Visual acuity needed for close detail work, microscope inspection, operating tools and machinery, using measurement devices and visual inspection involving small defects and parts

  • Capable of determining start and end points of angles by using a working and demonstrated knowledge of trigonometry and geometry

  • Good mechanical aptitude required

  • Mastercam knowledge a plus

  • Capable of reading fine graduations on micrometers

  • Basic manual Lathe operation and setup

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?

Total Rewards

The starting compensation for this position is $27.00 per hour. This position may be eligible for performance based bonus plan.

Benefits Package

Our comprehensive U.S. benefit offerings include: Health benefits, 401(k) retirement savings program with company match, PTO, and more. More information on our benefits and rewards can be found on our career page:

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).

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Job Family: Operations

Business Unit: CVI