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IDEX Optical Assembler in West Henrietta, New York

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JOB TITLE: Optical Assembler

REPORTING TO: Manufacturing Manager, Lens Assembly

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.


Clean & inspect optical components and mounts and assemble optical doublets, triplets, sub-assemblies and final assemblies. This job requires excellent visual acuity and manual dexterity. The ability to follow work instructions and the ability to make decisions at various stages of assembly are keys to success for this position.


  • Clean & inspect optical components and mounts

  • Use of MIL spec to inspect optical components with clear apertures

  • Ability to read engineering drawings to determine specs.

  • Assemble and Bond optical doublets and triplets according to procedures

  • Use of optical-grade adhesives

  • Use of various assembly tools and techniques for passive alignment of optics

  • Post-alignment/assembly cleaning and inspection

  • Assemble and Bond lens elements within mounts and barrels according to procedures

  • Techniques for mounting and bonding lens elements within barrels - passive alignment

  • Verification of sub-assemblies and final assemblies

  • Tools and Techniques for verifying alignment of doublets and triplets

  • Tools and Techniques for diagnostics of sub-assemblies and final assemblies for failure mode.

  • Maintain Assembly & Test Equipment, Tools and Area in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practices, ISO and HSE protocols. Step complete and charge time to work orders and maintain job specific paperwork throughout the process. Follow and enforce clean room protocols.


  • Good manual dexterity and visual acuity.

  • The ability to contribute as an individual and as a team member.

  • Ability to follow procedures

  • Basic Computer skills


  • High School Diploma or GED.


  • Good manual dexterity

  • Proficient math skills

  • Ability to follow directions

  • Good communication skills

  • Blueprint Reading

  • Analytical troubleshooting / problem solving

  • Computer skills

  • Decision making

  • Good time management skills


  • The job may involve prolong periods of sitting/standing.

  • May involve the use of oils and solvents.

  • Highly repetitive work, usually in a fixed body position for a sustained period of time.

  • Subject to some soilage and irritation from cleaning solutions. (Lab Coats provided.)

  • Generally, works in a clean environment and works to maintain the environment as such.

  • Requires initiative and mental concentration to learn new skills and techniques.

  • Safety Glasses are required

  • Exercises independent judgment when inspecting parts acceptability for further operations

  • Follows procedures for all jobs

  • May require area specific safety training

  • May involve prolonged periods of magnified inspection (eye strain)

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).

Job Family: Operations

Business Unit: IH&S (West Henrietta COE)

Job Segment: HST Health & Science Technologies