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IDEX Inspection Technician in Boulder, Colorado

If you’re looking for a special place to build or grow your career, you’ve found it. Whether you’re an experienced professional, a recent college graduate or somewhere in between, IDEX is a place where you can apply your existing skills and learn new ones in an environment where you can make an impact.

With interesting opportunities in engineering, marketing, sales, supply chain, operations, HR, finance, and more across more than 40 diverse businesses at around the globe, chances are, we have something special for you.


We are currently looking for a hands-on Inspection Technician for our thin-film coating operations. The right candidate will have significant exposure to cleaning of optical components and assemblies both prior to and following deposition of thin-film coatings.


  • Cleans parts prior to and following deposition of coatings or during other manufacturing steps using both hand cleaning and spin cleaning

  • Cleans and inspects glass and crystal parts and assemblies

  • Packages parts for shipment to customer

  • Loads and unloads complex parts into coating tooling

  • Inspects parts and measures defect sizes against MIL specifications

  • Work with engineering to improve cleaning and inspection processes

  • Updates Shop Floor Manager as required

  • Follows all safety training and guidelines

  • Any other duties and functions as assigned based on workload and demands


  • A 2-year technical degree, or 3+ years relevant experience is desired

  • Direct experience with optical components or cleaning of small parts desired

  • Experience with optical contacting desired

  • Familiarity with microscope inspection techniques desired

  • Experience with MIL-PRF-13830B desired

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Basic understanding of computer hardware and interfaces

  • Strong work ethic

  • Team player with solid communication skills

  • Ability to read, follow and understand procedures


  • Bend as is necessary for sitting, using computers, using the telephone, and computer mouse

  • Demonstrate eye-hand coordination

  • Operate testing and measuring equipment

  • Apply force to adjust and operate testing equipment, turn knobs and cranks

  • Manipulate fragile parts into and out of equipment

  • Grasp objects in order to turn, wipe, adjust instrumentation and safely use sharp instruments

  • Twist and turn wrists and forearms to perform inspection of optics and to operate microscopes and computer

  • Bend at the neck to perform inspection and testing of optics and related equipment


  • Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

This position requires compliance with ITAR Regulations; this person must be a U.S. Citizen or a U.S. Permanent Resident.

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 (NYSE: IEX) is a company that has undoubtedly touched your life in some way. In fact, IDEX businesses make thousands of products that are mission-critical components in everyday activities. Chances are the car you’re driving has a BAND-IT® clamp holding your side airbag safely in place. If you were ever in a car accident, a Hurst Jaws of Life® rescue tool may have saved your life. If you or a family member is battling cancer, your doctor may have tested your DNA in a quest to find the best targeted medicine for you. It’s likely your DNA test was run on equipment that contains components made by our growing IDEX Health & Science team.