Mechanical Engineer

Fluid Management, a Unit of IDEX Corporation, is the leading global manufacturer of precision dispensing and mixing equipment for the architectural paint and coatings industries.  Fluid Management Americas has created a global product development environment through strategic growth initiatives as part of the Dispensing Segment of IDEX Corporation.  Our formula for success is based on our ability to develop the right solutions for our customers, encompassing complex formulations, increasingly precise and reliable custom dispensing technology, and an ability to gather valuable point-of-sale transactional data, all supported by customer service and support.  IDEX corporation is the world leader in fluid-handling technologies, life science and medical technologies, industrial and municipal fire and rescue equipment, and, dispensing equipment for architectural paints and coatings. IDEX expertise is in products that facilitate customer specific solutions in niche markets. We are focused on growth by reinvesting in new products and markets to drive organic growth, acquiring complementary technologies to our existing offerings, and building a culture of excellence to deliver exceptional performance.  To that end, the Company has placed an emphasis on operational excellence, supported by Six Sigma, Kaizen, Lean Manufacturing, eBusiness and global sourcing initiatives, to drive its long-term profitable growth. SUMMARY OF PRIMARY FUNCTION The center of excellence innovation team is chartered to develop the next generation technologies in dispensing with the understanding of the conditioning and controlling of fluids to provide cutting edge solutions for our customers.  As a member of the team, your primarily responsibility will be to research, develop, and design engineering solutions for fluid dynamics based on the understanding of unique fluid behavior and established engineering principles. We are looking for a self-motivated person to help expand our research in fluid dynamics and use that knowledge to pioneer the next level of technology for the industry through innovative designs, systems and processes. SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES Use technical capacity to collect and analyze data, and based on findings, makes improvements and modifications to current technologies. Generates and implements test plans for existing or new designs, including form/fit/function, reliability, endurance, dispense accuracy, chemical compatibility, thermal  impact and system measurements. Participates in diverse areas of R&D and quality initiatives to contribute innovations, new designs, or new techniques to advance water and solvent based fluid handling and dispensing technology. Performs standardized fluid testing and generates custom tests as needed through the use of  various types of lab test equipment with proficiency. Conducts component DFMEA's or worst case analysis for mechanical or electro-mechanical components. Works to ensure that all intellectual property standards are followed.Ensures proper documentation of research activities.Initiates and maintains contacts with key internal and external technical resources. Qualifications: QUALIFICATIONS  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. KEY COMPETENCIES Strong knowledge of engineering principles and analytical background Experience managing technical projects and/or project teams Demonstrates critical thinking and problem-solving skills Ability to formulate and present ideas to both technical and non-technical audiencesBackground in fluid dynamics and analyzing its respective properties Experience in research and analysis techniques. Ability to apply statistical analysis to make sound conclusions. Generate CAD models and drawings in Solidworks Well-developed technical report writing and presentation skills. Ability to multitask and demonstrate time management skills Goal oriented and self-driven with a desire to "roll up your sleeves" to help the team get the job done. Knowledge of patent/intellectual property Able to work alone or on small cross functional teams  REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION LEVEL, OR KNOWLEDGE Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering 7+ years of experience in product design and development 5+ years working with fluid systems or fluid dynamics  Experience in Solidworks and Microsoft Office software Proficiency with statistical analysis software Broad knowledge of chemical and materials science a plus Experience with test applications such as Lab View a plus
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Minimum Qualification
8 - 10 years

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