What is it like to work as a technician at a manufacturing company?IDEX Health & Science

    Meet our Technicians

    At IDEX Health & Science we value our people, our culture, and our commitments centered around providing trusted solutions that improve lives around the world. Meet some of the employees who help make the IDEX Difference happen every day.

    Lauren Tellier technician spotlight

    Machinist Follows in Her Father’s Footsteps

    Lauren followed in her dad’s footsteps. He was a machinist. “I always wanted to get into manufacturing,” she said. Lauren is a machinist at the IDEX Health & Science Middleboro, Massachusetts facility.

    She recently celebrated her one-year anniversary working at IDEX, but her journey to become a machinist began when she started working in deburring for a different company several years ago. They sent her to a course for machining. Soon after, she saw a job opening at IDEX.

    “It was actually for receiving, but the HR person saw on my resume that I had CNC experience and asked if I wanted to apply for an open machinist job. “I was excited to get my foot in the door and get into machining,” said Lauren.

    Lauren’s duties include setting up machines and jobs, changing tooling, measuring parts, and making off-sets to ensure the proper dimensions of the parts. “It’s very hands on which I love,” said Lauren. Lauren jumps at every opportunity to learn new things. She can operate roughly half of the machines in Middleboro and set up nine different ones. “There is always opportunity for growth here,” she added.

    When asked about the culture at IDEX she emphasized the teamwork atmosphere. “People are very helpful here. Management is awesome. We work together to solve issues. I never worked for a company like this. I love it here,” Lauren said.

    Lauren is originally from Massachusetts. She loves hiking with her dog, camping and hanging out with her family.

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    Employee Highlight, Tieng Xayavong, Mechanical Engineering Technician

    Tieng never liked doing computer or paperwork. “I like being hands on,” she said, and Tieng choose the perfect career to keep her interested. She’s a Mechanical Engineering Technician at IDEX Health & Science in Bristol, CT. Her role involves many hands-on product focused tasks – from testing, to assemble, and training.

    Tieng immigrated to the United States from Thailand when she was 4 years old. “I came from a large family with 6 kids. College was not a priority.” She persevered and attended Naugatuck Community College in Waterbury, CT and got a degree in Electrical Engineering Technology. She started working at IDEX when she was in college and has been employed there for over 7 years.

    “I enjoy my job at IDEX. I am doing a lot of different things, and there are a lot of challenges that are fun to figure out. I like having a voice in the process,” added Tieng.

    There are many challenges that keep Tieng on her toes. “Part of my role includes writing instructions, so people can follow how to assemble a product. At first it was intimidating. It was not my favorite thing to do. Now that I know the job better, it got easier.

    IDEX has been a great opportunity and career path for me. I really enjoy the job and the people that work here,” said added. For Tieng, finding a job that involved hands-on tasks was not the only thing that mattered. “I also appreciate that IDEX is helping the community with donations. That’s important to me,” she said.

    Giving back to the community is one of the top considerations for job seekers when seeking a new employer. IDEX has a strong commitment to giving back and recently received recognition for its volunteer efforts. The Bristol location is making this a top priority in the coming year and has already participated in several community efforts.

    Tieng’s advice to people thinking about entering the field? “If you enjoy hands-on tasks like me, go for it.” Careers in engineering have experienced steady growth over the last few years and it’s projected to remain steady for years to come.

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    Jonah Wright, IDEX Health & Science Laser Technician

    “I wanted to be the shield, not the sword,” said Jonah Wright, Laser Technician at IDEX Health & Science in Rochester, New York. Originally from Ottumna, Iowa, Jonah first encountered IDEX at a recruitment fair after completing a Laser and Optics Program. Of the multiple companies in attendance and potential job offers, IDEX was the only in-house health manufacturer. “I liked the idea of helping to protect life.”

    When a few friends spoke highly of the same program he later enrolled in, Jonah discovered he had an interest in Laser Technology: “they loved the properties of working with lasers and optics, and how it’s such cutting-edge technology. It really drew me in, and there are so many opportunities.”

    Jonah’s responsibilities revolve around manufacturing, troubleshooting, and analyzing laser and optical systems, and, after 3 years with IDEX Health & Science, one of Jonah’s favorite parts of his job is “learning from other experienced engineers and technicians.” There is a strong collaborative environment at IDEX. Although developing an understanding of an issue, especially if it’s not a common problem, can be challenging, there are always coworkers willing to “work through a problem.”

    As for advice for anyone thinking about this line of work: “Don’t be afraid if you don’t know what lasers do or how optics work. Dive in, there’s tons to explore.

    There are new developments happening all the time that will change everyday life as we live it.”

    Jonah currently resides in Scottsville, where he and his fiancé recently welcomed the birth of a child, so “my time is all things ‘baby,’ right now, but I also enjoy hiking, gaming—I constructed my own gaming PC—and fish keeping.”

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    Employee Highlight, Lynn Baker, CNC Machinist

    “Even after 34 years, IDEX Health & Science helps me to keep growing with training, new products and projects. I learn new things every day. It’s never stagnant. The people here are good to work with. When there is a challenge, we find a way to make it work. Plus, it’s a very clean, organized environment and the benefits are very good.

    My advice to women entering this field? Don’t limit yourself just because it’s a male dominated field. I’m proof that it can turn out to be a wonderful, fulfilling career,” said Lynn.

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