Warren Rupp, Inc. Product Designer in Benton Harbor, Michigan

Location: 2300 Hwy. M-139 Benton Harbor, Michigan, 49022 United States


IDEX (NYSE: IEX) is a company that has undoubtedly touched your life in some way. In fact, we make thousands of products that are mission critical components in everyday activities. If you or a family member is battling cancer or another life-threatening disease, 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 IDEX Health & Science team . You can enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables thanks in part to Banjo, an IDEX company. Banjo valves are used on the agriculture sprayers that apply fertilizer on crops. And if you were ever in a car accident, the Hurst Jaws of Life® /LUKAS® tool may have rescued you.

Founded in 1988 with three small, entrepreneurial manufacturing companies, we’re proud to say that we now call 40 diverse businesses around the world part of the IDEX family. With 7,000 employees and manufacturing operations in more than 20 countries, IDEX is a high-performing, global $2+ billion company committed to making trusted solutions that improve lives. For more information, visit www.idexcorp.com.

Scope of Role:

Designs and/or modifies parts and assemblies on new and existing product to customer requirements. Maintains and processes CAD and engineering documentation. Supports business lines as well as internal and external customers and suppliers to provide proper design requirements.

Position Focus:

50% Designs and/or modifies parts and assemblies primarily using SOLIDWORKS 3D drawing tools to meet the customer’s requirements.

20% Provides creative cost effective recommendations to all requests, including prototype, cost informational and engineering changes in a timely manner.

15% Prepares information including tolerance stack-ups, design calculations, detail sheets, modified prints and engineering standards per engineer’s requests. Supports print /design reviews. Utilize Microsoft Office (Excel and Word) to support design and engineering print creation

5% Provides training and consultation as required.

5% Responsible for project management.

5% Maintains, coordinates and processes routine engineering documentation and performs other miscellaneous duties as required.

Physical/ Mental/ Environmental Requirements:

Proven dedication to continuous quality improvement. Demonstrated ability to work well in a team environment. Thinks independently. Shows initiative, anticipates and prevents problems. Mechanical aptitude and visual acuity. Excellent analytical and interpersonal skills. Looks for improvements in current designs. Works with people from other departments, works on a minimum of 2 projects and a few simple jobs concurrently, effectively handles their own workload, demonstrates follow through on projects, recognizes patterns in solving problems, looks beyond the obvious, has vision on how product design can evolve, manages change, poses diplomatic skills and organizational skills. Persons occupying this position will be expected to sign an Employee Inventions and Proprietary Information agreement.


  • Associates Degree in Design or a technically related field OR at least four (4) years product design experience, Bachelor’s Degree, Mechanical Engineering preferred
  • Proven working knowledge of Geometric Design and Tolerances (GD&T;)
  • Demonstrated ability to operate 2D and 3D CAD system to design and components
  • Ability to apply proper detailing requirements to engineering prints and perform accurate tolerance stack-up calculations
  • Fluency in SOLIDWORKS with strong component and assembly modeling
  • FEA, CFD, and additional simulation experience a plus

  • The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. Incumbents may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented.*


IDEX is an equal opportunity employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Title: Product Designer

Business Unit: Gast

Function: Engineering