Waters Advanced Manufacturing Engineer in Milford, Massachusetts

For over 50 years, Waters Corporation has developed innovative analytical science solutions to support customer discoveries, operations, performance, and regulatory compliance. Specifically, the company designs, manufactures, sells, and services high performance liquid chromatography, ultra performance liquid chromatography, and mass spectrometry technology systems and support products primarily in the United States, Europe, Japan, and Asia. Our innovations enable significant advancements within the pharmaceutical, life science, biochemical, industrial, food safety, environmental, academic and government industries. Waters is a publicly traded corporation (NYSE:WAT) with more than 6,500 employees and is represented in over 100 countries around the world.

Waters Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

Waters Milford Operation Engineering is leading the search for an Advanced Manufacturing Engineer that will support Manufacturing Operations based in Milford. This position will play a critical role in the introduction of new products via Waters’ instrument development process, as a member of cross functional multidisciplinary team.

Advanced Manufacturing Engineer has these primary responsibilities.

  • Steward for Design for Manufacturability and general DFx (assembly, test, service, cost, etc) on new product development teams.

  • Reviewer of part drawings and prints, supporting tolerance analysis and GD&T standards.

  • Creation and support of assembly processes, bills of material, routings, labor standards, procedures, and PFMEA's for mixed model scientific instruments in the new product introduction (NPI) pipeline.

  • Drive continuous improvement and optimization of the manufacturing processes to improve first pass yields, improve efficiency, and reduce costs.

  • Support product transfers from Alpha and Beta production into volume manufacturing through process stabilization and optimization

  • Evaluate and disposition rejected material, including electromechanical and opto-mechanical assemblies across the value stream, performing root cause and risk analysis when necessary.

  • Work with cross functional teams on continuous improvement initiates, automation activities, new product introduction, and the resolution of manufacturing issues.

  • Identify design changes to resolve problems, improve manufacturability, and remove cost on released product.

  • Offer high level technical support for global production sites and international contract manufactures.


  • Bachelors Degree in a relevant discipline: Mechanical, Electrical, Industrial, Manufacturing Engineering or Physics

  • Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T) knowledge

  • Statistics: Six Sigma Green or Black Belt preferred

  • Lean Manufacturing: Value stream Mapping, Cell design, Mistake Proofing, Flow

  • Project management skills inclusive of project planning, risk assessment and mitigation, resource Strong results demonstrated in PDCA or DMAIC cycles and execution of the the scientific method.

  • Experience with ISO 9K and 13485, QSR (21 CFR Part 820), and GMP for medical device manufacturing

  • Experienced user of SAP or Oracle

  • Solidworks 3D CAD experience

NPI, New Products, NPD, PM, operations, manufacturing, DFx, Engineering, Medical, Medical device

Company Name: Waters Division

External Company URL: www.waters.com