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Waters Second Shift Production Supervisor in Milford, Massachusetts

Waters Corporation is currently seeking a Second Shift Manufacturing Supervisor to join our organization. In this role, the individual will join the Global Machining Operations in our Milford MA Headquarters. Specifically, the individual will be responsible for management and oversight of a quick paced, high volume production/assembly area comprised of small tube forming and laser welding, manual assembly operations and automated kitting/bagging operations.

The individual in this role will be responsible for supervision and/or support of approximately 40 second shift manufacturing personnel through direct interface with team section leaders from each manufacturing area. Following the direction of the lead shift management team, the ideal candidate will be able to work independent of immediate guidance and be the initial decision maker to resolve real time production and equipment issues, provide plant emergency response and address personnel related issues.


This role requires responsibility for keeping the operations aligned with the overall organization, both tactically and strategically. It also requires continued implementation of our Lean Manufacturing system, inclusive of Lean Management, metrics development and daily review with the team. 


This position is a 4 nights per week work shift with hours from 2:30 pm to 1:00 am, Monday thru Thursday

  • Direct support of all operating production environments 

  • Assuring Daily targets and KPI’s are met 

  • Support and oversight of all personnel 

  • Direct involvement in individuals performance measures and reviews 

  • Daily interface with department supervisors and plant management 

  • Daily communications of tactical objectives, performance and underlying strategies to production personnel 

  • Lead training programs and coaching for personnel 

  • Responsible for plant emergency response, safety of plant personnel and equipment

  • Bachelors or Associates degree in a technical/operations related discipline preferred but will accept significant experience in manufacturing/production environment in lieu of formal educational background.

  • Previous supervisory experience in a fast-paced machining or manufacturing environment is preferred.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead teams by managing through influence

  • Demonstrated ability to hold team accountable for achieving production targets, adhering to company policies, procedures and other organizational disciplines.

  • Previous Lean Manufacturing Experience is desired 

Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT), the world's leading specialty measurement company, has pioneered chromatography, mass spectrometry and thermal analysis innovations serving the life, materials, and food sciences for more than 60 years. With more than 7,000 employees worldwide, Waters operates directly in 35 countries, including 15 manufacturing facilities, with products available in more than 100 countries. Our team focuses on creating business advantages for laboratory-dependent organizations to enable significant advancement in healthcare delivery, environmental management, food safety, and water quality.

Working at Waters enables our employees to unlock the potential of their careers. Our global team is driven by purpose. We strive to be better, learn and improve every day in everything we do. We’re the problem solvers and innovators that aren’t afraid to take risks to transform the world of human health and well-being. We’re all in it together delivering benefit as one to provide the insights needed today in order to solve the challenges of tomorrow.

Diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our core values at Waters Corporation. It is our responsibility to actively implement programs and practices to drive inclusive behavior and increase diversity across the organization. We are united by diversity and thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products, our customers and our community. Waters is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender identity or protected Veteran status.

Company Name: Waters Division

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Street: 34 Maple Street

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