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Waters Senior Chemical Engineer in Milford, Massachusetts

Waters Corporation is currently searching for a Senior Chemical Engineer to join our Instrument Product Group. The Instrument Product Group is responsible for the development and support of Waters core LC Instrument Technologies such as Pump, AutoSampler, Detection, and Column Management Platforms.

In this role, the individual will put strong technical engineering knowledge and experience into practice while developing analytical instrumentation in a team orientated and collaborative environment.

As a member of the Waters Instrument Development Group, the Senior Chemical Engineer will

participate in the development and design verification of chromatographic hardware, software, and

chemistry products.

  • Design and perform benchmarking and evaluation experiments of chromatographic

equipment including IVD medical devices.

  • Lead investigations to identify contaminants, the source, and impact on chromatographic performance.

  • Act as consultant to Engineering design teams to explain chemical interactions between hardware and solvents. Work with teams to develop solutions to complex material compatibility challenges.

  • Develop chromatographic processes used to verify and troubleshoot instrument performance.

  • Analyze data and draw conclusions from experiments.

  • Summarize and present results of investigations and design verifications to hardware, software, and

chemistry development teams.

  • Interpret and explain chromatographic results and provide insight to hardware and software design

teams to help solve difficult design problems.

  • Qualify, maintain, and troubleshoot laboratory equipment.

  • Generate detailed written reports that include analysis, methodology and interpretation of results.

  • Mentor engineering peers

  • Bachelor Degree in Chemical Engineering – Required

  • Masters of Science in Chemical Engineering - Desired

  • Minimum of 5 Years of Experience in Related Field with B.S. ChemE

  • Minimum of 3 Years of Experience in Related Field with M.S. ChemE

  • Good theoretical and practical understanding of chromatography including software, hardware, and


  • In depth understanding of material science to guide material selection and failure analysis activities.

  • Familiarity with electrical, mechanical, and software design processes and their effect on instrument

performance for IVD applications. Exposure to mechanical design and software development

projects highly desirable.

  • Excellent analytical skills especially in terms of identifying new system performance issues and the

ability to formulate theories and subsequent experiments to determine the cause and offer possible

solutions to these issues.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Experience with LC/MS is highly desirable.

  • Experience with diagnosing issues and problems with equipment designed for IVD medical device

applications is desired.

  • Experience with analytical analysis techniques such as SEM/EDS, Raman Spectrophotometry and

FTIR is desired.

  • Experience with Risk Management ISO 14971, IEC 62304 and ISO 13485 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.

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Company Name: Waters Division

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Street: 34 Maple Street

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