Waters Corporation

  • Mechanical Production Engineer

    System ID
    Company Name
    Waters Division
    Production and Manufacturing
    Job Locations
    Employment Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Job Location : Country (Full Name)
    United Kingdom
  • Company Description

    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 more than 100 countries around the world.


    Waters Wilmslow site is the largest site globally committed to the support and development of Mass Spectrometry systems. This fantastic site is designed to create and support connectivity and efficiency by enabling us to embrace more collaborative ways of working and focus more on customer needs, quality and continual improvement in the way we innovate and design our products and systems.  This site not only brings advantages that benefit our own employees, but also provides a high-tech centre for customers. 





    We have an excellent opportunity for a Manufacturing or Production Engineer to join our team within Waters, a global leader within the Scientific and Medical Industry.


    In this role you will be required to provide best practice manufacturing support to key departments within the company covering Research, Design, NPI, Operations, Product Assurance and Quality departments for MS production. A key function of the role will be the initial production set up and sample verification of parts & assemblies within a worldwide supply chain, using cGMP methodology.


    As well as demonstrating technical excellence, you will be an accomplished, innovative, dedicated, enthusiastic individual that pursues challenges head on and is able to work effectively both independently and with other members of the team.


    This is an exciting opportunity which offers the next step in an Engineers career path.


    • To provide Design for Manufacture & Assembly input into designs for ease of manufacture and cost reduction.
    • Propose current and develop new manufacturing technologies, methods and materials that will improve production capabilities and production yields.
    • Identify cost drivers in new and current designs, with a view to changing the manufacturing process in order to improve efficiency and cost reduction.
    • Produce process documentation such as Manufacturing procedures, Assembly procedures, Inspection plans and Validation reports.
    • Provide technical and manufacturing support to the various internal departments and the external Supply Chain.
    • Identify the root cause of manufacturing faults and appropriate corrective actions.
    • Support Operations with the design of Jigs, Tools & Fixtures. Knowledge of molding tools would be advantage.
    • Monitor manufacturing process capability using statistical processes.


      Due to the demographics of the Supply Chain, the role will involve a degree of domestic and foreign travel to offer direction and support, especially during the early design and NPI stages of manufacture.


    • Degree in Manufacturing/Mechanical Engineering with suitable experience or HND or equivalent in Manufacturing/Mechanical Engineering with significant applicable experience.
    • Apprentice trained with formal accreditation.
    • Trained in the use of 2D/3D CAD Design tools.
    • Computer literate (Word, Excel, Power Point, MS Project).
    • Strong proven experience as a Manufacturing Engineer with knowledge of multi axis CNC machines & CMM equipment.

    • The ability to interpret detailed design assembly and piece part component drawings with a thorough knowledge of GD&T.

    • Strong knowledge of materials and a wide range manufacturing processes associated with component manufacture and system build level production.

    • Ability to analyse and interpret specification document, technical procedures and relevant professional journals.

    • The ability & knowledge to cost estimate component parts.

    • Knowledge & experience of SMED, Lean Manufacturing tools & techniques

    • ISO13485 & ISO9000 processes and procedures.

    • Knowledge and ability to design various Jigs, Fixtures, Tools & Gauges to offer an application solution.

    • Knowledge of analytical tools, Six Sigma and TQM




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