Waters Corporation

  • Mechanical Development Engineer

    System ID
    Company Name
    Waters Division
    Research and Development
    Job Locations
    Employment Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Job Location : Country (Full Name)
    United Kingdom
  • Overview

    The Waters Mechanical Engineering team based in the UK has responsibility for the Waters Mass Spectrometer Product Range. As part of the team, you will be involved in projects at all stages of the product lifecycle, from initial research and concept generation, new product introduction and continuous improvement of products in manufacture.


    Mass Spectrometers are complex devices that require high precision engineering, have closely integrated electromechanical elements and require strong multi-functional collaboration. Our Engineering challenges include design for ultra high vacuum, handling high temperatures and voltages, precision gas and liquid control with aggressive acids and solvents.


    During our development activities we utilise state of the art Computer Aided Design and 3D Printing facilities, Multi Physics Simulation, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Structural FEA and 3D Tolerance Analysis. We have a strong focus on innovation and creativity and employ processes to ensure Robust Design via Systems Engineering. We rely on you to help us to provide constant improved Costumer Experience, Usability Engineering and Design for Excellence.


    We are interested to hear from, and will consider, engineers from all levels of experience and from all relevant industries to fill this position.



    • Work with multi-functional teams to create innovative ways to test and develop Waters Mass Spectrometer technologies.
    • Enable the Mechanical Engineering team as a whole to constantly progress their designs to the next level of performance and robustness.
    • Contribute to design activities such as Brainstorms, Risk Assessments and Systems Engineering Workshops.
    • Produce project documentation with high quality in a timely manner.
    • To identify and lead the delivery of product improvements which result in improved product quality, robustness and performance.



    • Bachelor’s degree or higher in an Engineering subject, or directly related work experience.
    • Strong competencies in engineering test and development activities, prototype assembly, use of test instrumentation and test rig design.
    • Understanding of skills required to develop complex electro-mechanical assemblies.

    • Proven ability to operate independently with excellent organization and time management skills.

    • Exceptional interpersonal and leadership skills with excellent communication skills (written and oral). 

    In addition to salary, we have a flexible approach to work, and provide 25 days holidays, excellent family friendly benefits such as attractive employer pension contribution, life assurance, income protection and private medical for all the family. With Waters, there are plenty of opportunities for you to grow, develop and contribute.


    Company Description

    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 60 years. With approximately 7,000 employees worldwide, Waters operates directly in 31 countries, including 15 manufacturing facilities, and with products available in more than 100 countries.

    Waters Corporation's businesses include Waters, TA Instruments, VICAM, ERA, and Nonlinear Dynamics.

    Waters creates business advantages for laboratory-dependent organizations by delivering ultra performance liquid chromatography (UPLC), high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), chromatography columns and chemistry products, mass spectrometry systems, laboratory informatics solutions, and comprehensive service programs to enable significant advancement in healthcare delivery, environmental management, food safety, and water quality.




    Waters Wilmslow:

    People create the Waters difference. By engaging with our talented and diverse workforce we continuously evolve, develop and enhance our products. Being the world’s leading speciality measurement company, we believe in delivering innovative technology and system solutions to our valued customers to enable their success.  At Wilmslow, our focus is on the development and delivery of mass spectrometry systems and software in a collaborative and dynamic team environment. 


    Our mass spectrometers deliver benefit to customers in many industries and make a meaningful impact to our lives through examples such as

    • Neo-natal screening to keep babies healthy
    • Ensuring consistent, reliable safety in our global food and water supply
    • Developing new medicinal therapies to advance human health
    • Ensuring participants in the world’s sporting events compete fairly


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