Waters Corporation

Chemistry Design Quality Engineer

Req. #
Company Name
Waters Division
Quality Assurance
Regular Full-Time



This position will be responsible for concurrent quality engineering activities associated with chemistry product development and risk management on columns, kits and column products. Primary responsibility will be to handle quality engineering duties throughout the development life cycle in the following areas: design controls, risk management, change control, post market review, quality planning, and establishment of appropriate requirements and traceability.


The candidate will play an active role in the chemistry development processes to ensure products meet quality standards consistent with company policies



This individual will be responsible for providing quality leadership, guidance and support in quality system methodologies for product development. This candidate will work directly with product development teams in support of the development of products within the chemistry business unit. The position requires the ability to handle multiple projects and tasks utilizing a high level of written and oral communication skills.

In this position, the candidate will be responsible for:
• Participating or leading in design and development planning; quality planning; supporting development of design requirements specification; Design History File management, design transfer activities, change management and design reviews;
• Developing risk management documentation;
• Supporting development of design verification and design validation documentation;
• Supporting test method development and validations;
• Ensures company policies, procedures, practices and facilities are in compliance with all applicable company policies and procedures;
• Lead/support internal investigations, implementing corrective and preventive actions;
• Serving as a quality representative on one or more project teams engaged in product development activities;
• Ensuring each project is developed and released meeting customer expectations, regulatory requirements including 21CFR820, ISO 13485, ISO 14971, MDD



  • Bachelors Degree (B.S.) in chemistry, biology or related science/technical field, or related experience and a minimum of three (3) years related experience.
  • Good understanding of chromatography and column products and their applications.
  • Strong working knowledge of development life cycle models.
  • Broad experience in the application of design controls and risk management in an IVD or Device industry.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills and ability to develop cross functional partnerships.
  • Experience in the application of production and process controls including process validation, process control plans and statistical process control.
  • Good understanding of relevant regulatory requirements (e.g. IVDD, MDD, FDA) and standards (e.g. ISO 13485, 14971). Previous experience of working in a quality system regulated environment to ISO 13485 and/or 21 CFR 820.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team-oriented cross-functional environment and build strong working relationships.
  • Ability to constructively challenge concerns and engage in transparent conversations.
  • Ability to identify, analyze and solve problems with minimal direction and make decisions with confidence.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy. Ability to successfully balance and prioritize multiple ongoing projects/tasks (Project Management skills).
  • High degree of initiative and self motivation. Strong analytical skills and the ability to solve problems through analytical reasoning.



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 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. 

Key Words

Chemistry, Quality, QA, Design Quality


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