Director, Chemical Engineering and Technical Support

Req. #
Company Name
Waters Division
Production and Manufacturing
Regular Full-Time


The Director of Engineering and Technical Support job exists to coordinate and oversee all Chemical Engineering, Chemistry Technical Support, Controls and Automation, and Column Packing activities in the Taunton manufacturing facility. One of the main activities is supporting the start-up of the newly qualified Taunton Precision Chemistry Plant. The Taunton plant produces all of Waters chromatography media utilizing chemical processing equipment. The new plant has a high level of automation including a Manufacturing Execution System (MES). This position also directs the Taunton technical team with supporting production activities and oversees new product development and transfer to production, coordination of equipment & process changes and planning and execution of process validations. This position acts as member of the Taunton site leadership team, accountable for achieving overall plant goals and contributing to overall site strategy development and execution


Responsible for the Engineering and Chemistry Technical Support activities in the new Taunton Precision Chemistry Plant.

Direct the Controls and Automation activity including completing the full deployment and maintenance of the MES.
Direct the Column Packing group to support production and meet operational goals.
Provide leadership and direction for all technical activities the Taunton facility.
Prepare overall capex expenditure proposals for the site’s major technical investments. Plan projects and lead safe execution to meet success criteria (timing, cost, etc.)
Troubleshoot technical production/equipment issues and provide solutions.
Provide engineering support for EHS initiatives (PHA's, MOC's, incidents, etc.)
Actively engage in Lean operation system deployment, and lead continuous improvement initiatives across the technical functions to improve safety, product performance, productivity, quality, manufacturing agility & costs
Collaborate with Chemistry R&D to determine equipment and process specifications for new products. Transfer new technologies and processes to the Taunton facility.
Meet all financial goals (AOP).
Support quality and compliance efforts for the site.
Practice organizational effectiveness and employee development.


Education: Minimum BS in Chemical Engineering. MBA Preferred

Experience: Minimum of 10 years’ experience in engineering management in a chemical process environment

Deep knowledge of chemical engineering principles, automation systems (MES, PCS), and chemical process equipment

No specific mental requirements other than the required education and experience.  Physical requirements:  Light (Lift up to 10 lbs Frequently; Up to 20 lbs occasionally and/or Frequent Walk/Stand and/or Constant Push/Pull).  Most of the job requirements will be conducted in a cubicle/work station environment.

Employee Success Model Requirements:

  • Operates with integrity, transparency and humility
  • Acts as a true company owner to advance the overall interests of Waters
  • Carries a broad global perspective of markets, tech, and trends
  • Balances clear strategic thinking and accountability in execution to deliver results
  • Actively creates the conditions for Waters’ people and teams to succeed



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 over 60 years. With approximately 8,000 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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