Waters Corporation

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Manufacturing Manager

Manufacturing Manager

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Waters Division
Production and Manufacturing
Regular Full-Time

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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 over 100 countries around the world.



Waters Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. 


Waters Corporation is currently seeking an Overnight Shift Manufacturing  Supervisor to join our organization.  In this role, the individual will join our Global Machining Operations here in our Milford MA Headquarters.  Specifically, the individual will be responsible for management oversight of a fast paced, high technology Machining Center comprised of CNC Lathes, Milling centers, EDM machines. 


The individual in this role is will be responsible for supervision and support of our overnight manufacturing personnel through direct interface with team leaders from each manufacturing area. This is inclusive of production issues, equipment issues, plant emergency response and personnel related issues. Typical overnight staff size is approximately 40 people. 


In addition this role requires responsibility of keeping the operations aligned with the overall organization, both tactically and strategically.  This role requires continued implementation of our Lean Manufacturing system, Inclusive of Lean Management, metrics development and daily review with the team. 


This position is a 3 nights per week workshift with hours from 9:00 pm to 9:30 am Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday night. The staggered start time is designed to allow daily interface with individual department supervisors and Plant Manager regarding previous night performance and further development of communications and goals. 



  • Direct support of all operating production environments 
  • Assuring Daily targets and KPI’s are met 
  • Support and oversight of all personnel 
  • Direct involvement in individuals performance measures and reviews 
  • Daily interface with department supervisors and plant management 
  • Daily communications of tactical objectives, performance and underlying strategies to production personnel 
  • Lead training programs and coaching for personnel 
  • Responsible for plant emergency response, safety of plant personnel and equipment


  • Minimum of High School Diploma or GED 
  • Previous supervisory experience in a fast paced machining/manufacturing environment is required 
  • Proven ability to lead teams and managing through influence 
  • Strong conflict management skills 
  • Strong technical background in mechanical and or manufacturing disciplines 
  • Previous Lean Manufacturing Experience is desired 
  • Strong interpersonal communications skills (oral & written)