Waters Corporation

  • Principal Research Mechanical Engineer

    Req. #
    Company Name
    Waters Division
    Research and Development
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    The Separations Research group is a multi-disciplinary research organization developing micro-scale analytical systems. We are seeking a candidate to support scientists and engineers working to develop new technologies which will be used to create next generation scientific instrumentation.


    • Brainstorm solutions alongside engineers and scientists
    • Conceptualize, design, assemble, and test electro/mechanical prototypes to support technology development from concept through early development
    • Perform mechanical, fluid, thermal, and systems analyses to support new and existing designs
    • Responsible for detailed design and mechanical layout of components, subassemblies, and top level instruments
    • Conduct analysis and test of components, subassemblies, and instruments to verify design and specification goals
    • Lead in prototype build and early development activities.
    • Work independently or as part of a cross-functional team, possessing strong interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively with superiors, peers, suppliers and customers
    • Provide technical mentoring to mid and junior level Engineers
    • Prepare, drive and present prototype designs and drawing reviews


    • BS in Mechanical Engineering required, MSME is preferred
    • Minimum of 10 years industry experience in design and analysis of precision mechanical/electromechanical assemblies from early prototypes to high volume production
    • Proficiency designing precision mechanical components and assemblies taking into consideration design factors such as ease of manufacture, availability of materials, interchangeability, ease of assembly, and cost
    • Proficiency using 3D parametric modeling software (preferably Solidworks or UGNX)
    • Proficiency conducting Finite Element Analysis (CFD, Fluent, and experience with ANSYS considered a plus)
    • Computer programming skills (Labview, C++, Python) preferred
    • Strong understanding of mechanical engineering principles, materials, solid and fluid mechanics, and heat transfer
    • Strong knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) per ASME Y14, 5M-1994 as well as industry drafting standards
    • Fluency in English - written and spoken
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Ability to collaborate effectively within and outside of team, possessing strong interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively with superiors, peers, suppliers and customers

    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 nearly 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.



    Diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our core values at Waters Corporation. Celebrating diversity is important to us. We 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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