Waters Corporation

  • Operations Quality Engineer

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

    Summary of Position:

    This is a great opportunity to join an innovative, growing company as a Quality Engineer for the Incoming Inspection Dept. This entry level Quality Engineer will work under the direction and supervision of the Incoming Inspection Supervisor. This position is located in the Waters Milford, MA facility. 

    In this role, the individual will utilize their computer skills to balloon part drawings and program automated test equipment (examples: CMMs, optical inspection devices, etc). The individual will also utilize a variety of measurement and inspection techniques and equipment to inspect complex parts and assemblies.  

    The Quality Engineer will also be a key resource in identifying and implementing best practices for process improvement, problem solving, and driving customer satisfaction.

    This entry level position is hands-on in a fast-paced environment which will interact with multiple functions (R&D, Engineering, Test Engineering, Reliability Engineering, Regulatory, and Purchasing) and sites (sister manufacturing sites and contract manufacturers) to resolve quality issues.



    • Use measuring instruments, engineering drawings, procedures, workmanship standards, etc. to perform inspection of parts and assemblies. 
    • Maintain inspection records and compile results of all inspections for internal feedback reporting system (SAP).
    • Complete discrepancy reports for non-conforming material (SAP) as needed.
    • Balloon drawings and generate Quality Inspection Plans (QIPs) 
    • Operate automated inspection equipment, specifically programmable vision systems and CMM's.




    • Qualified individual should have a Bachelors Degree in Engineering (Electrical, Chemical, Mechanical, Biomedical, Industrial, etc), Business, Mathematics, Science, or technical field with emphasis on statistical skills.  Advanced degree preferred.



    • Some manufacturing experience (Co-Op and/or internship for recent college graduates)
    • Self-starter with ability to work in a fast-paced environment
    • Ability to interpret complex mechanical drawings, along with electrical and fluidic schematics 
    • Working knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) 
    • Strong computer skills
    • CAD software experience
    • Good report writing and reviewing skills


    Desired Qualifications:

    • Previous machining or inspection experience 
    • CMM programming experience 
    • Solidworks Inspector CAD experience
    • Prolink experience
    • Experience in implementation of mechanical inspection equipment, and methods
    • Knowledge of continuous improvement methodologies (Lean and Six Sigma)
    • General understanding of ISO Quality Management Systems
    • Exposure to process and/or software validation methods
    • Previous inspection and/or quality control experience within the Medical Device, Pharmaceutical, Automotive or Aero Space industry
    • Quality Assurance Experience working in a regulated environment (ISO 9001, ISO13485, TS16949 or AS9100)
    • Operational Excellence/Six Sigma/Lean training or certifications
    • Experience using Sparta Trackwise, SAP, or Oracle
    • Knowledge of various sampling plans 


    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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