Waters Corporation

  • Senior Opto-Mechanical Engineer

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

    Waters Corporation is seeking a strong technical contributor to fill a Senior Opto-Mechanical Engineer position within the Systems Development Engineering Group. 


    The Opto-Mechanical Engineer will work with Scientists and Mechanical Engineers involved in rapid prototyping of analytical instrumentation.  This role is responsible for creating functional opto-mechanical designs for spectroscopic applications related to High Performance Liquid Chromatography.  You will be part of a small multi-disciplinary team whose role is to develop proof-of-concept prototype instruments.  These systems will be used to solve some of the world's most intractable analytical problems utilizing liquid chromatographic separations.


    • Work with scientists and lead project engineers to develop, evaluate and qualify mechanical and optomechanical assemblies, components, materials, processes and/or processing equipment for incorporation into new product designs.
    • Analyze designs before and during development using analysis tools such as FEA, CFD and CAD.
    • Demonstrate feasibility of designs to fulfill prescribed requirements with test data and supplemental analysis to justify design approaches.
    • Provide technical analysis support and guidance to team members and other development groups to implement designs with proven feasibility into commercial products while ensuring conformance to company and customer requirements.


    • Minimum is a Bachelor's Degree in Optical or Mechanical Engineering (MSME preferred) or related field of study.
    • Minimum 5 years industry experience (BS) or 3 years industy experience (MS) in optomechanical engineering design pertaining to scientific instruments or medical device products.
    • Proficiency with 3D Solid Modeling (SolidWorks preferred or UG NX), Finite Element Analysis and Computation Fluid Dynamics.
    • Experience with a variety of analysis and evaluation tools such as data acquisition systems for temperature, pressure transducers, and optical measurement devices.
    • Ability to collaborate effectively within and outside of team, possessing strong interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively with superiors, peers, suppliers and customers.
    • Ability to function in a dynamic environment where project plans and priorities can change quickly.
    • Familiarity in HPLC, MEMS or microfluidics technology with interdisciplinary engineering and/or systems is desired.
    • Working knowledge of optics, ray tracing, and optical metrology is highly desired.



    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. 

    Key Words

    optomechanical, FEA, CFD, optics, ray tracing, Solidworks,


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