Waters Corporation

  • CNC Machinist Section Lead - Columns

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

    Waters Corporation is currently leading a search for a CNC Machinist Section Leader - Columns to join our organization within our Global Machining Operations.  This position would join over 200+ professionals who work within our world class 50,000 Sq. FT. Machining/Manufacturing facility, w/ over 90+ start of the art CNC machines and technologies.  We are looking for a highly skilled and motivated individual to work in our fast paced multifaceted work environment utilizing a variety of CNC lathe and CNC Milling technologies to produce machined components for our biotechnology products.


    The position requires a leader with technical skills in set-up and operation abilities of more than one multi-axis machine such as Citizen Swiss (A20, L20, M20). Inspection of own and other associates parts, computer skills, ability to read and edit programs and make sound decisions when presented with issues is required. Excellent communication skills are paramount as working on multiple machines with associates is a required function.  


    This opening is a NIGHT Shift position for Sunday, Monday, Tuesday 7:30 PM - 8:00 AM.


    • Leads the minute to minute operations of the BWN (Sun, Mon, Tue 7:30 PM - 8:00 AM) Shift Columns Department
    • Makes sound decisions when pressed with issues of quality and output, makes recomendations for process improvements
    • Comunicates clearly and professionally with employees at all levels of the team
    • Proficient at problem solving, set-up or change over complex jobs, prove out new jobs with engineering, troubleshoot problematic process/machine issues, preform CNC offset editing
    • Under limited supervision follow written process and operate a variety of CNC machines 
    • Set-up and operate cnc equipment and perform any other functions within the department that may be necessary.
    • Inspect first piece and in process material utilizing visual and hand inspection equipment, ie. Vernier calipers, Micrometer and drop dial indicators as well as profilometer and CMM operations.
    • Interact in a Manufacturing environment with a variety of personnel and shift change over on a daily basis as well as sharing a machining center with another associate.


    • Experienced in leading of teams or previously having a leadership role in a CNC manufacturing enviorment  
    • 10 or more years experience in CNC machining prefered
    • Vocational trades school, high school diploma or equivalent required: Formal trades or apprenticeship preferred.
    • Must have sufficient education to read complex engineering drawings, perform shop math and keep accurate records.
    • Personal computer skill required.
    • Position requires a commitment to accelerated development using a variety of training methods both internal and external to waters.
    • All training will be developed and implemented based upon the candidate experience level.









    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 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

    CNC lathes
    CNC Swiss
    Fanuc control
    Mitsubishi control
    Dual spindle
    Dual turret
    Citizen Swiss
    Citizen A20
    Citizen L20
    Citizen M20
    Star Swiss
    Tsugami Swiss
    Esprit CAM


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