Waters Principle Process Engineer in Taunton, Massachusetts

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.

The Principle Process Engineer position is required to drive continuous improvement projects and implement Lean concepts in the Taunton manufacturing facility. This individual will manage the Taunton Continuous Improvement group that consists of two employees. Managing this group includes responsibility for managing shop floor control and the synthesis training activities. Shop floor control activities include the coordination of documentation and materials needed to produce our products. This activity will require modifications to our current system as we move toward an electronic paperless system. The synthesis training program is an evolving effort to build the tools and content to train our synthesis operators to make our products safely and to the highest quality standards. This individual will continue to manage the development of content to produce best training practices.

The ideal candidate will have a solid background in LEAN principles and experience implementing LEAN tools in a manufacturing environment.

This individual will also work very close with the chemical engineering group and other personnel to assist with the development of a new Chemical facility.

Examples of continuous improvement activities include projects that are designed to reduce cycle time, material usage, costs, and increase capacity. This includes investigating new processing technology for process improvement.

In summary, the Principle Process Engineer position requires an individual with excellent technical, business, LEAN, and leadership skills. This role requires a good deal of multi-tasking across many different disciplines within the Taunton facility.

  • Develop continuous improvement projects that are designed to reduce cycle time, material usage, reduce costs, and increase capacity. This includes investigating new processing technology that will provide benefits for the new Taunton Synthesis Facility.

  • Develop and implement Lean tools and principles into the Taunton plant.

  • Manage the Shop Floor Control system and evolve this function as we move toward an electronic system.

  • Manage the Synthesis Training function to create content and methods for best practices.

  • Assist with the design of the new Synthesis Facility.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering and 7+ years' of experience in a manufacturing engineering environment required; MBA with 5+ years' of experience in a manufacturing engineering environment preferred

  • Demonstrated ability to implement LEAN manufacturing principles.

  • Fundamental understanding of engineering and LEAN principles. Ability to study complex manufacturing processes and develop programs to reduce wasteful practices.

  • Complex level of troubleshooting and strong ability to multi-task. Ability to understand business principles as they relate to manufacturing (i.e. Finance, Capacity, Operations Management, etc.)

Company Name: Waters Division

External Company URL: www.waters.com