Senior Mechanical Engineer

at Waters Technologies Corporation in New Castle, Delaware, United States

Job Description

Senior Mechanical Engineer
Req. # 
Company Name 
Research and Development
US-DE-New Castle
Regular Full-Time


This is a career level opportunity for a mechanical engineer in the R&D organization at TA Instruments - Waters LLC. You will have a unique opportunity to impact a broad range of industries including Electric Cars, 3D Printing, Energy Storage and Batteries, Pharmaceutical, Polymers, etc. developing life changing and innovative products.

You will design and develop new measurement technologies for material characterization working with a multi-disciplinary team of scientists and engineers. In this highly visible role you will research, develop, design, test, evaluate, and document mechanical components, subassemblies, and systems, applying principles and techniques of mechanical engineering.




Lead mechanical efforts to develop the next generation of thermal and rheology instruments for material characterization.
Provide innovative solutions to technical problems involving the design and development of scientific instruments.
Conduct tests at component, subsystem, and system levels; analyze data to determine design feasibility and product performance.
Support team efforts to design sophisticated products using a strong systems mindset including hardware and software, leading closure of all technical gaps throughout ideation and development lifecycle.
Drive projects forward utilizing fast-prototyping and other iterative design methodologies, ensuring timelines and technical requirements are met.
Accelerate design cycles by identifying, engaging, and managing suppliers and external partners while closely collaborating with internal cross-functional teams.
Create and present project technical reports to peers and management.
Drive full documentation of mechanical design including BOM, drawings, and procedures.




BS in Mechanical Engineering with 10+ years experiences
MS or Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering is a plus with a focus on thermal and fluid sciences
Mechanical Engineering experience, particularly in mechanical systems design and development
Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the application of engineering fundamentals, theories, concepts, and procedures in product development
Proven innovation experiences in Engineering R&D, Engineering Mechanics, Materials Science, Test & Analysis
Experience in new product design and development from concept generation through product launch
Design for Manufacturability and Serviceability
Experience producing engineering drawings and Bills of Materials
Strong cross-functional and cross-site collaboration experience
Relevant industry and product experiences are preferred
Intellectual property (IP) generation, technical publication, conference presentation, and industrial collaboration experiences are highly valued

High competency in theoretical and applied thermal & fluid engineering, engineering mechanics, and materials science
Working knowledge and design experience with heating and cooling systems ranging from sub-ambient temperature to >1000C
High precision engineering design experience, prefer familiarity with thermal and rheological measurement instruments
Familiarity with dynamic measurement of temperature, force, and displacement using various types of sensors operating under a wide range of environmental conditions
Ability to build and test prototypes per design; plan and conduct experiments, analyze results to validate designs
Strong design experience, both component and assembly level, using SolidWorks
Ability to effectively use both internal and external resources for detailed design, fabrication, and integration
Experienced in using and utilizing computational modeling (FEA, CFD software) on new product concept development
Skilled at analytical problem solving. Experience in Mathcad, MATLAB, Origin, and other commercial tools are preferred
Self-starter and results-oriented, able to meet objectives and timeline while applying sound problem solving and decision-making processes
Ability to deal with ambiguity and work effectively in a fast-paced work environment
Strong communication and interpersonal skills


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 more than 60 years. With more than 7,000 employees worldwide, Waters operates directly in 35 countries, including 15... For full info follow application link.

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.

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Job Posting: 1018535

Posted On: Aug 11, 2022

Updated On: Sep 10, 2022