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Waters Production Manager in Golden, Colorado

Waters Corporation in Golden, CO is currently looking for a Production Manager to join our company. In this role, the Production Manager is responsible for developing the design, formulation, validation and throughput of the product line. We are looking for an energetic leader that is interested in a fast pace environment who has experience with compliance, quality and accreditation guidelines. Process Water Consumable products are highly time and quality sensitive Total Organic Carbon, Conductivity and Turbidity Certified Reference Materials used in pharmaceutical, USP and industrial water facilities. Adherence to quality standards is required by government regulatory and accreditation bodies. The Production Manager ensures the product is fit for use to effectively perform for customers across all instrument platforms.

Technical Product Leadership & Cross Functional Collaboration (65% of time)

  • Technical product & instrumentation subject matter expert for Total Organic Carbon (TOC), conductivity and turbidity instrument analysis in pharmaceutical and industrial process water.

  • Collaborate with Sr. Technical Mgr, Manufacturing Mgr, Quality to develop solutions that are justified and focused on improving the production efficiently and scientifically.

  • Responsible for evaluating new product/product change costs, resource requirements, and technical capabilities stemming from Sales & Marketing MRD (Marketing Requirements Document) development process for PWC products. Collaborate with Sales, Marketing & Quality to create timelines to deliver new product launches on-time.

  • Validates production processes by establishing product specifications and creating validation plans; measuring production; documenting evidence; determining operational and performance qualification; writing and updating quality assurance procedures.

  • Maintains and improves product quality by completing product, company, system, compliance, and surveillance audits; investigating customer complaints; collaborating with other members of management to develop new product and engineering designs, and manufacturing and training methods.

  • Scientific data review and evaluation of quality for the internal batch production processes and for customer trouble shooting. Advise staff on data evaluation tools, instrument maintenance and qualification processes needed to meet quality objectives.

  • Decision making and risk evaluation of current processes. Focus on improvement and technical modifications while collaborating to meet regulatory and accreditation guidelines.

  • Collaborate with Quality Team on development of CAPA projects as needed for PWC product line. Responsible for documentation and implementation of Corrective and Preventative action plans to address quality issues.

  • Collaborate with Leadership Team on strategic planning for business growth.

Staff Training & Development (35% of time)

  • Lead and mentor PWC team staff on continuous improvement of laboratory and analytical techniques to increase production quality and efficiency.

  • Lead team on new product implementation and process improvement creation.

  • Lead team by developing and driving validation plans, protocols and product evaluations.

  • Preparation for audits including staff training, procedure revisions and documentation requirements.

  • Guide and train staff on conducting customer communication during technical support calls regarding product use, instrumentation and data interpretation. Train and educate staff to improve ability to interface directly on customer complaints.

  • Develop and mentor staff to initiate process improvement projects, drive efficiency gains, quality and safety.

  • Work with PWC staff as needed to lead change to product structure in preparation of business growth.

Supervisory Responsibility

The position currently has 4 reports.

Work Environment/Physical Demands

This position requires the physical ability to move quickly around a laboratory environment. Use of Personal Protective Equipment; medium lifting 30 lbs, manual dexterity, stand and or sit for long periods of time.


This position requires domestic and international travel that may include overnights, weekend and/or occasional travel on holidays. Expected travel percentage less than 10% though may be higher at times.

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in scientific field, engineering or business management

  • Minimum 5-7 years of management experience in the fields of technical production, instrumentation or similar process management

  • TOC instrumentation experience and knowledge preferred

  • Proven track record of successfully implementing change and problem solving

  • Continuous improvement environment experience

  • Demonstration of ability to work cross functionally across an organization

  • Communication skills developed with capability to work training employees one-on-one or a group

  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel & Power Point

  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally

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 manufacturing facilities, with products available in more than 100 countries. Our team focuses on creating business advantages for laboratory-dependent organizations to enable significant advancement in healthcare delivery, environmental management, food safety, and water quality.

Working at Waters enables our employees to unlock the potential of their careers. Our global team is driven by purpose. We strive to be better, learn and improve every day in everything we do. We’re the problem solvers and innovators that aren’t afraid to take risks to transform the world of human health and well-being. We’re all in it together delivering benefit as one to provide the insights needed today in order to solve the challenges of tomorrow.

Diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our core values at Waters Corporation. It is our responsibility to actively implement programs and practices to drive inclusive behavior and increase diversity across the organization. We are united by diversity and 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.

Production Manager, Manufacturing, Chemistry, Laboratory, Lab, Chemical solutions, TOC, Total Organic Carbon, Process Water, Process Water Instrumentation, USP, ERA, Environmental Resource Associates

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