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R&D Engineer

Company: Watts Water Technologies
Location: Fort Myers
Posted on: May 17, 2019

Job Description:

The focus of this position is to engage in various research and development (R&D) projects in order to find and implement new technologies. The position will also facilitate the transition of projects from the R&D team to new product development (NPD) team.RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

  • Research and stay current on new and emerging technologies.
  • Design water quality testing instrumentation.
  • Build prototypes for proof of concept testing. Including part design, sourcing, circuit construction, automation and software development.
  • Communicate regularly and clearly with management regarding project schedules, technical issues, resources and costs.
  • Engage in ideation of new products, projects and designs
  • Support all R&D and NPD engineering activities with the proper documentation.
  • Facilitate the transition of projects from R&D to NPD.
  • Support the laboratory with equipment upgrades, maintenance and new test setups.
  • Adhere to current company and department policies and procedures.
  • Ensure safe work practices and strict adherence to the Watts Water Technologies safety policies.
  • Other duties as assigned by the R&D Manager.


    Bachelor Degree in Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent. Bachelor Degree in physical sciences such as chemistry and physics, or equivalent will also be considered.




    • Five years of related experience in R&D, prototyping,
    • Design/bread boarding of electronic circuits for prototypes.
    • Knowledge in programming embedded systems in C/C++.
    • Familiar with Arduino, mbed, and IAR.
    • Experience with automation systems or robotics.
    • Familiar with maker culture.
    • Willingness to learn new skills to meet changing needs.
    • Experience in instrument development is helpful.
    • Practical experience in spectroscopy or optics are a plus.
    • Understanding of chemistry, fluidics, materials or physics is favorable
    • Experience with Inventor and 3D modeling preferred.
    • PC-based computing experience (word processing, spreadsheet, etc.)
    • Must have good oral and written communication skills and superior organizational abilities
    • Ability to take initiative, to maintain confidentiality, to meet deadlines, and to work in a team environment
    • Demonstrates personal and professional integrity
    • Ability to be resourceful and self-motivated.


      While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, talk, and/or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, sit, and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include: close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


      • Work in office and laboratory environment
      • May occasionally be required to perform job duties outside the typical office setting

        *As required by the American Disability Act (ADA)


        • Collaborate Across Workgroup
        • Initiate Positive Change
        • Deliver High Quality Results
        • Focus on the Customer

          5. Develops Self & Others

          6. Accountability

          By linking this application to your LinkedIn profile, you agree that you consent to Watts and any of its affiliates, divisions, and/or third party service providers accessing and using the information on your LinkedIn profile for the purposes of assessing your application.Watts is committed to equal employment opportunity. We follow a policy of administering all employment decisions and personnel actions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy, national origin, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, genetic disposition or carrier status, marital status, military or veteran status, minorities, or any other category protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. Consistent with the obligations of state and federal law, Watts will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. Any employee who needs a reasonable accommodation should contact Human Resources.

Keywords: Watts Water Technologies, Fort Myers , R&D Engineer, Engineering , Fort Myers, Florida

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