R&D Engineer

Watts Water Technologies - Peoria, AZ3.1

Full-timeEstimated: $72,000 - $88,000 a year


The focus of this position is to complete various new product development engineering projects and provide technical support for their implementation.


  • Manage new product development (NPD) projects and assist design engineering with the detail design and integration of new products, both buy/sell and internally manufactured.
  • Carry out the implementation of new product designs into production.
  • Communicate regularly and clearly with management regarding project schedules, technical issues, resources and costs using the Watts Stage Gate process.
  • Manage producing engineering prototypes as needed.
  • Support all NPD engineering activities with the proper documentation.
  • Identify and implement improvements to engineering processes.
  • Support the engineering laboratory with equipment upgrades, maintenance and new test setups.
  • Complete assigned projects using accepted engineering practices and industry standards.
  • Adhere to current company and department policies and procedures.
  • Review feasibility and engineering concerns of Engineering Change Requests or Notices (ECR or ECN).
  • Assist with product liability claims information requests from legal.
  • Ensure safe work practices and strict adherence to the Watts Water Technologies safety policies.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Engineering Manager.


  • Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Industrial Engineering or equivalent




  • Five years of related experience in a manufacturing environment required
  • Design of electronic control systems for mechanical / fluid control systems
  • Knowledge / proficiency in programming in C/C++ or Phython
  • Practical experience in water treatment systems helpful
  • Experience with AutoCAD and Inventor preferred, must be proficient with 3D modeling and 2D drafting
  • PC-based computing experience (word processing, spreadsheet, etc.)
  • Project management skills relating to product development
  • 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
  • Working knowledge of Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing techniques. Certifications preferred
  • Demonstrates personal and professional integrity
  • Ability to be resourceful, to act independently, where appropriate, and within budget constraints, and to recognize when higher intervention may be required
  • Must be able to interact with all levels of management


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 environment
  • May occasionally be required to perform job duties outside the typical office setting

*As required by the Americans Disabilities Act (ADA)


1. Collaborate Across Workgroup

2. Initiate Positive Change

3. Deliver High Quality Results

4. Focus on the Customer

5. Develops Self & Others

6. Accountability

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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.

Job Type: Full-time


  • related manufacturing environment: 5 years (Required)


  • Bachelor's (Required)