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WATTS Research and Technology Co-op in North Andover, Massachusetts

January 2024 to June 2024 Co-Op Hybrid (Monday to Wednesday in office) North Andover

The Watts Water Technologies family of companies designs and manufactures valves and drains and related products that promote the comfort and safety of people and the quality, conservation and control of water used in commercial, residential, industrial, and municipal applications. Everything we design is made to keep the Earth's most precious resource safer, cleaner, and more useful for our customers.

Watts provides a learning experience for engineering students outside the classroom where they have a chance to see the opportunities that the “real world” of Engineering entails. Our goal would help the student make the transition from an academic to a work environment where they have the opportunity for career development, networking, and exchange ideas between experience professionals.

We are looking for a driven student who is interested in testing, developing, and building next generation valve technologies and/or data analytics. You will be expected to teach yourself new skills and apply them to do your job, but you will receive guidance and mentorship along the way. You will learn how to work in a professional environment and have ample opportunity to network with department leaders and other professionals in the Watts Water Technologies organization.

You Will:

  • Run experiments and test product concepts

  • Support design of new prototypes

  • Process data from prototypes and auxiliary systems

You Have:

  • To be currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Computer Science

  • Strong record of academic achievement (minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA)

  • Familiarity with any of: machine learning, mechanical design, mechatronics, analytics, fluids, electronics

  • The ability to gather and synthesize feedback from different stakeholders

  • Excellent critical thinking/problem solving skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong attention to detail

  • The ability to be Independent learner

  • Strong interest in learning about Watts Water Technologies

  • The ability to be a self-starter

  • The requirement of being authorized to work in the U.S. without requiring sponsorship now or in the future

What’s In It For You:

• People-First Culture – Enriching and caring for people is at the core of who we are; this includes our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) strategy, and providing our employees with meaningful career growth opportunities, a positive and safe work environment, and affirmation that they are heard, valued, and respected.

• 401K Plan

• Flexible PTO & Generous Paid Holidays

• Educational Assistance

• Variety of Medical plan options – choose the one that is right for you!

• Sustainability – One of Newsweek’s Top 400 of “America’s Most Responsible Companies” for sustainability performance, three years running.

Physical Requirements:

While performing the responsibilities 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. You must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include: close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:

Work in both office and manufacturing environment. May occasionally be required to perform job responsibilities outside the typical office setting.

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.

Watts Water is a global leader of quality water solutions for residential, industrial, municipal, and commercial settings. Our family of brands (https://www.watts.com/our-story/brands) offers some of the most varied product lines in the world, with world-class, water-related solutions focused on:

  • Drainage and Water Reuse

  • HVAC and Hot Water

  • Plumbing and Flow Control

  • Water Quality and Rainwater Harvesting

We are a $1.9 billion global company, listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) with a presence in five (5) continents and twenty-four (24) countries, and an employee population that speaks over eighteen (18) languages. As a people-first company, we prize enriching and caring for all who work here not only through words but through actions. This includes executing our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) strategy, and providing our employees with meaningful career growth opportunities, a positive and safe work environment, and affirmation that they are heard, valued, and respected.We are proud to be an organization that believes that a safer world is a more sustainable world – a belief that we proudly reflect in each of our technologies and solutions and our environmental and social commitments, such as our partnership with Planet Water Foundation.

Learn more about the Watts way, here (https://www.watts.com/our-story/brands) .


Plumbing, HVAC, Water Quality, and Gas


Americas & Corporate Headquarters: North Andover, Massachusetts, USA

Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa (APMEA) Headquarters: Shanghai, China

Company Size

About 5,000 employees