Principal Development Engineer
Eden Prairie, MN 
Posted 27 days ago
Job Description
Principal Development Engineer
Req. # 11832
Company Name TA
Category Research and Development
Location US-MN-Eden Prairie
Type Regular Full-Time
The Principal Development Engineer position is an exciting opportunity within our TA Instruments ElectroForce R&D organization to create next generation, connected, mechanical test intruments for our materials division.

This position requires strong experience in product design, DOE & RCA skills, data analysis and project management, and responsibility to share knowledge as a mentor to junior engineers. As a Principal Development Engineer, you will be a key contributor to Marketing, Project Management, and Manufacturing groups as novel products progress through our phase gate development process to commercialization.

This position offers an excellent opportunity to grow both professionally and to work collaboratively with project team members from research groups, manufacturing, materials science and marketing to enhance TA Instruments' position in a highly dynamic market.
Typical tasks of the position include, but are not limited to

We are seeking qualified candidates for the position of Controls Engineer for the ElectroForce Systems Group in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.


Required Technical skills:

• Linear systems and adaptive control development experience

• Model-based design and code generation using MATLAB (StateFlow, Simulink RealTime)
• C or C++ coding skills

• Familiarity with Visual Studio

• CAD/PLM system experience, preferably Solidworks, Altium, and PDM

• Has been involved with prototype generation
• Excellent organization and communication skills
• Willingness to work on fast paced, challenging engineering projects

• Familiarity with real time operating systems


Desired Skills:
• Understanding of signal processing and electrical measurements
• Experience establishing requirements
• Highly independent

The successful candidate will have a combination of knowledge, skills, and experience that would include the following


    Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering
  • Master’s Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering preferred


  • 12-15 years of experience in products design and development.
  • Experience in the design, development and transfer of new products into a manufacturing environment


  • Desire and demonstrated ability to successfully lead complex projects
  • Desire and demonstrated mentoring skills with junior engineers/coop students
  • Familiarity with Systems Engineering, Design Thinking Concepts
  • Proven track record of problem solving and learning agility
  • Excellent documentation and communication skills
  • Ability to plan and organize work load and multiple projects to achieve desired goals
  • Strong interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Design of integrated components consisting of mechanical design in combination with any of the following: electronics, software, communication, electrical, RFID, sensors, system recognition capabilities (preferred).


Company Description

For over 50 years, Waters Corporation has developed innovative analytical science solutions to support customer discoveries, operations, performance, and regulatory compliance. Specifically, the company designs, manufactures, sells, and services high performance liquid chromatography, ultra performance liquid chromatography, and mass spectrometry technology systems and support products primarily in the United States, Europe, Japan, and Asia. Our innovations enable significant advancements within the pharmaceutical, life science, biochemical, industrial, food safety, environmental, academic and government industries. Waters is a publicly traded corporation (NYSE:WAT) with more than 6,500 employees and is represented in over 100 countries around the world.



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. 

It is the policy of TA Instruments to recruit, hire, and retain the best-qualified workforce while meeting the Company’s commitment to affirmative action and equal employment opportunity. TA Instruments does not discriminate against any qualified candidate for employment because of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, religious creed, age (40 or older), disability (reasonably accommodated by TA Instruments), medical condition, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, pregnancy, genetic information or any other factor prohibited by law.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
12 to 15 years
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