Hayward Industries

  • Process Technician - 3rd Shift

    Job Locations US-NC-Clemmons
    Posted Date 5 months ago(1/11/2018 2:58 PM)
    Job ID
  • Overview


    Hayward Pool Products, a division of Hayward Industries, Inc. is the largest manufacturer of residential swimming pool equipment in the world, with a significant presence in the commercial pool market that is continuously growing. Headquartered in Elizabeth, New Jersey, Hayward designs, manufactures and markets a full line of residential and commercial pool and spa equipment including pumps, filters, heating, cleaners, salt chlorinators, automation, lighting, safety, flow control and energy solutions. For over 80-years, Hayward has been enhancing pool ownership by manufacturing cutting edge, advanced pool and spa equipment. Hayward listens to our customers’ needs and makes sure they are implemented during the design and manufacturing process.  The goal is to become the preferred brand of choice with every residential and commercial swimming pool and spa.


    Position Overview:

    The essential responsibilities of this position include installing molds into molding machines and setting up secondary and auxiliary equipment and tools in a safe and timely manner. This candidate must always strive to improve the quality and stability of the manufacturing process. The majority of this position is setting molds and machine start ups.


    Major Tasks and Responsibilities:

    • Adjusts closed loop controllers to optimize machine performance and cycle time.
    • Reads job orders for product specifications such as dimensions and tolerances and determines sequence of operations.
    • Maintains or improves the quality of the manufacturing process.
    • Installs special functional and structural parts in devices.
    • Sets and adjusts process controllers and secondary equipment.
    • Analyzes, defines and corrects molding process and general machine problems.
    • Provides guidance to maintenance personnel regarding machine malfunction symptoms.
    • Observes operation of machine and verifies its conformance to standard.
    • Insures that all machines are operating at standard cycle times and operating efficiencies, as well as producing quality parts. Makes adjustments to process and/or machine setup as necessary to support the above.  Notifies molding manager or supervisor when unable to attain due to elements outside of technician’s control.
    • Makes mold changes and setups on molding machines with assistance from machine operators and/or setup personnel. Develops methods to minimize changeover times.
    • Analyzes equipment and processing problems and makes recommendations for potential solutions.
    • Develops and maintains good working relations with other departments and all others that must interact with the department.
    • Insures good housekeeping.
    • Participates in Continuous Improvement programs including the Hayward Global Production System, including Kaizen as needed to advance departmental and company goals.
    • Understands and adheres to all company policies and procedures.



    • Must have the ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
    • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
    • Knowledge of programmable logic controllers and hydraulics is required.
    • Must be able to work a night shift. 

    Education and Experience:

    High school diploma or general education degree (GED).  Must have a minimum of five years plastic injection molding experience including processing and trouble shooting.  Robotic experience with EOAT is a plus.


    Physical Requirements:

    Must be physically able to lift up to 50 pounds frequently.  Other physical tasks required include pushing, reaching, climbing and stooping during mold changes.  Must also be able to operate an overhead crane on a regular basis. 


    Work Environment:

    The work environment is generally noisy and dirty, and the employee regularly works around dust, oil, electrical devices and mechanically moving parts.  Safety glasses are required while on the plant floor.

    Connect With Us!

    Not ready to apply? Connect with us for general consideration.