Hayward Industries

R & D Lab Supervisor

US-RI-N. Kingstown
5 months ago
Job ID
2017-1525

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.

 

Working at Hayward

 

Position Overview:

Located in our North Kingstown, RI facility and reporting to the Engineering Lab Manager, the R&D Lab Supervisor has front-line responsibility for the daily management and coordination of resources and testing activities required to perform DVT,  EMC, Reliability, Performance and Regulatory testing of Hayward products.  This position will interact with Lab Technicians, Cross Functional Engineering Teams, and outside resources.   The R&D Lab Supervisor will ensure that the highest level of design quality, integrity and performance are maintained with strict adherence to Hayward Industries and all applicable regulatory agency programs, policies and procedures.

Responsibilities

Major Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Supervises, coordinates, and prioritizes the daily activities of Engineering Lab Technicians engaged in technical procedures including DVT, Reliability, Product Evaluation, Regulatory, and competitive analysis in support of Engineering product development and determination of product conformity to design specifications.
  • Monitors progress and allocates resources to assure project tasks are completed on schedule.
  • Oversees the status of parts, equipment, facilities, chemicals, tools, and related materials within the lab area to ensure maximum efficiency, including equipment calibration and preventive maintenance. 
  • Assists in the design, development and procurement of test and measurement equipment and procedures.
  • Assists with the development of laboratory practices & procedures. 
  • Performs Agency certification and EMC / EMI testing for Electronic and Electro-mechanical projects
  • Supports EMC, product safety, and radio approvals from pre-scans / construction reviews through final regulatory approval
  • Supports project testing with regulatory (NRTL’s, Notified Bodies, etc.), EMC testing labs, and governmental agencies to secure appropriate global approvals
  • Develops and maintains up-to-date knowledge and understanding of relevant EMC standards and testing methods.
  • Participates in technical design reviews to (a) determine regulatory requirements, (b) communicate those requirements to the project team, (c) participate in design decisions that affect compliance and (d) estimate work load for regulatory tasks
  • Works with Engineering to resolve compliance issues turned up during testing
  • Follows all safety protocols and maintains excellent project organization
  • Assists with training and education of Product Design Engineers and other Lab Techs.
  • Some travel is required

Qualifications

Qualifications:

  • 2-5 years of regulatory agency experience in a Product Testing environment
  • Strong background in EMC testing and mitigation.  Previous hands-on EMC Testing experience is a big plus.
  • Literate in the use of Microsoft Office toolset
  • Team leader with strong interpersonal skills and unquestionable ethics
  • Self motivator with strong organizational skills, attention to detail and demonstrated ability to keep project teams engaged and on task is essential.
  • Hands-On experience testing and certifying products with electronic controls to include Emissions and Immunity standards for FCC, EU, and Australia.  UL, CSA and IEC standards a plus.
  • Competent with intermediate mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic principles
  • Experience working in an ISO 17025 laboratory environment a plus
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to represent Hayward to customers, suppliers and third-party approval agencies on a professional level
  • Ability to research, interpret and apply worldwide standards
  • Working knowledge of regulatory compliance schemes
  • Experience conducting hands-on testing of: mechanical and electrical safety, radiated and line conducted emissions, and immunity
  • Ability to interpret results and troubleshoot test setups
  • Proven problem solving, analytical, and logical reasoning skills
  • Experience with PCB layout and shielding design for EMC mitigation

 

Education and Experience:

  • BS in Electrical Engineering preferred. Commensurate skills and experience will be considered.
  • 2-3 years EMC testing experience in a certified lab environment
  • 3-5 years supervisory experience preferably in a product-development and/or test lab environment.

 

Physical Requirements:

  • Some lifting of products under test up to 50 lbs.

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