Hayward Industries

Mechanical Engineer - Gas or Heat Pump Specialization

US-TN-Nashville
3 months ago
Job ID
2017-1593

Overview

Hayward Industries is the world’s leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial swimming pool equipment, with strong markets in the U.S., Canada, France, Spain, Italy, Australia and over 60 other countries. Our success with innovative new products and new markets is creating opportunities for dynamic and challenging careers in a number of areas.

For over 80-years, Hayward has been enhancing pool ownership by manufacturing cutting edge, advanced pool and spa equipment. Hayward listens to customers’ needs and builds in innovation during the design and manufacturing process. The corporate goal is to become the around the world brand of choice for residential and commercial swimming pool and spa.

The company, which has built its brand on innovation, energy-efficiency, safety and reliability, includes such brands asOmniLogic®,EcoStar®,TriStar®,Super Pump®,ColorLogic®,CAT Controllers®,AquaRite®andNavigator® Pro.

We invite motivated professionals to share our vision of new growth and product innovation. For consideration please apply on-line at http://careers-haywardnet.icims.com/

 

Working at Hayward

 

 

Position Summary:

Provides design efforts from inception through production, directs, coordinates, and exercises functional authority for the planning, organization, and completion of pool heater product designs. These design efforts are coordinated both in new product design and existing product re-design.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for new product development and modifications to existing products. Directs CAD Designers in the preparation of detailed design drawings.      Troubleshoots vendor and production problems regarding conformance to product designs and specifications.
  • Analyzes and designs gas-fired pool heater and/or electric heat pump pool heater products, in accordance with their respective technologies.  For gas-fired heaters, this includes ignition characteristics, exhaust emissions, thermal efficiency, rating and environmental effects.  For electric heat pumps, this includes refrigerant flow and phase change, heat transfer, COP, rating, effects of ambient temperature and humidity. 
  • Specifies components for gas-fired heaters and/or electric heat pump products, in accordance with their respective technologies.  For gas-fired heaters, this includes blowers, ignitors, electromechanical switches, thermostats, etc.  For electric heat pumps, this includes refrigeration components such as condensers, evaporators, compressors, fans, receivers, thermal expansion valves, thermostats, etc.
  • Reviews vendor drawings, specification control drawings, and other applicable specifications to determine requirements and/or feasibility of the components.                                                                                                                                                                    
  • Interacts with production personnel to define and solve manufacturing/design issues and implement cost reduction ideas with regard to pool heating products. 
  • Manages product development teams by assigning projects to CAD Designers, Lab Technicians, and "junior" level engineers, resolves project issues, and reviews completed projects with the Engineering Manager.
  • Works with Quality Department to define problem areas and implement product improvements based on customer repair/rejection concerns.  Also reviews and dispositions quality inspection reports.  
  • Participates in engineering and general design review meetings, reviews meeting notations and makes necessary changes. 
  • Prepares technical data such as qualification test procedures, DFMEA’s, acceptance with procedures, reports, installation and operation manuals, etc.        
  • Prepares presentations on projects and presents project status and challenges to all levels of management.
  • Works with certifying bodies to obtain and/or maintain agency certification(s) on products.
  • Coordinates as required with internal groups including Product Management, Supply Chain, Quality Assurance, Production, Accounting and Operations.  
  • Adheres to all safety policies and procedures within OSHA guidelines.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

 

Qualifications

  • 3 to 5 years of experience in the design or maintenance of appliances or equivalent products.  
  • Experience with gas-fired or refrigeration appliances preferred.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in heat transfer and thermodynamics.
  • Demonstrated experience in product development processes.
  • Travel requirements are approximately 20%.
  • Understanding of fuel gas combustion appliances and/or appliances which utilize refrigeration systems, and heat transfer.
  • Familiarization with agencies including CSA and AHRI. 
  • Materials knowledge in sheet metal, metal castings, and coatings.
  • Ability to apply principles of logic or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.
  • Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory and factor analysis.
  • Must have a Valid TN Driver's license.  PE license preferred.
  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project required.
  • AS/400, SolidWorks, Finite Element Analysis and Computational Fluid Dynamics preferred.

 

Education:

Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related engineering discipline from a four-year college or university.

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