Hayward Industries

Plastics Engineer

4 months ago
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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. 


Position Overview:

Plans, directs, and coordinate manufacturing processes in the Molding Departments.  Develops, evaluates and improves manufacturing methods and standards, analyzes and plans equipment and labor requirements, and work flow. 



  • Specify and purchase equipment for molding departments including molding machines and secondary equipment (dryers, TCU’s, blenders, grinders, loaders, etc.)
  • Specify and purchase automation including robots, end of arm tooling, guarding and associated material handling and conveying equipment.
  • Work with product engineering to apply plastics engineering principals to part design.
  • Conduct mold filling simulation for improved product and tool design.
  • Review mold designs with tooling engineering and offer input at the voice of Operations.
  • Apply scientific (decoupled) molding techniques when establishing the process to new and existing molds.
  • Teach robots for part extraction, degating, and packout.
  • Define layout of work area around molding machines.
  • Develops, evaluates, and improves manufacturing methods and standards.
  • Analyzes and plans work force utilization, space requirements and workflow. Designs layout of equipment and workspace for maximum efficiency.
  • Confers with planning staff to ensure efficient production methods.
  • Estimates production times, staffing requirements and related costs to provide information for management decisions.
  • Confers with management, engineering and other staff regarding manufacturing capabilities, production schedules and other considerations to facilitate production processes.
  • Applies statistical methods to estimate future manufacturing requirements and capability.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Experience with Microsoft Office 2007 required.  Experience with 3D solid modeling software (Solidworks) and plastic mold filling simulation software (AutoDesk Mold Flow) preferred.  Proficiency with MRP and Process Monitoring software desired.  Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations and permutations.  Ability to effectively present information to management, engineers, vendors, assembly line supervisors and workers.  Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.    Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals.


Education and Experience:

Bachelor of Science degree from a four-year college or university, preferably in Plastics/Polymers, Chemical, Mechanical, or Manufacturing Engineering.

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