Hayward Industries

Senior Mechanical Engineer

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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.



Reporting to Hayward Pool Products Technical Manger for Automatic Pool Cleaners, the Senior Mechanical Engineer for Cleaners is responsible for design, development, implementation, and analysis of technical products and systems in the cleaner product category. This position will perform engineering design evaluations on new products and VA-VE product design responsibility across the Cleaner products, components, systems and sub-systems as assigned. Is experience with commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within the mechanical engineering field for both static and dynamic systems and sub-systems. This is a product leadership role that will be accountable to perform the functions of the job at a senior level. Cross-functionally he/she will ensure that the highest level of design quality, integrity and performance are maintained with strict adherence to all company policies and procedures.



  • Collaborate with functions like Manufacturing Engineering and Design Quality teams to develop Automatic Swimming Pool Cleaners. Current products are shown at haywardnet.com .
  • As appropriate, participate or lead technical design reviews and failure investigations.
  • Provide design oversight and consultation to other team members in the area of Hydro Mechanical design, computational fluid dynamics (CFD), material selection, and closure design.
  • Technically Lead and complete to schedule and budget specific product design initiatives including large system or platform projects.
  • Collaborate with Hayward’s Engineering Services Manager on design process development initiatives, design architectures, department workflows and structure, etc.
  • Ensure consistent utilization of all Engineering Services within and outside of Clemmons Including but not limited to:
  • Reliability Engineering, HALT Product/ System Testing
  • Product Testing, Qualification and Compliance to relative Agency requirements.
  • Provide frequent technical assessment of situations relating to normal scope of influence
  • Lead by example through the execution of designs within product specification guidelines for form, fit, function, quality, produce-ability, cost and schedule.



  • 7-10 years in technical design capacity.
  • 5-7 years Injection Molded Part Design for mechanisms like gear boxes and turbines.
  • In-depth Knowledge of Plastics including:
    • Application based on properties
    • How to design for warp and shrinkage
    • Designing of Sealing surface, snap fits, optimal wall sections
    • Molding process, gate locations, tool ejection
    • Finishing processes/technology to achieve aesthetic appearances
  • In-depth knowledge and experience of hydraulic design for water driven systems
  • Skilled knowledge of robust System Design and Development methodology
  • Expertise in many engineering processes and responsible for their effective application and improvement.
  • Demonstrated experience with Product Development Processes and disciplines.
  • Skilled knowledge of “Design of Experiments” techniques.
  • Skilled knowledge of “Failure Mode and Effects” analysis.
  • Skilled knowledge of finite element analysis, computational fluid dynamics, heat transfer and other design tools as they relate to plastics and non-linear materials.
  • Ability to analyze and reduce a wide range of product data in the determination of root causes to problems.
  • Skilled knowledge of 3D CAD preferably with SolidWorks
  • Ability to develop product test qualification criteria and equipment.
  • Working knowledge of Quality Control/Assurance principles.
  • Working knowledge of manufacturing processes, disciplines and “design for assembly” methods.
  • Proven problem solving ability.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and analytical skills.



  • BSME or Polymer Science Degree required.
  • Green/Black Belt Certification a plus

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