Hayward Industries

Global Tooling Manager

US-NC-Clemmons
1 month ago
Job ID
2017-1682

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:

Manages and directs all activities and employees in the tool room for support of injection molding, blow molding, and all other production departments.  Provides technical assistance to all other manufacturing departments as necessary. 

Responsibilities

Major Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Directly supervises Tooling Engineer and all toolroom employees. Enforces supervisory responsibilities in accordance with company polices, safety regulations and applicable laws.
  • Responsible for department interviewing, hiring and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work load; performs employee reviews, disciplining employees and addressing complaints. Responsible for apprentice toolmaker program, including N.C. State Board Certification. 
  • Conducts all company required training for the department.
  • Provides technical assistance to molding, quality, engineering, and plant management as necessary.
  • As manager of the department and as member of troubleshooting team, seeks improvements in working conditions and use of equipment to increase efficiency or reduce costs.
  • Maintains tooling repair expense and CAR records. Monitors for CAR close-out and overruns.
  • Responsible for all tooling related RFP’s in adherence with applicable procedures.
  • Confers with planning dept and other supervisors to coordinate activities of tool repairs.
  • Monitors equipment for maintenance and repairs.
  • Reviews engineering changes for departmental input and manufacturing feasibility. Conceptualizes mold/tool designs for product manufacturability. 
  • Responsible for all molding quotes, vendor selection, and design revisions on new mold construction.
  • Reads and interprets blue prints and sketches.
  • Directs instructions for outside vendor mold repairs.
  • Participates in new product design and/or redesign reviews.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Directly supervises all hourly employees in the Tooling Department.  Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.  Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, prioritizing workload and assigning and directing workforce accordingly; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.  Must be a strong team player who works well in a team-based environment, both in Clemmons and across Hayward with other tooling personnel.

 

Qualifications

Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in a technical field, plus a minimum of five years related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Actively participates in technical knowledge building through continuing education.  Keeps well informed of technological advances in mold design and mold building and repair.  May belong to one or more work related technical organizations. 

 

Other Skills and Abilities:

Must read blueprints and have knowledge of AutoCAD or other graphics software to communicate ideas and concepts to peers and subordinates.  Must have operational knowledge of the capabilities of shop equipment such as drill presses, band saws, lathes, milling machines, EDM, welding equipment and grinders.

 

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