Hayward Industries

Sr. Project Engineer - Lighting

Job Locations US-RI-N. Kingstown
Posted Date 2 months ago(1/5/2018 10:05 AM)
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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.

Based in our North Kingstown, RI facility, and reporting to the Lighting Product and Engineering Manager will develop electrical components, assemblies and systems for innovative LED lighting equipment for in-ground and above-ground pools worldwide (current products are shown at www.hayward-pool.com). He/she will execute product design from concept through volume production, and ensure that the highest levels of design quality and performance are observed.


  • Ability to design products involving power electronics for underwater LED lighting. Circuit designs ranging from AC-AC, AC-DC, DC-DC power supplies, and LED drivers.
  • Interface with a cross-functional development team including electrical, software, and mechanical disciplines
  • Conduct design feasibility and trade studies in support of product development.
  • Work with internal resources and outside vendors and partners for product prototype development
  • Participate in formal design reviews and team activities such as design concept brainstorming, 3P Kaizen and FMEA.
  • Collaborate with Hayward Engineering Services resources for Reliability Engineering and Product Testing/Compliance.
  • Communicate design requirements to Hayward manufacturing and outside suppliers in the form of fully detailed and toleranced production engineering drawings.
  • Provide detailed project status inputs to project managers as required.


  • 6+ years of experience in a new product development engineering role
  • 1-3 years experience in design and development of medium to high-volume consumer products (experience with water treatment products a plus)
  • Demonstrated experience with the development of products from concept to final manufacture, balancing cost, performance and schedule requirements and Voice of the Customer in the design process
  • Knowledge of design process tools and techniques for robust design such as DFMA, FMEA, technology readiness analysis and Voice of the Customer;
  • Experience in electronics integration from system level to thermal management of electronics enclosures and cable routing/management
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and analytical skills; skill at developing and delivering technical subject matter presentations to non-technical staff and executives
  • Team player who works across multiple functional areas to deliver project requirements


  • BSEE required, MSEE perfered 

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