Hayward Industries

Intern - Materials/Reliability Engineer

Job Locations US-RI-N. Kingstown
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(2/1/2018 4:34 PM)
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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.


Internship Description:


The Materials/Reliability Engineer Intern will be responsible to assist in qualifying plastic materials that will meet product reliability requirements with confidence.





  • Analyze materials science related reliability issues such as the degradation of plastics and potting materials in pool water.
  • Research material properties and overall suitability to meet reliability requirements.
  • Under the guidance of Senior staff, design test strategies to identify material failure modes.
  • Participate in leading demonstrated reliability tests.
  • Under the guidance of senior staff, perform life data analysis.





  • Pursuing BS Degree in Materials Engineering/Science (Junior or Senior)
  • Some coursework in mechanical/chemical properties of materials.
  • Some coursework in polymers materials.
  • Some knowledge of surface degradation test methods.
  • Some laboratory/materials testing experience.
  • Familiar with MS Office suite.
  • Successfully completed engineering mathematics.
  • Familiarity with the concepts of Statistics and Physics
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively
  • Must have transportation to and from internship

Goals and Learning Experiences:

Throughout this internship, the candidate will be immersed into a professional Materials/Reliability Engineering role; over time experiencing every phase of design for reliability and product life cycle. The student's responsibilities shall increase as he/she progresses through the college curriculum. This will include but is not limited to:


  • Implement standards based Materials/Reliability tests.
  • Perform root cause analysis.
  • Execute Design for Reliability processes and procedures.
  • Understand Reliability LDA and Stochastic process.
  • Perform Materials R&D studies.
  • Lead Materials Engineering and Verification tests.
  • Perform theoretical and applied aspects of Materials/Reliability engineering.

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