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.
Leads all aspects of the Quality function for the Rhode Island facility. Champions continuous improvement efforts, failure analysis, defect and variation reduction, problem-solving, and risk mitigation initiatives to maintain an effective Quality Management System (QMS) and ensure Hayward products meet or exceed customer expectations. Responsible for establishing and maintaining a plant-wide quality assurance system and team that contributes to customer satisfaction and Hayward’s success.
Major Tasks and Responsibilities:
Responsible for and manages all aspects of the Quality function for Rhode Island facility. Directs/coordinates the activities of carrying out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Must closely interact with the Rhode Island facility Operations Manager and staff, Product Managers, Engineering staff, and Quality Managers in other Hayward facilities. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring and training employees; planning and prioritizing workloads; assigning and directing the Quality department workforce to support Operations and Engineering needs; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints; and resolving problems.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required. Must have demonstrated strong leadership, interpersonal, decision-making, and planning skills. Must be familiar with swimming pool equipment, applications, and industry standards.
Must demonstrate knowledge of and ability to properly apply:
Must be able to read and interpret blueprints/schematics. Must be knowledgeable of product assembly processes; strongly desire knowledge/experience in Electronics manufacturing. Must be familiar with product Regulatory and Agency compliance (e.g., UL, (C)UL, CE, NSF, etc…) requirements and procedures.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree (B.S./B.A.) from four-year college or university, preferably in a technical field (Engineering, Science, or Math), required with minimum 5 years related experience in Manufacturing Quality, Operations, and/or Engineering.