Hayward Industries

Molding & Tooling Manager

Job Locations US-NC-Clemmons
Posted Date 1 month ago(2/12/2018 11:12 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.


Working at Hayward


Position Overview:

Manages and directs all activities and employees in the tool room for support of the injection molding and maintaining mold conditions to include preventive maintenance and repairs. Provides technical assistance to all other manufacturing departments as necessary. Manages the 3-shift, 24-hour molding machine operation.  Ensures quality parts are molded to established specifications following safety procedures.  Supplies assembly and other Hayward facilities with molded components so that orders may be shipped to customers on time.


Major Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Schedules mold changes and assembly cell changes in a proper manner to meet inventory needs, control costs and protect molds by ensuring that set-ups are performed properly.
  • Maintains part quality to established specifications.
  • Ensures department is clean and safe with all safety devices in proper working order.
  • Schedules machine repairs with Maintenance to minimize downtime and maintain at least 85% capacity utilization.
  • Interprets company policies to employees and enforces safety regulations.
  • Interprets specifications, blueprints and job orders to subordinate supervisors.
  • Establishes or adjusts work procedures to meet production schedules.
  • Recommends measures to improve production methods, equipment performance and quality of product.
  • Suggests changes in working conditions and use of equipment to increase efficiency of department.
  • Analyzes and resolves work problems, or assists supervisors in solving work problems.
  • Initiates or suggests plans to motivate supervisors to achieve work goals.
  • Maintains time and production records.
  • Confers with other supervisors to coordinate activities of individual departments.
  • Troubleshoots process problems and determines the difference between process problems and maintenance problems.
  • Maintains records on molds and machines.
  • Resolves all problems that molding supervisors cannot.
  • Coordinates communication and activities between three shifts.
  • Protects molds and equipment from damage.
  • Controls resin loss.
  • Assures proper training for new employees in machine procedure, safety devices on individual machines and quality.
  • Meets with outside molding vendors if problems arise during set-up or running of mold.
  • Maintains daily production reports, productivity reports and monthly efficiency reports.
  • Operate department using Lean Manufacturing methodology (Kanban, 5s and continuous improvement).
  • Serves as team leader for the scrap reduction team and the sigma score team.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Directly supervises 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.
  • 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:

Manages all subordinate supervisors directly and approximately 35 employees indirectly in molding and all employees in the tooling department. 
Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination and evaluation of these shifts.  Also directly supervises one other exempt position – molding technician.  Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.  Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance, rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university; and at least 7 years related experience/and or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

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