Hayward Industries

  • Quality Inspector

    Job Locations US-NC-Clemmons
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(5/3/2018 7:49 AM)
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  • Overview

    Hayward Industries is the world’s leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial swimming pool equipment, with strong markets in the U.S., Canada, France, Spain, Italy, Australia and over 60 other countries. Our success with innovative new products and new markets is creating opportunities for dynamic and challenging careers in a number of areas.


    For over 80-years, Hayward has been enhancing pool ownership by manufacturing cutting edge, advanced pool and spa equipment. Hayward listens to customers’ needs and builds in innovation during the design and manufacturing process. The corporate goal is to become the around the world brand of choice for residential and commercial swimming pool and spa.


    Position Overview:


    QA Inspectors ensure that pool molding component or finished goods manufactured at the Clemmons facility are in accordance with current Acceptable Manufacturing Practices and meet internal specifications. This position will spend the majority of their time performing manual and automated quality assurance checks on in-process component and finished goods and system audits. Checks include but are not limited to: detailed visual and dimensional inspection of injection molded parts or subassemblies for conformance to BOM’s, Manufacturing Standard Work, QA Instructions, approved samples and engineering blueprints.  

    Strong organizational skills, interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to prioritize work with minimal supervision and respond to customer demands in a timely fashion are critical requirements of this position. Working with minimal supervision, especially on the off-shifts, requires that personnel understand and comply with Hayward policies and procedures.   

    Critical requirements for this job are:

    1. Strong organizational,  interpersonal and communication skills
    2. Ability to prioritize work with minimal supervision
    3. Ability to respond to customer demands in a timely, professional manner
    4. Ability to change priorities based on business needs with minimal notice


    Major Tasks and Responsibilities:


    • Confers with operators, supervisors or engineering representatives to determine and enforce quality standards.
    • Uses a wide variety of gages, tools and other measuring devices.
    • Performs visual and dimensional inspections/testing.
    • Identifies, investigates and prepares reports as required for quality issues (Hold Tickets, NCMR’s, and Problem Slips.
    • Performing visual, 1st piece or full inspections on components, finished goods and physical testing (torque, pull out, tensile, defect teardowns when needed, etc.
    • Generates discrepant Material Review Report when items are found which deviate from established QA standards.  As appropriate, reports are distributed to management.
    • Enters data to track part history, in-house efficiency and defect rates, etc., into computer.
    • Use of Statistical Process Control (SPC) to properly evaluate processes, where required.
    • Performs First Piece/Start-up/First Article inspections or additional studies as requested.
    • Maintain effective communications and partnerships with functional departments (Molding, Manufacturing, and Assembly).
    • Maintains good housekeeping practices and performs duties in a safe and efficient manner so as not to inflict injury to self or others.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.
    • Other duties, responsibilities and qualifications may be required and/or assigned as necessary.
    • Responsible for monitoring production areas to ensure quality products are being produced and in compliance with:
      • Visual Standards
      • Dimensional Specifications
      • Gauging Requirements
      • Documentation
        • Print Specifications
        • Bill of Materials
        • Quality Inspection Policies and Procedures
        • Standard Work


    Education and Experience:


    Candidates with a High School diploma or GED and a minimum of 2-3 years QA experience in a manufacturing environment will be considered. A two year certificate in a scientific discipline from an accredited college or technical school is a plus.

    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs required, must be able to create, edit and mulipulate data in Excel
    • AS400 Knowledge is a plus 


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