Hayward Industries

  • Tooling Engineer

    Job Locations US-NC-Clemmons
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2 weeks ago)
    Job ID
  • Overview

    Company Overview:

    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.


    Position Overview:

    Provides engineering, technical assistance, and other duties assigned to Haywards’ Mold and Tooling program.  Provides technical assistance to all other manufacturing departments as required.


    Major Tasks and Responsibilities:

    • Reports to Hayward Global Tooling Manager for assignments and responsibilities.

    • Participates in the apprentice toolmaker program, including N.C. State Board Certification. 

    • Assist and conducts company required (safety) training for the Tooling department.

    • Provides technical assistance to molding, quality, engineering, and plant management as necessary.

    • Involvement in troubleshooting issues with production molds

    • Assist in mold and tooling repair analysis, troubleshooting, and coordination of repairs

    • Assist as assigned with directing and managing outside vendors for mold repairs and engineering changes.

    • Assist with new injection mold tooling and part qualifications to production status.

    • Coordinate and debug activities that relate to new tool qualifications

    • Suggest and implement robust improvements to extend tool life.

    • Assist with maintaining tool room equipment for maintenance and repairs.

    • Reviews part engineering changes for departmental input and manufacturing feasibility. Conceptualizes mold/tool designs for product manufacturability. 

    • Involvement with DFM/FMEA activities

    • Preforms mold flow analysis on parts

    • Assist with new “mold design” final reviews, procurement, and construction.

    • Proficient in and interprets 2D blueprints and 3D modeling. Solid works, AutoCAD

    • Participates in new product design and/or redesign reviews to determine tooling risks and options.

    • Performs other duties as assigned.


    General Responsibilities


    Must be a strong team player who works well in a team-based environment, both in Clemmons and across Haywards’ network. Must have good verbal and written communication skills. Your ideas will bring new products to life as you collaborate with other design engineers, process development engineers, and product leaders to develop new products for our swimming pool markets



    • Bachelors in Engineering

    • Minimum 4+ years’ experience in mold making or tool making environment

    • Well organized, enthusiastic, high energy, strong work ethic

    • Proficient with SolidWorks, AutoCAD, Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

    • Familiar with the use of Mold-Flow tools

    • Proficient at reading and understanding mold drawings/designs

    • Experience with plastic materials, processing, and scientific molding practices.

    • Lean Manufacturing concepts desired

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