Hayward Industries

  • Kaizen Technician (2nd Shift)

    Job Locations US-TN-Nashville
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/26/2018 5:22 PM)
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  • 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:   

    Promotes Kaizen / lean manufacturing concept with all levels of employees through daily activities and assists in building the KPO team on 2nd Shift, 2:00pm - 10:30pm, Monday - Friday.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  




    • Ensure regulatory and safety compliance for all processes related to and supporting the production area.
    • Interpret and communicate specifications, blueprints and work instructions as required.
    • In conjunction with KPO manager, develops, recommends and implements measures to improve production methods, equipment performance, and quality of product.
    • Accountable and drives continuous improvement throughout the team.
    • Ability to work with hand tools. 
    • Manage department performance measures, including visual controls, provides regular progress and failure reports to manager. 
    • Lead and/or support Kaizen Events as related to production. 



    • Excellent computer skills in AS/400, GoogleMail, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point.
    • Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills. Ability to multi-task with a pro-active approach to issue resolution.
      • Ability to clearly think through the critical tasks that need to be done.
      • Anticipates issues and sets appropriate contingency plans during planning process.
      • Takes corrective action when needed to keep program on track, communicates upward when objectives cannot be met with recovery plan.


    Education and Experience:

    • Bachelor's Degree in a related field; or equivalent combination of education/training and 5 - 7 years of experience,  provided thorough knowledge of a variety of manufacturing activities.
    • Experience or exposure to Lean and Continuous Improvement Initiatives such as Kaizen Events.
    • Strong commitment to employee development with an emphasis on selection and retention.

    Additional Requirements:

    • Valid TN Drivers License
    • First Aid/CPR/AED certification or ability to successfully obtain within 60 days of employment

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