Hayward Industries

  • Senior Product Engineer

    Job Locations US-NC-Clemmons
    Posted Date 3 months ago(1/8/2019 8:30 AM)
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  • Overview

    Hayward Flow Control, a division of Hayward Industries located in Clemmons, NC, is a leading manufacturer of industrial thermoplastic valves, filters, strainers, bulkhead fittings & tank accessories, actuation, and pumps for use in water & wastewater treatment, chemical processing, water parks / municipal pools, life sciences, and general processing. Hayward’s thermoplastic flow control products can accommodate aggressive & corrosive environments, delicate ecosystems, or the strictest chemical balances to keep water & life working together. Hayward Flow Control is an ISO 9001:2008 Certified manufacturer.


    We invite motivated professionals to share our vision of new growth and product innovation.


    Position Overview:

    The Senior Product Engineer is responsible for the development of new products, leadership of cross-functional product development projects, and ensuring design integrity for products, components, systems and sub-systems in production, as assigned by the Director of Engineering.


    Major Tasks and Responsibilities:

    • Responsible for development of new products, or redesign of existing products to specified project requirements as assigned by the Director of Engineering.
    • Leads product development efforts from concept to completion on assigned projects, working with Product Manager to ensure that final design meets all project deliverables.
    • Works with Product Manager to develop project business plans and capital requests for new products.
    • Leads, and participates on, multi-functional design/development teams.
    • Manages product development projects.
    • Develops test specifications and conducts qualification and performance testing on all new products.
    • Develops and maintains design files for assigned projects.
    • Estimates product and project (i.e. Engineering labor) costs, as well as capital costs for assigned projects.
    • Interfaces with suppliers for assigned projects to determine feasibility of proposed manufacturing methods, as well as to render “make/buy” decisions.
    • Works with manufacturing or suppliers to resolve design related manufacturing issues.
    • Develops all new part numbers, bills of material, component and assembly models and drawings for assigned projects.
    • Interfaces with Technical Service and Sales to provide technical support to resolve customer issues.
    • Occasionally travels to the field to provide technical training or support to Sales and customers.



    • Must have a proven track record in new product development.
    • Working knowledge of Design for Lean Sigma, or other Phase/Gate development process preferred.
    • Ability to effectively communicate with all levels within the organization.
    • Must be able to work in a cross-functional team environment.
    • Must possess proven ability to design for manufacturability.
    • Must be able to execute multiple projects and responsibilities simultaneously.
    • Proficient use of PC required (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project).
    • Proficient use of CAD and analysis programs required (AutoCad, ProE, SolidWorks, FEA, CFD, etc.).


    Education and Experience:

    • Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from an accredited 4-year university.
    • Minimum of ten (10) years of experience in Design Engineering, Product Engineering, or New Product Development.
    • Valve, PVF, pump, or flow measurement industry experience is required.
    • Experience in design of electronic, electro-mechanical, or sensing devices, is ideal, but is not required.
    • Must have experience in a manufacturing environment, preferably an injection molding and/or machine shop environment.
    • Experience in a Lean Manufacturing or Six Sigma environment preferred.

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