Plastics Engineer

Hayward Pool Products, Inc.

Clemmons, NC


Hayward Holdings Inc. (NYSE "HAYW") 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. 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 at our company owned facilities. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, Hayward also has facilities in Tennessee, Arizona, and Rhode Island as well as Canada, Spain, France, Australia, and China.


Plans, directs, and coordinate manufacturing processes in the Production Departments. Develops, evaluates, and improves manufacturing methods and standards, analyzes and plans equipment and labor requirements, and workflow.

  • Specify and purchase equipment for molding departments including molding machines and secondary equipment (dryers, water temperature control units, hot runner controls, blenders, grinders, loaders).
  • Specify and purchase automation including robots, EOAT, and guarding
  • Work with product engineering to apply plastics engineering principals to part design.
  • Conduct mold filling simulation for improved product and tool design.
  • Review mold designs with tooling engineering and offer input as the voice of Operations.
  • Apply scientific (decoupled) molding techniques when establishing the process for new and existing molds.
  • Teach robots for part extraction, degating, and pack- out.
  • Define layout of work area around molding machines.
  • Develops, evaluates, and improves manufacturing methods and standards.
  • Analyzes and plans work force utilization, space requirements and workflow.
  • Confers with planning staff to ensure efficient production methods.
  • Estimates production times, staffing requirements and related costs to provide information for management decisions.
  • Confers with management, engineering and other staff regarding manufacturing capabilities, production schedules and other considerations to facilitate production processes.
  • Applies analytical and statistical methods to estimate future manufacturing requirements and capability.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Bachelor of Science degree from a four-year college or university, preferably in Plastics/Polymers, Chemical, Mechanical, or Manufacturing Engineering.
  • 4-6 years of experience.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office required.
  • Experience with 3D solid modeling software (e.g., SolidWorks) and plastic mold filling simulation software (e.g., Autodesk Mold Flow) required.
  • Proficiency with MRP and Process Monitoring software desired.
  • Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations.
  • Ability to effectively present information to management, engineers, vendors, assembly line supervisors and workers.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals.