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Commercial Technical Sales Manager - South Central

Hayward Industries, Inc. is the largest manufacturer of residential swimming pool equipment in the world. Headquartered in Elizabeth, New Jersey, Hayward designs and markets the Totally Hayward® System, a complete line of state-of-the-art, energy efficient residential pool equipment including pumps, filters, heaters, heat pumps, cleaners, electronic control systems, electronic chlorinators, lighting, safety equipment, Hayward Flow Control products, industrial flow control valves and components, and white goods such as skimmers, main drains and other thermoplastic pool construction fittings. Research and development are at the forefront of Hayward's short and long-term goals, while introducing industry-changing, energy-efficient products. Most importantly, Hayward will continue to seek out acquisition opportunities that enhance and expand product offerings, and strengthen global presence.

Position Overview:
Based in our North Kingstown, RI facility, the and reporting to the Product Compliance Manager, the Compliance Engineer will be responsible for performing all activities required to secure and maintain safety, EMC, performance and regulatory certifications for Hayward products. This position will interact with Cross Functional Engineering Teams, third party partners and outside test. The Compliance Engineer will ensure that the highest level of design quality, integrity and performance are maintained with strict adherence to Hayward Industries and all applicable regulatory agency programs, policies and procedures.

Major Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Manages Agency certification activities for Electronic and Electro-mechanical projects
  • Manages EMC, product safety, and radio approvals from pre-scans / construction reviews through final regulatory approval
  • Participates in weekly team meetings
  • Creates and maintains a compliance database for pre-scans, construction reviews, and final certifications
  • Initiates projects with regulatory (NRTL’s, Notified Bodies, etc.), EMC testing labs, and governmental agencies to secure appropriate global approvals
  • Participates in technical design reviews to (a) determine regulatory requirements, (b) communicate those requirements to the project team, (c) participate in design decisions that affect compliance and (d) estimate work load for regulatory tasks
  • Works with Product Development Teams to acquire appropriate samples for testing as well as all required design documentation. Guides Product Development Teams through all phases of the Agency certification process. Communicates agency project status and test results to the project team in a timely manner
  • Reviews, updates, and ensures accuracy and correctness of all required Agency documentation
  • Develops and maintains knowledge and understanding of relevant regulatory standards
  • Will work with engineering to resolve all compliance issues turned up during testing
  • Will assist design engineers with internal compliance testing. Experience conducting both safety and EMC tests
  • Follows all safety protocols and maintains excellent project organization
  • Interprets standards, and rulings and challenges agency decisions when appropriate
  • Authors Process and Procedure documents to support certification programs as required
  • Coordinates with the Manufacturing and Quality production Agency Associates, assisting when needed in external audits of manufacturing facilities by safety agencies to ensure alignment and continuity of Agency direction with Compliance office
  • Assists in the design, development and procurement of test and measurement equipment and procedures. Assists with developing laboratory practices & procedures to secure and maintain agency certification and accreditation programs for the R&D Lab
  • Facilitates training and education of Product Design Engineers in Agency requirements
  • Participates on Codes and Standards Development Committee’s as appropriate
  • Some travel is required

Experience/Qualifications:

  • 5-7 years of regulatory agency experience in a design / manufacturing environment
  • Literate in the use of Microsoft Office
  • Team player with strong interpersonal skills and unquestionable ethics
  • Able to work independently and with a minimum of supervision
  • Past design experience is a plus. Past electrical design experience is a big plus
  • Experience testing /certifying products with electronic controls to UL, CSA and CE IEC standards including UL/IEC 60730, UL 991, UL 508C, UL 873
  • Strong background in EMC testing and mitigation
  • Competent with intermediate mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic principles
  • Experience with Underwriters Lab Data Acceptance Program and ISO 17025 a plus
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to represent Hayward to customers, suppliers and third-party approval agencies on a professional level
  • Ability to research, interpret and apply worldwide standards
  • Working knowledge of regulatory compliance schemes
  • Experience conducting hands-on testing of: mechanical and electrical safety, radiated and line conducted emissions, and immunity
  • Ability to interpret results and troubleshoot test setups
  • Proven problem solving, analytical, and logical reasoning skills
  • Experience with PCB layout and shielding design for EMC mitigation

Education:

  • BS in Electrical Engineering preferred

To Apply:
Please send your resume to goldlinehr@haywardnet.com.  Please indicate the position you are applying for and your salary requirements.

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