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Sr. Applications Engineer


Ayer, MA, US, 01432

REQ ID:  35902

Sealed Air is in business to protect, to solve critical packaging challenges and to leave our world better than we found it. Our portfolio of leading packaging solutions includes CRYOVAC® brand food packaging, SEALED AIR® brand protective packaging and BUBBLE WRAP® brand packaging, which collectively enable a safer, more efficient food supply chain and protect valuable goods shipped around the world. Sealed Air generated $4.9 billion in sales in 2020 and has approximately 16,500 employees who serve customers in 115 countries. To learn more, visit

Position Summary:

Sealed Air is looking for an Applications Engineer to support our packaging machinery operation in Ayer, Massachusetts. This position will play a vital role in providing factory technical support for Sealed Air packaging equipment. The Application Engineering team is an integral part of Innovation and Development Engineering. Responsibilities include reviewing new designs concepts, performing beta test installations, managing machine integration, leading equipment training classes, developing custom code for barcode scanning, and design of integrated communications for automated equipment. This position requires direct customer and distributor contact. The optimal candidate for this role will have previous integration experience supporting and troubleshooting industrial equipment, demonstrated troubleshooting skills, problem-solving aptitude, and excellent interpersonal skills.



  • Lead automated equipment integration support; provide design, programming, and applications support for controls to internal and external customers.
  • Provide controls application support for Sealed Air packaging equipment via phone, remote access, or field visits; Conduct root-cause analysis to provide technical documentation that enables data-driven business decisions.
  • Provide electrical troubleshooting for all aspects of industrial machines, integrated accessories, and communications.
  • Communicate with and program PLC, HMI, electrical drives, and other programable machine hardware.
  • Create and conduct technical training; assist in the development of training materials, PM schedules, and equipment manuals. Provide equipment demonstrations.
  • Develop and lead factory acceptance tests to ensure requirements are met and manage installation start-ups.
  • Support Engineering equipment design and new technologies testing during development.
  • Active participation in ‘Change the Game’ efforts to improve the quality of products we offer our customers.
  • Partner with Electrical Engineering to develop and write customer scanner code.
  • Manage remote access installation and support. Use remote tools to diagnose and install custom code.
  • Position requires approximately 25% travel.




  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical, Electronics, or Mechanical Engineering required.
  • 3+ years of experience working with industrial equipment.
  • Allen Bradley PLC, Siemens, and Programming experience.
  • Ability to design and set up prototype lab testing, then manage data-driven reporting.
  • Ability to read mechanical drawings and schematics.  
  • Understanding of various mechanical, pneumatic, and electrical components.
  • Comfortable supporting/learning emerging technologies. (Printers, Scanners, Remote Access, Integrations)
  • Methodical approach to diagnostics.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as, in team environments.
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office products.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to communicate technical ideas and concepts.
  • Good time management, decision-making, interpersonal, computer, and organizational skills.
  • Professional attitude; self-motivated and disciplined to produce quality work.
  • Ability to lead projects.


Requisition id: 35902 

Relocation: Yes  

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status.



It is our responsibility to leverage what we have to affect positive and meaningful change for our communities and planet using Sealed Air’s global resources and expertise.

Corporate sustainability. It’s about improving the lives of people around the world by addressing pressing needs in the communities where we and our customers operate.

Customer Success. Meeting our customers' needs. At Sealed Air it’s more than a goal, it’s an integral part of our business practices, our innovative solutions, and our values.

Leaving our communities better than we found them through dedication of time, talent and resources.

Nearest Major Market: Boston

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