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Electrical Engineer, Innovation & Development


Charlotte, NC, US, 28208

REQ ID:  36009

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


The Sealed Air Equipment Engineering team is looking for a highly motivated, energetic, and bright Electrical Engineer to join our Innovation & Development (I&D) organization. This team’s objective is to conceive, develop and commercialize industrial food packaging systems that deliver value to our customers and support the growth of the global Sealed Air Total Business. Customer value is obtained by delivering high performing, reliable, and cost-effective equipment automation solutions featuring the newest technologies. This position will be responsible for the design and development of controls, electronics, and software for automated packaging systems. You will work as part of a cross-functional team with other controls engineers, mechanical engineers, technicians, and applications engineers. You will interface with tech service, tech sales, marketing, and manufacturing. This position provides a great mix of creative design work, hands-on testing in the lab, and travel to field trials. All new designs and modifications to existing systems will comply with functional and technical specifications, meet all applicable safety and regulatory codes, and be fully documented. 


•    System integration of various equipment controls supporting Equipment Automation initiatives.
•    PLC, HMI, VFD and Servo programming for new designs and support of legacy systems.
•    Drive technical advancements in conceptualization, layout, design, in-house testing, field-qualification and documentation.
•    Electrical design, power (480V, 3ph) design and integration design and development for industrial conveyance and packaging equipment.
•    Support supply chain for component and sub-system obsolescence and technology upgrades.
•    Ensure compliance with all applicable safety and regulatory standards such as NEC and NFPA79.
•    Support manufacturing relating to customer orders, inventory, parts, and documentation.
•    Support customer issues, questions, and troubleshooting.


•    A Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or related field.
•    At least 1-3 years of relevant industrial controls experience.
•    Excellent communication, problem solving and teamwork skills.  
•    Proficiency with Rockwell and/or Siemens PLC software products (or other similar industrial controls software products)
•    Proficiency with Draftsight or AutoCAD 2D schematic packages (or other similar drawing packages)
•    Strong knowledge of NEC, NFPA79, ISO 13849.
•    Strong knowledge of AC motor control.
•    Ability to travel domestic and international (typical 10%).

•    Servo motion design and programming experience.
•    Experience designing equipment for harsh environments.
•    Knowledge of Omron PLC devices and software.
•    Familiarity with UL and CE regulations.

Requisition id: 36009 

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: Charlotte

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