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Electrical Engineering Co-op - Spring 2023


Charlotte, NC, US, 28208

REQ ID:  41362

Sealed Air designs and delivers packaging solutions that protect essential goods transported worldwide, preserve food, enable e-commerce and digital connectivity, and help create a global supply chain that is touchless, safer, less wasteful, and more resilient. 

Our people are entrepreneurial innovators and problem solvers committed to bringing unique insights and solutions to the needs of our customers, stakeholders, and society. At SEE, we are creating a community of inventors, problem solvers, and future makers that are passionate about fulfilling our purpose.

Sealed Air generated $5.5 billion in sales in 2021 and has approximately 16,500 employees who serve customers in 114 countries. To learn more, visit

Job Description

In this co-op position, you will join a team of engineers to design industrial automation equipment from the ground up.  This co-op positions is heavily design focused but may also include testing in the lab, building prototypes, and hands-on development of new equipment.  Our machines run in some of the biggest food production facilities around the world.  As part of our global Innovation and Development (I&D) organization, we get to work on cutting edge technology and the newest and most exciting applications.

This co-op position requires working on site and remotely (hybrid) 40 hours per week. Occasional travel to local plants may be needed for assigned projects.  Position will be located at headquarters office in Charlotte, NC. Position will start early January and end early May, with potential to continue through summer based on performance and business needs

The co-op and internship program at Sealed Air provides students with challenging and impactful projects for their assigned business unit. Each co-op or intern is assigned a designated manager and mentor to assist throughout their experience. Interns and co-ops from multiple locations around the United States will share experiences and connect with each other throughout the semester.

Additionally, the program includes professional development and networking opportunities with our leaders and senior executive team, cohort activities, social events, and a final presentation of your projects to senior leaders.  The Co-Op program can include up to three rotations, either back to back or rotating semesters. This is determined by performance and availability of positions in locations.

Eligible benefits for our interns and co-ops: 

  • Interns and co-ops working over 30 hours per week are eligible to contribute to a 401K plan. 
  • Monthly housing stipend available for eligible candidates only 


  • Prepare and modify engineering drawings new equipment development projects
  • Work with manufacturing to build prototypes and commercial equipment
  • Design of electrical schematics and assist in building of electrical panels
  • Modify and create PLC and HMI code for machine
  • Plan and conduct testing of new machines


Required Qualifications:

  • Completed at least 1.5 years towards a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited university
  • A strong interest in design engineering
  • Solid understanding of 3 phase power and control electronics
  • Strong skill in Microsoft Excel and other MS Office products
  • Reliable transportation to the internship/co-op location
  • Ability to work 40 hours per week at assigned location
  • 3.0 or higher GPA


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong academic record
  • Knowledgeable about general lab and electrical shop practices
  • Strong hands-on skills
  • A passion for prototyping and building hardware
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision
  • Good written and verbal communication skills 

Requisition id: 41362 

Relocation: No  

The Company is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all applicants for employment and to all employees, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, protected disability, veteran status, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state or local laws.



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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