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Principal Engineer, Paper Fiber Expert


Charlotte, NC, US, 28208

REQ ID:  35760

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


Sealed Air’s Innovation & Development (I&D) department is looking for a Principal Engineer - Paper Fiber Expert to work in our Charlotte, NC campus.
Overall role is to support the I&D mission which includes the development and delivery of innovative, sustainable, robust, and cost-effective product solutions in alignment with the Division Strategy.  Employees’ creative, technical and leadership skills are best utilized, as well as challenged, to deliver world class innovations.


•    Work with R&D and business leaders to identify key material technology gaps and opportunities associated with business division innovation pipelines; execute a strategy to fill material technology gaps.
•    Ensure the timely completion of material technology and product development projects with priorities established and agreed upon with R&D leadership.
•    Develop and commercialize products in support of new business development opportunities.
•    Position will require travel in support of Sealed Air production facilities and at customer sites.
•    Effectively lead projects, ensuring the right technical resources are utilized and projects are completed in an agreed upon timeframe. 
•    Collaborate with Sealed Air’s business divisions and other functional groups to achieve project objectives. 
•    Identify and assess new material technologies relative to their viability, ability to drive business growth, and the resources required to fully develop and commercialize.
•    Track and utilize knowledge of competitive activities related to material technologies.
•    Establish and maintain collaborative relationships in industry and academia relative to new material technologies.  
•    Stay at the forefront of technology to maintain competitiveness.
•    Personal safety and the safety of others; maintain a safe and incident-free working environment


Basic Qualifications:
•    BS or MS in Fiber & Paper Technology, Chemical Engineering, or Materials Engineering
•    B.S/M.S. Minimum 8 -10 years of experience in product development in the fiber and paper processing. Especially, product development in the packaging industry using paper and fiber will be preferred. 

Additional Qualifications:
•    Strong technical knowledge of fiber, paper, functional additives for fiber/paper, and other natural additives.  
•    Experience on product development using fiber/cellulose material for packaging applications would be preferred
•    Understanding of paper manufacturing processes, additive used to modify paper properties, functionalized coatings, and paper coating processes
•    Knowledge on re-pulping process and sustainability understanding will be a plus  
•    Strong knowledge of chemistry is a plus
•    Creative at innovative combinations of various processing equipment
•    Creative at identifying adjacent technologies and applying to Sealed Air markets 
•    Collaborative, seeks ideas and opportunities from others
•    Innovative in linking new concepts to new opportunities 
•    Good judgment and decision making, able to recommend as to continuing an area of assessment
•    Resourceful, pulls together the necessary tools, equipment, and people, to get the job done

Requisition id: 35760 

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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