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Senior Packaging Engineer

LOCATION: 

Charlotte, NC, US, 28208

REQ ID:  35829

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 www.sealedair.com.

Summary

The Senior Packaging Engineer will work on a team of packaging engineers and technicians to design and develop protective packaging solutions for prospective and existing Sealed Air customers.  The role will work cross-functionally with sales teams to consultatively solve critical customer packaging challenges, by recommending packaging solutions and suggesting testing for validation. 

Responsibilities

Basic Qualifications: 
Work in a cross-functional department that is responsible for packaging design and package assurance testing. Reporting to the Packaging Application Center Manager, and collaborating with packaging engineers, mold shop technicians, and testing technicians. Other responsibilities include:
• Develop strategic customer relationships to support testing 
• Manage maintenance schedule for testing equipment 
• Manage workflow within the Dynamics lab 
• Maintain a strong presence with various trade organizations (ISTA, ASTM, IOPP) 
• Lead as the technical expert regarding packaging testing, ISTA standards, ASTM standards 
• Engagement in the APASS testing program 
• Collaborate cross-functionally to support Sealed Air’s UPS relationship 
• Conduct ISTA and ASTM testing and documentation 
• Conduct training for customers, distributors, and new sales and account representatives 
• Conduct product and equipment demonstrations 
• 10% travel 
• Providing creative and unique custom engineered packaging solutions and support for an endless stream of products from prospective and existing customers in our markets. 
• Produce sample packaging (i.e., cushions, cartons, etc.) 
• Provide expert packaging testing support internally and externally 
• Communicate work instructions effectively to PAC and Dynamics lab technicians 
 

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications: 
•    Bachelor of Science degree in Packaging, Engineering, or Industrial Design
•    Minimum 3 years as a Packaging Engineer, or equivalent past work experience
•    Experience with mechanical CAD systems (specific experience with Rhino and SolidWorks is not required but would be a plus)
•    Significant experience designing and testing packaging to ISTA and ASTM standards

Additional Qualifications: 
•     Good mechanical aptitude and strong ability to visualize in three dimensions 
•     Strong communication skills building engineer-to-engineer relationships with new and existing customers 
•     ISTA CPLP Technician (or Higher) Certification 
•    Experience with CNC programming 
•    Able to handle multiple simultaneous projects in a fast-paced and demanding work environment
•    Ability to clearly communicate with other engineers, designers, mold-makers, sales representatives and customers
•    Travel as necessary to support the sales organization… some travel may require flights and multi-night stays

Requisition id: 35829 

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.

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WHY WORK AT SEALED AIR?

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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