Senior Product and Process Development Engineer


Charlotte, NC, US, 28208

REQ ID:  39686

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



Reporting to the Innovation and Development (I&D) Manager for Rollstock, the individual is responsible for driving the I&D mission which includes the development and delivery of innovative, sustainable, robust, and cost-effective product solutions in alignment with the corporate strategy.  Foster a safe environment, where our employees’ creative, technical and leadership skills are best utilized and challenged, in order to deliver timely results.



  • Drive and execute new product development projects through innovative polymer/material formulation and product feature creation to maximize customer and end user delight.
  • Discover and explore new business, unmet market needs, and technology opportunities in partnership with Business teams, technical experts, and leadership.
  • Pursue cost savings projects and raw material substitutions, quality issue resolution, and other business maintenance activities in close partnership with supply chain and business team members.
  • Perform formulation and processing trials (lab, pilot, and production scale), alignment with other functions for testing, communication with the appropriate operational personnel, and presenting results to project teams and management.
  • Identify and pursue potential IP opportunities.
  • Identify and pursue potential environmental sustainability opportunities.
  • Partner with project management team for monthly reporting, project expense tracking, timeline development and adherence.
  • Transition new product and process technology to the Supply Chain organization in a timely and collaborative fashion.
  • Support developing safety protocols for equipment together with Pilot Lab personnel and EHS team.
  • Collaborate and communicate effectively in a cross functional organization on innovation projects.



  • BS, MS, or PhD in Chemical Engineering, Polymer Science & Engineering, or Materials Engineering
  • Industrial and/or research and development experience in polymer processing, development of polymeric materials or chemistry preferred, 3-6 years minimum
  • Solid understanding of structure-process-performance relation of polymeric materials
  • Flexible to travel domestically and internationally, at least 20%
  • Working understanding of processes including polymer extrusion, web handling and converting 
  • Track record of product development is a plus
  • Innovates via linking new ideas and concepts to new and existing business opportunities 
  • Evidence of good judgment and decision-making skills.
  • Creative and Resourceful, pulls together the necessary tools, equipment and people, to get the job done.

Requisition id: 39686 

Relocation: Yes  

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.

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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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