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(Sr) Applications Engineer

LOCATION: 

Charlotte, NC, US, 28208

REQ ID:  41804

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 www.sealedair.com.

Job Description

 

Sealed Air is seeking a driven individual to focus on developing new products for the food packaging industry. This individual should have the ability to understand packaging materials, packaging equipment, industry standard test methods, and our customers’ operations. This individual should have a good understanding of food/meat science and how different packaging and environmental factors can impact food products. The qualified candidate will be responsible for using heightened curiosity to develop test plans, conduct fitness-for-use testing, communicate results and make expert recommendations on a path forward to customers, their team, and key stakeholders. In addition to the development of new packaging solutions, this role is tasked with supporting our business by training, troubleshooting, and communicating the performance of our solutions to both internal stakeholders and our customers. This individual will also be responsible for engaging with equipment and materials teams, field support, sales, customer service, and supply chain to ensure new and existing products continue to meet the high standards of Sealed Air Corporation. 

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Evaluate new material and system designs through rigorous testing that simulate real world stresses, while working within a team environment
  • Understand the impact of packaging on shelf life of various food products (including proteins).  Utilize that knowledge to qualify new packaging solutions and communicate any critical changes to key customer, engineering, and business stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of food processing methods including retort, aseptic, hot fill, etc.
  • Propose and implement strategic ideas that drive the enhancement of current product lines or the development of new product lines to drive increased profit based on a detailed understanding of materials, equipment, and customer operations.
  • Provide technical solutions to customers, external vendors, field representatives, and the broader Innovation & Development organization through on-site customer support and visits to other Sealed Air facilities.
  • Collect and share feedback from internal and external customers to influence decisions that drive profitable change within new and existing product offerings.
  • Develop, design, and conduct test plans and field trials that validate the reliability of the equipment or materials to provide the most robust solution to our customers
  • Conduct root-cause analysis to produce high-quality results and provide technical documentation that enables data driven business decisions.
  • Create customer intimacy by utilizing soft skills, sales skills, and influencing techniques to drive collaboration that speeds up the implementation and growth of Sealed Air’s solutions.
  • Influence supply chain improvements to manufacturing processes and raw materials by quantifying the impact of these changes on the performance of the materials
  • Gather front end intelligence on our customer’s needs to drive the next innovations for Sealed Air.
  • Partner with the Materials & Process Engineering Team, the Sustainability Team, the Equipment Teams, the Customer Innovation Team, Marketing, and Supply Chain to develop and transfer technologies regionally and globally. 
  • Work effectively within a matrix managed organization.
     

Qualifications

 

  • Bachelors or Masters of Science Degree in meat science, food science, or packaging discipline.
  • Flexible travel domestically and internationally, estimated 30%
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience creating data-driven reports to communicate technical ideas 
  • Ability to effectively present concepts and ideas
  • Experience managing multiple tasks, often with competing deadlines
  • Professional, highly-motivated, reliable, and solutions-orientated
  • Must possess strong interpersonal skills and a work ethic that corresponds with Sealed Air’s core values.
     

Requisition id: 41804 

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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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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