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Technician, Innovation & Development

LOCATION: 

Charlotte, NC, US, 28208

REQ ID:  33305

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 $4.8 billion in sales in 2019 and has approximately 16,500 employees who serve customers in 124 countries. To learn more, visit www.sealedair.com.

Summary

The primary role of an Innovation & Development Technician is to manufacture experimental materials as designed by I&D engineers. I&D technicians are required to operate pilot scale manufacturing equipment, experimental processes, and are instrumental in new process startups; additionally, the ability to design, and implement modifications to existing processes is needed along with highly functioning mechanical skills. I&D technicians possess an ever-growing knowledge of raw materials that enables them to execute development projects effectively. A continuous learning mindset is expected. The technician role also requires collaboration with engineers to develop new materials and methods that translate into value for our customers. Additionally, technicians will interact with a variety of individuals throughout the company including manufacturing/development (globally), analytical, designers, marketing, purchasing, etc.

Responsibilities

Major responsibilities for this position will focus on:
•    Accurately conduct experiments as designed by engineers. This includes equipment configuration, formulation manufacturing, sampling, data recording, and documenting trial observations.
•    Collaborate/partner with engineers through sharing of process or materials knowledge; end use material performance; testing or regulatory requirements; and historical processing knowledge. 
•    Conduct job safely. Participate in safety meetings, Job Hazard Analysis, LOTO and Process Stewardship activity for new or modified equipment & processes. Participate with assigned safety team and maintain high level of housekeeping. 
•    Author or co-author standard operating procedures and train others to perform new tasks as assigned. 
 

Qualifications

Required:
•    High School diploma or equivalent 
•    Polymer extrusion experience  
•    Mechanical aptitude
•    Proficient in basic computer skills and applications 
•    Ability to plan and organize work as well as shift priorities when needed
•    Ability to meet technical challenges with creative and innovative solutions
•    Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
•    Ability to perform well independently and in team environment  
•    Ability to understand and follow recommendations on SOPs or Safety Data Sheets
•    Excellent problem-solving skills  
•    Travel to manufacturing plant
Preferred: 
•    Strong process knowledge/troubleshooting skills. 
•    Strong Interpersonal Skills
•    Experience in laboratory operation 
•    Paper or related fiber manufacturing and downstream processes like coating and converting
 

Requisition id: 33305 

Relocation: No  

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.


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