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Group Production Lead - Assembly


Duncan, SC, US, 29334

REQ ID:  32400

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

Job Description

Sealed Air is seeking a driven professional to fulfill our current opening in Duncan, South Carolina.  The qualified candidate will report to the Director of Operations and be responsible for all aspects of equipment assembly and production.  The position requires the planning and on-time execution of the production schedule, achieving Performance KPIs and Targets, ensuring adherence to company policies, addressing challenges affecting improved and sustained performance initiatives in all key areas, assigning resources as needed, as well as reporting performance and relevant issues into the daily integration meetings. The GPL champions the problem solving and continuous improvement process.  The role requires the ability to handle multiple projects, work independently and interact with all levels of management. 

  • Ensures compliance with safety programs.  Ensures all employees operate in a safe manner and use proper safety equipment appropriate for the tasks.
  • Directs and manages the overall equipment production plan for the site.   Responsible for production output, product quality, and on-time shipment.
  • Evaluates performance and adjusts allocations of resources (e.g. personnel, equipment, materials) as needed to optimize the quality and quantity of equipment, machinery and components produced, and cost efficiency of operations.
  • Manages hourly associates to ensure efficient performance of duties and compliance to company policy and procedures.
  • Drives continuous process improvement through Lean Manufacturing tools and techniques.
  • Addresses operational deficiencies and/or customer issues quickly using root cause and corrective action methodologies.
  • Oversees employee training at the PESC production site, and ensures all activities are performed in compliance with established policies and procedures.
  • Participates in and ensures full support for site audits as necessary.
  • Integrates, standardizes, and maintains Lean and Six Sigma concepts and tools.
  • Communicates with co-workers, vendors, customers, and business contacts in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Reviews production plans in coordination with sales, engineering, purchasing and manufacturing.
  • Acts as liaison between various company departments in the resolution of manufacturing and production issues.
  • Help create, manage, and achieve the overall area budgets
  • Perform other relevant duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university or college. (Degree in Business or Operations preferred)
  • 10+ years of experience in Production roles; 5 years in supervisory roles
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage staff
  • Self-motivated team player who can act with minimal direction
  • Able to make effective presentations to diverse groups
  • Detail-oriented individual who is highly organized
  • In-depth knowledge and experience with MRP systems (SAP a plus), VMI, and Kanbans
  • Proficient in standard business office software
  • Problem-solving skills and the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Good analytical and math skills
  • Leadership and mentorship skills
  • Skilled in problem solving/systems analysis
  • Excellent oral and written communications and interpersonal skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in industrial equipment assembly and metal fabrication industry.
  • Additional work experience in related production fields (e.g. Quality, Planning, or Manufacturing Engineering)
  • Green Belt, Six Sigma, or equivalent process improvement training.

Requisition id: 32400 

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.



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: Spartanburg
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

Job Segment: Assembly, Industrial, Engineer, ERP, Lean Six Sigma, Manufacturing, Engineering, Technology, Management

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