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Manufacturing Engineer


Duncan, SC, US, 29334

REQ ID:  34837

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

Job Description


Under the direction of the Director of Operations, the Manufacturing Engineer will provide our facility, PESC in Duncan, SC, with improving programs and business processes for continuous improvement in performance, efficiency, profitability, and quality in the production process. A fundamental task will be to support and influence change and provide the direction and guidance to ensure process improvement goals are met.   




  • This position includes but is not limited to the following duties and responsibilities:
  • Improve manufacturing efficiencies and achieve part/product cost reductions
  • Improve material and product flow throughout the plant
  • Develop methods to reduce defects through poke-yoke
  • Complies with all safety programs.  Develops processes, tooling, and equipment that eliminates hazards and helps ensure all employees operate in a safe manner.
  • Installation / start-up of new equipment
  • Develop standard work instructions for operation of equipment
  • Stay abreast of new equipment / process developments in the field
  • Lead plant efforts in new products introductions
  • Troubleshoot manufacturing problems and identify solutions with data based decision making
  • Identify and implement new or improved methods of manufacturing to improve profitability
  • Work with quality department in addressing process issues that impact performance of products for our customers
  • Define operating conditions and procedures which maximize OEE and assembly efficiency of processes in plant
  • Conduct capability studies as necessary to define process stability and capability
  • Establish work plans necessary to accomplish goals, track and report progress in comparison to plans
  • Support plant workforce
  • Provide support on 2 shifts of operation
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Bachelors degree in engineering
  • 2 to 4 years’ experience in manufacturing engineering 




  • Proficiency in Lean Six Sigma desired 
  • Self-starter capable of working independently with minimal supervision 
  • Ability to follow and give high regard to safety rules and housekeeping procedures
  • Knowledge of computer software, such as SAP, Microsoft 365, and other software as required 
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail and coordinate various activities simultaneously
  • Ability to communicate with co-workers, suppliers, and business contacts in a courteous and professional manner
  • Demonstrated experience with high mix, low volume operations
  • Prior experience in metal fabrication and assembly operations desired
  • Prior use of designed experiments, SPC or equivalent
  • Able to operate with considerable latitude
  • Able to work both independently and within a team, generating results with general/minimal guidance from management 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills along with professional presentation and negotiation skills
  • Firm understanding of team based self-directing principles
  • Must be flexible, innovative and comfortable in setting own priorities
  • Able to assimilate and understand new technologies (strong technical aptitude)
  • Polished presentation, business acumen and facilitation skills 
  • Strong organization and planning skills
  • Results oriented
  • Availability to travel as needed


Requisition id: 34837 

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

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