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Performance Improvement Engineer


Duncan, SC, US, 29334

REQ ID:  34259

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 Summary


The Performance Improvement Engineer is responsible for applying continuous improvement and lean manufacturing methodologies throughout the plant and acts as a lean champion, driving Lean-Enterprise culture throughout the organization. 




•    Implement Lean within the Manufacturing and Supply chain organization
•    Provide intensive training for production teams and culture change within the organization
•    Teach, demonstrate and Coordinate Lean implementation and activities on the shop floor such as Kanban, Material Conveyance, Production flow, Value Stream Mapping, Takt time analysis, Problem-Solving, Standardized work, Set-up reduction, 5S, Visual Workplace, and Error-Proofing, 5S, TPM, SMED/QCO, Visual Factory, Kaizen, Scheduling, etc.
•    Ensure consistency of Lean methods 
•    Identify Opportunities to deliver value
•    Assist plant Lean teams in sustaining gains achieved in Lean efforts. ----Support management team in implementing the best practices 
•    Contact for overall Lean improvement plan development and implementation  
•    Facilitate Kaizen events as and where needed
•    Set Lean reporting (projects and financials) system, and report regularly to Line and functional management
•    Manage follow-up of multiple projects in different production Sites
•    Exchange experiences with Lean organizations in other areas




•    Bachelor's Degree in Engineering (Manufacturing, Mechanical or Industrial preferred)
•    Training in Lean methodologies, 5s, SMED, VSM, Kaizen and other continuous improvement methodologies
•    Good understanding of financial measurements and goals in the Lean/Flow through-put world
•    Solid project management skills, team leadership skills, and excellent communication skills
•    Process improvement experience with demonstrated successful results driven application of the concept
•    Operational experience - operations leadership, process engineering, distribution experience
•    Demonstrated success in leading and driving sustained change on the shop floor
•    Experienced in training, facilitating, and coaching of Lean concepts to all levels of an organization
•    6Sigma certification preferred


Requisition id: 34259 

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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