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Process Planning, Estimating, and Scheduling Specialist


Duncan, SC, US, 29334

REQ ID:  42212

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

Job Description

The Process Planning, Estimating, and Scheduling Specialist will be located within our Food & Beverage Equipment group and will play a vital role in the manufacturing and cost estimating of materials and equipment manufactured at PESC. 
This is a position that requires active involvement with management, customer service, manufacturing and engineering to support material requirements and cost estimating.  This position requires the ability to identify needs, search for solutions, evaluate all options, implement solutions, and document processes.  This role requires someone that is creative, and has the ability to be highly accurate in their work. This position requires a person of unquestionable character due to the exposure to very confidential technical information. You must create and maintain process flow charts to document the flow of work through material control, manufacturing engineering and production.  You must look for continuous improvement with systems or procedures to improve the planning department.   

Key Responsibilities

  • Be fluent in using the MRP, Production Control, Costing and Planning modules in SAP.
  • Intimate knowledge of metal cutting machine shop and fabrication practices, assembling, blueprint reading, cost estimating, and computer skills.
  • Make independent decisions from interpreting engineering drawings: Choice of PESC machines and operations, sequence of events, detailed notes in process sheets, make vs buy decisions, and establishing “standard” labor times per operation.
  • Generate estimated DMC’s
  • Create Primary Routings and Production Versions in SAP for each manufactured material, or in a “One Time” situation, it may be created in the Production Order, instead of creating a “primary” routing.
  • Directs Master Data to create BOM in SAP for die work or builds the BOM in the production order as needed.
  • Coordinate with NC Programming when programs and tooling are needed.
  • Responsible for charging the cost of any Eng, R&D or Department Project work in SAP, to the correct “internal order” numbers, provided by the accounting department.  Determines if the Project work is charged “actual” cost, or “standard” cost.
  • Analyzes “planned” orders, generated by MRP
    • Checks capacity availability
    • Checks availability of needed components.
    • Communicates to customer service (within three days) if desired ship date can be met or inform them of when the item can be available to ship.
  • Converts applicable “Planned” orders in SAP into “Production” orders, and releases to manufacturing.
    Assist in minimizing inventory dollar value by establishing accurate process lead times and accurate MRP controls in SAP for all manufactured parts/equipment, like Safety Stock Levels, Rounding Values etc.
  • Coordinates with “shop leads” to identify and resolve potential problems that may have an impact on labor or material costs and/or work schedules before work is released to be manufactured.
  • Advises shop leads the status of critical jobs in process and customer service of any delays.
  • Process Engineering SPIF (ECOs) for anything that changes a process and/or affects the cost of an item in SAP.  Also update any released production orders on the shop floor.
  • Coordinates the evaluation, cost, and repair of RETURNED dies or equipment.
  • Provide support on the manufacturing floor with daily problems or questions that may arise.
  • Helps obtain correct shipping documentation for Foreign Die or Equipment orders.
  • Provide Price Quotes outside of SAP for work requested from other Sealed Air plants, or any other work that an outside company might ask PESC to manufacture.
  • Review a report from SAP for “actual” labor vs “standard” labor on completed production orders, to evaluate which standards may need to be adjusted on the routings and the part or equipment re-costed. 
  • Look for continuous improvements for the planning department (systems or procedures).


  • Two Year Degree with practical experience needed.  APIC Certification desired.
  • 5 years +, previous related work experience in Machining Various Metals, Fabrication work, Cost Estimating, MRP and Scheduling in a Job Shop environment.
  • Must be a self motivated, detail oriented person, with excellent computer and communication skills, including communicating internationally with sister plants.
  • Must be a leader that can provide guidance.

Requisition id: 42212 

Relocation: No  

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.



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: Supply Chain, Machinist, Manufacturing Engineer, Outside Sales, Engineer, Operations, Engineering, Manufacturing, Sales

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