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Product Development Engineer


Hamilton, NZ, 2000

REQ ID:  36515

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

About the Role:

We have an exciting position available for an enthusiastic Product Development Engineer to join our Product Development team based out in Te Rapa, Hamilton. This position will have a key focus on the development of new product, PLE’s and processes for Sealed Air – ANZ.


This role will partner with the Regional Product Technologist, Process Engineers, Business Leaders and Suppliers to identify product and process technology gaps and opportunities with business division innovation pipelines. This role will provide technical and project leadership to ensure the timely completion of business development projects.


Another key function of this role is to identify and assess new material and process technologies, relative to their viability, ability to drive project deliverables and the resources required to fully develop and commercialize successful products launches. The incumbent will be responsible for maintaining relevant databases, covering formulations, materials and compliances, while also tracking and utilizing knowledge of competitive activities related to material technologies.

About the person:

The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in Materials and Process Engineering or equivalent Polymer, Science or Engineering qualification. You will have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in product development and manufacturing processes, preferably in the flexible packaging industry. You will have good knowledge of SAP and be proficient in both Google and Microsoft Applications. Extremely desirable is a working knowledge of LEAN principles and excellent technical report writing skills.


If you are passionate about product development within a fast-paced and creative environment and want to learn more about our industry, then we want to hear from you.


Our Hamilton office is based in Te Rapa, just a 10-minute drive from Hamilton Central. You’ve got the benefit of an easy commute, free parking and the chance to work for a company deemed as essential service during a time of uncertainty.


Closing date: 12 October 2021 at 11:59pm

Requisition id: 36515 

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.

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