New Product Development Engineer


Lester Prairie, MN, US, 55354

REQ ID:  47741

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. We strive to foster a caring, high-performance growth culture that will deliver consistent, sustainable profitable growth and accelerate our performance – a culture where accountability is clear and aligned, and where we reward business outcomes and impact. That culture guides everything we do, including how we partner with our customers and suppliers, how we attract and retain top talent, and how we create and deliver value for our stakeholders. In 2023, Sealed Air generated $5.5 billion in revenue in 2023 and had approximately 17,000 employees operating out of 46 countries/territories and distributing products in 115 countries/territories around the world. To learn more, visit

Position Summary

The Fitments NPD Engineer is responsible for developing new product designs and revising existing designs, of injection molded plastic parts and assemblies, in collaboration with internal resources and end-users/end customers.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

· Product Design
  · Create design concepts for new solutions
      · Using voice of the customer (Sales input, Manufacturing input, etc.)
      · Sketch or concept models to 3D CAD renderings
  · Design components and assemblies
      · Requires understanding of injection molding and hand / automated assembly techniques
      · Use of 3D CAD modeling to create solid models of components and assemblies
      · Creation of matching detailed product drawings and related specifications / parts or material lists as required
  · Evaluate designs for engineering integrity
      · Form, fit, function
      · Lead DFMEA – Design Failure Modes and Effects Analysis
      · CAD design work and light fabrication for test fixtures, hand assembly fixtures, and quality fixtures
      · Input data into document control systems (CAD, part numbering, BOM/routing creation, ECOs)
      · Drive design and process optimization to include validation and production release of assigned products
      · Ensure proper documentation is completed to meet quality system requirements including specifications for molds and equipment.
      · Oversee and coordinate NPD and Quality lab testing of new and revised products
· Prototype Parts
  · Use of 3D printers, prototype molds, hand assembly fixtures and other prototyping methods to create components and assemblies for testing and development.
· Revisions for existing designs
  · Participate in process improvement opportunities and innovation on commercial products, including selection, evaluation, validation, and deployment of new materials for cost, quality, and sustainability goals.
  · Participate on cross-function teams (Engineering, Quality, Sales, and Operations) and across manufacturing sites to support strategies including capacity expansion, quality improvement, supplier sourcing, logistics, equipment, and processes to meet key business goals.
· Other responsibilities and projects as assigned.


Education: Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field (or applicable experience progressing to this role). Experience: 3 years of experience or equivalent coursework in CAD design required, injection molding design or manufacturing experience preferred. Injection mold tooling experience preferred (design, build, or maintenance).

Specific skills: Ability to create and read mechanical drawings and part prints. Visualization in 3D is important. Strong written and verbal communication skills, strong organizational and documentation skills including technical writing experience (creation of concise notes, design and test specifications, bills of material, test reports, and business presentations).

Equipment & Machinery: Technical knowledge in manufacturing with general understanding of plastics engineering, injection mold design & construction and injection mold processing. 3D printing familiarity preferred.

Computer Experience & Software: Proven expertise in IT platforms, Microsoft Office Suite, Minitab or similar Statistical Analysis software and 3D CAD experience (CREO proficiency required - SolidWorks, AutoCAD and Key Creator preferred). AutoDesk MoldFlow and PLC Windchill software experience preferred.

Requisition id: 47741 

Relocation: No  

Sealed Air is committed to attracting, selecting, and developing talent that reflects the diversity of the communities and customers we serve. We take pride in our selection process to identify,  infuse, and grow talent to align with our culture, values, and norms. Sealed Air prioritizes talent development, fostering a culture of continuous growth and career progression. 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 identity or expression, national origin, age, protected disability, veteran status, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. 

*Please be cautious of fraudulent recruiting efforts using the Sealed Air name or logo. Sealed Air will never request private information during the application process, such as a Driver's License or Social Security Number. If you have any concerns about information received from SEE during the application process, please reach out to us directly at [email protected]




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: Hutchinson
Nearest Secondary Market: Glencoe

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