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Engineering Operations Co-op Spring 2022


Simpsonville, SC, US, 29681

REQ ID:  36064

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

The individual will work under the direction of the Technical Manager to take a creative, systems approach to investigate new process improvements to improve processes throughout our network.  In addition, the co-op will work with Operations Leadership to improve the overall efficiency of our processes.  The co-op student will work closely with Operations and Technical Leadership, independently, and in conjunction with other engineers, engineering managers, and production/maintenance personnel in analyzing and developing solutions.


  • Conduct trials, validate and qualify new process improvement projects
  • Manage individual projects to determine overall impact of supply and cost position of proposed changes
  • Coordinate trials with safety, operations, engineering, logistics, quality and scheduling to ensure transparency in validation
  • Create standard work instructions for solutions to be rolled out throughout entire process to possibly include multiple locations
  • Follow up and audit the implemented solutions to ensure compliance
  • Potential areas of focus include: LEAN manufacturing, quality control, production and inventory control, ergonomics, machine design, control systems work, standardized work, and many other disciplines related to industry.


Education: Working towards a Bachelor's degree in Chemical, Mechanical or Polymer/Material Science Engineering or Supply Chain Management from an accredited college or university

Required Skills/Training:

  • Demonstrate flexibility within a high-performance work environment and matrix managed organization
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills along with professional presentation and negotiation skills
  • Ability to work with and evaluate varied manufacturing processes and materials
  • Utilize statistical techniques and tools to solve problems
  • Must demonstrate the ability to work independently and focus on critical project parameters that determine success or failure
  • Self-starter capable of working independently with minimal supervision
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Solidworks preferred
  • Ability to travel as needed between locations


Safety Requirements:

  • Work around rotating equipment, hot polymers, and high noise environments
  • Required to wear safety shoes as well as standard PPE
  • Exposed to various chemicals throughout the site
  • Comply with all established facility safety rules and policies
  • Attend and participate in monthly safety meetings
  • Report unsafe conditions or injuries immediately

Requisition id: 36064 

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: Greenville
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

Job Segment: Operations Manager, Engineer, Materials Science, Chemical Engineer, Operations, Engineering, Science

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