Automation Engineer


Simpsonville, SC, US, 29681

REQ ID:  46989

SEE 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.

SEE strives 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. Our culture guides everything we do – how we partner with our customers and suppliers, attract and retain top talent, and create value for our stakeholders.

SEE generated $5.5 billion in revenue in 2023 and has approximately 17,000 employees. The company operates out of 46 countries/territories, and our products are distributed in 115 countries/territories around the world. To learn more, visit

Job Description


Under the direction the site Technical Manager, this position works independently or in conjunction with engineers, VSLs, GPLs, TPLs, production, and maintenance personnel to develop touchless automated solutions to support extrusion, printing, and converting processes including material handling and material flow.  This may include design, development and transitioning of new processes, modification of existing processes, cost improvement initiatives, material handling solutions, quality improvement projects, and project validation. 



•    Develops improved methods for delivering finished product to our customers
•    Identifies and serves project manager for cost improvement projects to remove costs from current and new operations through automated/touchless solutions
•    Serves as the technical lead for touchless automation projects
•    Interacts and oversees technical perspective of the daily production activities
•    Interacting with internal customers to assist with quality concerns and assists in identifying new or improved technology or methods for delivering defect free products to customers
•    Stays abreast of new automation technology in the polymer extrusion, converting, and material handling fields 
•    Builds professional network to collaborate with all levels within the organization
•    Identifies and implements automated manufacturing systems to improve profitability
•    Works with Global Engineering to implement solutions within the plant and assists in handing off projects from concept to full scale operation.


•    Understands established Sealed Air objectives as they relate to a technological specialty 
•    Has a broad understanding of scientific and engineering principles both within and outside area of specialty


•    Provides creative and imaginative solutions to complex problems
•    Explores new technologies and opportunities to apply to existing processes


•    BS in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Industrial Engineering or relevant technical degree required
•    The position requires a high degree of scientific, engineering, technological expertise, and a good understanding in these fields.
•    Experience with varied manufacturing processes such as extrusion, printing, laminating, slitting, and converting.
•    Requires solid understanding of SPC
•    Requires ability to manage a project and process involving multiple manufacturing areas, plants, and across various portions of the business


•    Demonstrated ability to work independently or as a team and focus on KPI’s that determine success.  
•    Reaches rational technical conclusions based on theoretical and experimental considerations
•    Has completed new equipment installations and validation/commercialization of projects including IQ OQ PQ



•    Minimum five years prior experience 
•    Experience in plastics extrusion and converting process preferred
•    Experience with automated material handling equipment including AGV, ASRS, etc. 
•    Experience with SAP, MES, SQL
•    Demonstrated knowledge and use Six Sigma tools such as DMAIC, FMEA, VSM, SPC
•    Self-starter capable of working independently with minimal supervision
•    Works effectively within a matrix managed organization



•    Minimum BS/MS Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Industrial Engineering or relevant technical field.



•    Able to work independently and within a team, generating results with minimal guidance
•    Excellent written and verbal communication 
•    Must be flexible, innovative and comfortable in setting priorities
•    Polished presentation, business acumen and facilitation skills 
•    Green Belt certification or higher preferred


Requisition id: 46989 

Relocation: No  

SEE 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. SEE 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 SEE name or logo. SEE 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: Greenville
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

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