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Automation Engineer


Simpsonville, SC, US, 29681

REQ ID:  41394

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 Integration Engineer will work with cross functional teams 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. More specifically, the Integration Engineer will:

  • Develop improved methods for delivering finished product to our customers
  • Identify and serves project manager for cost improvement projects to remove costs from current and new operations through automated/touchless solutions
  • Serve as the technical lead for touchless automation projects
  • Interact and oversees technical perspective of the daily production activities
  • Interact 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
  • Stay abreast of new automation technology in the polymer extrusion, converting, and material handling fields
  • Build professional network to collaborate with all levels within the organization
  • Identify and implements automated manufacturing systems to improve profitability
  • Work with Global Engineering to implement solutions within the plant and assists in handing off projects from concept to full scale operation.


  • 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


  • Minimum five years related 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

Other requirements:

  • 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: 41394 

Relocation: Yes  

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: Greenville
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

Job Segment: Supply Chain, Six Sigma, Manufacturing Engineer, Chemical Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Operations, Management, Engineering

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