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Process Engineer - Plastic Extrusion


Simpsonville, SC, US, 29681

REQ ID:  35045

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 Summary


Under the direction of the Value Stream Leader, this position works independently or in conjunction with other engineers, plant managers, production superintendents, and/or production, and maintenance personnel both in-house and at customer level in analyzing and developing solutions to processes for in the direct support extrusion, printing, and converting processes. 
This includes design and development of new processes, modifications of existing processes, cost improvement initiatives, and quality improvement projects.




  • Working independently or with others to develop improved methods for delivering finished product to our customers.
  • Identifies and serves as the primary driver for cost improvement projects to remove costs from current and new operations.
  • Serves as the primary technical lead for process and equipment improvement projects.
  • Interacts and oversees from a technical perspective equipment modifications, upgrades, and new installations.
  • Interacting with customers, T&I, Business Unit Leaders, and other Process Engineering functions, to assist with process issues, quality concerns and assists in identifying new or improved products or methods for delivering value-added products to customers.
  • Stay abreast of new equipment / process developments in the Plastics Extrusion field.
  • Communicate regularly to share combined knowledge with process engineers in other locations.
  • Serves as an expert in troubleshoot manufacturing problems and identify solutions with data based decision making.
  • Identify and implement new/improved methods of manufacturing to improve profitability.




  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering Required.
  • 2-4 years of experience in Process Engineering
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills along with professional presentation and negotiation skills.
  • Experience with varied manufacturing processes such as extrusion, printing, laminating and converting.
  • Knowledge of statistical techniques and tools, their use and interpretation
  • Requires ability to manage a project and process involving multiple manufacturing areas, plants, and across various portions of the business.
  • Has demonstrated ability to work independently and focus on critical project parameters that determine success of failure. 
  • Knowledge of statistics and DMAIC methodology preferred
  • Designed experiments, Lean Six Sigma, SPC or equivalent experience preferred
  • Self-starter capable of working independently with minimal supervision.


Requisition id: 35045 

Relocation: Yes  

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: Process Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Engineer, Electrical, Lean Six Sigma, Engineering, Management

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