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Sr Product Technology Engineer


Simpsonville, SC, US, 29681

REQ ID:  36113

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


The Senior Product Technology Engineer works independently or in conjunction with other engineers, commercial team, plant managers, production superintendents, and/or production, and maintenance personnel both in-house and at the customer level in analyzing and developing solutions to processes for the direct support of extrusion, printing, and/or converting processes.  


This includes design and development of new processes, modifications of existing processes, raw material replacements efforts, product line extensions, cost improvement initiatives, and quality improvement projects.  




  • Working independently or with others to develop improved methods for delivering finished product to our customers.
  • Leads the qualification of alternate resins and raw materials both for cost savings, obsolescence, and business continuity purposes.
  • Leads product line extension projects to expand product offers.  Works with R&D on innovation projects to qualify and commercialize new development product offerings.
  • Interacting with customers, R&D, Business Unit Leaders, and other Process Engineering functions, to assist with quality concerns and assists in identifying new or improved products or methods for delivering value-added products to 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 quality improvement projects.
  • Stay abreast of new equipment / process developments in the Plastics Extrusion and Web Converting fields.
  • Communicate regularly to share combined knowledge with process engineers in other locations.
  • Serves as an expert in troubleshooting manufacturing problems and identifying solutions with data-based decision making.
  • Identify and implement new/improved methods of manufacturing to improve profitability.




  • Demonstrated flexibility within a high-performance work environment and matrix managed organization.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills along with professional presentation and negotiation skills.
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Materials Engineering, or Chemical Engineering required.
  • Requires experience with varied manufacturing processes such as extrusion, printing, laminating, web converting, and pouch/bag making.
  • Requires 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 or failure.  
  • Minimum three years prior experience in Process Engineering or Product Development role.
  • Design of Experiments, Lean Six Sigma, SPC or equivalent experience preferred
  • Self-starter capable of working independently with minimal supervision.
  • Travel up to 20%.


Requisition id: 36113 

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: Manufacturing Engineer, Engineer, Product Development, Lean Six Sigma, Supply, Engineering, Research, Management, Operations

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