Process Chemist II / III

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Date: Sep 20, 2022

Location: Adrian, MI, US

Company: Wacker Chemie AG


Our world needs ideas! As one of the world’s most research-intensive chemical companies, we have been developing leading solutions for numerous sectors – from construction to photovoltaics and cosmetics to rubber – for over 100 years. We have a global presence with production sites on three continents and 14,300 employees from 70 nations.


WACKER SILICONES is one of the world’s biggest silicone manufacturers with silicone-based system solutions and over 3,000 different products. At our Adrian site, we are currently looking for a ​Process Chemist II / III​ to join our growing team.


The purpose of this position is to support the company's strategic growth and productivity goals by decreasing production costs via improving production recipes, ensuring consistent quality, reducing customer complaints and optimizing cycle times while supporting high safety performance.


Job Responsibilities

  • Tasks include review and transfer of new and globally harmonized products to local production, improvement of existing product FTPR (first time pass rate) and statistical analysis of process data to reduce variation, investigation of all failed production batches and review of customer complaints aimed at improving product performance.
  • Maintain and improve reactor / mixer recipes to optimize quality and efficiency by becoming an expert in the assigned production area.
  • Troubleshoot chemistry/process problems in the production area by strategically utilizing available laboratory resources and by being available 24 hours to assist PTS's and operators with production processes.
  • Develop rework / blend-off recipes for off-specification material
  • Manage assigned inventory of raw materials and products.
  • Investigation / Root Cause Analysis of quality failures and production chemistry related complaints.
  • Assist Process Control / QA in designing new and improving existing test methods.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry / Chemical Engineering / Materials Science or other science related degree.
  • Minimum 7 years’ experience of chemical plant production environment or related.
  • Ability to troubleshoot, problem solve and perform statistical data analysis.
  • Knowledge of silicone chemistry preferred.
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent project management skills.




WACKER, as an innovative chemical company, makes a vital contribution toward improving the quality of life around the world by developing intelligent solutions for sustainable growth. Our culture focuses on building and retaining diverse and inclusive teams. WACKER offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, competitive benefit offerings and beyond through giving back to our communities.


Be part of our WACKER family, across all nations!


We are looking forward to your online application at
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The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor are they intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. A minimum requirement for this US-based position is the ability to work legally in the United States on a permanent unrestricted basis.  Visa sponsorship is not available for this position, including for any type of US permanent residency (e.g., for a Green card).


WACKER is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

Nearest Major Market: Adrian
Nearest Secondary Market: Ann Arbor