Process Train Supervisor

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Date: Aug 13, 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 14,600 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 Train Supervisor​ to join our growing team.


This position provides direct and complete training of all employees on the assigned process trains to ensure safe, quality, timely production to meet customer demand. This role is responsible to ensure appropriate EHS&S practices/policies are identified and followed and to communicate all process changes, upgrades and issues (ie breakdowns)  to the affected employees.

Job Responsibilities

  • Safe Operations - Be involved in safe operations within the Adrian site. This includes PSM compliance, 5 why or other root cause investigations for Level 1 and any assigned Level 2 incidents, completion of assigned projects, STOP, etc.  
  • Training and Development - Train all operators and shift supervision on the process trains to ensure safe, productive and quality production. Develop and maintain complete, current and accurate EOI's, JSA's, and other Standard Work documents. Maintain matrix training schedules  for qualification of new operators and revalidation of existing operators and shift supervisors.   
  • Continuous Improvement - In conjunction with Process Chemists, perform continual optimization of process train through the use of six-sigma, 5S, Lean, WOS and other tools / programs to improve yield, quality and reduce cost. Ensure sustainment of any improvement activities.
  • Compliance -The PTS will comply with and enforce all company systems and procedures including management of change, relevant external certification programs, safety code of conduct, plant and department rules, safety SOP's, emergency action manuals, etc.
  • Coordination with Engineering and Maintenance - Maintenance and upgrade of equipment. The PTS will maintain equipment by meeting with the maintenance department and engineering staff to prioritize and schedule maintenance work.  Identify the need and frequency for maintenance PM's with the assistance of maintenance and engineering. Evaluate operator suggestions for improved operation and execution of operator suggestions that make operational and economic sense. Function as man rep on investment projects.
  • Production Schedule Attainment - Coordination with Scheduling to meet customer needs
  • Equipment troubleshooting



  • Bachelors Degree in appropriate technical field, organizational management/production is required.
  • Minimum one year of experience in chemical processing - batch and continuous, direct manufacturing supervision required.
  • Knowledge and understanding of batch and continuous chemical processes, as well as ancillary systems such as steam jet and mechanical vacuum systems.  
  • Have a good mechanical aptitude to conduct root cause analysis / incident investigation and troubleshoot  for quality and equipment issues
  • Have good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Have strong time 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