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Date:  Nov 17, 2023
Location:  Allentown
Company:  Wacker Chemical Corporation
Do you want to take responsibility and make a difference with your work? With your expertise, we can achieve great goals together. We are WACKER - Reliable. Determined. Ambitious. As one of the world's most research-intensive chemical companies, we've been making countless products that are an integral part of your everyday life possible for over 100 years. From vegan food to resource-efficient buildings to solar cells, we develop sustainable solutions that change the future.
To strengthen our team in Allentown,
we are looking for you as a(n) Intern - Construction Polymers Chemist.


As a Construction Polymers Chemist Intern this position will focus on projects evaluating physical properties of cementitious mortars and effects from the interactions of different inorganic and organic chemistries.  This is a hands-on evaluation in accordance with ASTM, ANSI and ISO testing standards.  Evaluation by design of experiment (DOE) and baselining raw materials will also be part of the assignment. 

While intern will be focused on their specific project, they will also learn testing and parameters of other projects on-going within the Technical group at the time of their assignment.  

This position will be exposed to other technical departments, to understand the breadth of Wacker's applications, and other functions of the business to get a good introduction to all departments.



  • Rising Junior or Senior 
  • General chemical laboratory background preferred 
  • Hands-on experience with construction, specifically cementitious mortars, preferred.  
  • The ability to lift 50 pounds is needed.  
  • Experience using Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint needed.  
  • The candidate should be able to follow laboratory procedure and work independently in a safe manner.
What do we offer?
WACKER is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and sustainability. We are innovators, researchers, and pioneers and we believe that our individual differences are our collective strength. We foster an inclusive environment that promotes individuality, celebrates diversity, and builds cohesive teams. Together, we create exceptional value for our employees, our customers, and our communities by creating a culture of inclusion and equity that enables, empowers, and values our diverse contributions. 
WACKER strives to reward its employees in a fair and equitable manner. Our Total Rewards Package considers employee wellbeing and is comprised of compensation, benefits, work-life balance, performance & recognition, and career development.
  • Compensation and Incentive plans
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance effective day 1
  • Paid Time Off in addition to personal days and holidays
  • Paid parental leave
  • Wellbeing fund
  • Flexible hybrid work arrangements
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Education Assistance Program
  • Career development and advancement opportunities
  • Support for Community Involvement
We are looking forward to your online application at
Reference Code: 25526 
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: Allentown

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