Chemist - Silicone Construction Chemicals

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Date: Sep 23, 2022

Location: Ann Arbor, 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 Ann Arbor site, we are currently looking for a Chemist - Silicone Construction Chemicals to join our growing team.

Job Responsibilities:

This position is responsible to support the growth in construction sealer, admix and cement-based applications including commercial and DIY market segments.  Application developments and technical support will include the protection of cementitious based substrates with topical or integrally applied products. 


  • Drive development of innovative silicone-based solutions that meet customer and market needs through standardized and/or in-house developed testing methods.  
  • Use blends of emulsified silane and/or siloxane-based systems.  Or the use of current WACKER products in existing or new application areas to meet internal/external customer needs
  • Ability to carefully design experiments, analyze results, support the creation of compelling value propositions, create presentations to support and educate customers efficiently and effectively.  
  • Provide classroom type trainings to supporting teams and customers.
  • Provide daily technical support to our sales and marketing team, and to the discovery and problem-solving processes at our customers and/or in production of the materials.  
  • Efficient daily up keep of data entry, equipment and labs in a proactive safe and compliant manner
  • Build extensive network with customers at conferences and meetings




  • Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Polymers, Material Science or related field 
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience developing and testing formulations to be evaluated through industry standard testing  protocols in the concrete industry.
  • Working knowledge of silicone chemistry, and emulsion technology preferred but not required
  • Ability to work independently with good time and project management skills.  
  • Able to be organized to execute multiple projects in parallel
  • Self-motivated/ Self-Starter/Team Player 
  • Strong Communication Skills - written and verbal 
  • Computer skills (eg. SAP, Microsoft Office, Minitab, etc.)
  • Must be enthusiastic & energetic for their areas of application and a positive influence within a team
  • Wiling to travel up to~20%


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
Reference Code: 21397 



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: Ann Arbor
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit