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Chemical Operator (SPOT) 1 1

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Date: Jan 8, 2021

Location: Charleston, TN, US

Company: Wacker Chemie AG



WACKER POLYSILICON is the global leader in the production of polycrystalline hyperpure silicon for the semiconductor and solar solar industries.
At our Charleston site, we are currently looking for a(n) Chemical Operator (SPOT) 1 1 to be a part of our growing team.



The primary responsibility of this position is to assist all operational areas with various mechanical jobs, manufacture and inspection of intermediates, along with other assigned tasks. By ensuring tasks are completed with a focus on safety, high quality workmanship, and timely equipment turnaround, this position will be key in our cost savings initiative.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Walk down EIP lock outs required for assigned task
  • Perform troubleshooting tasks as necessary
  • Assembly/ Disassembly of Converter internals, electrodes, graphite parts, attached piping and #converter shells
  • Perform Base plate revisions and related tasks in Deposition
  • Responsible for inventory of base plate consumables 
  • Perform Vertical condenser and piping exchange, main filter work and related tasks in CSR
  • Hydro Cyclone, filter and strainer exchange, Buffer tank exchange, Column revision support and related activites in DITF
  • Manufacturing and repair of Converter insulation
  • Cleaning and preparation of Converter parts for assembly
  • Cleaning of electrodes and ceramic parts 
  • Responsible for inventory of insulation and required supplies in Graphite winding
  • Effectively transition between daily job tasks 
  • Assist with Converter part tests if necessary
  • Perform minor E&IC checks 
  • Communicate effectively with team members via telephone, radio, verbal and in written 
  • Prepare Converter internal waste material for disposal according to applicable procedures and regulations
  • Perform minor repairs as needed in all departments
  • Support other Team Members in areas of safety and quality
  • Execute assigned process improvement activities within team with a focus on improving efficiency, reducing cost and increasing customer satisfaction
  • Work with cross-functional teams to achieve targeted results as assigned by department leadership
  • Housekeeping duties 
  • Be available for occasional 12h shift and weekend on call duty in accordance with production needs
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Job Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 1+ year experience in a chemical manufacturing environment or equivalent education
  • Chemical manufacturing experience
  • Currently enrolled in the Wacker Chemical Operator Development Program.  Successful completion of the program is required in order to remain in the position and pay grade
  • Must possess a valid driver's license 
  • Able to obtain site license for powered industrial truck, crane operation and scaffolding certification
  • Proficient with use of hand tools, electrical tools and measuring devices 
  • Read mechanical prints, electrical drawings, and piping & instrumentation drawings (P&IDs) 
  • Effective writing and verbal skills with the ability to effectively communicate  
  • Understanding of mechanical and electrical systems and associated instrumentation 
  • Work as a member of a cross-functional technical team to troubleshoot and improve systems 
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Work in fall protection gear for extended periods


Contact Person: Sonya Toser 


We are looking forward to your online application!

Reference Code: 3409 



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.

In accordance with the Internal Placement Policy, you must be in your current role for at least one year, and must inform your current supervisor prior to applying for a new position.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your local HR department.

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.

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