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Date:  Nov 21, 2023
Location:  Charleston
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 Charleston,
we are looking for you as a(n) Chemical Operator - HDK.


• Perform production duties with an emphasis on safety
• Report production performance to supervisor and provide feedback to technical staff
• Monitor and interpret DCS screens, which have diverse processes running simultaneously
• Ability to monitor and prioritize responses to issues in multiple places
• Respond to alarms wearing full protective gear
• Interact with databases and computer software; document all operational steps in an electronic log book; input downtime information into downtime tracking system
• Observe/differentiate between standard conditions and deviations from normal (e.g. unusual sounds, smells, trends in DCS, etc.)
• Work with hand tools - change filters, gaskets, valves, switch spectacle blinds, etc.
• Perform other minor maintenance tasks and repairs
• Support maintenance crew
• Read and understand P&ID's
• Perform regular production duties which include; monitoring, controlling, and documenting production flow and processing steps
• Use computers and process control systems for machine and plant control data retrieval and processing, as well as for documentation purposes, for obtaining information and for logistical and organizational purposes
• Ensure environmentally compatible disposal and recycling of waste
• Frequently communicate between control rooms, field operations, and other departments
• Contact appropriate personnel when additional expertise is required
• Identify opportunities to improve throughput and uptime
• Follow company policies regarding health and environmental protection, work safety, plant safety, quality etc.
• Assist with commissioning activities and documentation as necessary
• Other duties as assigned


• Have proven technical and mechanical aptitude and basic computer skills
• Be a team player with the desire to lead and coach others
• Teamwork skills with safety and environmental consciousness required
• Ability for effective communication under pressure (face-to-face, radio/phone, computer)
• Be willing to work any shift (including 12-hour shifts and/or rotating shifts) necessary to support a 24/7 operation
• Be willing to work overtime (including weekends and holidays) if necessary
• Must pass pre-employment testing

• 5+ years of experience in a technical/production environment preferred
• 2+ years of chemical operator experience

Have a minimum High School diploma or GED

Associate's degree in a technical or mathematical field preferred.
Preferred completion of the Chemical Operator program at Chattanooga State Community College with a GPA of 3.0 or higher

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: 25784 
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: Chattanooga

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