Contractor Supervisor, Central Services

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Date: Oct 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) Contractor Supervisor, Central Services to be a part of our growing team.



The Contractor Supervisor, Central Services, role will provide construction management services related to small, medium and large task management projects for WPNA Engineering, Operations and Site Services throughout WACKER.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Management of assigned 3rd party Mechanical/Electrical Contractor(s).  Assures timely service in accordance with applicable specifications, targeted budgets, and safety requirements (internal, industry, state, and federal guidelines)
  • Coordinate Wacker personnel and equipment use required to support execution of complex tasks inherent of repairs, maintenance, and project scopes routinely occurring within a chemical/industrial manufacturing facility
  • Oversee a multi-craft team of external contractors consisting of Welders, Fitters, Millwrights, Electricians, Technicians, Foremen, etc.
  • Verify execution of field work performed by 3rd party contractors through constant presence in the field

Administrative Reponsibilities:

  • Coordinate with Plant Engineering, Operations, Maintenance, outside contractors, and within Site Services to support multiple activities in order to meet the scheduling and resource requirements of each work scope independently
  • Maintain a work schedule that flexibly aligns with the changing priorities of multiple internal customers
  • Responsible for aligning 3rd party’s scheduling, planning, and staffing while eliminating backlog, downtime, and delays for defined work scopes
  • Review contractor’s work performance regarding productivity as well as adherence to Wacker’s specifications, safe work practices, and cost competitiveness
  • Instruct peers and external contractors in the workflow process. This includes coordination and communication methods, scope refinement, notification and work order processing, safe work and supplementary permit issuance on a departmental basis relative to the services provided
  • Track progress in assigned area of responsibility; preparing daily, weekly and monthly reports as required
  • Coordinate with permitting department in the preparation and execution of safe work and ancillary permits
  • Coordinate with Requesting Engineer on applicability of standards
  • Perform field walk downs with QA/QC and other parties as required
  • Monitor work with the goal of continuous improvement.  Revise approach and methodology to maximize quality, safety, environmental protection, productivity, and costs

General Tasks:

  • Responsible for daily time reporting, billing verification, and budgeting
  • Create/change notifications and work orders, approve invoices, and resolve billing discrepancies if realized
  • Responsible for RCRA awareness to ensure contractors adhere to the program
  • Ability to flex schedule based on needs in field, overtime may be necessary
  • All other duties as assigned


Job Requirements:

  • Associate’s degree (or higher) in a technical field
  • NCCER or equivalent certification in related craft preferred
  • 7+ years of experience in manufacturing, construction, and or maintenance (chemical industry preferred)
  • SAP experience preferred
  • At least 3 years of project management experience
  • At least 6 years of experience in a construction leadership position
  • Extensive knowledge in the field of construction craft trades including relevant regulations, standards, and codes
  • Safety, detail and quality oriented
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel and the use of spreadsheets
  • Must be physically fit to wear an air purifying respirator if necessary
  • Ability to perform and succeed in an environment of schedule and cost pressure
  • Ability to work in interdisciplinary and intercultural teams
  • Capability to professionally deal with challenging priorities and requirements
  • Strong multitasking capability
  • Strong Leadership skills combined with team player attitude
  • Objective judgement and fact-based decision-making approach


What We Offer

  • Opportunity for Future Growth and Advancement
  • 401(k) plan with Employer Contribution and Match
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
  • Education Assistance Program
  • Paid Vacation and Holidays
  • and much more!


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 www.wacker.com.
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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.

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