Control Systems Specialist (DCS)

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Date: Sep 27, 2021

Location: Charleston, TN, 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 Charleston site, we are currently looking for a(n) ​Control Systems Specialist (DCS)​ to join our growing team.


The Control Sytems Specialist is responsible for providing the necessary technical support to the production units in his area of responsibility and managing related budgets. The Control Systems Specialist will support the DCS hardware and software for CHA site (servers, workstations, controllers, controls network, field I/O) that is utilized by the various DCS (e.g. Siemens, Emerson Delta V, and APC).


Job Responsibilities

  • Monitor and perform maintenance on controls/communication systems (primarily Siemens-based applications)
  • Keep close contact with Operations on a day-to-day basis, providing process area support
  • Support Operations, Maintenance and Plant Engineering to implement DCS software changes (including graphics optimizations)
  • Maintain system hardware and software by implementing patches and hotfixes as recommended by vendors; act as primary interface with vendors for repair/recall notifications
  • Perform and maintain regular backup of servers and similar systems
  • Perform tuning and optimization utilizing model predictive control in coordination with Operations and Plant Engineering staff
  • Support PI and OSMAR installations for the plant



  • High school diploma or equivalent with additional chemical plant training and/or certifications
  • 3 years related experience 
  • Strong background in operation of industrial processes (preferably chemical industry)
  • Experience in the development and/or operation of large control systems
  • Experience programming DCS and PLC systems (primarily Siemens systems)
  • Capability to professionally deal with changing priorities and requirements
  • Team player attitude
  • Willingness and ability to work off-hours as business needs dictate and to be on-call after-hours and weekends when needed (typically one week every 4-6 weeks)
  • Must be physically fit to wear an air respirator if necessary
  • Preferred background in Profibus and Modbus communication protocols


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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