EI&C Engineer - HDK

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Date: Apr 22, 2022

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 14,300 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 ​EI&C Engineer - HDK​ to join our growing team.


The EI&C Engineer will perform a variety of electrical, instrumentation, and controls engineering work to maintain and continuously improve the performance of multiple chemical production units and related auxiliary systems. Basic knowledge of chemical and physical processes along with technical knowledge of electric power systems, field instrumentation, and local/distributed control systems are needed to execute the responsibilities of this position. The main objective of this position is to provide engineering and technical services to operations and service units in order to assure safe operations, regulatory compliance, and maximize the availability and efficiency of said units.


 Job Responsibilities

  • Partner with operations to ensure availability of production units as required capacity and quality
  • Commission as part of a team new and modified production units
  • Plan and execute as part of a team system or unit turnarounds
  • Conduct and/ or coordinate de-bottlenecking and troubleshooting activities in operation processes. 
  • Collaborate with fellow Electrical, Instrumentation and Controls (EI&C) Engineering counterparts in assuring safe operating conditions and regulatory compliance of production units
  • Consult and support capital projects executed by project engineering 
  • Support process and technology transfer and exchange between Wacker's production sites
  • Support maintenance team in planning and execution of ITPM and MRO activities
  • Maintain asset data in enterprise asset management and plant engineering system(s)
  • Keep documentation and equipment records up to date
  • Cooperate with groups and individuals within the Engineering and Maintenance department, within Operations and within other service units, with focus on achieving optimal results and solutions from a corporate enterprise perspective



  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical, Instrumentation, Automation or Controls Engineering OR Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering with strong controls and 480V experience 
  • Master's degree, or higher, in Electrical, Instrumentation, Automation or Controls Engineering, preferred
  • 5+ years in chemical and/or oil/gas industries (or similar industrial experience)
  • Thorough technical knowledge in the field of electrical engineering, instrumentation and controls (EI&C) including relevant regulations, standards and codes
  • Demonstrated knowledge of operation/maintenance of 480V equipment, such as motors and motor control centers (MCCs) 
  • Preferred, but not required: Siemens Software PCS7/DCS, STEP7/PLC, SAP, Comos, PI, Delta V, HIMA
  • Preferred, but not required: Knowledge of Safety Instrumented System (SIS) ISA-84, IEC61511 (SIL Rating, SIF Testing), OSHA, NFPA
  • Objective judgment and fact-based decision making approach
  • Interpret, edit and create P&IDs, loop drawings
  • Develop SIS test procedures
  • Design SIL and non-SIL Instrumentation control loops
  • Ability to work in interdisciplinary and intercultural teams
  • Willingness and ability to travel domestically and internationally up to 10% of the time as required


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.
Reference Code: 8513 




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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