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Date:  Jul 2, 2024
Location:  Charleston
Company:  Wacker Chemical Corporation
Are you looking for a new challenge? For our location Charleston we are looking for a(n) Electrical Engineer, II.

This is Us:

You know us. You just didn’t know it. WACKER is a global chemical manufacturer that prides itself on “Creating Tomorrow’s Solutions”. WACKER materials are so versatile and adaptable, they have virtually unlimited applications just about anywhere imaginable, making WACKER an integral part of daily life. Whether it’s protecting buildings from the elements, a tube of toothpaste, a cell phone, airbags, or cosmetics, people from all over the world come into contact each day with our products and achievements. We are looking for capable, innovative, and enthusiastic achievers to join our team and grow with us. We are currently seeking an Electrical Engineer to join our Silicones team in Charleston, TN.


What you will do:

This position performs a variety of electrical and automation engineering work to maintain and continuously improve the performance of multiple chemical production units and related auxiliary systems in our fumed silica department (HDK).  This position provides engineering and technical services to Operations and additional service units in order to assure safe operations, regulatory compliance, and to maximize the availability and efficiency of these units.


  • Support and closely cooperate with fellow Electrical, Instrumentation and Controls (EI&C) Engineering counterparts in assuring safe operating conditions and regulatory compliance of production units
  • Maximize the availability of production units at required capacity and quality
  • Support and maintain instrumentation and automation for the production units
  • Consult and support capital projects executed by project engineering
  • Support process and technology transfer between WACKER HDK production sites
  • Support engineering team on capital invest and expense type projects within area of responsibility
  • Conduct or coordinate debottlenecking and troubleshooting activities
  • Become an expert capable of exercising Electrical & Instrumentation engineering judgement with respect to the process areas of responsibility and assigned subject matters
  • Drive and support continuous improvement activities related to safety, quality, and cost
  • Support development of specifications, standards, and codes
  • Develop and support preventative maintenance plans such as ITPMs
  • Cooperate with groups and individuals within the Engineering and Maintenance teams, within Operations, and other service units with focus on achieving optimal results and solutions from a corporate enterprise perspective


What we need from you:

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Mechatronic, or Computer Science Engineering 
  • Minimum of 3 years of electrical engineering experience
  • Bachelor's Degree in electrical engineering, instrumentation engineering
  • Thorough technical knowledge in the field of electrical or instrumentation engineering including relevant regulations, standards, and codes
  • Basic understanding of engineering principles and construction practices
  • Objective judgement and fact-based decision-making approach
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in interdisciplinary and intercultural teams
  • Strong multitasking competency
  • Ability to perform and succeed in an environment of schedule and cost pressure
  • Team player attitude
  • Capability to professionally deal with changing priorities and requirements
  • Preferred, but not required: knowledge of Siemens Drives/PLC, Delta V and E&H Instrumentation and automation
  • Must be physically fit to wear an air purifying respirator if necessary
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: 25857 
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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