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Date:  Sep 15, 2023
Location:  Charleston
Company:  Wacker Polysilicon N.A., LLC


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 more than 15,500 employees from 70 nations.


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 Engineer, EI&C III/Senior to join our growing team.


This is Us:

You know us. You just didn’t know it. WACKER is a global chemical manufacture 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 EI&C Engineer at our site in Charleston, TN.


What you will do:

This position performs 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.


  • Partner with operations to ensure availability of production units as required regarding 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
  • Plan and execute small size investment projects
  • 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 polysilicon production sites
  • Drive and support continuous improvement activities related to safety, quality and cost
  • Support maintenance team in planning and execution of ITPM and MRO activities
  • Maintain asset data in enterprise asset management and plant engineering system(s)
  • Exercise EI&C engineering judgment with respect to the process areas of responsibility and assigned subject matters
  • Develop and/or support development of specifications and standards
  • Represent Wacker's interests toward suppliers and contractors
  • 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 


What we need from you:

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical, Instrumentation, Automation or Controls Engineering OR Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering is required
  • 7+ years in chemical and/or oil/gas industries (or similar industrial experience)
  • Technical knowledge in the field of electrical engineering, instrumentation, and controls (EI&C) including relevant regulations, standards and codes
  • Basic knowledge of operation/maintenance of 480V equipment, such as motors and motor control centers (MCCs)
  • Preferred, but not required: experience with medium voltage equipment
  • Preferred, but not required: Siemens Software PCS7/DCS, STEP7/PLC, SAP, Comos, PI
  • Preferred, but not required: Knowledge of Safety Instrumented System (SIS) ISA-84, IEC61511 (SIL Rating, SIF Testing), OSHA, NFPA
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • 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
  • Capability to professionally deal with changing priorities and requirements
  • Strong multitasking competency
  • Team player attitude
  • Willingness and ability to travel domestically and internationally up to 10% of the time as required.


Life at Wacker:

Wacker is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe that our individual differences are our collective strength. We encourage our employees to be their authentic selves and desire team members that share these interests. You will be valued for your contributions and perspectives as we continue to grow together. Your career is important to us, and we want to foster a mutually beneficial relationship where you feel heard, understood, and fulfilled. We consider our employees’ overall health and satisfaction when creating a benefits package. Below are some of the additional incentives our employees enjoy.


  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance effective Day 1
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Advancement Opportunities
  • Education Assistance Program
  • Paid Time Off in addition to personal days and holidays
  • Support for Community Involvement
  • Bonus Plans


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
Reference Code: 24820 




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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