Engineer, Process and Facilities 1

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Date: Jan 19, 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 14,600 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 an Engineer, Process and Facilities 1 to join our growing team.



The Engineer- Process and Facilities 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. This position performs a variety of mechanical process and facilities engineering work to maintain and continuously improve the performance of multiple chemical production units and related auxiliary systems in four plant areas.


Job Responsibilities

  • Support the Engineering Manager to ensure safe operating conditions and regulatory compliance of production units. 
  • Participate in the planning, execution, and project management of system or unit turnarounds. 
  • Support the maintenance team in the creation planning and execution of ITPM and MRO activities. 
  • Become an expert capable of exercising process engineering judgment with respect to the process area of responsibility and assigned subject matters. 
  • Consult and support brownfield capital projects executed by the project engineering group. 
  • Plan and execute small size investment projects, repair projects, and improvement projects for Maintenance and Operations as project manager. 
  • Participate in the commissioning of new and modified production units. 
  • Maintain asset data in enterprise asset management and plant engineering systems. 
  • Develop and support the development of specifications and standards. 
  • Maximize the availability of production units at required capacity and quality. 
  • Conduct and coordinate debottlenecking and troubleshooting activities. 
  • Participate in PHA's on new and existing process installations. 
  • Resolve issues with plant engineering per API standards and OSHA PSM 190.119.
  • Support process and technology transfer and exchange between WACKER POLYSILICON production sites. 
  • Drive and support continuous improvement activities related to safety, quality, and cost. 
  • Cooperate with groups and individuals within the Engineering and Maintenance teams, within Operations, and other service units with a focus on achieving optimal results and solutions from a corporate enterprise perspective. 
  • Responsible for RCRA generation as relating to container and labeling usage, maintenance and storage functions, and regular inspections of RCRA applicable areas. 
  • Keep documentation and equipment records up to date. 
  • Supervise 3rd party providers for engineering and maintenance services. 



  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering or related field
  • Minimum of 4 years professional experience in the field of plant engineering or reliability
  • 8 years professional experience in the field of plant engineering or reliability preferred
  • Solids handling and crushing experience highly preferred 
  • Experience in a project management and/or construction management position.
  • Experience with reciprocating gas compressors preferred.
  • SAP experience preferred
  • Thorough technical knowledge in the field of mechanical process and facilities engineering including a familiarity of relevant regulations, standards, and codes. 
  • Familiar working with process flow diagrams, process and instrumentation diagrams, pipeline isometrics, and equipment drawings.


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: 7982 



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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