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Date:  Sep 21, 2023
Location:  Charleston
Company:  Wacker Polysilicon N.A., LLC
Do you want to take responsibility and make a difference with your work? With your expertise, we can achieve great goals together. We are WACKER - Reliable. Determined. Ambitious. As one of the world's most research-intensive chemical companies, we've been making countless products that are an integral part of your everyday life possible for over 100 years. From vegan food to resource-efficient buildings to solar cells, we develop sustainable solutions that change the future.
To strengthen our team in Charleston,
we are looking for you as a(n) Engineer I/II/III - Process Development, Silanes.


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 a Silanes Process Development Engineer for our site in Charleston, TN.


What you will do:

The Silanes Process Development Engineer provides process support, engineering, and development services for manufacturing and purifying chlorosilanes (chlorosilane reaction, distillation, conversion, and infrastructure) to produce hyper pure polycrystalline silicon to the semiconductor and solar markets. Optimization of the production processes is achieved by initiating, conducting, and managing investigations and agile projects focused on evaluating, improving, and validating processes, procedures, equipment, and supplies focused on safety, quality, stability, cost reduction, and productivity. 


  • Initiate, conduct, and lead/manage projects to achieve process improvements in the chlorosilane purification systems (chlorosilane reaction, distillation, conversion, and infrastructure) by testing, evaluating, improving, and validating processes, procedures, equipment, and supplies focused on safety, quality, reliability, productivity, and cost reduction.
  • Participate in or lead inter-departmental teams to support operations and engineering in identifying and correcting deviations from standard processes, quality, or capabilities.
  • Monitor and ensure continuous alignment of quality, processes, and products among collaborating departments, local management, and global partners.
  • IP protection by patent application as needed as well as monitoring of competitor patents, researching information about technological trends and technology applied by competitors.


What we need from you:

  • Bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering or a related engineering field is required; a M.S or Ph.D. in engineering is preferred
  • Minimum 0-4 years’ experience 
  • A team player attitude is essential for successfully collaborating with the various departments and levels of the organization including international colleagues.
  • Established organizational and communication skills, necessary to take ownership of projects and be successful in a fast-paced manufacturing environment.
  • Prior co-op, internship, or experience working in a fast-paced production environment.
  • Strong systematic and working style with the capability of professionally dealing with changing priorities and requirements.
  • Basic understanding of instrumental analytics is preferred.
  • Experience with database queries (e.g., SQL) and/or data analysis software (e.g. Minitab) is preferred.
  • Broad and interdisciplinary knowledge in Silicon and/or Chlorosilane chemistry preferred.


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: 25143 
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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