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Date:  Dec 8, 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 III/Senior - Process Digitalization and Innovation.


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 a Process Digitalization and Innovation Engineer to join our team in Charleston, TN.


What you will do:

The Process Digitalization and Innovation Engineer is the core process innovation team member to independently identify, initiate, and manage digital based projects locally and in partnership with the global polysilicon digital/automation initiatives. This will provide a local expert for ensuring a rapid transfer of global capabilities integrated with local specialist knowledge to troubleshoot and quickly optimize to meet the needs of the department and/or site given the highly complex integrated systems and processes. This position will also function as the local subject matter expert regarding digital solutions with topics to improve the production process ranging from ensuring technical system capability and data integrity to leading the advancement and integration of cutting-edge analysis skills throughout the organization to support a world-class solar and semiconductor polysilicon manufacturing site.


  • Shape, define, and drive the CHA digital solution environment with digital/automation project execution and oversight.
  • Independently identify, investigate, evaluate, and provide potential advanced technological solution opportunities for improvements to the organization for implementation assessment.
  • Provide expert evaluations, guidance, and oversight to the organization and by leading the successful execution and implementation of the digital/automation technological projects, including appropriate digital elements and resources.
  • Provide expert insight and guidance to the organization for advancing and delivering world-class data quality, availability, and accessibility as well as coaching the teams on improving the effectiveness and capability of complex data analysis to efficiently drive process improvements or resolve process deviations.
  • Develop and lead a training program to ensure the organization achieves and maintains a superior level of knowledge and know-how with current or future digital tools and analysis capability.


What we need from you:

  • B.S. in a technical engineering or related scientific discipline
  • M.S. or Ph.D. in a technical engineering or related scientific discipline is preferred
  • 10+ years of related experience with B.S., 8+ with M.S., 6+ with Ph.D.
  • Demonstrated strong capability to independently identify challenges within a fast paced and complex chemical manufacturing environment, take ownership, and lead topics to a successful resolution in an efficient manner.
  • Strong collaboration and communication skills necessary to successfully work within the global and local matrix organization and various departments.
  • Excellent skill capability with multiple database access and digital systems, tools, and data analysis programs (e.g. SQL, Tableau, SAP, SEEQ, Alteryx, etc.)
  • Experience using databases, data analytics, feedback and control, data acquisition to identify and improve or solve complex manufacturing challenges
  • Knowledge or experience within the hyper-pure polysilicon production process or semiconductor manufacturing is highly desired
  • Experience working with various technical disciplines is highly desired
  • German language skills (spoken and written) are a bonus
  • Travel: As needed with potential up to 10%, primarily to Germany
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: 25386 
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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