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Date:  Jul 4, 2024
Location:  Charleston
Company:  Wacker Polysilicon N.A., LLC
Are you looking for a new challenge? For our location Charleston we are looking for a(n) Engineer III/Sr., Process & Facilities.

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 and Facilities Engineer for our site in Charleston, TN.


What you will do:

This position performs a variety of process and mechanical engineering tasks within the front-end continuous process units at the Charleston site.  This position will provide technical support and engineering services to operations and service units as necessary to provide for safe operations and assure regulatory compliance and availability of production units.


  • In conjunction with EIC engineering counterpart, assure availability of production units at required capacity and quality under the pre-requisite of safety.
  • Become an expert capable of exercising engineering judgment with respect to equipment reliability, performance optimization, and assigned subject matters.
  • Perform engineering design/exercise engineering judgment to improve equipment as necessary in accordance with management of change, RAGAGEP, and other PSM-compliant programs.
  • Coordinate and/or support plant and corporate engineering capital and expense projects.
  • Support process and technology transfer/exchange between Wacker’s Polysilicon production sites (domestic and international).
  • Cooperate with groups and individuals within the Engineering & Maintenance department, Operations, and other service units with focus on achieving optimal results/solutions from a corporate/enterprise perspective (both interdisciplinary and intercultural).
  • Represent Wacker’s interests towards authorities, suppliers, and contractors.
  • Upkeep of documentation, equipment records, and BOMs. 
  • Participate in commissioning of new and modified production sites.
  • Participate in the planning and execution of system or unit turnarounds.
  • Conduct and coordinate debottlenecking and troubleshooting activities.
  • All other duties as assigned.


 What we need from you:

  • B.S. degree in engineering (chemical or mechanical preferred)
  • 8+ years of related experience in a chemical plant or related industry
  • Thorough technical knowledge in the fields of chemical and mechanical engineering, incl. relevant regulations, mechanical maintenance strategies (pumps, heat exchangers, etc.), continuous and/or batch process background, applicable RAGAGEP
  • Familiarity with PSM/OSHA 1910, particularly in relation to process safety systems and management of change.
  • Experience working with process flow diagrams, process and instrumentation diagrams, pipeline isometrics, and equipment drawings.
  • Understanding of function and design of processing equipment and piping systems including pressure relief devices, heat exchangers, pressure vessels, etc.
  • Familiarity with relevant API (520/521/576) and ASME standards
  • Objective judgement and fact-based decision-making approach.
  • Ability to work in interdisciplinary and intercultural teams.
  • Ability to learn and utilize computer software programs.
  • Preferred, but not required: SAP EAM, COMOS, project management training (formal or on-the-job)
  • Must be physically fit to wear an air purifying respirator if necessary. 
  • Due to schedule and milestone requirements, a nonstandard work schedule such as nights, holidays, and/or weekends may be required. 
  • High level of initiative/self-starter attitude highly valued in this position
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: 27073 
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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