Entry-level EI&C Engineer

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Date: Mar 17, 2023

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 a(n) Entry-level EI&C Engineer to join our growing team.


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 an entry-level EI&C Engineer to join our team in Charleston, TN.


What you will do:

This position will provide DCS support and engineering services in the field of electrical, instrumentation, and controls as necessary to provide for safe operations, regulatory compliance, and maximum availability of production units and/or infrastructure and utility systems.


  • Support and closely cooperate with the Electrical, Instrumentation, and Controls Engineering (EI&C) Manager to ensure safe operating conditions and regulatory compliance of production units.
  • Participate in the commissioning of new and modified production units.
  • Responsible for design, development, and implementation of new control loops.
  • Support the maintenance team in the execution of ITPM and maintenance, repair, and operation (MRO) activities as required.
  • Become an expert capable of exercising EI&C engineering judgment with respect to the process areas of responsibility and assigned subject matters.
  • Conduct or coordinate troubleshooting activities.
  • Drive and support continuous improvement activities related to safety, quality, and cost.
  • Cooperate with groups and individuals within the Engineering and Maintenance departments, within Operations, and within other service units with focus on achieving optimal results and solutions from a corporate enterprise perspective.
  • Keep documentation and equipment records up to date.
  • As needed, coordinate 3rd party providers for engineering and maintenance services.


What we need from you:

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering (Instrumentation, Automation or Controls Engineering) or Chemical Engineering
  • Up to one year of professional experience in the field of EI&C plant engineering or maintenance, or a university graduate with relevant internship/co-op experience
  • Preferred knowledge of the following: Delta V, PI Databook, SAP EAM, and functional safety
  • Familiar with standard concepts, practices and procedures for Control Loop design and optimization (ISA)
  • Ability to troubleshoot system and process problems in collaboration with Engineering, Maintenance, and Operations
  • Strong multitasking competency
  • Ability to perform and succeed in an environment of schedule and cost pressure


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 www.wacker.com.
Reference Code: 23855 




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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