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Electrical, Instrumentation, and Controls Engineer

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Date: Mar 30, 2021

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 Electrical, Instrumentation, and Controls Engineer to join our growing team.



The EI&C Engineer performs a variety of electrical, instrumentation, automation, and controls engineering work to maintain and continuously improve the performance of multiple chemical production units and related auxiliary systems in HDK. This position 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.


Job Responsibilities

  • Support and closely cooperate with the Electrical, Instrumentation, and Controls Engineering (EI&C) team to ensure safe operating conditions and regulatory compliance of production units.         
  • Maximize the availability of production units at required capacity and quality. 
  • Support and maintain control systems and automation for the production units. 
  • Consult and support capital projects executed by project engineering. 
  • Manage and support capital invest and expense type projects within area of responsibility. 
  • Conduct or coordinate debottlenecking and troubleshooting activities. 
  • Drive and support continuous improvement activities related to safety, quality, and cost. 
  • Support development of specifications, standards, and codes.
  • Develop and support preventative maintenance plans such as ITPMs. 
  • Cooperate with groups and individuals within the Engineering and Maintenance teams, within Operations, and other service units with 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. 



  • Bachelor's Degree in electrical, instrumentation, or controls engineering or related field 
  • Minimum 5 years relevant experience
  • Thorough technical knowledge in the field of electrical, instrumentation, and controls engineering including relevant regulations, standards, and codes. 
  • Basic understanding of engineering principles and construction practices. 
  • Preferred, but not required: Knowledge of Emerson Delta V, SAP EAM, HIMA, Siemens Drives
  • Objective judgement and fact-based decision-making approach. 
  • Ability to work in interdisciplinary and inter cultural teams. 
  • Strong multitasking competency. 
  • Ability to perform and succeed in an environment of schedule and cost pressure. 
  • Capability to professionally deal with changing priorities and requirements.
  • Must be physically fit to wear an air purifying respirator if necessary.



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.
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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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