Human Resources Generalist

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Date: Mar 7, 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 about 14,500 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 Human Resources Generalist to join our growing team.


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 Human Resources Generalist for our site in Charleston, TN.


What you will do:

The Human Resources Generalist is a business partner working with the Human Resources Director and Manager that support multiple divisions and the corporate functions for the Charleston, TN site.  The position will contribute to a wide variety of HR areas including but not limited to: Employee Relations, Hiring, Recruitment and Onboarding, Labor Relations, Policies Implementation and Compliance, Performance Management, Change Management, and Talent Development Programs.


  • Works with the HR Director/Manager and Talent Acquisition team to accomplish the recruiting goals for the sites to include preparing and maintaining accurate job descriptions, ensuring the staffing levels are managed to the headcount plan through outreach and other creative measures, improving talent pipeline, screening candidates, extending offer letters, and leads the onboarding process. This process applies to contingent staffing needs in addition to the full-time team members.
  • Executes and maintains records of hourly team member pay progression including annual reviews, assessment tests and tools and guiding documents associated with processing payroll changes.
  • Research, analyze, and recommend improvements to local and regional HR policies to remain current with HR policies and practices in the market and in similar industries. Additionally, will administer and interpret HR policies & procedures ensuring clear communication, compliance, and equitable application of policies. 
  • Works with the HR group to improve processes to become more efficient thorough using electronic systems, creating dashboards, centralized information storage and maintaining the data supporting these systems. Tracks and Reports on Key Performance Indicators and HR Metrics related to recruitment, retention and more.
  • Manages and coordinates activities such as Trainee Development Programs in partnership with local educational institutions for students, and current team members, as well as recruitment job fairs, and other special projects.
  • Supports initiatives implemented and communicated from the Compensation & Benefits, Talent Acquisition & Development functions.


What we need from you:

  • Associate degree in HR or other related field plus relevant HR generalist experience is required; Bachelor’s degree is preferred
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in an HR generalist role, preferably in a manufacturing environment.
  • Self-driven with ability to partner and build relationships to effectively work with entry-level up to VP level.
  • Proven track record as an HR business partner who persists when faced with adversity to maintain the integrity of corporate policies and procedures.
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills
  • First-hand experience using an HRIS system, SAP, or Success Factors preferred.
  • Proven ability to use a variety of MS Office software
  • A current certification from SHRM or HRCI preferred.


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
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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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