Maintenance Mechanical Technician - HDK

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Date: Oct 15, 2021

Location: Charleston, TN, US

Company: Wacker Chemie AG



WACKER SILICONES is one of the world’s biggest silicone manufacturers with silicone-based system solutions and over 3,000 different products.
At our Charleston, TN, site, we are currently looking for a(n) ​Maintenance Mechanical Technician - HDK​ to be a part of our growing team.



The Mechanical Maintenance Technician - HDK is responsible for providing, predictive, preventive, and emergency maintenance services to production, utility operations and infrastructure systems as necessary to provide for safe operations, regulatory compliance and equipment availability related to mechanical systems plant wide.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Repair and maintenance of industrial equipment, including conveying systems, pumps, mixers, kneaders, extruders, piping and electrical distribution and controls.
  • Troubleshooting of malfunctioning equipment, including field investigation, interpretation of drawings and documentation, adjustment and testing.
  • Maintain, calibrate, align, troubleshoot, and repair plant mechanical systems
  • Use Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) effectively to accomplish required maintenance in and efficient and organized manner

  • Documenting work completed or in-process and hours worked per work order.
  • Participation in training, both as a trainer and a trainee, in techniques, equipment and safety.
  • Participation in other activities as required, including store room work, shop clean-up, general labor such as facilities repairs and construction.

Job Requirements:

  • Prefer a Journeyman Certificate as an Industrial Maintenance Mechanic, Millwright, Pipe fitter or Electrician.
  • Will accept completion of an approved apprentice program or minimum 4 years industrial mechanical and/or electrical maintenance experience, boiler and/or wastewater operations experience.
  • Thorough technical knowledge in the field of mechanical engineering and/or industrial mechanical maintenance , including relevant regulations, standards and codes  
  • Strong mechanical aptitude  
  • Thorough understanding of basic mechanics, mechanical theory, mechanical troubleshooting techniques, and safe work practices
  • Proficiency in the use of precision measuring instruments and power tools.  
  • Repair experience with gear drives, pumps, piping, rigging, fabrication, control valves, couplings, bearings, mixers, steam systems, and repair of complex mechanical equipment and systems
  • Ability to read, understand and correctly interpret technical specification and design documents and drawings.
  • Ability to work in a team environment with all other mechanics acting as both a leader and a follower, as needed.
  • Sound written and verbal skills to share and receive information with a variety of team members and external agents.
  • Ability to work with power and hand tools, drive a fork truck or other industrial vehicle.
  • Must be able to push, pull and lift at least 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to work in elevated areas and in confined spaces.


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: 6990 



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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