Maintenance Planner - Major Equipment

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Date: Mar 5, 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 Maintenance Planner - Major Equipment 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 a Maintenance Planner - Major Equipment for our site in Charleston, TN.


What you will do:

This position performs a variety of maintenance plans and scheduling tasks for the equipment operations at the Charleston site. This position will coordinate and communicate any possibility for maintenance or turn around activities within the timetables as necessary to provide for safe operations, regulatory compliance and equipment availability related to equipment and systems plant wide.


Technical Duties:

  • Plan and schedule maintenance turn around and/or revision services to maintain safe operating conditions of production units, utility, and infrastructure systems
  • Plan and schedule maintenance services to maintain regulatory compliance of production units, utility, and infrastructure systems.
  • Order spare parts in conjunction with scheduled turn around or revision services, including regulatory compliance activities.
  • Evaluate and schedule maintenance work utilizing CMMS software.
  • Plan and schedule maintenance activities for 3rd party maintenance service providers.
  • Ensure all safety and environmental related maintenance and technical controls are done in a timely manner and all P&ID are kept up date.


Administrative Duties:

  • Represent WACKER’S interests towards authorities, suppliers, and contractors.
  • Compile and provide reports related to area of responsibility.     
  • Execute and document required maintenance using Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) effectively in an efficient and organized manner.
  • Train Maintenance Supervisors and Technicians on the planning and scheduling system used in turn around and/or revision activities at WPNA.  
  • Assist in the development of the maintenance group/organization and related guidelines, processes, and procedures.
  • Support development of specifications, standards, and codes.
  • Cooperate with groups and individuals within the engineering and maintenance department, operations, and other service units with focus on achieving optimal results/solutions from a corporate/enterprise perspective.
  • Support “best practices” between production areas.
  • Support continuous improvement activities related to safety, quality, and cost.
  • Perform all tasks and assignments in accordance with WACKER’S policies and procedures.
  • Other tasks and duties as assigned.


What we need from you:

  • Associates Degree, Journeymen (or higher) in Mechanical / Electrical Engineering and/or Industrial / Mechanical / Electrical / EI&C Maintenance Planning
  • 5+ years of related experience is required
  • Experience with managing projects from the planning phase through execution
  • Expertise and proficiency with basic office computer software, and the ability to learn how to effectively use maintenance software to input data and research parts. 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills 
  • Ability to perform and succeed in an environment of schedule and cost pressure 
  • Capability to professionally deal with changing priorities and requirements
  • Thorough understanding of engineering principles and maintenance practices 
  • Thorough technical knowledge in the field of industrial maintenance, including relevant regulations, standards, and codes 
  • Read and understand complex piping diagrams and mechanical drawings
  • Work in interdisciplinary and intercultural teams.
  • Leadership skills combined with team player attitude 
  • Objective judgment and fact-based decision-making approach 
  • Strong multi-tasking competency 
  • Thorough understanding of engineering principles and maintenance practices
  • Willing to work weekends and rotating shifts if needed
  • Preferred, but not required: Electrical, Instrumentation, and Controls (EI&C) experience.


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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