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Date:  May 4, 2024
Location:  Charleston
Company:  Wacker Polysilicon N.A., LLC
Do you want to take responsibility and make a difference with your work? With your expertise, we can achieve great goals together. We are WACKER - Reliable. Determined. Ambitious. As one of the world's most research-intensive chemical companies, we've been making countless products that are an integral part of your everyday life possible for over 100 years. From vegan food to resource-efficient buildings to solar cells, we develop sustainable solutions that change the future.
To strengthen our team in Charleston,
we are looking for you as a(n) Major Equipment Revision Planner.


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 Major Equipment Revision Planner (MERP) for our site in Charleston, TN.


What you will do:

The Major Equipment Revision Planner is responsible for the planning and coordination of Major Equipment Revisions to provide for safe operations, regulatory compliance, and major equipment availability for WPNA (Wacker Polysilicon North America). The MERP is responsible for tracking costs for assigned revisions via MS Project MERP templates, SAP, and related resources. Safety is our priority and the MERP Team maintains a safety awareness mindset in every aspect of their role. Professional communication of revision progress and budget information to Stakeholders is an essential function of this role. This position will work directly with Maintenance, Mechanical Integrity, Engineering, Operations, and contractors or internally managed contractors to define and execute the specific workflow for each revision. The MERP Team must be creative and open to new ideas and "outside the box" thinking; committed to continuous improvement and development of revision processes that elevate the ability of our site.


  • Responsible for reviewing the initial work scope and developing a standard MERP scope with material and equipment spare planning included.
  • Responsible for developing and/or evaluating cost estimates to decide on utilization of resources.
  • Perform general quality checks as required.
  • Assess field safety of work scope and address/modify as necessary in partnership with EHSS and Operations
  • Responsible for executing best practice project management.
  • Function as the lead contact for revision activities and provide leadership for collaborative decisions.
  • Schedule and perform Mechanically Complete and Pre-Start Up Safety Protocol walks with required participants to ensure the system is approved for return to service.
  • Provide a follow up assessment of each completed revision to evaluate overall performance and develop improvement plans based on learnings.
  • Support "best practices" between production areas.
  • Work in interdisciplinary and intercultural teams.
  • Represent WACKER'S interests towards authorities, suppliers, and contractors.
  • Compile and provide reports related to area of responsibility.    
  • Execute and document required revision maintenance tasks using Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) effectively in an efficient and organized manner.
  • Support technical training of maintenance technicians for major equipment revision related tasks within 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 across all departments and 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.
  • Perform other tasks and duties as assigned.


What we need from you:

  • Associate degree in a relevant technical field OR a journeyman licensure OR equivalent certifications in a related field is required 
  • 5+ years of related experience is required
  • Experience with complying with quality requirements and/or performing Quality Control tasks.
  • Experience with managing mechanical work scopes from the planning phase through mechanically complete.
  • Ability to assume lead coordination role in an environment of schedule and cost pressure.
  • Capability to professionally manage revision schedules to align with real time priorities and department specific requirements.
  • Capable of maintaining objective judgment in a demanding environment.
  • Ability to make decisions based on factual knowledge.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and maintenance software. 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • General understanding of engineering principles and maintenance practices for industrial mechanical application
  • Technical knowledge in the field of industrial maintenance, including relevant regulations, standards, and codes.
  • Able to read and understand complex piping diagrams and mechanical drawings.
  • Must be a team player with strong commitment to team performance.
  • Strong multi-tasking competency; “Verbund” mindset.
  • Ability to meet the essential functions of the job.
  • Willing to work weekends and rotating shifts if needed.
  • Ability and willingness for domestic and international travel



What do we offer?
WACKER is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and sustainability. We are innovators, researchers, and pioneers and we believe that our individual differences are our collective strength. We foster an inclusive environment that promotes individuality, celebrates diversity, and builds cohesive teams. Together, we create exceptional value for our employees, our customers, and our communities by creating a culture of inclusion and equity that enables, empowers, and values our diverse contributions. 
WACKER strives to reward its employees in a fair and equitable manner. Our Total Rewards Package considers employee wellbeing and is comprised of compensation, benefits, work-life balance, performance & recognition, and career development.
  • Compensation and Incentive plans
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance effective day 1
  • Paid Time Off in addition to personal days and holidays
  • Paid parental leave
  • Wellbeing fund
  • Flexible hybrid work arrangements
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Education Assistance Program
  • Career development and advancement opportunities
  • Support for Community Involvement
We are looking forward to your online application at
Reference Code: 26374 
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.

Nearest Major Market: Chattanooga

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