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Manager - Engineering & Maintenance

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Date: Mar 31, 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 Manager - Engineering & Maintenance to join our growing team.


Job Responsibilities

Managerial Duties

  • Consult and support capital projects executed by project engineering                    
  • Manage and/or support capital invest and technical expense type projects within area of responsibility
  • Ensure effective maintenance activities for the areas
  • Manage and coordinate 3rd party services providers
  • Assure safe operating conditions of production units
  • Assure regulatory compliance of production units
  • Coordinate and manage responsibilities and workload between plant engineers and maintenance resources assigned to the respective plant area
  • Ensure all required trainings are timely made by all team members in his/her area of responsibility.

Specialized Duties

  • Assure availability of production units at required capacity and quality                   
  • Support process and technology transfer/exchange between Wacker’s production sites
  • Conduct and/or coordinate debottlenecking activities
  • Drive and support continuous improvement activities related to safety, quality and cost
  • Develop and/or support development of specifications, standards and codes
  • Represent Wacker’s interests towards authorities, suppliers and contractors
  • Compile and provide reports related to area of responsibility
  • Cooperate with groups and individuals within the Engineering & Maintenance department, Operations and other service units with focus on achieving optimal results/solutions from a corporate/enterprise perspective
  • Ensure all required trainings are timely made by all team members in his/her area of responsibility.



  • Bachelor's Degree in an Engineering field such as Chemical, Electrical, Industrial. etc. 
  • Minimum 8 years engineering experience with 3 years of supervisory experience
  • 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, maintenance strategies and construction practices in the field of electrical engineering, instrumentation, controls and automation 
  • Experience in process control of OSHA PSM covered systems and processes
  • Leadership skills combined with team player attitude 
  • Objective judgment and fact based decision making approach
  • Strong multitasking competency
  • Ability and willingness for domestic and international (mainly to Germany) travel


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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