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Date:  Nov 18, 2023
Location:  Charleston
Company:  Wacker Polysilicon N.A., LLC


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(n) Multi-Craft Maintenance Technician (Rotating Shift) to join our growing team.


The Technician Multi-Craft is responsible for the long term operation, reliability, maintenance and upkeep of WACKER-owned equipment and production units.  This includes assuring availability of operational spare parts, providing predictive, preventive, and emergency maintenance services to provide the highest uptime of lifting assets and assure the availability of safe and regulatory compliant equipment.



  • Read, understand and apply the contents of all OSHA, ANSI, NFPA, NEC and other codes or regulations pertaining to our industry. Refresh and update knowledge periodically.
  • Complete the schedule of monthly inspections and preventative maintenance, ensuring the schedule is completed or alternative arrangements are made.
  • Perform inspection of equipment in accordance with established guidelines. Document findings and make corrective recommendations for inspected equipment including a written "Safety Summary" of any observed or known safety concerns, if appropriate.
  • Complete inspection reports and other required and appropriate documents in a professional, accurate, neat and legible manner and submit same in a timely manner and in accordance with established guidelines. Review job with Manager, discussing repair issues and customer feedback received during the inspection review.
  • Maintain regular communication with the Engineering and Operations departments, in accordance with established practices.
  • Perform service/repair work, as required and as scheduling permits.
  • Follow all established safety rules and procedures.
  • Must be willing and able to work off the ground.
  • Must possess good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be able to work varied overtime, as required
  • Provide maintenance and troubleshooting support to production units.
  • Optimize plant preventative maintenance program to meet OEM recommendations, regulatory requirements, and corporate maintenance philosophy.
  • Responsible for maintaining logs, manuals, records, manuals and operating procedures
  • Work in interdisciplinary and intercultural teams.
  • Represent WACKER’S interests towards authorities, suppliers, and contractors.
  • Cooperate with groups and individuals within the Engineering & Maintenance department, Operations, and other service units.
  • Perform all tasks and assignments in accordance to WACKER’S policies and procedures.
  • Other tasks and duties as assigned.



  • High School Diploma or GED or equivalent vocational/technical training.
  • Associate's degree in Industrial Electrical/Mechanical Technology or related field or equivalent vocational/technical training and experience is preferred.
  • Minimum one (3) years of experience as a Mechatronics Technician documented field experience in troubleshooting repair and inspection of plant equipment and systems.
  • Repair experience with gear drives, rigging, bearings, pumps, motors, instrumentation, electrical equipment and components and repair of complex equipment and systems.
  • Knowledge and experience in calibration and troubleshooting of instrumentation, pressure, temperature, flow, etc.
  • Experience with DCS systems Siemens and Delta V.
  • Experience with shop and fabrication shop equipment.
  • Maintain all company issued equipment, vehicle and assets in a safe and proper working order. Operate tools, equipment and vehicles in a safe and responsible manner. Notify supervisor of any deficiencies for resolution.
  • Inspect crane components to comply to print and / or manufacturer specifications.
  • Perform predictive, preventive, routine and, emergency maintenance on electrical and mechanical equipment.
  • Maintain, inspect, align, troubleshoot, and repair plant equipment and systems.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Strong mechanical aptitude.
  • Thorough understanding of mechanical and electrical troubleshooting techniques and safe work practices.
  • Team player attitude. 
  • PLC programming and troubleshooting experience preferably Siemens.
  • Thorough understanding of P&IDs.
  • Able to read and comprehend mechanical and electrical drawings and schematics.
  • Able to troubleshoot complex mechanical and electrical systems.
  • Strong multi-tasking competency.
  • Must be able to be frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts, electrical equipment mechanical equipment and vibration, wet and or humid weather conditions, high precarious places, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals.
  • Exposure to occasionally loud noise levels.
  • Protective equipment must be worn in the performance of some duties (hard hats, safety glasses, hearing protection, dust masks, respirators, gloves etc.).
  • Ability to frequently stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, climb high ladders, walk out on platforms up to 40 meters, stoop kneel, crouch or crawl , lift and or move more than 60 lbs.
  • Specific vision abilities required include close, color, distance, and depth perception.


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
Reference Code: 25248 




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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