Online Specialist - Analytics

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Date: Mar 18, 2023

Location: Charleston, TN, US

Company: Wacker Chemie AG



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 Online Specialist - Analytics to be a part of our growing team.



This is Us:

You know us. You just didn’t know it. WACKER is a global chemical manufacture 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 an Online Analytics Specialist for our site in Charleston, TN.


What you will do:

The Online Analytics Specialist will be responsible for the maintenance, operation, and improvement of various types of online/inline process analyzers and their sampling systems. This may include gas chromatographs, tunable lasers, thermal conductivity detectors, infrared spectrometers and various other analyzers or sensors. The objective of the position is to ensure that these systems and processes operate effectively, efficiently, and safely according to both regulatory and Wacker standards.


  • Check each process analyzer and sampling system on a regular basis for proper function and inform production unit of any deviations.
  • As necessary, initiate start up or shut down of sample lines depending on status of production plant equipment.
  • Identify analyzer or equipment failures and perform necessary repairs including purging, line breaks (potential for exposure to hazardous chemicals), replacement, cleaning or repair of tubing, valves, fittings, regulators, etc.
  • Occasional minor electrical troubleshooting of switches or circuit boards and repair or replacement may be required.
  • Maintain a written and digital log of all activities including maintenance troubleshooting work.
  • Analyze process or instrument data using basic statistical analysis to identify process deviations or equipment issues.
  • Check calibration gas bottles for proper pressure and ensure fresh bottles are available when necessary. This includes movement and handling of gas bottles and interaction with high pressure systems.
  • Write temporary or standard operation procedures as needed. Train operations personnel on those procedures. Write or update descriptions of analyzer systems. Prepare Energy-Isolation Plans and execute Lock Out, Tag Out process.
  • Support improving existing process analyzer systems in cooperation with Operations and Engineering. Support analyzer tests, projects
  • Reading and understanding P&ID’S, PFD’S, and perform maintenance tasks using instrument loop sheets.
  • Other duties as assigned.


What we need from you:

  • Associates degree preferred.
  • 0-3 years of experience
  • Basic knowledge of chemistry, instrumentation, electronics, and willingness to learn
  • Ability to troubleshoot and repair process analyzer or instrumentation equipment
  • Experience with handling hazardous chemicals in a laboratory or plant setting
  • Experience with Maxum II, Yokogawa TDL, or Siemens CGA is a plus
  • Good mechanical skills (ability to use hand and power tools safely without supervision)
  • Ability to routinely push, pull or lift at least 50 pounds while performing normal unit operations; ability to climb stairs and work at heights in excess of 100 feet; ability to climb vertical ladders. The person must possess sufficient physical strength to perform required operations in a safe manner without endangering the individual or fellow worker.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Can multi-task with minimal supervision.
  • Basic IT skills, including experience with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
  • Experience with PI and basic statistical analysis software (Minitab).
  • Good team player, able to work effectively with colleagues in other areas and at other levels of the organization.


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
Reference Code: 23833 



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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