Operations Manager, CSR (Chlorosilanes Reaction)

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Date: Nov 23, 2022

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 Operations Manager, CSR (Chlorosilanes Reaction) to join our growing team.


Who we are:

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 an Operations Manager, CSR (Chlorosilanes Reaction) for our site in Charleston, TN.


What you will do:

The Operations Manager, CSR position is necessary in order to coordinate production in the management area of Chlorosilanes Reaction (CSR) production taking into account the required production amount, productivity, quality assurance, cost control, environmental protection, safety, order and cleanliness.


Managerial Duties

  • Planning, managing, monitoring, and coordinating processes in the area of responsibility with the goal of continual improvement (quality, safety, environmental protection, productivity, costs                           
  • Managing a Team of direct reports (4 Leads, 3 Technical specialist, Day shift supervisor and a Trainer) including Time management and qualification measures for team members within CSR Operations
  • Cost control over Operating supplies
  • Oversee Team Members scheduling (for example offsetting absences for vacation, illness, shutdowns, maintaining minimal operating personnel)
  • Oversee testing, training, documentation, and communications
  • Oversee and ensure that production systems and related processes meet changing business needs
  • Responsible for RCRA program oversight, manifest completion, and records administration.
  • Ensure all required trainings are timely made by all team members in his/her area of responsibility.


Specialized Duties

  • Communicating work and production requirements under changing premises                                                                              
  • Coordinating production volumes with down and upstream departments
  • Assuring proper disposal of recyclables and waste
  • Monitoring and supervising installations; troubleshooting or organizing troubleshooting; coordinating of such with affiliated companies
  • Preparing and supervising routine repairs and maintenance work including major shutdowns; coordination with Engineering; managing inspections and making the installations available for inspections
  • Instigating procurement and monitoring of volume and quality of auxiliary supplies required in the area
  • New installations and process changes: applying operating knowledge to planning and execution; plant safety instructions for construction workers; checks prior to start-up; start-up; initiation to permanent operation


What we need from you:

  • A Bachelor’s degree is required; a degree in a technical field is preferred
  • 5+ years of experience in the chemical industry
  • 3+ years of leadership experience in a chemical industry or manufactory environment
  • High awareness of quality, safety, and environment protection
  • Chemical production: process and installation technology, chemical processes and methodology, process control technique
  • Organization, management, and communication: Team Members management and development, operations cost accounting, responsibility for the plant, quality management, information, and communication
  • Areas of specialization: automation technology and process control technology, operations controlling


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 www.wacker.com.
Reference Code: 22998 




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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