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Operations Technician (SPOT)

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Date: Apr 5, 2021

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(n) Operations Technician (SPOT) to be a part of our growing team.



The primary responsibility of this position is to assist all operational areas with various mechanical jobs, complete equipment rebuild/revision and the fabrication of intermediates by ensuring tasks are completed with a focus on safety, high quality workmanship, and timely equipment turnaround, this position will key in our cost savings initiative.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Assembly/ Disassembly of Converter internals, electrodes, graphite parts, attached piping and converter shells in Conversion. Maintain a stock of converter insulation.  Complete repairs to existing insulation as well as fabricate new as needed. Prepare Converter internal waste material for disposal according to applicable procedures and regulations.                                        
  • Perform base plate revision mechanical related tasks in Deposition and support repairs/electrode replacement as needed.  Perform troubleshooting tasks as necessary.
  • Perform hydro cyclone and filter exchanges on a regular basis as well as mechanical tasks related to equipment revision and/or rebuilds in Distillation.  Perform vertical condenser, main filter and related mechanical tasks in CSR.
  • Maintain proper housekeeping and material organization in all work areas. Walkdown EIP lock outs when required for assigned task.  Perform necessary First Line Breaks.  Effectively use hand tools and power tools. Perform minor equipment calibration and megger testing. Effectively transition between daily job tasks.   As an Operations Technician, you may be working with hazardous materials and will be expected to follow company policies regarding health and environmental protection, work safety, plant safety, and quality.
  • Support Team Members in areas of safety and quality.  Work with cross-functional teams to achieve targeted results as assigned by department leadership. Execute assigned process improvement activities within team with a focus on improving efficiency, reducing cost and increasing customer satisfaction.  Communicate effectively with team members via telephone, radio, verbal and in written.


Job Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED; Degree or certificate in a technical field preferred
  • 2+ years on-the-job experience with mechanical/technical focus
  • Experience in  the safe and proper use of hand tools

  • Experience in an industrial work environment

  • Pipefitting work experience

  • Basic working knowledge of pipefitting

  • Skilled with hand tools (e.g., impact wrench, torque wrench, alignment bar, chain fall, come-along, calipers, tape measure)

  • Possess valid driver’s license (needed to operate equipment onsite)

  • Proficient with use of hand tools

  • Proficient with use of electrical tools and measuring devices

  • Work in fall protection gear for extended periods

  • Read mechanical prints, electrical drawings, and piping & instrumentation drawings (P&IDs)

  • Able to obtain site license for powered industrial truck

  • Understanding of mechanical and electrical systems and associated instrumentation

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail


Contact Person: Sonya Toser 


We are looking forward to your online application!

Reference Code: 3778 



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.

In accordance with the Internal Placement Policy, you must be in your current role for at least one year, and must inform your current supervisor prior to applying for a new position.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your local HR department.

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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