Operations Technician (SPOT)

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Date: Jan 11, 2023

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 SILICONES is one of the world’s biggest silicone manufacturers with silicone-based system solutions and over 3,000 different products. At our Charleston site, we are currently looking for a ​Operations Technician (SPOT)​ to join 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.  


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 in an industrial work environment


  • Basic working knowledge and work experience in pipefitting
  • Skilled with use of hand tools (e.g., impact wrench, torque wrench, alignment bar, chain fall, come-along, calipers, tape measure)
  • 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)
  • Understanding of mechanical and electrical systems and associated instrumentation
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Able to obtain site license for powered industrial truck
  • Possess valid driver’s license (needed to operate equipment onsite)


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: 23336 



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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