Polysilicon Analytics Technical Manager 1

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Date: Jan 9, 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 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 Polysilicon Analytics Technical Manager 1 to join our growing team.


 The Poly Analytics -Technical Manager will provide cost-efficient analytical procedures for characterizing polysilicon and providing analytical support for raw material and in-process testing.  The Poly Analytics -Technical Manager will also improve quality standards and production reliability.  It further involves supervision of chemical and poly analytical processes at Charleston with a focus on harmonizing processes at all of the Polysilicon sites.  The Poly Analytics -Technical Manager will provide analytical processes for the competitive characterization of impurities on polysilicon by supervising a cleanroom laboratory facility at our Charleston, TN site.  This position will ensure that analytical testing meets company requirements while maintaining a safe working laboratory.


Job Responsibilities:

Managerial Duties:

  • Technical and disciplinary leadership of the raw materials, gas chromatography, in process trace metals and chemical ultra-trace, laboratories at Charleston, TN
  • Technical and administrative management of the employees at the Poly Analytics Charleston laboratory.  Oversight of the training and qualification of laboratory chemist and technicians according to company guidelines
  • Optimizes and controls workflows at Poly Analytics Charleston site
  • Oversight of equipment used for processing emissions from chemical analysis
  • Serve as the deputy to the Sr. Analytics Manager during their absence from the plant

Specialized Duties:

  • Supervises the laboratory, including its measuring instruments, clean-room technology and scrubbers.  Ensure that the HVAC, safety, water purification systems for the building are at site and industry standards.  Work with engineering and maintenance groups to provide preventative maintenance and troubleshooting on analytical equipment and building systems
  • Assures that the laboratory meets ISO quality and environmental standards by providing proper documentation on procedures, sample plans, validation reports and calibrations etc.
  • Identifying and actively resolving quality drops or customer claims in the field of responsibility by using statistical analysis of laboratory data using programs such as MiniTab and Tableau
  • Support of production units, process-support groups and engineering with respect of analytical methods and characterization methods for auxiliaries.  Identify new or make improvements to analytical capabilities at the CHA site
  • Work in close cooperation with other Senior Chemists worldwide at WACKER Polysilicon to ensure that technology strategies are aligned at the Charleston site
  • Serve as the Charleston subject matter expert for cleanroom laundry services


Job Requirements:

  • Master's Degree in Chemistry or Analytical Chemistry; Ph.D. in Chemistry or Analytical Chemistry preferred
  • 9-13 years of work experience in the chemical industry preferred
  • 3+ years of supervisory experience of qualified staff preferred
  • Experience in supervision of an ultra-trace cleanroom laboratory preferred
  • In-depth knowledge of the chemistry and technology associated with the production of Polysilicon and Silicone
  • In-depth knowledge of instrumental analytics and chemical processes. Knowledge of manufacturing operations 
  • Knowledge of the requirements for operating a cleanroom
  • Knowledge of HVAC operation for cleanroom environments.
  • In-depth knowledge of industry specific standards and testing equipment
  • Understanding of deionized and ultra pure water purification systems or process.
  • IT knowledge, especially databases and standard software, statistical analysis of data.  Experience with SAP and SQL Queries programming
  • Good communication skills for effective contributions in meetings, presentations, and reports
  • Experienced in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • A team player, working with various functions and levels of the organization, being an organization talent with self-assertion, being able to motivate and striving for continuous improvement
  • Ideal candidate should be independent, responsible, well-organized, and a self-starter 


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.
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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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