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Date:  Jul 11, 2024
Location:  Charleston
Company:  Wacker Polysilicon N.A., LLC
Do you want to take responsibility and make a difference with your work? With your expertise, we can achieve great goals together. We are WACKER - Reliable. Determined. Ambitious. As one of the world's most research-intensive chemical companies, we've been making countless products that are an integral part of your everyday life possible for over 100 years. From vegan food to resource-efficient buildings to solar cells, we develop sustainable solutions that change the future.
To strengthen our team in Charleston,
we are looking for you as a(n) Process & Facilities Engineer III/Sr.


This is Us:

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 a Process and Facilities Engineer for our site in Charleston, TN.


What you will do:

This position performs a variety of mechanical process and facilities engineering work to maintain and continuously improve the performance of multiple chemical production units and related auxiliary systems in Distillation and Conversion. This position provides engineering and technical services to Operations and additional service units in order to assure safe operations, regulatory compliance, and to maximize the availability and efficiency of these units.


Technical Duties:

  • Support the Engineering Manager Process & Facilities in Distillation and Conversion to ensure safe operating conditions and regulatory compliance of production units.             
  • Maximize the availability of production units at required capacity and quality.
  • Consult and support capital projects executed by project engineering.
  • Participate in commissioning of new and modified production sites.
  • Participate in the planning and execution of system or unit turnarounds.
  • Support the maintenance team in the planning and execution of ITPM and MRO activities.
  • Maintain asset data in enterprise asset management and plant engineering systems. 
  • Become an expert capable of exercising process engineering judgement with respect to the process area of responsibility and assigned subject matters.
  • Develop and support the development of specifications and standards.
  • Plan and execute small size investment projects, repair projects, and improvement projects for Maintenance and Operations as project manager.
  • Conduct and coordinate debottlenecking and troubleshooting activities.
  • Participate in PHA’s on new and existing process installations. 
  • Resolve issues with plant engineering per API standards and OSHA PSM 1910.119.
  • Support process and technology transfer and exchange between WACKER POLYSILICON production sites.
  • Drive and support continuous improvement activities related to process, safety, quality, and cost.
  • Cooperate with groups and individuals within the Engineering and Maintenance teams, within Operations, and other service units with a focus on achieving optimal results and solutions from a corporate enterprise perspective. 
  • Responsible for RCRA generation as relating to container and labeling usage, maintenance and storage functions, and regular inspections of RCRA applicable areas.
  • All other duties as assigned.


Administrative Duties:

  • Keep documentation and equipment records up to date.
  • Supervise 3rd party providers for engineering and maintenance services.
  • Represent WACKER’s interests towards authorities, suppliers, and contractors.  
  • Perform all tasks and assignments in accordance with WACKER policies and procedures. 
  • All other duties as assigned.


What we need from you:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical, Industrial, or Chemical Engineering
  • 5+ years of related experience is required
  • Thorough technical knowledge in the field of mechanical process and facilities engineering including a familiarity of relevant regulations, standards, and codes.
  • Familiar working with process flow diagrams, process and instrumentation diagrams, pipeline isometrics, and equipment drawings.
  • Understanding of function and design of processing equipment and piping systems including heat exchangers, distillation columns, pressure vessels, etc.
  • Objective judgment and fact-based decision-making approach.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in interdisciplinary and intercultural teams.
  • Capability to professionally deal with changing priorities and requirements. 
  • Strong multitasking competency.
  • Ability to perform and succeed in an environment of schedule and cost pressure.
  • Team player attitude. 
  • Preferred experience, but not required: Six Sigma and Lean, SAP EAM, Microsoft SharePoint, Delta V, PI Processbook, COMOS.
  • Must be physically fit to wear an air purifying respirator if necessary. 
  • Due to schedule and milestone requirements, a nonstandard work schedule such as nights, holidays, and/or weekends may be required. 


Preferred Qualifications

  • Work experience in a PSM facility.
  • Familiarity with Management of Change system(s).
  • HAZOP/LOPA participant experience is a plus.
  • Previous pulp/paper, chemical, or refining experience preferred.
  • Small project scope development, leadership, execution, and commissioning skills preferred.


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
What do we offer?
WACKER is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and sustainability. We are innovators, researchers, and pioneers and we believe that our individual differences are our collective strength. We foster an inclusive environment that promotes individuality, celebrates diversity, and builds cohesive teams. Together, we create exceptional value for our employees, our customers, and our communities by creating a culture of inclusion and equity that enables, empowers, and values our diverse contributions. 
WACKER strives to reward its employees in a fair and equitable manner. Our Total Rewards Package considers employee wellbeing and is comprised of compensation, benefits, work-life balance, performance & recognition, and career development.
  • Compensation and Incentive plans
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance effective day 1
  • Paid Time Off in addition to personal days and holidays
  • Paid parental leave
  • Wellbeing fund
  • Flexible hybrid work arrangements
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Education Assistance Program
  • Career development and advancement opportunities
  • Support for Community Involvement
We are looking forward to your online application at
Reference Code: 25493 
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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