Process & Facilities Engineer - Silanes

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Date: Sep 28, 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 Process & Facilities Engineer - Silanes to be a part of our growing team.



The Process and Facilities Engineer - Silanes 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.


Job Responsibilities

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. 
  • 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.  
  • 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. 

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.  



  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering
  • Minimum 3 years of professional experience in the field of plant engineering or maintenance, or a university graduate with relevant co-op/internship experience.
  • Thorough technical knowledge in the field of mechanical process and facilities engineering including a familiarity of relevant regulations, standards, and codes. 
  • 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.
  • 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. 



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: 4858 



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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