Process & Facilities Engineer

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Date: Jan 25, 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 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 to join our growing team.


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 process and mechanical engineering tasks within the back-end batch and continuous process units at the Charleston site.  This position will provide technical support and engineering services to operations and service units as necessary to provide for safe operations and assure regulatory compliance and availability of production units.


  • In conjunction with Electrical Instrumentation & Controls engineering counterpart, assure availability of production units at required capacity and quality under the pre-requisite of safety.
  • Exercise engineering judgment with respect to equipment reliability, performance optimization, and assigned subject matters.
  • Perform engineering design/exercise engineering judgment to improve equipment as necessary in accordance with management of change and other Process Safety Management compliant programs.
  • Coordinate and/or support plant and corporate engineering capital and expense projects.
  • Support process and technology transfer/exchange between Wacker’s Polysilicon production sites (domestic and international).
  • Conduct troubleshooting activities for operations and maintenance teams
  • Represent Wacker’s interests towards authorities, suppliers, and contractors for internal and external audits
  • Maintain and compile reports, documentation, equipment records and bill of materials for area of responsibility.
  • All other duties as assigned.


What we need from you:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical, Industrial, or Chemical Engineering
  • 3+ years of related experience is required
  • Thorough technical knowledge in the fields of chemical and mechanical engineering, incl. relevant regulations, mechanical maintenance strategies (pumps, heat exchangers, etc.), continuous and/or batch process background, applicable RAGAGEP
  • Familiarity with Process Safety Management/OSHA 1910, particularly in relation to process safety systems and management of change.
  • Experience 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 pressure relief devices, heat exchangers, pressure vessels, etc.
  • Familiarity with relevant API (520/521/576) and ASME standards
  • Objective judgement and fact-based decision-making approach.
  • Ability to work in interdisciplinary and intercultural teams.
  • Ability to learn and utilize computer software programs.
  • Preferred, but not required: software programs (SAP EAM, COMOS), project management training (formal or on-the-job)
  • 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. 


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


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
Reference Code: 23385 



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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