Process & Mechanical Project Engineer

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Date: Apr 27, 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(n) Process & Mechanical Project Engineer to join our growing team.



The Project Engineer will report to the Director of Project Engineering. This position provides project engineering and project management services in the field of Chemical Engineering related to capital investment projects at the Wacker Site in Charleston, TN but also for other Wacker sites in the NCA region. This position will require working in a multi-discipline team with multiple interfaces to internal customers, internal services such as procurement and regulatory affairs, as well as external suppliers and contractors. Domestic travel and international travel will be required occasionally over an extended period of time dependent on project assignment.


Job Responsibilities

Managerial Duties (in coordination with the supervisor) 

  • Manage and provide technical direction to assigned engineering team members
  • Compile and provide reports related to area of responsibility
  • Target and priority setting in the project execution
  • Coordination, control, information of / about: work processes and interface, specialist departments, contractors, resources (personnel, equipment, internal legwork)
  • Estimate, review, and edit the effects in terms of the business objectives
  • Steering, assess, control: technical results, compliance with legal, and internal guidelines and regulations, the implementation of IMS (Integrated Management System

Engineering Duties

  • Processing and implementation of legal, economic, safety and environmental related matters
  • Execution of pre-engineering, concepts, studies, alternatives, strategies
  • Process optimization, simulation, risk assessment
  • The overall engineering and project management: process/system planning, design, specification, calculation, cost estimates, expenditure planning, project appropriation request, scheduling, permit/regulatory planningsafety, quality and regulatory reviewssubcontracting, procurementconstruction managementcommissioning support, plant handover, performance test, acceptance, rejection handling
  • Coordinate 3rd party contractors and suppliers involved in the project
  • Monitor project progress and compile project reports
  • Coordination interfaces to other engineering disciplines involved in the project
  • Manage changes in scope and/or priorities during project execution
  • Utilize value engineering practices
  • Compile and provide project as-built documentation



  • Bachelor degree required
  • Minimum 5 years experience 
  • Experience related to process, chemical and mechanical engineering in a project, operations and/or maintenance environment in the field of chemical engineering  
  • Project management experience    
  • Thorough understanding of engineering principles, relevant  codes, and construction practices to effectively manage projects and to apply efficient and innovative solutions to technical and organizational challenge    
  • Expertise in life-safety systems and automated material handling applications is sought            
  • Able to perform and succeed in an environment of schedule and cost pressure
  • Strong written/verbal communication skills                                
  • Strong leadership skills    
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer in the state of Tennessee is desired, but not obligatory


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
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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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