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Process Development Engineer

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Date: Mar 27, 2021

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 Process Development Engineer to join our growing team.


Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the implementation of all design and process improvements to the equipment used to handle, crush, sort, and pack hyper-pure polysilicon. 
  • Develop, evaluate, and improve processes and procedures focused on quality productivity, and cost reduction .Process Development Department is responsible for both process and material quality. 
  • Identification, analysis, and reduction of contamination sources during the processing of polysilicon.
  • Support operations and engineering in identifying and correcting deviations from standard processes and quality.
  • Design, implement, validate, and improve the processes and equipment for the handling, crushing, sorting, and packaging of hyper pure polysilicon.     
  • Develop, evaluate, validate, and improve processes, procedures, equipment, and supplies to achieve cost reduction, productivity, and quality improves of poly-silicon manufacturing.
  • Identification, analysis, and reduction of contamination sources during the processing of polysilicon.
  • Evaluation and development of new technology, materials, or suppliers for improving the overall process or cost.
  • Participate in or lead working groups and transfer process projects to and from other sites.


  • 0-2 years of experience 
  • Knowledge and/or experience desired in evaluation of process data with statistical tools like Minitab.
  • Ability to take ownership of a problem, plan and lead investigations, and effectively find a solution.

  • Demonstrated organization and communication skills, necessary to multi-task in a fast-paced environment with some degree of ambiguity, changing priorities, and business needs as part of multi-disciplinary teams.

  • A team player, working and collaborating with various departments and levels of the organization including international colleagues.

  • Enjoy hands-on tasks with an affinity for mechanical equipment and principles is highly desired.




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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