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Date:  Sep 27, 2023
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 Innovation & Technology Project Engineer - Crushing Department.


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 Innovation and Technology Project Engineer for our Crushing department at our site in Charleston, TN.


What you will do:

The Process Innovation and Technology Project Engineer will work with both the global support team and local department to develop, assess, secure, commission, and refine innovative solutions and manufacturing technologies.  This role will have a special focus on increasing the degree of factory automation in our processes and will have leadership with innovation and investment projects related to the Polysilicon crushing process.


  • Conduct research and investigations of new equipment and technology related to Crushing automation solutions
  • Perform proof-of concept evaluations as relevant with new technologies
  • Project Management leadership with scope from assisting with technical procurement through deployment and commissioning of new solutions
  • Build and maintain a global network related to crushing and automation technology.


What we need from you:

  • B.S. in mechanical engineering or related engineering discipline is required; M.S. or Ph.D. in a technical engineering discipline is preferred
  • 10+ years of related experience is preferred, with considerations given to the education and relevant experience
  • Project management (PMP or equivalent experience) is desired
  • Ability to travel as needed, potentially up to 40% including internationally
  • Demonstrated strong technical engineering skills with the capability to take ownership and effectively lead investigation and innovation projects to successful completion in an efficient manner.
  • Perform pre- and basic engineering of projects developing new equipment or prototypes, automation testing and introduction, to proof-of-concept development and testing with a transition to production.
  • Skilled in Mechanical Engineering and related technologies, in relation to development of new machinery and automation.
  • Strong collaboration and communication skills necessary to successfully work within the global and local matrix organization, various departments, and with external partners.
  • Inquisitive and innovative type personality willing to independently research and learn topics beyond their current experience in support of current or potential projects.
  • Knowledge or experience within the hyper-pure polysilicon production process, semiconductor manufacturing, or other high product quality standard industry is highly desired
  • Demonstrated project management capabilities are essential for this role



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: 25106 
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.

Nearest Major Market: Chattanooga

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