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Date:  May 9, 2024
Location:  Charleston
Company:  Wacker Chemical Corporation
Are you looking for a new challenge? For our location Charleston we are looking for a(n) Engineer III/Sr., Process Innovation and Technology.

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 Innovation and Technology Engineer for our site in Charleston, TN.


What you will do:

The Process Innovation and Technology Engineer is a core process development team member tasked to investigate, identify, initiate, and effectively manage next generation technological engineering projects in partnership with the global process development initiatives. This role will provide a local expert and resource for ensuring a rapid transfer of technology developments to meet the specific needs of business divisions and sites. Additionally, this position will also function as a local resource to investigate and identify advanced capabilities or trends (technology, equipment, materials, etc.) within or as they become available in the market or through developing collaborations for potential local/global utilization supporting a world-class manufacturing operation.


  • Independently provide engineering and technological evaluations, guidance, and oversight to
    successfully prepare and execute approved projects in conjunction with the global process
    development team and local departments (R&D, engineering, and operations). Including:
    modelling, design, scale-up and optimization of processes and equipment; planning, construction and supervision of tests and pilot plants; technology development, techno-economic evaluation and scale-up of new processes; collaboration in and management of innovation projects; and technology studies and cost estimates (CAPEX, OPEX)
  • Independently identify, evaluate, and propose potential advanced technological solution
    opportunities for improvements to the organization for implementation assessment.
  • Conduct research and investigations in the market for potential technology, equipment,
    materials, etc. to develop and lead proof-of-concept assessments.
  • Identify and develop network contacts of potential technological suppliers or collaboration
    partners in support of future opportunities.


What we need from you:

  • B.S. in chemical 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
  • Ability to travel as needed, potentially up to 40% including internationally to Germany
  • German language skills (spoken and written) are beneficial
  • Ability to conduct initial onboarding/training in Germany for a 1-3 month period.
  • 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.
  • 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 skills in modelling and simulation of (bio-)chemical processes and equipment
    Knowledge of the relevant laws, regulations, standards and codes
  • Experience working with various technical engineering disciplines is highly desired


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: 26707 
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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