Regional Mechanical Integrity Specialist

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Date: Mar 22, 2023

Location: Charleston, TN, US

Company: Wacker Chemie AG



At our site in Charleston, we are currently looking for a ​Regional Mechanical Integrity Specialist​ to be a part of 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 Regional Mechanical Integrity Specialist for our site in Charleston, TN.


What you will do:

The Regional Mechanical Integrity Specialist is responsible for the application and implementation for ongoing compliance with WACKER Directives and Engineering Standards, in regards to the mechanical integrity quality assurance and quality control requirements. This position will interface with relevant third parties such as consultants and auditors retained by the Company as well as with facility and corporate leadership.


  • Report directly to the Director of Process Safety Management and Mechanical Integrity.
  • Develop regional MI QA/QC program and assist individual sites with the implementation of the program.
  • Track, document, and communicate MI QA/QC progression and associated MI QA/QC metrics.
  • Develop a continuous improvement program for the MI QA/QC program.
  • Participate with operations, maintenance, engineering, and others in developing and implementing work process improvement activities
  • Work with Site Engineering, Sourcing, and Site Stores organizations to develop and execute appropriate Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Control (QC) practices. Assess effectiveness of QA/QC practices.
  • Support site and capital projects to ensure MI QA/QC requirements are established and implemented during the project execution.
  • Work with Corporate/Site Inspector groups to ensure appropriate inspection technologies are being used and assess quality of inspection plans.
  • Perform audits of the MI QA/QC processes at the NCA sites and vendor locations.
  • Develop training materials and requirements for the affected personnel.
  • Train Site MI QA/QC Leaders, Reliability Engineers, Operators, and Mechanics on their role in reliability improvement and MI QA/QC.
  • Stay engaged with Asset Management Strategy objectives to engage and develop manufacturing plant capability.
  • Provide guidance to project, maintenance, engineering, operations, logistics on all areas of MI QA/QC.
  • Plan and guide projects to ensure that all deliverables and timing needs are met and properly documented
  • Review calculations, reports, drawings, specifications, and purchase documents to assure the design and procurement of equipment meets appropriate quality standards and regulatory body requirements and provides the required functionality
  • Collaboration with all functional areas and contractors regarding the planning, prioritization and data collection of all field and program activities related to the integrity and quality assurance and control programs
  • Support vendor qualification activities to ensure they meet the MI QA/QC requirements including certification reviews, shop inspections, and records reviews.
  • All other duties as assigned.


What we need from you:

  •  Bachelor’s degree in Safety, Engineering, Mechanical or a Technical Degree with experience
  • With BS in Safety, Engineering, or Mechanical – 5+ years relevant chemical plant experience or equivalent.
  • Other Technical Degree – 7+ years relevant chemical plant experience or equivalent.
  • strong subject matter expertise regarding mechanical integrity quality assurance and quality control requirements and practices, both as industrial disciplines as well as under the regulatory mandates for these areas
  • A detailed understanding of facility operating, engineering, maintenance, and planning processes
  • Ability to identify and communicate MI QA/QC ramifications of existing, new, and modified processes
  • An aptitude for “walking the plant” and explaining to company personnel, contractors, and visitors, facility processes and MI QA/QC issues and solutions related to those processes
  • A good working knowledge of maintenance, reliability, and MI QA/QC best practices
  • The organizational capability to work in multiple sites, supply chains, and systems 
  •  Be able to communicate well/influence with operators, control mechanics, peers, and leadership
  • Lead multiple improvement teams at multiple sites and maintain a strong connect to technical organizations such as the Engineering Asset Reliability Excellence, Environmental, Health & Safety, and Business/Site Manufacturing groups
  • Knowledge/experience with OSHA 29 CFR1910, General Industry (e.g., 1910.119), EPA, RMP requirements related to organizational responsibilities, and other recognized industry standards and practices (Local, State, Federal).
  • An exceptional understanding and application of related codes and consensus standards is also necessary (e.g. state fire, boiler, and pressure vessel codes; API, ANSI, ASME etc. standards and recommended practices) as these play a role in overall MI QC/QC requirements
  • Analytical ability, organizational skills, time and people management skills, computer skills such as SAP, Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Demonstrated experience in developing, implementing, and executing a MI QA/QC program
  • Exceptional leadership, ownership, conflict resolution, and communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Capable of performing various site MI QA/QC inspections, follow-up of activities, and approval.


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


Contact Person: Kaile Masingale 


We are looking forward to your online application!

Reference Code: 23831 



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.

In accordance with the Internal Placement Policy, you must be in your current role for at least one year, and must inform your current supervisor prior to applying for a new position.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your local HR department.

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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