Rotational Engineer

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Date: Nov 23, 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 about 14,500 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 Rotational Engineer to join our growing team.


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 an entry-level Rotational Engineer based at our Charleston, TN site.  


What you will do:

Employees of this program will complete 24 months of rotational assignments in various engineering departments throughout a designated territory. The assignment will be based in Charleston, TN and may include visits to other WACKER locations throughout the country such as Michigan, California, and Ohio.  Through completion of assigned projects, as well as day-to-day plant support, this introductory role equips the engineer with the diversified skillset necessary for entry into permanent plant reliability, operational, or project roles. This position will shadow designated managers to learn about different aspects of the organization and help the Engineering or Operations teams ensure safe operations, regulatory compliance, and unit optimization.


Technical Duties:

  • Support and closely cooperate with assigned Manager on planning and completing the assigned projects and assisting the Engineering or Operations team.
  • Become fluent in technical systems utilized by Engineering such as SAP, COMOS, Pipe-Flo (and related modeling software).
  • Heavy field shadowing of Maintenance and Operations staff to become familiar with chemical plant layout, safe work practices, exposure to machinery and piping systems.
  • Participate in the commissioning of new or modified production units and the planning or execution of system turnarounds.
  • Support maintenance team in the planning and execution of ITPM and MRO activities by maintaining asset data in enterprise asset management and plant engineering systems.
  • Support development of specifications and standards.
  • Plan and execute small projects such as conducting or coordinating debottlenecking and troubleshooting activities.
  • Support process and technology transfer and exchange between WACKER POLYSILICON production sites.
  • Cooperate with groups and individuals within the Engineering and Maintenance teams, within Operations, and within other service units with focus on achieving optimal results and solutions from a corporate enterprise perspective. 


Administrative Duties:

  • Monitor project process to compile project reports.
  • Keep documentation and equipment records up to date. 
  • Represent WACKER’s interests toward suppliers and contractors.
  • Perform all tasks and assignments in according to WACKER policies and procedures.
  • All other duties as assigned.


What we need from you:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following fields: Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical/Instrument/Controls Engineering
  • Fundamental technical knowledge in the field of chemical, mechanical, or process engineering
  • Fundamental understanding of engineering principles, construction practices, and chemical and physical processes.
  • Fundamental understanding of function and design or processing equipment and piping systems (heat exchangers, distillation columns, pressure vessels, etc.); alternatively, understanding of power circuitry, basic control system design  
  • Familiar working with process flow diagrams, process and instrumentation diagrams, pipeline isometrics, and equipment drawings
  • Objective judgement and fact-based decision-making skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in interdisciplinary and intercultural teams
  • Strong multitasking competency
  • Ability to perform and succeed in an environment of schedule and cost pressure
  • Team player attitude
  • Capability to professionally deal with changing priorities and requirements
  • Preferred, but not required: experience with Six Sigma and Lean, SAP EAM, and COMOS
  • Willingness and ability to travel or relocate domestically as required


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


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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