Senior Mechanical Integrity Engineer

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Date: Jan 10, 2023

Location: Charleston, TN, US

Company: Wacker Chemie AG



At our site in Charleston, we are currently looking for a ​Senior Mechanical Integrity Engineer​ 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 Senior Mechanical Integrity Engineer for our site in Charleston, TN.


What you will do:

The Sr. Mechanical Integrity Engineer is responsible for the leading and continuously improving the Charleston site Mechanical Integrity Program. The incumbent is responsible for the development, implementation, strategic planning, and technical support of the Mechanical Integrity program including direction and supervision of the site inspection team.  This position is responsible for advising on and monitoring compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local regulations and general industry standards.  The position will report to the Charleston site Process Safety Manager and will work closely with the site EHSS and Regional Process Safety group.


  • Develop, implement strategies, and continuously improve the site’s Mechanical Integrity and RBI program, detailing inspection methods, frequencies of inspections, codes, and standards applicable to the program.
  • Provides supervision, direction, and technical support to inspection personnel as well as managing the scheduling of inspection personnel and their performance. Oversee and lead the development and training of Inspection Personnel; ensuring inspectors have the necessary resources, skills, and experience to maintain a risk-based inspection process.
  • Responsible for ensuring that equipment falling below the acceptable level of risk is mitigated in a timely fashion, communicating findings from inspections to area leaders to identify and prioritize corrective actions to maximize the life of the assets
  • Monitor and track OPEX and CAPEX budgets to ensure that scheduled inspections are budgeted
  • Provides technical support, project management support, and guidance to Engineering, Operations and Maintenance for inspections, testing, and repairs of fixed equipment and piping.
  • Maintain the MI Program and the master list of tanks/vessels, piping and associated equipment, and their inspection frequencies. Manages the type of inspections, and the extent of inspections required for equipment and damage mechanisms


What we need from you:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in an engineering discipline, preferably mechanical
  • 7-10+ years’ experience in fixed equipment inspection in a chemical or petrochemical manufacturing environment
  • NCEES EIT, API 510, 570, or 653 inspector certification; Documented risk-based inspection training or API 580 certification and API 571 is preferred
  • Reviews applicable codes and standards to ensure the organization's mechanical integrity program is fully compliant.
  • Strong leadership and work ethic
  • Motivated self-starter
  • Champions and promotes a strong personal and process safety culture.
  • Drives proactive execution of the MI program to maintain compliance with OSHA’s PSM regulations as well as maintain a high degree of process safety
  • Has strong written and verbal communication skills. Prepares and organizes written presentations, documentation and reports pertaining to the MI program.
  • Experience with Risk-Based Inspection and API RBI Software
  • Experience Working with Inspection Data Management Systems (IDMS)
  • Support the site in upset conditions with MI needs to minimize downtime and ensuring repairs meet standards
  • Maintain and report on Mechanical Integrity key performance indicators (KPIs)
  • Participate in Management of Change (MOCs), Pre-startup Safety Review (PSSRs), Root Cause Analysis (RCA), and audits/assessments as needed/requested.
  • Proactively identifies MI program improvement opportunities through interaction with team members, engineering, maintenance, and operations personnel. Makes recommendations and justifies new tools, work process improvements and capital improvements.
  • Work with engineering capital projects to ensure that proper Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) is completed during fabrication and installation.
  • Generate annual site-specific Mechanical Integrity projected work scopes
  • Track and communicate regulatory changes to ensure compliance with applicable state/federal regulations including statues, regulations, agency letters of interpretation and pertinent industry codes and standards.
  • Review’s inspection reports, updates inspection frequency, and techniques based on results.
  • Analytical evaluation of systems for continued operability
  • Provides technical support, interpretation, and guidance to Management on federal and state codes, regulation, practices, and requirements.
  • Performs other duties assigned by management that fall within the generally expected scope of this position.


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 classes.

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