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Shift Supervisor - Poly Plant Operations

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Date: Jul 3, 2021

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 14,600 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(n) Shift Supervisor - Poly Plant Operations to join our growing team.


The Shift Manager will manage the Poly Operations process on rotating shifts. They will manage the poly shift teams in achieving goals in safety, productivity, quality, and housekeeping. The position is responsible for monitoring and supervising the activities of team members for whom he/she is responsible. Detailed responsibilities include: work station assignments/rotations, execution of the production process, process troubleshooting, scheduling team members, back-up for absent team members, and check list completions. The Shift Manager will also consult with upper management in the execution of other supervisory responsibilities such as team member appraisals, training and coaching, and handling of disciplinary issues.


Job Responsibilities:

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage production of Poly control rooms, deposition hall, hand packaging lines, Selection, OLMC, and Classification in accordance with plant policies and procedures          
  • Control processes according to SOPs and Work Instructions
  • Provide Logistic support and planning as required
  • Responsible for process and quality control tasks; including ensuring that sampling execution is timely and accurate following the approved technique.
  • Meet Poly operations area goals
  • Communication and coordination with other departments and shifts in regards to quality or schedule changes
  • Responsible for implementing measures to reduce costs and improve productivity
  • Ensure preparation of equipment for maintenance activities and perform minor repairs as necessary
  • Assist in production as necessary and all other duties as assigned

Managerial Responsibilities:

  • Control work and personnel scheduling (including vacations) for team members
  • Move and allocate manpower as needed based on material and equipment status
  • Manage all aspects relating to production team members
  • Conduct training and information sessions; communicate information about shift happenings
  • Participate in the morning production meetings and provide inputs for monthly operational reports
  • Ensure all required trainings are timely made by all team members in his/her area of responsibility
  • Ensure a clean and safe work area; maintain high standards for housekeeping and organization

Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Review SOPs and Work Instructions as required
  • Complete shift paper work / or electronic documentation
  • Follow company policies regarding health and environmental protection, work safety, plant safety, quality, and all other company policies
  • Ensure environmentally compatible disposal and recycling of waste
  • Responsible for RCRA generation as relating to container and labeling usage, maintenance and storage functions, and regular inspections of RCRA applicable areas


Job Requirements:

  • Associate’s degree (or higher) in a technical field  or Current shift supervisor with Wacker
  • Bachelors degree in a technical field preferred
  • 3-5 minimum years of related experience
  • 3+ years as a people leader in a manufacturing environment
  • 5+ years of professional experience in a technical/production environment preferred
  • 2+ years of leadership experience within Poly Operations preferred
  • Experience with automated manufacturing
  • Must have excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Capability to professionally deal with changing priorities and requirements
  • Manual dexterity required for operating machinery and computers
  • Ability to motivate others
  • Excellent reading, writing and math skills required
  • Knowledge of the manufacturing processes, procedures, and machinery
  • Proven technical and mechanical aptitude
  • MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint ) experience
  • Ability to perform and succeed in an environment of schedule and cost pressure
  • Proven leadership experience in a manufacturing environment combined with a team player attitude
  • Objective judgment and fact-based decision making approach
  • Strong multi-tasking competency



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 www.wacker.com.
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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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