Specialist-Safety (Field)

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Date: Jan 19, 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 14,300 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 Specialist-Safety (Field) to join our growing team.


Job Responsibilities


This position is responsible to drive Safety performance and compliance at the Operator/First Line Leader level within Charleston, TN  and support the Safety Department in related safety activities primarily focusing on field/plant operations.

Responsibilities include:

  • Observe, Support, coach and advise Team Members on safety in all areas of the site.  Primary focus on field operations, safety compliance and positive safety behavior/culture
  • Coordinate and perform safety training as required in support of the site general safety program
  • Conduct field-based safety inspections scheduled and as needed (LTT, Respiratory protection, hot work, work from height, PSSR, etc.)
  • Support the Industrial Hygiene program by assisting with exposure monitoring, ergonomic reviews, and associated tasks.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in occupational safety, chemistry, environmental science, engineering or EHSS related field.
  • Minimum 3 years of EHSS experience in an industrial/manufacturing/chemical environment preferred
  • Previous experience working in a multi-cultural environment is preferred
  • 1 year of experience utilizing SAP preferred
  • Experience with a multi-plant environment is a plus
  • Experience with Process and Plant safety aspects
  • Experience working with a medical department (nurse, PA, etc.)
  • Detailed knowledge of 29 CFR 1910 and associated standards
  • Preferred - Associate Safety Professional (ASP) or Graduate Safety Professional (GSP)       
  • Experience and/or training in Incident investigation; root cause analysis; safety inspections/auditing
  • PSM related experience (1-3 years)
  • A comprehensive knowledge of legal and regulatory requirements in a variety of areas and of existing industry best practices
  • Knowledge of safety requirements related to domestic and international supply chain operations. ISO and OHSAS knowledge preferred.  
  • Knowledgeable in areas of safety such as HAZMAT, OSHA regulations, accident investigations, hazard analysis/risk assessment, and process safety
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, written/ verbal communication, and priority setting skills
  • Able to give/receive constructive feedback
  • Intermediate computer skills including MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, including the ability to quickly learn third party software use
  • Ability to analyze and research information without direct supervision.


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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