Manager Engineering, Senior - Silanes/CHA

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Date: Mar 19, 2023

Location: Charleston, TN, US

Company: Wacker Chemie AG



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 Manager Engineering, Senior - Silanes/CHA to be a part of 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 a Sr. Engineering Manager-Silanes for our site in Charleston, TN.


What you will do:

The Sr. Engineering Manager-Silanes is responsible to supervise, develop, and mentor the group of 16-20 engineers allocated to the Silanes area; provide the necessary technical support for all production units within the Silanes area (CS-Reaction, HCl--Generation & Scrubber, Tank Farm & Distillation, Conversion & HCl-Recovery); initiate continuous improvement, debottlenecking, repair, and overhaul projects; and manage related investment and technical expense budgets.


  • Develop, supervise, and coach team members               
  • Provide technical support and engineering services to operations and service units as necessary to provide for safe operations and assure regulatory compliance, availability, and performance of production units
  • Develop engineering group/organization and related guidelines and procedures including specifications, standards and codes; ensure compliance within Silanes group
  • Drive and support continuous improvement activities related to safety, quality and cost   
  • Manage engineering cost centers, capital investment and technical expense budgets


What we need from you:

  • Bachelor's degree in chemical engineering is required; Master’s degree is preferred
  • 10 + years of combined professional experience in the field of plant engineering & maintenance, project engineering, project management and budget management including 5+ years in plant engineering & maintenance.   5+ years of leadership and team management experience
  • Engineering Experience in a plant engineering environment
  • Experience in a Process Safety Management (PSM) environment
  • Experience managing a group of Plant Engineers
  • Experience developing work processes, engineering standards and procedures
  • Lean or Sigma trained, and demonstrated application of principles
  • PHA/HAZOP experience, including revalidation efforts


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
Reference Code: 23146 




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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