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Date:  Dec 3, 2023
Location:  Charleston
Company:  Wacker Polysilicon N.A., LLC
Do you want to take responsibility and make a difference with your work? With your expertise, we can achieve great goals together. We are WACKER - Reliable. Determined. Ambitious. As one of the world's most research-intensive chemical companies, we've been making countless products that are an integral part of your everyday life possible for over 100 years. From vegan food to resource-efficient buildings to solar cells, we develop sustainable solutions that change the future.
To strengthen our team in Charleston,
we are looking for you as a(n) Sr. Technical Manager - Analytics.


This is Us:

You know us. You just didn’t know it. WACKER is a global chemical manufacture 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 Technical Manager II – Analytics for our site in Charleston, TN.


What you will do:

The Technical Manager II – Analytics will be responsible to lead and organize analytical processes for the competitive characterization of polysilicon, chlorosilanes and all other relevant media to produce hyper-pure polysilicon. This position will consist of leadership of the three (3) lab areas (Physical, Chemical, and Online Analytics) for characterization of impurities in and on polysilicon, as well as the General Analytics lab, which provide services for TCS analyses as well as the environmental monitoring of the Charleston site.


  • Leadership responsibility for Managers and Supervisors for the Chemical Analytics (CA), General Analytics (GA), Physical Analytics PA), and Online Analytics (OLA) Teams according to company guidelines.
  • Collaborate with Site Maintenance and Engineering to ensure the Analytics Building and Assets are maintained to optimal levels (HVAC Systems, Instrumentation, and other related assets). 
  • Continuous alignment of analytical processes between all sites (3) via collaboration with Global Analytics Leadership.
  • Verification and validation of timely analytics data to support both internal customers as well as finished goods test data for external customers. 
  • Create and implement capital projects for Analytics as necessary. Manage budget for applicable cost centers within Analytics. Provide hands on Safety and Quality guidance and training to teams.



What we need from you:

  • Bachelor's in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Chemical Analytics, Physics or related technical degree is required.  Master's and/or PhD is preferred.
  • Minimum of 10 or more years of of relevant technical supervisory experience
  • Leadership experience in a technical or laboratory environment is required.  Polysilicon, Semiconductor, or Chlorosilanes experience is preferred. 
  • Fundamental knowledge of ultra-trace analytical requirements and state-of-the-art analytical instruments (single digit ppt requirements are common)
  • Proficient in computer and database skills
  • Must have proven team building skills with the ability to positively motivate. 
  • Strong organizational skills
  • General knowledge related to Building Maintenance and highly technical HVAC Systems are required.
  • Experience to be seen as the subject matter expert in their field of analytics.
  • Experience with budgetary and planning oversight in an operation.
  • Ability to regularly mentor technical managers.



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


What do we offer?
WACKER is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and sustainability. We are innovators, researchers, and pioneers and we believe that our individual differences are our collective strength. We foster an inclusive environment that promotes individuality, celebrates diversity, and builds cohesive teams. Together, we create exceptional value for our employees, our customers, and our communities by creating a culture of inclusion and equity that enables, empowers, and values our diverse contributions. 
WACKER strives to reward its employees in a fair and equitable manner. Our Total Rewards Package considers employee wellbeing and is comprised of compensation, benefits, work-life balance, performance & recognition, and career development.
  • Compensation and Incentive plans
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance effective day 1
  • Paid Time Off in addition to personal days and holidays
  • Paid parental leave
  • Wellbeing fund
  • Flexible hybrid work arrangements
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Education Assistance Program
  • Career development and advancement opportunities
  • Support for Community Involvement
We are looking forward to your online application at
Reference Code: 25476 
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.

Nearest Major Market: Chattanooga

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