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Technical Operator (All)

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Date: Apr 26, 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 SILICONES is one of the world’s biggest silicone manufacturers with silicone-based system solutions and over 3,000 different products. At our Charleston site, we are currently looking for a(n) ​Technical Operator (All)​ to join our growing team.


The Technical Operator - CSR will be reponsible for de- and re-assembleing lines as directed by operations as well as unloading big bags containing silicon metal using fork lifts, hoist and designed unloading equipment, to introduce material into storage silos.  He/She will also be responsible for the operation and daily upkeep of silicon grinding equipment.


Job Responsibilities:

  • De- and re-assemble BDPC lines
  • Operation of Powered Industrial Equipment to support BDPC assembly/reassembly tasks, movement/processing/unloading of “lumpy” or bagged silicon metal (forklifts, pallet jacks, front end loader)
  • Transportation of BDPC using hoists, carts, forklifts to and from the cleaning department from BDPC process area

  • Operation/Routine Upkeep of Silicon Metal Grinding Equipment

  • Navigate big bags & bulk drums of silicon metal using forklifts and hoist into unloading equipment

  • Operation of big bag unloading equipment to introduce silicon metal into operational storage silos

  • Follow all site safety, environmental, quality, operational procedures/policies. Ensure safe efficient operation of all equipment. Continuous housekeeping to ensure safe/clean work environment

  • Other duties as assigned


The Technical Operator-Crushing will be work on the assembly line and respond to technical issues.  They will perform manual tasks for feeding the lines, unloading the lines, loading and breaking raw material and stacking 22 lbs bags.  the Technical Operator may also be responsible for harvesting batches of polysilicon from reactor to ensure continuous operations.

Job Responsibilities:
Perform production duties on the line        
Attend to machine errors
Use a 15 lb hammer for crushing silicon rods; lift 22 lb bags to unload them in a box
Input downtime information into the downtime tracking system
Report on production issues, provide feedback to technical staff
Contact appropriate personnel when additional expertise is required
Follow company policies regarding health and environmental protection, work safety, plant safety and quality
Responsible for RCRA generation as relating to container and labeling usage, maintenance and storage functions, and regular inspections of RCRA applicable areas.
Opening and reassembling reactors to harvest polysilicon
Work with management to achieve reactor turnaround standards
Identify opportunities to improve throughput and uptime
Other duties as assigned


       Job Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Proven technical and mechanical aptitude
  • Physical strength and endurance are essential for this position
  • Effectively communicate with team members and other stakeholders



Contact Person: Sonya Toser 


We are looking forward to your online application!

Reference Code: 4842 



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.

In accordance with the Internal Placement Policy, you must be in your current role for at least one year, and must inform your current supervisor prior to applying for a new position.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your local HR department.

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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