Technical Specialist SPOT

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Date: Sep 20, 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 about 14,500 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 Technical Specialist SPOT to join our growing team.


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 Specialist to join our SPOT team in Charleston, TN


What you will do:

The Technical Specialist will provide ongoing field support to maintain the high efficiency and quality work currently performed by the Silanes Polysilicon Operations Technicians (SPOT) team.  This position is responsible for facilitating the discussion and implementation of ongoing improvements to current work as well as providing the required hands-on training for mechanical skills needed in the field. This position will be responsible for maintaining current material lists and verifying what is received in the field, tool inventory and inspection, and all quality inspections of material as required. The Technical Specialist will observe current workflow on projects identified by the team as future routine work to develop draft work instructions for the team based on observations and improvement discussions with management.


  • Observe current workflow on projects identified by the team as a possibility to become routine work and develop draft version of work instructions based on observations. Work with team to gain complete capability to perform complete revision/rebuild.
  • Work together with SPOT team management and Engineering to ensure quality of all ongoing work and make suggestions about possible strategies to improve turnaround time.     
  • This position will be responsible for maintaining current material lists and verifying what is received in the field, tool inventory and inspection, and all quality inspections of material as required. 
  • Assess tools, rigging, and methods used for all field work performed by team followed by discussion and support to implement ongoing improvements.
  • Assist team with mechanical work in the field when necessary.


What we need from you:

  • Associate degree in an engineering field (i.e., Mechatronics) or Certification in Chemical Process Technology  is required along with 5+ years of industrial chemical experience
  • 5+ years of professional experience in a technical/production environment required
  • 2+ years of experience in inspection/quality control
  • Proven process improvement and project management skills in a manufacturing company required
  • Experience in process improvement and working with various computer application systems (i.e., SAP, Scheduling software, and project management software) preferred
  • Demonstrates competency around safety requirements and basics of operational safety
  • Working knowledge of hand tools and pipefitting. Basic knowledge of rigging.
  • In field experience working in conjunction with contractors
  • Advanced analytical skills


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
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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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