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Technical Specialist

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Date: Jun 10, 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 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(n) Technical Specialist to join our growing team.


Job Responsibilities

  • Communicating work and production requirements under changing premises
  • Coordinating production volumes with down and upstream departments 
  • Assuring proper disposal of recyclables and waste
  • Monitoring and supervising installations; troubleshooting or organizing troubleshooting; coordinating of such with affiliated companies 
  • Preparing and supervising routine repairs and maintenance work including major shutdowns; coordination with Engineering and shift operations; managing inspections and making the installations available for inspections 
  • New installations and process changes: applying operating knowledge to planning and execution; plant safety instructions for construction workers; checks prior to start-up; start-up; initiation to permanent operation 
  • Support process knowledge transfer and development of Chemical Support Specialist
  • Schedule, Support and drive maintenance activities for your area of responsibility
  • Participation in Department On - Call Rotation




  • Associate's degree in a technical field required
  • Bachelor's degree in a related field preferred
  • 3+ years of experience in the chemical industry preferred 
  • High awareness of quality, safety and environment protection  
  • Excellent MS Office skills (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint) 
  • Advanced query and reporting skills
  • Solid presentation and training skills 
  • Must have excellent written and verbal skills with the ability to effectively communicate at all levels of the organization 
  • Comprehensive understanding of CSR systems, processes and data 
  • Ability to troubleshoot system issues preferred 
  • Proven leadership skills and ability to motivate others 
  • Demonstrates technical competency in the areas of safety and process improvement 
  • Knowledgeable about hazardous waste management 
  • Understands federal, state, and local occupational health & safety regulations and standards
  • Knows all relevant relations of the CSR department in the integrated production unit preferred




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.
Reference Code: 5755 



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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