Technician Mechanical Maintenance

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Date: May 20, 2023

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 Technician Mechanical Maintenance to join our growing team.


The Mechanical Maintenance Technician is responsible for providing, predictive, preventive, and emergency maintenance services to production, utility operations and infrastructure systems as necessary to provide for safe operations, regulatory compliance and equipment availability related to mechanical systems plant wide. 


Job Responsibilities: 

  • Maintenance of production units, utility, and infrastructure systems 

  • Troubleshoot, Repair, Rebuild of compressor systems 

  • Perform predictive, preventive, routine and, emergency maintenance  on production unit, utility, and infrastructure systems equipment 

  • Provide maintenance and troubleshooting support to production unit, utility, and infrastructure systems equipment 

  • Maintain, calibrate, align, troubleshoot, and repair plant mechanical systems 

  • Perform routine trouble shooting activities 

  • Use Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) effectively to accomplish required maintenance in and efficient and organized manner 

  • Optimize plant preventative maintenance program to meet OEM recommendations, regulatory requirements, and corporate maintenance philosophy 

  • Responsible for maintaining logs, manuals, records, blueprints and operating procedures   

  • Incorporate safe behavior into all activities and consistently complies with all established safety and health policies and procedures 

  • Work in interdisciplinary and intercultural teams 

  • Represent WACKER’S interests towards authorities, suppliers, and contractors 

  • Provide start-up support to production operations   

  • Cooperate with groups and individuals within the Engineering & Maintenance department, Operations, and other service units 

  • Perform all tasks and assignments in accordance to WACKER’S policies and procedures 

  • Other tasks and duties as assigned 


Job Requirements: 

  • High School Diploma, Journeymen (or higher level education) in the field of Mechanical engineering and/or industrial maintenance 

  • Minimum of 5 years experience preferred, maintaining mechanical systems and applications, preferably in a chemical plant, refinery or large process plant 

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills  

  • Thorough technical knowledge in the field of mechanical engineering and/or industrial mechanical maintenance , including relevant regulations, standards and codes   

  • Strong mechanical aptitude   

  • Thorough understanding of basic mechanics, mechanical theory, mechanical troubleshooting techniques, and safe work practices 

  • Proficiency in the use of precision measuring instruments and power tools.   

  • Repair experience with gear drives, pumps, piping, rigging, fabrication, control valves, couplings, bearings, mixers, steam systems, and repair of complex mechanical equipment and systems 

  • Team player attitude  

  • Able to read and comprehend mechanical and control drawings and schematics 

  • Able to troubleshoot complex mechanical and piping systems. 

  • Strong multi-tasking competency   

  • Ability and willingness for domestic and international travel 

  • Extensive background in compressor maintenance 


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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