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Date:  May 19, 2024
Location:  Eddyville
Company:  Wacker Chemical Corporation
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 Eddyville,
we are looking for you as a(n) Engineer I.


This position performs a variety of engineering work to maintain and continuously improve the performance of the EDY Plant and related auxiliary systems.  This position provides engineering and technical services to assure safe operations, regulatory compliance, maximize out of finished product and optimize the process to reduce costs. 


Technical Maintenance and Repair:

  • Supports the planning, coordination, documentation and cost control of the technical maintenance, repair, preventive maintenance, and predictive maintenance for the EDY Plant.
  • Responsible for ensuring compliance with governmental and corporate rules and regulations regarding inspections, revisions, and testing on projects.
  • Responsible for maintaining up to date technical documentation.
  • Responsible for managing and maintaining proper records, paperwork and entries for SAP system and other applicable information systems for the repair tasks and materials, preventive maintenance orders and services received, including the goods receipt, when applicable.


Technical Optimization:

  • Supports the maintenance and compliance on technical implementation of permitting requirements and preparation of technical documents for permits.
  • Responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with external engineering and contractors.
  • Acts as a point of contact for equipment vendors and external contractor companies.
  • Keep documentation and equipment records up to date.
  • Support management of change projects and activities ensuring compliance to internal Wacker procedures and third-party certification requirements.
  • Perform all tasks and assignments according to WACKER policies and procedures. 


Environmental, Safety & Quality Support:

  • Responsible for the technical safety of the plant processes in compliance with governmental and corporate rules and regulations.
  • Supports operations personnel to follow and maintain safety operational requirements specifically focusing on process safety management (PSM) elements, including mechanical integrity, explosion protection, dust hazard analysis, high pressure equipment and electrical safety.

Support quality related regulations and directives helping keep the plant in compliance with food GMPs, food safety requirements and industrial hygiene requirements.


Cooperation with Other Site Functions:

  • Support efforts to coordinate with Production Manager, shift supervisors and/or Quality Manager to determine most efficient schedules in events such as major repairs, shutdowns, campaign changes and expansions, to minimize down time.
  • Support Production Manager with preparing plant operating procedures. Assists in the optimization of processes related to product quality, cost, output, and utilization of personnel.
  • Assists in day-to-day production/compliance needs.
  • Participate in programs and improvement projects for productivity, food safety, cleanliness, plant security, product quality, process and premises.
  • Provides technical support for projects such as future expansions, new processes, and products.

Closely communicates with WCC engineering and with corporate Biosolutions engineering regarding, budgets, technical approach, systems and procedures


Position Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree in Chemical, Mechanical, Industrial or Bioprocessing Engineering
  • Basic knowledge of OSHA safety regulations including PSM and environmental regulations
  • Familiar with GMP for food ingredient manufacturing
  • Basic knowledge of food safety related regulations and ISO 22001 regulations
  • Basic knowledge of Kosher standards
  • Basic knowledge of ISO 9001 and 14001 standards as well as DHA requirements
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: 26654 
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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