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Engineering Manager I

Wacker Chemie AG

Wacker Chemie AG

Posted on Monday, April 1, 2024
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) Engineering Manager I.

This position is responsible for providing the necessary technical support to the EDY Cyclodextrin and Enzyme production teams as well as managing the related budgets of the Engineering and Maintenance departments. This position will provide technical support and services as well as execute on plant projects as necessary to assure safe operations, regulatory compliance, and maximum availability of production units. This position will help develop and create growth opportunities for team members in the EDY Engineering and Maintenance departments.

Managerial Duties

  • Lead communication and process and technology transfer between EDY departments as well as external Wacker NCA partners.
  • Develop growth and developmental opportunities for Engineering and Maintenance team members.
  • Represent EDY’s interests toward authorities, suppliers, and contractors.
  • Manage third party service providers working, as needed, with Corporate Procurement.

Project Management

  • Lead and execute capital projects (CAPEX), as needed by the EDY Plant.
  • Support and act as Site PME on CAPEX lead by WCC Engineering team.
  • Manage CAPEX, technical expense (TA) and repair and maintenance budgets.
  • Compile and present reports on EDY project updates and standing.
  • Manage third party contractors necessary to execute CAPEX and TA projects in EDY

Technical Duties

  • Maximize the availability and efficiency of production units at required capacity and quality necessary.
  • Oversee the preventative maintenance program to ensure the ongoing operation of all key equipment.
  • Remain continuously engaged with EDY operations and operational performance/struggles with active involvement in meetings and data analysis.
  • Lead troubleshooting activities and support debottlenecking activities to enhance processes ensuring production hits targeted output.
  • Drive and support the development of specifications, standards, and codes.
  • Oversee the management of EDY nested contractors.
  • Provide support and help facilitate process hazard analysis activities.

Environmental, Safety & Quality Support

  • Ensure safe operating conditions of the technical plant and compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations, statutes, and codes.
  • Ensure production compliance under OSHA PSM with special regard to mechanical integrity and MOC, where applicable.
  • Support EHS Site Lead and operations team members to follow and maintain safety operational requirements specifically focusing on PSM elements, including mechanical integrity, explosion protection, dust hazard analysis, high pressure equipment and electrical safety.

Position Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in the field of Mechanical, Industrial, or Chemical Engineering.
  • 8+ years in engineering field and 2+ years of supervisory experience
  • Up to 10% travel
  • Extensive knowledge in the field of process and facilities engineering including relevant regulations, standards, and codes. Objective judgement and fact-based decision-making approach. Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to perform and succeed in an environment of schedule and cost pressure. Team player attitude. Capability to professionally deal with changing priorities and requirements.
  • Preferred knowledge of the following: AC800F logic based controlling system, SAP, process safety management, Class II, Div 2 environments and functional safety.
  • Must be physically fit to wear an air respirator if necessary.
  • Due to schedule and milestone requirements, nonstandard work schedule such as nights, holidays, and/or weekends may occasionally be required.
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: 26652
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.