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Analytical Chemistry Technical Lab Manager

Company: Wacker Chemical Corporation
Location: Charleston
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:

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 an Analytical Chemistry Technical Lab Manager for our site in Charleston, TN.What you will do:This position is responsible for providing analytical support and to drive cost-effective analysis for characterization of polysilicon, raw materials and in-process testing. The Technical Lab Manager will also improve quality standards and production reliability. The Technical Lab Manager will oversee 2 different labs, clean room and standard laboratory at our Charleston, TN site and interact with Operations, Quality Assurance, and Process Development groups to ensure that analytical testing meets company requirements.Managerial Duties:

  • Technical and disciplinary leadership of the raw materials, gas chromatography, in process trace metals and chemical ultra-trace, laboratories at Charleston, TN
  • Technical and administrative management of the employees at the designated laboratories.
  • Oversight of the training and qualification of laboratory chemist and technicians according to company guidelines
  • Coordinate testing and investigation workflows associated with the laboratories.
  • Review of analytical data to ensure for accuracy and no abnormalities are detected.
  • Work with engineering and maintenance groups to provide preventative maintenance and troubleshooting on analytical equipment and building systems.
  • Serve as the deputy to the Sr. Analytics Manager.Specialized Duties:
    • Supervises the laboratory, including its measuring instruments, clean-room technology and scrubbers.
    • Monitor the HVAC, safety, water purification systems used for laboratories meet site and industry standards.
    • Assures that the laboratory meets ISO quality and environmental standards by providing proper documentation on procedures, sample plans, validation reports and calibrations etc.
    • Identifying and actively resolving quality drops or customer claims in the field of responsibility by using statistical analysis of laboratory data using programs such as MiniTab and Tableau
    • Support of production units, process-support groups and engineering with respect of analytical methods and characterization methods for auxiliaries. Identify new or make improvements to analytical capabilities at the CHA site
    • Work in close cooperation with other Senior Chemists worldwide at WACKER Polysilicon to ensure that technology strategies are aligned at the Charleston site
    • Serve as the Charleston site subject matter expert for cleanroom laundry servicesWhat we need from you:
      • Minimum Education - B.S. in Chemistry or Analytical Chemistry
      • Preferred Education - M.S. or Ph.D. in Chemistry or Analytical Chemistry
      • Minimum 7 years of professional experience in chemical manufacturing or chemical industry environment required with B.S.
      • Minimum 5 years of professional experience in chemical manufacturing or chemical industry environment required with M.S.
      • Minimum 3 years of professional experience in chemical manufacturing or chemical industry environment required with Ph.D.
      • Experience in wet chemistry is required.
      • Experience in Polysilicon preferred.
      • Minimum 3 years of supervisory experience of qualified staff required.
      • Experience in supervision of an ultra-trace cleanroom laboratory preferred
      • Knowledge of the chemistry and technology associated with the production of Polysilicon and Silicone
      • Knowledge of instrumental analytics and chemical processes. Knowledge of manufacturing operations
      • Knowledge of the requirements for operating a cleanroom
      • Knowledge of HVAC operation for cleanroom environments.
      • Knowledge of industry specific standards and testing equipment
      • Understanding of deionized and ultra pure water purification systems or process.
      • Knowledge of IT especially databases and standard software, statistical analysis of data. Experience with SAP and SQL Queries programming
      • Good communication skills for effective contributions in meetings, presentations, and reports
      • Experienced in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
      • A team player, working with various functions and levels of the organization, being an organization talent with self-assertion, being able to motivate and striving for continuous improvement
      • Ideal candidate should be independent, responsible, well-organized, and a self-starterLife 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

          Job Industries
          • Customer Service

Keywords: Wacker Chemical Corporation, Chattanooga , Analytical Chemistry Technical Lab Manager, Executive , Charleston, Tennessee

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