published Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Wacker Polysilicon looking to fill 60 more supervisory slots at Charleston plant

Rachel Cramer, center, and Claire Ballew welcome guests to a news conference to introduce the Wacker Institute to the public in this file photo.
Rachel Cramer, center, and Claire Ballew welcome guests to a news conference to introduce the Wacker Institute to the public in this file photo.
Photo by Jake Daniels /Chattanooga Times Free Press.
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    The Wacker Chemical plant site in Bradley County Contributed Photo

Wacker Polysilicon North America wants to fill about 60 more lead and supervisory positions in chemical and technical manufacturing areas for its Charleston, Tenn., plant.

“Our new hires will be part of a team working at a state-of-the-art company in the green industry of renewable energy. These positions offer lots of opportunity for upward mobility, as well,” said Erika Burk, director of human resources for the local facility.

She said plans are to begin interviews for the jobs in November.

The company already has hired the initial 70 lead chemical operators, and they’re training at the Wacker Institute at Chattanooga State Community College.

The company plans to eventually hire between 650 and 700 people for the $1.5 billion plant that will make polysilicon for use in the solar industry.

See Thursday’s Times Free Press for more coverage.

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Mike Pare, the deputy Business editor at the Chattanooga Times Free Press, has worked at the paper for 27 years. In addition to editing, Mike also writes Business stories and covers Volkswagen, economic development and manufacturing in Chattanooga and the surrounding area. In the past he also has covered higher education. Mike, a native of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., received a bachelor’s degree in communications from Florida Atlantic University. he worked at the Rome News-Tribune before ...

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