Wacker makes 100 job offers

Wacker makes 100 job offers

June 14th, 2012 by Staff Report in Business Around the Region

George M. Graham, director of the Wacker Institute and chemical engineering technology department head

Nearly 100 students at the Wacker Institute at Chattanooga State Community College have received conditional job offers from Wacker Polysilicon, the company said Wednesday.

Also, another 13 students received offers from the company for chemical operator positions, the German company said in a news release.

"We are invested in the Wacker Institute program because we are invested in the people who operate our plants," said Dr. Konrad Bachhuber, vice president and site manager for Wacker Polysilicon North America, in a statement.

Erika Burk, human resources director for Wacker Polysilicon North America, said many of the students are still a year away from obtaining their degrees.

Wacker is building a $1.8 billion plant in Bradley County and plans to employ 650 workers.

The products of the Wacker factory will be used for solar energy technology and semiconductor eletronics, officials said.