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Our world needs ideas! As one of the world's most research-intensive chemical companies, we have been developing leading solutions for numerous sectors - from construction to photovoltaics and cosmetics to rubber - for over 100 years. We have a global presence with production sites on three continents and 14,600 employees from 70 nations.

WACKER POLYSILICON is the global leader in the production of polycrystalline hyperpure silicon for the semiconductor and solar solar industries. At our Charleston site, we are currently looking for a(n) Firefighter to join our growing team.

The Firefighter will perform firefighting and emergency medical response activities to protect life and property. He/She will respond to a variety of fire, emergency, and non-emergency calls for service. The Firefighter will be responsible for providing technical and complex tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility as well as promote fire safety and enforce fire safety standards throughout the plant.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Responding immediately and safely to emergency calls and requests for assistance
  • Performing emergency medical services as an AEMT; minimizing distress and suffering, including giving first aid before ambulance crews arrive
  • Attending emergency incidents including fires, accidents, floods, spillages of dangerous substances, etc.
  • Performing all phases of fire suppression work, ventilation, overhaul, salvage and clean-up activities at incident scene
  • Conducting search and rescue as a member of a team
  • Safeguarding their own and other people's personal safety at all times
  • Assisting in the performance of periodic Uniform Fire Code inspections of industrial and commercial businesses and places of assembly
  • Assisting in the enforcement of the fire prevention codes by following through and documenting violations in need of corrective action
  • Responding quickly to unforeseen circumstances as they arise
  • Operating and driving a fire department vehicle in compliance with all applicable state and local laws, departmental rules, and regulations
  • Maintaining records and logs of work
  • Preparing statistical and analytical reports as required
  • Taking time to become familiar with roads and buildings around the plant in order to respond to emergency calls with the utmost speed and efficiency
  • Inspecting and maintaining the fire engine, rescue squad, and related apparatus
  • Assisting in the inspection, maintenance, and testing of portable and fixed fire suppression and extinguishing systems and equipment
  • Undertaking drills and physical training and taking part in training on techniques
  • Maintaining the level of physical fitness necessary to carry out all the duties of a firefighter
  • Other duties as assigned
Job Requirements:
  • Minimum H.S. diploma or General Education Degree (GED) required; Associate's degree or higher preferred
  • Minimum of two years as an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician, Paramedic or Firefighter required; Industrial firefighting experience preferred
  • Possession of a valid Fire Fighter II certificate required
  • Possession of an appropriate, valid driver's license required
  • Possession of an appropriate, valid C.P.R. certificate required
  • Advanced Emergency Medical Technician License required
  • Hazardous Material Operations course preferred
  • Ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions and communicate effectively with others
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with fellow Team Members
  • Ability to use the computer to keep simple records and prepare reports
  • Possess a strong mechanical aptitude and be skilled in operation of heavy emergency equipment
  • Ability to perform heavy manual labor
  • Possess safety awareness
  • Have good judgment and problem solving skills
WACKER, as an innovative chemical company, makes a vital contribution toward improving the quality of life around the world by developing intelligent solutions for sustainable growth. Our culture focuses on building and retaining diverse and inclusive teams. WACKER offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, competitive benefit offerings and beyond through giving back to our communities.

Be part of our WACKER family, across all nations!

We are looking forward to your online application at
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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.