Nearly 100 Job Offers Extended To Students By Wacker

Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Dr. Erika Burk welcomes students
Dr. Erika Burk welcomes students
Nearly 100 students at the WACKER INSTITUTE at Chattanooga State Community College have received conditional job offers from WACKER POLYSILICON to date. This week another 13 students received offers from the company for chemical operator positions.

"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.  "These students will soon take responsible production roles at one of the world's most advanced hyperpure polysilicon manufacturing plants."

"Many of these students are a year away from obtaining their degrees," said Dr. Erika Burk, human resources director for WACKER POLYSILICON North America.  "We want to express our commitment to them with these offers-they know a career is waiting for them once they graduate."

WACKER POLYSILICON plans to extend at least 50 more conditional job offers to students at the WACKER INSTITUTE for chemical operator positions.  The next interviews will take place later this year.  Students interested in receiving an offer are encouraged to enroll at the WACKER INSTITUTE for the fall semester.

An employment incentive of $3,000 will be given to this group of students upon hire. Eligible new hires will receive this incentive within their first 60 days of employment at WACKER POLYSILICON.

The students who received these job offers from WACKER POLYSILICON are currently enrolled in the Chemical Engineering Technology associate's degree program at the WACKER INSTITUTE.  Their careers with WACKER POLYSILICON North America begin August 2013.

The job offer is conditional upon a background check, drug screening, pre-employment physical and 3.0 GPA.  Students must obtain their degrees. Those interested in learning more about the WACKER INSTITUTE are encouraged to attend a public information session and tour at Chattanooga State.  The information sessions will be held twice weekly beginning June 13.

 The company continues to hire for a variety of positions outside of the WACKER INSTITUTE, with maintenance, electrical and mechanical positions opening up soon.  All positions are posted on www.wacker.com/careers, with new positions added daily.
Dr. Konrad Bachhuber shows construction site to students.
Dr. Konrad Bachhuber shows construction site to students.


Chattanooga Chamber Calendar Of Events For Oct. 23-27

TUES/24 East Brainerd Council Meeting 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Car Barn:  6721 Heritage Business Court Speaker: Steven Wagner, Erlanger Children's Hospital $12.   TUES/24 Grand Re-Opening of Food City 5 - 5:30 p.m. Food City:  7804 E. Brainerd Rd .   THUR/26 Reality Check - East Ridge High School ... (click for more)

Catherine Heigel Named Chief Operating Officer For Elliott Davis

Catherine Heigel, the former director of the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, has returned to Elliott Davis, LLC as its chief operating officer.  In this role, Ms. Heigel manages the firm’s operational support functions, including legal, information technology, human resource, marketing and communications, and firm administration. In addition, ... (click for more)

Man Shot Multiple Times In Cleveland; Jesus Teague, 14, Is Arrested

On Saturday, at 6:12 a.m., Cleveland Police Department responded to 1210 Elrod Place SE in reference to a domestic disturbance.   A man sustained multiple gunshot wounds and was transported to Erlanger by Life Force. His condition is stable, at this time.   The suspect, Jesus Tyler Teague, 14, was located and was in custody as of 3:25 p.m. ... (click for more)

Travis Caslin, 42, Shot While Walking Along South Willow Street

Chattanooga Police said a man was shot on Friday night while walking along South Willow Street.   The victim was identified as Travis Caslin, 42.   At 7:37 p.m., Chattanooga Police officers were called to a local hospital after a person showed up with a gunshot wound.   Police were informed that the victim's condition was non-life threatening. ... (click for more)

October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Myth And Fact Check

My husband and I recently had the privilege of participating in the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in Chattanooga. I listened as my husband told the audience about how his mother was diagnosed with breast cancer when he was nine and how she died from the disease when he was fourteen. As a child, my husband didn’t understand what breast cancer ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: It’s All About People

The leaders of Hamilton County’s Mental Health Court held a heart-warming open house Friday afternoon and it was announced that just since February, the creation has saved the county over $3 million in incarceration costs. But to hear County Mayor Jim Coppinger or Judge Don Poole tell it, that’s not what is important. “Soon after the court started, a kind, quiet man I’ll ... (click for more)