- Work/Life Balance
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
- Comp & Benefits
- Senior Management
HSC employees have access to an on-site fitness facility, and our Fitness Facility Committee plans additional perks, including competitions and physical evaluations by trainers in the region. Learn more from HSC's Chasen Filcek. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMR3T
Elizabeth Stelzer is a Florida native and member of HSC's New Hire Committee, which provides professional development and relationship-building opportunities for those coming on staff. Hear what she has to say about her experiences at HSC.
Hemlock Semiconductor is the only U.S.-based high-purity polysilicon producer in the world. The experience and technology we’ve developed since our start in 1961 have allowed us to develop a safe, efficient, sustainable and cost-effective process to manufacture this highly critical material. We put a strong emphasis on public safety and take pride in being an involved and active community leader in the Great Lakes Bay region.
As the largest producer of high-purity polysilicon in the United States, Hemlock Semiconductor draws on the talents of more than 650 employees to provide the material critical to two high-tech, high-growth industries: electronics and solar energy. We provide a technically challenging and supportive environment for all employees.
We transform people’s lives by energizing and connecting our world through silicon technology.
To be the preferred polysilicon suppliers to the semiconductor and solar industries.
To be a family-friendly, community-oriented high-tech employer whose employees and products have a positive effect on the world.
Contributing to the sustainability of our world
To learn more about Hemlock Semiconductor and search our jobs list, visit hscpoly.com.
High-purity polysilicon from Hemlock Semiconductor is used to make semiconductors that power cell phones, computers and the technology of the future, where the Internet of Things and artificial intelligence meet in new products such as autonomous vehicles. Hemlock Semiconductor also is moving the world toward a greener future by supplying polysilicon, a fundamental building block for solar panels, to the solar power industry.
Polysilicon is a hyper-pure form of the element silicon found in the Earth’s crust. In fact, at a 99.999999999% purity level, our employees perform a key purification step in the manufacturing of the purest substance on the planet. That’s like allowing no more than one grain of sand inside 16 Olympic sized swimming pools!
To make polysilicon, we pump trichlorosilane gas into a reactor fitted with thin silicon starter rods. When we activate our reactors with electricity, the silicon part of the gas molecules sticks to the rods, creating thicker rods of polysilicon.
Afterwards, we break the rods into smaller chunks that are sent to manufacturers around the world and serve as the building blocks to computer chips and solar panels.
At Hemlock Semiconductor, you really matter
You’re the source of all of our ideas, actions and performance.
So, just as we listen to our customers, we listen to you. We work hard to understand what you need and provide you with a flexible work-life environment.
An open, relaxed atmosphere
As a Hemlock Semiconductor employee, you’re part of a results-oriented team that sincerely cares about its members and approaches the job with pride, integrity and humility. Our Employee Engagement, New Hire and Fitness committees work to create fun ways for employees to connect and stay healthy.
A place invested in your professional development
We supply the opportunities, coaching and mentoring to help you achieve your professional goals. This is a high-performing culture where talent and hard
work matter. We encourage you to take on new responsibilities, get out of your comfort zone and explore a variety of tasks and career paths.
The right size company
Hemlock Semiconductor is the kind of place where you can address everyone – across all levels of the company – by their first names. It’s a company where you can ask questions, take risks and make a difference.
A family-friendly, community-oriented culture
Hemlock Semiconductor provides a family-friendly, community-oriented high-tech work environment where employees have fun together. As a company, we support community programs and projects and empower our employees to make a difference in the Great Lakes Bay region by actively volunteering.
Benefits for you and the people you care for
In addition to a competitive total compensation package, including base pay and a unique goal-driven incentive pay program, you have access to a vast array of benefit choices in the area of health and well-being, finances, professional development and work-life balance.
At Hemlock Semiconductor, employees get to work with leading experts in the high-purity polysilicon field and to help the company grow. Our people serve the world’s leading solar and semiconductor companies as we manufacture a high-quality product, drive company performance, innovate, and collaborate to improve continuously. We employ the specialized experts to operate effectively, efficiently and safely to deliver premier service and know-how.
Science & Technology
Our experts constantly innovate to improve manufacturing processes, advance technology and ensure quality. We employ scientists and technical professionals in a wide variety of roles including physics, materials science, feedstock quality assurance, advanced analytical, quality testing and dedicated functions to support technical customer needs.
Manufacturing & Engineering
We employ top graduates and experienced professional chemical, mechanical and electrical engineers and certified chemical process operators in development, manufacturing, maintenance and improvement roles across our site. We work as a team to ensure our state-of-the-art processes remain up and running safely, become increasingly efficient and produce an ultra-pure product.
Process Safety & Security
Our site, community and employee safety are critical, so we regularly hire safety and security professionals to manage our world-class processes. They ensure operational excellence and security from the time we receive raw materials until our products reach our customers.
Customer Service, Supply Chain, Procurement & Information Technology
Our commercial and functional professionals lead activities in customer service, supply chain, procurement and information technology with an end-to-end approach to ensure efficiency and customer satisfaction.
HSC has some of the best-skilled tradesmen in the business. We employ specialized experts in a variety of roles to build, operate and maintain our world-class facility. These same experts work closely with manufacturing and engineering leaders to ensure our team is focused on driving productivity, continually innovating and working with a complete commitment to safety.
HSC helps energize and transform our world through silicon technology. As a family-friendly, community-oriented employer, we're actively involved in helping build better communities in the Great Lakes Bay region and empower our employees to make a difference by volunteering together, serving on boards, and helping raise money to support local organizations.
As one of the largest employers in the Great Lakes Bay region, we care about tomorrow's workforce, too. Hemlock Semiconductor works with area high schools, community colleges and jobs programs to support youth and STEM education and make sure area residents have the skills they need to work at the high-tech jobs of the future.
Community and Regional Empowerment (CARE) Fund
As part of our goal to improve the quality of life throughout the Great Lakes Bay Region, Hemlock Semiconductor Operation’s Community and Regional Empowerment (CARE) Fund provides up to $30,000 for local projects and programs. Schools, units of government and local groups with 501(c)(3) designation can apply for grants through the Bay Area Community Foundation, Midland Area Community Foundation or Saginaw Community Foundation. Apply or learn more through your local community foundation:
Fire Academy Sponsorships
At HSC, we’re committed to safety for our employees, their families and our neighbors. HSC has 27 volunteer firefighters and first responders on staff, and we support responders in neighboring communities by donating equipment and providing hands on training at our facilities.
To expand safety training in our community, HSC offers Fire Academy Sponsorships to local fire departments to cover the cost of sending enrollees to local fire academies to receive their Michigan Firefighter I&II training. The grants are available to fire departments in Saginaw, Bay, Midland and Gratiot counties. HSC's Contribution Committee reviews applications and awards the grants.
I worked at Hemlock Semiconductor (More than 3 years)
pay was great
benefits were awesome
safety was number 1
management was great
I really can't think of anything negative to say
Advice to Management
Keep doing what your doing
I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Hemlock Semiconductor.
On-campus interview then an in-person interview at HQ in MI
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