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Hard Work Pays Off at Hemlock Semiconductor

Great careers available right now at nation’s largest producer of polysilicon for semiconductors and solar panels

HEMLOCK, Mich. ― Hemlock Semiconductor Operations (HSC), the nation’s largest manufacturer of high-purity polysilicon used in the semiconductor and solar industries, has launched a major effort to hire new employees for jobs that offer great wages, retirement and health benefits, paid time off and opportunities for advancement. The company aims to fill dozens of available positions at its production facility located just west of Saginaw.

“The opportunities to advance beyond an entry-level job is a great part of the HSC culture,” said Phil Alaniz, HSC production coordinator. “I started my career here 12 years ago in an entry-level position after leaving the construction industry. Since then, I have steadily advanced through the organization and now lead a production team. The only limits are the ones you put on yourself. I recommend anyone looking to start a new career to consider HSC.”

Kristen Opperman, HSC’s culture and communications manager, said her career has taken her in unexpected directions at the company.

“When I was offered a full-time engineering role in manufacturing after interning at HSC, I had no idea the interesting path my career was going to take,” she said. “I was able to move through engineering, quality control and project leadership roles while working with the plant team on a broad scale. After eight years, I was offered the opportunity to take on a new role in communications. That move has brought a whole new challenge, helping me stretch my abilities. That really is the essence of HSC — developing people to their full potential.””

Andy Ault, HSC’s senior vice president of manufacturing, noted that nearly half of HSC’s employees have been with the company for 10 years or more.

“Our success in retaining our people is a testament to their job satisfaction and a team-based company culture that rewards initiative and offers great opportunities for advancement,” he said. “We’re looking for people who understand that working hard is the key to getting ahead. This is a great opportunity to be part of a growing, high-tech company that has an exceptionally bright future making the polysilicon used in billions of electronic devices around the world and in the solar panels that are driving our clean energy future.”

Entry-level positions at HSC that require no previous experience include Cleanroom Operators and Reactor Care Operators. At the time of hire, new employees are eligible for medical, dental and vision insurance, and the company matches contributions of up to 4% of an employee’s pay for 401(k) retirement accounts. HSC employees also get 11 paid holidays, 128 hours of paid time off in the first full year (with more in later years) and can take advantage of a tuition reimbursement program to improve their skills and advance their careers.

Additional positions are available that require varying levels of education and experience, including Manufacturing Engineers, Manufacturing Automation Technicians and Quality Control Specialists.

HSC currently employs more than 1,000 people and takes pride in supporting local charities, job training programs, schools and community projects. Since 2019, HSC has donated more than $690,000 to over 60 organizations across the Great Lakes Bay Region through its employee-led CARE Committee, including $40,000 to the Saginaw Community Foundation’s Emergency Relief Fund and $30,000 to Hidden Harvest to help alleviate hunger in Saginaw and Bay City. HSC also donated $100,000 to help build the Lockwood STEM Center that serves students in five area school districts.

Learn more about HSC and current job opportunities at https://www.hemlockjobs.com/.

About Hemlock Semiconductor
Hemlock Semiconductor Operations (HSC) is a leading provider of hyper-pure polycrystalline silicon and other silicon-based products used in the manufacture of semiconductor devices, solar cells and modules. At HSC, we’re passionate about silicon-based technology and its unique potential to connect and energize the world we share. HSC’s polysilicon enables customers to produce high-tech electronics and solar energy, and our efficient manufacturing process delivers products with an ultra-low-carbon footprint. HSC began operations in 1961.

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For more information:
Kristen Opperman
Communications Liaison
(989) 301-6063
kristen.opperman@hscpoly.com