Senior Digital Innovation Engineer - Chemical Engineer

Digital Chennai, India Chetpet


Senior Digital Innovation Chemical Engineer

Location   :  Chennai, India
Required Language : English
Employment Type : Permanent
Seniority Level : Associate
Travel : <10%


Buckman is a privately held, global specialty chemical company with headquarters in Memphis, TN, USA, committed to safeguarding the environment, maintaining safety in the workplace, and promoting sustainable development. Buckman delivers exceptional service and innovative solutions to our customers globally in the pulp and paper, leather, and water treatment sectors to help boost productivity, reduce risk, improve product quality, and provide a measurable return on investment. Buckman is in the middle of a digital transformation of its businesses and focused on building the capabilities and tools in support of this.


Position Summary

We are looking for a skilled chemical engineer with managerial experience to join our Digital innovation remote monitoring center in Chennai, India. You will lead a team of chemical engineers who are creating and using advanced tools to monitor our customer facilities around the world in the Paper, Water, Leather and Performance Chemicals sectors. The range of responsibilities in the team include detecting, diagnosing and responding in real time to system anomalies, optimizing system performance remotely, assisting with installation and commissioning, handling device management, assisting with user acceptance testing etc.

You will work with key stakeholders in the sales and service front to ensure we are managing systems consistently, and efficiently. In addition, the person will also be part of the team that supports the innovation of new digital offering solutions and POC projects that are in the pipeline. In addition, the person will have ownership for areas including hiring, training and motivating talent, ensuring efficient operations, and creating and reporting key performance metrics to enable continuous improvement. If you like working for an entrepreneurial company with a Sustainability mission and digital ambitions at the core of its strategy, Buckman is the place for you.


Competencies Needed for Success

  • Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Chemistry or related field from a reputed university
  • 5+ years of hand-on direct experience in chemical engineering field (water, pulp and paper, etc.).
  • 3+ years of experience providing technical leadership in chemical manufacturing processes and unit operations.
  • 3+ years of hand-on experience leading and managing digital teams engaged in remote monitoring or data analytics development.
  • Strong communications skills in English and ability to work with global stakeholders effectively
  • An aptitude to learn digital tools and technologies


Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in computer science, software engineering, or related engineering/technical field
  • 5+ years of hand-on experience leading and managing digital teams engaged in remote monitoring or data analytics development
  • Hands-on work experience with open-source data analytics toolsets such as R, Python, MATLAB, etc.
  • Background and expertise in one of the following areas:
  • Advanced use of tools like Excel
  • Exposure to data analytics and visualization platforms such as Minitab, RapidMiner, PowerBI, KNIME, etc.
  • Internet of Things applications


Preferred Personality Traits

  • A strong business focus, ownership and inner self-drive to solve real-world impactful problems with innovative digital solutions.
  • Leadership skills to mentor junior associates.
  • Aims high and brings a sense of urgency and ownership to all tasks
  • A life-long learner who constantly updates skills
  • Knowledge in quantitative modelling tools and statistical analysis.