Senior Digital Innovation Engineer

Research and Development Memphis, Tennessee



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Senior Digital Innovation Engineer – Global Water R&D – Based in Memphis


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.

Language: English

Location:  Memphis, Tennessee

Travel: Less Than 10%

Seniority Level: Associate



Position Summary

The Senior Digital Innovation Engineer will be responsible for delivering innovative products and technologies for industrial water treatment applications. The successful candidate will support and contribute to leadership of research projects in a fast-paced international environment that will cross multiple industries. You will play a hands-on and consultative role in the chemical product/technology development, working closely with other researchers and team members from regulatory, digital, marketing, and sales organizations to develop solutions that benefit our customers globally.


Competencies Needed for Success

A track record of creative contributions in digital product development in the industrial sector, including sensors, automation & control, data analytics, modeling, or related technologies.

Demonstrated ability to develop project plans, testing protocols, and project requirements documentation.

Competency with a variety of modern automation and control platforms and software platforms.

Ability to plan and execute technology development from lab scale to commercialization.

Ability to provide hands-on support of field trials at industrial locations, including marketing materials development and customer facing presentations.

Strong organizational skills, self-management, and ability to work well in global cross-functional teams.

Excellent MS Office skills, ability to conduct data analysis and draw data-driven conclusions.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as strong documentation and report writing skills.


Minimum Requirements to Apply

Ph.D. in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Material Science, Applied Surfactant Science, Physical Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, or Physics with 3+ years of experience in relevant industry, or M. S. degree with 5+ years of experience in relevant industry, or Bachelor’s with 7+ years of experience in relevant industry.