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Job Description: Technology Analyst – Utilities Location – Vilayat Unit – Grasim Cellulosic Division – Bharuch ( Gujarat) Educational Qualifications- Electrical/Instrumentation Engineering A US $40 billion corporation, the Aditya Birla Group is in the League of Fortune 500. It is anchored by an extraordinary force of 136,000 employees, belonging to 42 different nationalities. The Group has been adjudged among the ` Top two Best Employers in India’ in 2011 through an AON-Hewitt study. It has also been Ranked No. 1 in Asia Pacific, and No. 4 globally as a Top Company for Leaders. The group globally operates in Cements, Metals, Mining, Acrylic Fibre, Carbon Black, Insulators, Agri Business, Chemicals, Pulp & Viscose Fibre, Apparel & Textiles, Trading, Financial Telecom and Retail Industries. Globally the Group has operations in 36 countries – India, UK, Germany, Hungary, Brazil, Italy, France, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Australia, USA, Canada, Egypt, China, Thailand, Laos, Indonesia, Philippines, Dubai, Singapore, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Malaysia, Sweden and Korea. Over 60 per cent of its revenues flow from its overseas operations. Pulp & Fibre Business An iconic global leader , the Pulp and Fibre Business, is the oldest business of the Aditya Birla Group, envisaged in 1947. The business has a global leadership position in Man-made Cellulosic fibre industry (with 23% market share) and is one of the major contributors towards groups overall turnover and profits. Its Viscose manufacturing facilities spread across 6 locations in 4 countries having capacity of 744 KTPA, Pulp Operations in 4 locations in 3 countries with capacity of 1024 KTPA. The business has 4 VSF manufacturing plants in India (Nagda, Kharach, Harihar and Vilayat) under Grasim Industries Limited, 3 in international territory – Thailand (TRC), Indonesia (IBR), and China (BJFCL). The viscose manufacturing is supported by backward integration with the pulp manufacturing facilities in India (Harihar), Canada (AV Cell, AV Nackawic, AV Terrace Bay) and Sweden (Domsjo). 1) Job Purpose Responsible for working on Digital transformation initiatives for Pulp & Fiber business with focus on Operational Technologies like IIOT, MES, SCADA, DCS, Sensors, Digital Twin in the area of Utilities. Exposure to emerging technologies like Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Predictive/Cognitive Analytics etc. Implement short- and long-term Digitization plans on the Utilities side of Operational Technologies specifically – Power (Generation & Consumption), Steam, Water and mechanical equipment’s. Be a Subject Matter Expert, Manage and sustain implementation of Manufacturing IT tools in the Business. Knowledge of OT-IT integration security 2) Dimensions What are the areas (in quantitative terms) the job has an impact on? Dimension Remarks 1. No of Users 3000+ 2. Geography 5 Countries, 6 Fibre Mfg Plants, 3 Pulp Mills 3. Turnover 14000 Cr 3) Job Context & Major Challenges (What are the specific aspects of the job that provide a challenge to the jobholder in the context of the Unit/Zone? Birla Cellulose cherishes decades of market leadership with the sustainable volume supplies in the global market from its VSF manufacturing facilities spread across the multiple geographies. The production of Birla Cellulose fibre has cost competitive advantage because of its backward integration with uninterrupted pulp supply from pulp manufacturing units in India, Canada and Sweden. Business has established product of regular VSF, Dyed VSF and Modal in the market place in textiles and nonwoven applications. With the rapid technology transformation of solvent spun fibres in the global market, the new arena has begun now for most cost effective and eco-friendly man made cellulosic fibers. It is imperative for Birla Cellulose to achieve success in the segment of solvent spun fibre and reinforce its market leadership in all major categories of manmade cellulosic fibres. In this context, all functions within P & B Business are expected to align with business needs and consistently deliver on time, superior quality and cost effective solutions to internal / external customers. Major Challenges Diversity of solutions and technology platforms Platform connectivity with diversity of businesses and Global geography of business Diversity of processes and local requirements across units Complex infrastructure, architecture with growing user base & tenants Multiple vendors and products Multitude of collaboration platforms and need for co-existence for scalability and Being in a manufacturing industry it is our constant endeavour to sustain and improve quality and productivity. We are in process of leveraging IT in our plants by implementing software’s like Historian (AspenTech, OSI PI, Honeywell, etc.), IoT, etc. There is a need to move to next level by identifying technologies and implement solutions in areas application based IIoT, sensors for collecting data, digitizing all manual process to ensure data consistency. Other technologies which shall give direct value to business in terms of quality improvement or decrease in operating cost. 4) Principal Accountabilities Accountability Supporting Actions Expertise in Operational Technologies In-depth and hands-on experience on various OT applications like MES, Advanced Process Control, Asset Performance Management, Plant control systems – DCS etc. Knowledge of solutions from OEM’s like Aspen, Honeywell, Emerson, Siemens etc. Knowledge of inferential / soft sensors Exposure to Asset Digitization Sensors, IIOT for Pumps, Motors, Gearboxes, Chillers, Cooling Towers, Compressors. Rollers etc. Autonomous Operations using Robotics Reliability Improvement Initiatives Digital Twin, Asset Performance Management, Predictive Maintenance, Condition Monitoring etc. Investigates root causes of technical issues, recommend and implement permanent solutions Governance Framework Secure data transfer between OT & IT Periodic security testing of OT-IT integration interfaces 5) Job Purpose of Direct Reports 6) Relationships (If Applicable) Internal Frequency Nature Businesses / units Project Sponsors Key Users/Stakeholders Business IT SPOC Instrumentation Teams Process Teams Regular To understand the business requirement / plan and suggest the appropriate solution. Address business challenges Aligning IT systems with Business plan. Smart / creative problem solving addressing business specific needs Owning and managing the technical implementation. Business/Function Portal owners Need basis Soft Launches and regular support External Frequency Nature Microsoft, AWS, IBM Regular Vendor Management License Management Support Partners Regular Service Desk Management Resource Management OEM(Honeywell, Emerson, Yokogawa, ABB, Aspen etc) Ongoing Pilot / POC, workshops, roadmap, Implementation Vendors/ Partners Monthly / Quarterly Technical issues, deployments, Operations, Specific Assignments Qualifications: Bachelor Of Engineering, Electrical&Electronics Minimum Experience Level: 6-8 Years Report to: Manager

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