Technology Analyst - Operational Technology & Manufacturing Digitization

Job Description:

Technology Analyst – Operational Technology & Manufacturing Digitization

Location : Gujarat - Bharuch ( Vilayat unit) Grasim Cellulosic Division

Educational Qualification: BE – In any facility (Chemical/Instrumentation/Electronics)

  1. Responsible for working on Digital transformation initiatives for Pulp & Fiber business with focus on Operational Technologies like IIOT, MES, LIMS, SCADA, DCS, Sensors, Digital Twin etc. Exposure to emerging technologies like Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, RPA using Bots, Predictive/Cognitive Analytics etc. 
  2. Implement short- and long-term IT strategic plans on Operational Technologies to achieve digitization of Manufacturing Process. 
  3. Be a Subject Matter Expert, Manage and sustain implementation of Manufacturing IT tools in the Business. 
  4. Lead OT-IT integration 
  5. SME for Aspen IP21 / OSI PI 

2) Dimensions 

What are the areas (in quantitative terms) the job has an impact on?






No of Users





5 Countries,  

6 Fibre Mfg Plants,

3 Pulp Mills




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, LIMS, 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


Supporting Actions

  1. Expertise in Operational Technologies
  1. In-depth and hands-on experience on various OT applications like MES, Advanced Process Control, Asset Performance Management, Plant control systems - DCS etc. 
  2. Knowledge of Aspen IP 21/ OSI PI and integration with LIMS, SAP etc. 
  3. Knowledge of inferential / soft sensors 
  1. Exposure to Add On Systems used to complement OT systems
  1. E-log books, Digital Work Permit, VR based training.
  2. Integration of various systems with ERP 
  1. OT Digitization 
  1. Digital Twin, Asset Performance Management, Predictive Maintenance, Condition Monitoring etc. 
  2. Investigates root causes of technical issues, recommend and implement permanent solutions
  1. Governance Framework
  1. Secure data transfer between OT & IT 
  2. Periodic security testing of OT-IT integration interfaces


6)      Relationships (If Applicable)




Businesses / units 

  • Project Sponsors
  • Key Users/Stakeholders
  • Business IT SPOC
  • Instrumentation Teams 
  • Process Teams 



  • 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




Microsoft, AWS, IBM


  • Vendor Management
  • License Management

Support Partners


  • Service Desk Management
  • Resource Management

OEM(Honeywell, Emerson, Yokogawa, ABB, Aspen etc) 


Pilot / POC, workshops, roadmap, Implementation

Vendors/ Partners

Monthly / Quarterly

Technical issues, deployments, Operations, Specific Assignments

Bachelor Of Engineering

Minimum Experience Level:
6-8 Years

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