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automation engineering technician

automation engineering technician

automation engineering technician

(OP)
hi guys,
i was would like to know if i am qualify to be an automation specialist here is my qualification :
1, 4 year apprenticeship in electrical and instrumentation,
2,electrical certificate,
3,instrument certificate,
4,board of industrial certificate certifying me as a industrial electrician,
5,electro-mechinical certificate,
6, electronic certificate,
7, plc 1&2 certificate,
8, post apprenticeship one at a journey man at a sugar factory,three year as a field service technician at a generator company, three as a n instrument technician at a brewery and currently working as a plant electrician at a hfo power plant.
P.S planing to get a associate degree in computer science

RE: automation engineering technician

Well, you've certainly collected a lot of "certificates", but what do they mean? Did you receive certificates because you attended a week-long class, or did your training consist of multiple weeks or multiple months?

Here is a story that illustrates my point. I went to work for a company and had an immediate conflict with a couple of the technical employees. One guy was an "electrician", and I assume that he had some formal training to be so. But he had attended a 1-week class on Allen-Bradley PLC programming and received some sort of "certificate" that was called "automation-something" He INSISTED that he was now qualified to be called an "Automation Engineer." Ummmmm....no.

Perhaps you have the initiative, desire, some basic training and knowledge to start developing your skills in "the real world." Perhaps not. You may have the same challenge to prove your training is worthwhile.

TygerDawg
Blue Technik LLC
Virtuoso Robotics Engineering
www.bluetechnik.com

RE: automation engineering technician

(OP)
The electrical and instrument certificate is from my apprenticeship after two year of vocational school, the elctro-mechanical and electronic is 32 weeks long and the plc is 4 weeks each.

RE: automation engineering technician

As an "automation specialist", you would do what?
Program PLCs and install upgraded systems?
Troubleshoot systems and do repairs?

Find a shop/plant that needs stuff done that you can do.
What are you doing currently?

Jay Maechtlen
http://www.laserpubs.com/techcomm

RE: automation engineering technician

(OP)
I am working as an electrical technician for a power plant that wartsila operate and maintain.

RE: automation engineering technician

I noticed that this topic is about 1 month old, but I'll post some of my opinions.

I'm currently an apprentice and I'm studying to become an automation engineer.
I don't know which country you're from but in Norway we'll have to do a final test within our profession to get the degree as an automation engineer.
You are mentioning a lot of different certificates, but it might be that these certificates doesn't cover all the required subjects.
You might want check out subjects regarding equipment and environment in explosive and hazardous areas. Possibly process controllers (PID) and finally regulations(laws).
Might be that you are familiar with regulations as you have a certificate in electrical.

Except that I think you might have covered a lot of it. Though I would check out your local education center to see if they can help you.

Shouldn't be a problem if you got as many certificates as you mention.

Good luck!

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