Workforce Development

Workforce Development September 12, 2019

2019 Engineering Leader Under 40: Kristen Sheriff, 33

Team Leader, Applied Control Engineering Inc., Windsor Mill, Md., BS Chemical Engineering, University of Delaware

By McKenzie Burns, Amanda Pelliccione, Mark T. Hoske
Workforce Development September 12, 2019

2019 Engineering Leader Under 40: Niniv Tamimi, 34

Director of Controls Engineering, TM Process & Controls Inc., Turlock, Calif., BS Chemical Engineering & Materials Science & Engineering, University of California, Berkeley

By McKenzie Burns, Amanda Pelliccione, Mark T. Hoske
Workforce Development September 12, 2019

2019 Engineering Leader Under 40: Ian Visintine, 37

Senior Project Engineer, MartinCSI, Plain City, Ohio, AS Electro-Mechanical Engineering, Columbus State Community College

By McKenzie Burns, Amanda Pelliccione, Mark T. Hoske
Workforce Development September 12, 2019

2019 Engineering Leader Under 40: Justin Waldrop, 31

Project Engineer-Electrical, Paulo, St. Louis, Mo., BS Electrical Engineering, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville

By McKenzie Burns, Amanda Pelliccione, Mark T. Hoske
Workforce Development September 12, 2019

2019 Engineering Leader Under 40: Evan Westra, 30

Lead Project Engineer, Interstates, Sioux Center, Iowa, BS Engineering with Computer Emphasis, Dordt University

By McKenzie Burns, Amanda Pelliccione, Mark T. Hoske
Workforce Development September 12, 2019

2019 Engineering Leader Under 40: Bradley Willson, 29

Electrical Engineer, AGC Glass Company North America, Church Hill, Tenn., BS Electrical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

By McKenzie Burns, Amanda Pelliccione, Mark T. Hoske
Workforce Development September 10, 2019

Why Talent Strategy Should Influence Organizational Strategy and Master Planning Efforts

As organizations refine their long-term strategies, the emphasis on integrating talent, technology, and real estate perspectives into master planning efforts becomes critical.

By Swapna Sathyan, MBA
The Emerson Minneapolis Interactive Plant Environment in Shakopee, Minn. provides a safe training environment using more than 400 automation devices and products and more than 500 input/output (I/O) points, along with Emerson’s DeltaV distributed control system and other enabling software. Courtesy: Emerson and Rick Peters, InsideOut Studios Inc.
Workforce Development September 10, 2019

Continuing education advances process control, instrumentation productivity

Process control productivity requires education for optimal technology specification, integration and use. Industrial suppliers are among those doing the educating.

By Mark T. Hoske
Figure 3: Here the block diagram from figure 2 has been rearranged into a more familiar configuration that is functionally identical to a traditional feedback controller (blue) equipped with a setpoint filter (green) and a feedforward path (red). Most commercial feedback controllers include setpoint filtering and feedforward as standard options, making this version of model-following control simpler than the original version, and much easier to implement. Source: Control Engineering
Workforce Development September 9, 2019

Top 5 Control Engineering articles September 2-8

Articles about model-following control, industrial controller cybersecurity, machine learning, improving engineer retention, and IIoT platforms were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from September 2-8. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Manufacturers looking to retain their best engineers should improve their current skill sets and offer benefits and wages to keep them from leaving their jobs or being recruited by rival corporations. Courtesy: Randstad Engineering
Workforce Development September 2, 2019

Three ways to improve engineer retention

Companies looking to protect their top engineering talent from rivals should look to improve training, benefits and wages to make employees happier and more productive.

By Angie Keller