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  • As a child, who in the room wanted to be an automation professional? An engineer for that matter?
  • It is our own fault. We speak too technical. We just want to solve the problem.
  • Great definition but too broadto talk to.
  • Automation a global and influential profession rev 2 - peru presentation

    1. 1. September 15, 2013 Automation: A Global and Influential Profession Dean Ford, CAP
    2. 2. 2 Agenda • What Does it Mean to be a “Profession”? • Why is Automation an Unknown Profession? • Defining the Automation Profession • Why is the Automation Professional Important? • Certification of the Automation Professional • Promoting the Automation Profession • What it Means to Automation Professionals • When Will We Know We Have Been Successful • Moving Forward
    3. 3. 3 Questions For the Audience To put things into context, let’s all answer the following: • How did you get into the Automation Profession • What is Automation to you? • How do you describe your job to others?
    4. 4. 4 What Does It Mean to be a “Profession”? • an occupation that transforms itself through "the development of formal qualifications based upon education, apprenticeship, and examinations, the emergence of regulatory bodies with powers to admit and discipline members, and some degree of monopoly rights.“ • “a calling requiring specialized knowledge and often long and intensive academic preparation: a principal calling, vocation, or employment: the whole body of persons engaged in a calling”
    5. 5. 5 What Does It Mean to be a “Profession”? For Automation, it is a complex issue –Many pathways into the profession –Covers many subsets of the profession –Not defined around a single technology or laws of nature –Need to know many other professions –Used in many industries –Global
    6. 6. 6 Why is Automation an Unknown Profession? • A look at the Present and to the Future – Practicing Automation Professionals primarily reached their positions, training, and experience by accident – Many are approaching retirement age and the workforce cannot replace them – Other than Technical College programs, there are few direct paths to this profession
    7. 7. 7 Why is Automation an Unknown Profession? – ISA, the founding member of AF, discovered among their members that automation, a very broad profession, could not be easily defined! – Market research shows not a bad reputation but no reputation – How could AF, the “Voice of Automation”, advocate for a profession in which there is no universally accepted definition?
    8. 8. 8 Level 4 Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Business Planning & Logistics Manufacturing Operations Management Batch Control Discrete Control Continuous Control 1 - Sensing the production process, manipulating the production process 2 - Monitoring, supervisory control and automated control of the production process 3 - Work flow / recipe control to produce the desired end products. Maintaining records and optimizing the production process. Time Frame Days, Shifts, hours, minutes, seconds 4 - Establishing the basic plant schedule - production, material use, delivery, and shipping. Determining inventory levels. Time Frame Months, weeks, days Level 0 0 - The actual production process ISA-95 - BUSINESS AND MANUFACTURING EXECUTION LEVELS- SHOP FLOOR TO TOP FLOOR INTEGRATION
    9. 9. 9 Defining the Automation Profession ISA and the Automation Federation define “automation” as • “the creation and application of technology to monitor and control the production and delivery of products and services.” • includes “everyone involved in the creation and application of technology to monitor and control the production and delivery of products and services”
    10. 10. 10 Defining the Automation Profession • The Automation Competency Model
    11. 11. 11 Defining the Automation Profession • A competency is the capability to apply a set of related knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform “critical work functions” in a work setting – Required for success – Criteria for metrics – Basis for skill standards • Competency Models are collections of competencies that collectively define successful performance in a defined work setting
    12. 12. 12 Defining the Automation Profession General to Highly Focused Tier Structure – 1- Personal effectiveness – 2- Academic – 3- Workplace – 4- Industry-wide technical – 5- Industry-sector technical – 6 through 9 Specialization within specific occupations
    13. 13. 13 Defining the Automation Profession • • • Automation Competency Model – Links found on the Career Onestop website Helpline (lower left corner of page) – Document describing the ACM – Spreadsheet listing the competencies contained in the ACM
    14. 14. 14 Why is the Automation Professional Important? Look around you • Electric • Water • Sewer • Transportation • Food • Products IT’s EVERYWHERE!!!!
    15. 15. 15 Why is the Automation Professional Important? • With increased competitive pressures, companies are looking to drive productivity and more efficient supply chains through integration of enterprise and shop floor systems. • Automation professionals will need to expanded skill sets to be successful in an system-integrated world • The manufacturing industry around the globe is experiencing a growing shortage of qualified automation professionals. • Historically, automation professionals have not had the benefit of formal training/development programs and have gained experience almost by accident
    16. 16. 16 Certification of the Automation Professional • Certified Control Systems Technician® (CCST) – Levels I through III – Global Recognition • Certified Automation Professional® (CAP) – Global Recognition • Control System Engineer® License (CSE) – US based licensing
    17. 17. 17 Promoting the Automation Profession • The Automation Federation – Non-Profit formed in 2006 – Organization of Organizations – Representing over 250,000 individuals globally – Common Goals of promoting Workforce Development – Science, Technology, Engineering, Math – Automation The Voice of Automation
    18. 18. 18 What it Means to Automation Professionals • Perspectives in which the ACM Development Team/AF saw it being used – Automation Profession & Career Definition – Automation Curriculum Development Tool – Automation Career Selection Guide – Automation Competency Assessment – Automation Career Professional Development Guide
    19. 19. 19 What it Means to Automation Professionals • Business and Industry – Clear statement of workforce needs – Requirements for success at all levels – Skill gap analysis – Provides metrics in performance reviews – Guide professional development efforts – Reference of standards, certifications, and practices
    20. 20. 20 What it Means to Automation Professionals • Educators and Training Providers – Guide for skill worker curriculum development – Clearly articulates the competencies required for a very broad profession – As an evergreen document, provides guidance for course adjustments reflecting emerging and declining skill requirements, reviewed by professionals – I.D. competencies in highest demand – I.D. and develop situational training courses
    21. 21. 21 What it Means to Automation Professionals • Students and Their Parents – Clear articulation of employer expectations for skills, knowledge and character in the chosen endeavor – Planning for education, internships, and work experience to build skills needed – Explore career options within the profession
    22. 22. 22 What it Means to Automation Professionals • Professional Societies: ISA, AF & Individual AF Member Organizations – Provides a detailed definition for the broad profession of automation in industrial environments – Allows development of certificate programs, technical and professional certifications, P.E. licensing, publications, and training programs which complement the programs – As a valuable tool to work with or partner with industry, education, government agencies, and individuals to advance automation as a workforce development endeavor
    23. 23. 23 What it Means to Automation Professionals • Governments and Their Agencies – To provide standardized job descriptions – To identify the role of automation in policymaking – To identify skills needed and the people trained for industrial cybersecurity, safety systems, & other specialties relevant to national security – To establish, modify, or otherwise improve workforce development matrices.
    24. 24. 24 When Will We Know We Have Been Successful • Automation is a respected career choice around the world • A destination career • Peers to other well established engineering careers
    25. 25. 25 Moving Forward • AutomationVET: AF led automation careers for veterans – Transitioning military veterans with appropriate occupational specialties which may be applied in an automation career • IET: The Institution of Engineering Technology – One of our AF members, London-based, 150K global members, planning ACM implementation programs • IMS: Intelligent Manufacturing Systems – An international NIST-funded network offering an MOA to promote, deploy, and maintain the ACM globally • AACC automation workforce consortium – Promoting ACM-based curriculum in high-industry concentrated regions
    26. 26. 26 Moving Forward ACM now exists to provide more opportunities to be a catalyst for program development to help educators, industry, technical societies, workforce investment boards, governments and their agencies, veterans, and guidance counselors lead students toward lucrative and relevant automation careers!
    27. 27. 27 Moving Forward Get INVOLVED in YOUR profession • ISA –Sections ( –Standards –Divisions • Automation Federation • Mentors
    28. 28. 28 Moving Forward Thank you! For further information or requests for assistance, contact: • • Michael Marlowe, Automation Federation, +1 (919) 314-3937