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The Five Skills All Automation Engineers Should Master

Automation engineers are in high demand. The skills required to add top value to a manufacturer or system integrator, or to obtain professional credentials such as Professional Engineer or Certified Automation Professional (CAP), include more than the just the ability to program a PLC or DCS and develop process graphics.
All automation engineers should have proficiency in these five key skill areas:

  • Know how to calibrate an analog transmitter
  • Understand the science behind the 4-20 mA current loop
  • Know how to tune simple and complex control loops
  • Know how to design an Ethernet network for speed and reliability
  • Know how to effectively manage an automation project
Proficiency in these five areas is most important for the efficient, safe, and reliable operation of manufacturing processes. The ISA CAP Knowledge and Skills Report identifies 52 individual tasks that comprise the automation engineering profession. In this webinar, we will explore five of these skills that, hopefully, will stimulate your interest in automation engineering and give you insights into the important role of automation in your facility.