Consider Intangible Costs When Calculating an Industrial Project

Consider Intangible Costs When Calculating an Industrial Project

The following tip is from the ISA book by Greg McMillan and Hunter Vegas titled 101 Tips for a Successful Automation Career, inspired by the ISA Mentor Program. This is Tip #42, and was written by Hunter. If you are the optimistic sort who always sees the good in your...
Why Engineers Should Foster Relationships with Vendors

Why Engineers Should Foster Relationships with Vendors

The following tip is from the ISA book by Greg McMillan and Hunter Vegas titled 101 Tips for a Successful Automation Career, inspired by the ISA Mentor Program. This is Tip #44, and was written by Hunter. Automation engineers spend a lot of money. Instruments and...
Why Is Instrumentation Critical for the Automation Professional?

Why Is Instrumentation Critical for the Automation Professional?

The following tip is from the ISA book by Greg McMillan and Hunter Vegas titled 101 Tips for a Successful Automation Career, inspired by the ISA Mentor Program. This is Tip #34, and was written by Hunter. This tip is actually a compilation of Tip #1 “Never Stop...
How to Build a Successful Project Team in the Automation Industry

How to Build a Successful Project Team in the Automation Industry

The following tip is from the ISA book by Greg McMillan and Hunter Vegas titled 101 Tips for a Successful Automation Career, inspired by the ISA Mentor Program. This is Tip #46, and was written by Hunter. Study after study has shown that human perception quickly turns...
Automation Industry Career Tip: Appearance Matters

Automation Industry Career Tip: Appearance Matters

The following tip is from the ISA book by Greg McMillan and Hunter Vegas titled 101 Tips for a Successful Automation Career, inspired by the ISA Mentor Program. This is Tip #30.   I was working on a large project early in my career and due to a last-minute design...
How to Advance Your Career in Industrial Automation

How to Advance Your Career in Industrial Automation

The following tip is from the ISA book by Greg McMillan and Hunter Vegas titled 101 Tips for a Successful Automation Career, inspired by the ISA Mentor Program. This is Tip #58, and was written by Greg. I have heard engineers say that they can’t go to a technical...
The Best Process Control Technical Resources May Be Out of Print

The Best Process Control Technical Resources May Be Out of Print

The following tip is from the ISA book by Greg McMillan and Hunter Vegas titled 101 Tips for a Successful Automation Career, inspired by the ISA Mentor Program. This is Tip #53, and was written by Greg. I have about 100 binders of articles and papers and 100 books...
The Benefits of Listening Skills for an Industrial Career

The Benefits of Listening Skills for an Industrial Career

The following tip is from the ISA book by Greg McMillan and Hunter Vegas titled 101 Tips for a Successful Automation Career, inspired by the ISA Mentor Program. This is Tip #52, and was written by Greg. Engineers love to solve problems. If your questions are...
Industrial Tip: Project Management Is Really Risk Management

Industrial Tip: Project Management Is Really Risk Management

The following tip is from the ISA book by Greg McMillan and Hunter Vegas titled 101 Tips for a Successful Automation Career, inspired by the ISA Mentor Program. This is Tip #31, and was written by Hunter. As a project manager I am responsible for a myriad of...
Why New Engineers Should Get Plant Experience Early

Why New Engineers Should Get Plant Experience Early

The following tip is from the ISA book by Greg McMillan and Hunter Vegas titled 101 Tips for a Successful Automation Career, inspired by the ISA Mentor Program. This is Tip #41, and was written by Hunter. You’re studying the elephant in school. You look at the...
Why Industrial Engineers Should Learn to Estimate Jobs

Why Industrial Engineers Should Learn to Estimate Jobs

The following tip is from the ISA book by Greg McMillan and Hunter Vegas titled 101 Tips for a Successful Automation Career, inspired by the ISA Mentor Program. This is Tip #45, and was written by Hunter. When I started my career I had no idea what anything cost. I...
The Benefits of Learning the Industrial Codes

The Benefits of Learning the Industrial Codes

The following tip is from the ISA book by Greg McMillan and Hunter Vegas titled 101 Tips for a Successful Automation Career, inspired by the ISA Mentor Program. This is Tip #39, and was written by Hunter. Needless to say, studying the National Fire Protection...
Why Operators Can Make or Break an Automation Project

Why Operators Can Make or Break an Automation Project

The following tip is from the ISA book by Greg McMillan and Hunter Vegas titled 101 Tips for a Successful Automation Career, inspired by the ISA Mentor Program. This is Tip #35, and was written by Hunter. Senior management holds the purse strings, engineers do the...

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