101 Tips for a Successful Automation Career

 
9781937560508: 101 Tips for a Successful Automation Career

Do you want to: Know more than your boss? Sleep like a baby before a startup (less crying in the middle of the night)? Get back early from startups? Have vendors ask what you think works best? Become the Go To Person? Have your CEO smile at you? Inspire your children to become automation engineers? Get a knowing twinkle in your eyes like the technologist about to retire? Get asked what is your key to success? Get invited by operators to special meals in the control room kitchen? Create a worldwide recognition of the value of the automation profession? Become famous and a regular guest on late nite TV? Be remembered for all the right reasons? While this book cannot guarantee the above results, the content should provide an automation engineer with a proven path to career and technical success. So much of the automation field depends upon experience, and many feel that experience can only come with gray, thinning hair and lots of wrinkles. However, with this book, we invite you to take full advantage of two lifetimes of hard-fought lessons learned and to avoid many of the technical and career pitfalls made by the authors. With 60 years of automation and control experience, we Greg McMillan and Hunter Vegas have installed hundreds of millions of dollars worth of equipment and managed thousands of projects. We have witnessed (and occasionally committed) a whole host of blunders, and we have the scars and gray hair to prove it. Fortunately for you, we are willing to share what works and what doesn t work so that the next generation can benefit. So... save your hair! Avoid premature aging! And most importantly, save yourself a whole lot of pain and suffering! We sure wish we d had a book like this when we were getting started.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Gregory K. McMillan Gregory McMillan, CAP, is a retired Senior Fellow from Solutia/Monsanto where he worked in engineering technology on process control improvement. Greg was also an affiliate professor for Washington University in Saint Louis, Missouri. Greg is an ISA Fellow and received the ISA Kermit Fischer Environmental Award for pH control in 1991, and the Control Magazine Engineer of the Year award for the Process Automation Hall of Fame in 2001, was honored by InTech magazine in 2003 as one of the most influential innovators in automation, and received the ISA Life Achievement Award in 2010. Greg is the author of numerous books on process control, his most recent being Essentials of Modern Measurements and Final Elements for the Process Industry. Greg has been the month Control Talk columnist for Control magazine since 2002. Presently, Greg contracts as a consultant in DeltaV R&D via CDI Process & Industrial. P. Hunter Vegas, PE Hunter Vegas received his BSEE degree from Tulane University in 1986. Upon graduating, he joined Babcock and Wilcox, Naval Nuclear Fuel Division in Lynchburg, Virginia, where his primary job responsibilities included robotic design and construction and advanced computer control. In 1987, he began working for American Cyanamid (now Cytec Industries) as an instrument engineer. In 1999, he joined a specially-formed group to develop next generation manufacturing equipment for a division of Bristol-Myers Squibb. In 2003, he joined Avid Solutions, Inc. as an engineering manager and lead project engineer, where he works today. He has executed nearly 2,000 instrumentation and control projects over his career, with budgets ranging from a few thousand to millions of dollars.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 79.00
US$ 95.57

Convert Currency

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Greg McMillan, Hunter Vegas
Published by ISA, United States (2010)
ISBN 10: 1937560503 ISBN 13: 9781937560508
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description ISA, United States, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: N/A. Brand New Book. Bookseller Inventory # AAN9781937560508

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 95.57
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Greg McMillan, Hunter Vegas
Published by ISA, United States (2010)
ISBN 10: 1937560503 ISBN 13: 9781937560508
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description ISA, United States, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: N/A. Brand New Book. Bookseller Inventory # AAN9781937560508

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 97.12
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Greg McMillan
Published by ISA (2010)
ISBN 10: 1937560503 ISBN 13: 9781937560508
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description ISA, 2010. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # CE-9781937560508

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 85.11
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 12.05
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

MCMILLAN & VEGAS
Published by ISA (2013)
ISBN 10: 1937560503 ISBN 13: 9781937560508
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Herb Tandree Philosophy Books
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description ISA, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: NEW. 9781937560508 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. For all enquiries, please contact Herb Tandree Philosophy Books directly - customer service is our primary goal. Bookseller Inventory # HTANDREE0708166

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 114.41
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.71
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Gregory McMillan; Hunter Vegas
Published by International Society of Automation (ISA) (2010)
ISBN 10: 1937560503 ISBN 13: 9781937560508
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description International Society of Automation (ISA), 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1937560503

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 126.01
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

MCMILLAN & VEGAS
Published by ISA (2013)
ISBN 10: 1937560503 ISBN 13: 9781937560508
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description ISA, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 250 pages. 9.90x7.00x0.70 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # __1937560503

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 124.87
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.03
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds