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Top 5 Skills to Excel in Today’s Industrial Automation World.
For automation technician to automation engineer…
[In order of importance and learning, each build on the previous skill set.]
1. Problem Solving:
The ability to gather information surrounding a problem and use cognitive thinking to come up with creative solutions.
2. Critical Thinking:
Keeping an open mind to all considerations and details before coming to a conclusion.
3. Computer Literacy:
Knowledge about computers and experience with using computers. This includes safe practices, familiarity with business task and demonstrating an acceptable level of experience.
Communicate technical information in a clear and concise manner, being more detailed when need be. Adjust for collaborators and seeking user inputs, from the non-technical to outside their expertise to those more knowledgeable then yourself.
With multiple skill requirements comes the need to multitask efficiently. Not just project management skills (PMP), but handle task interruption well too.
Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) continues to gain acceptance as an effective method to measure production floor performance. Capturing and recording accurate production floor information is critical for producing reliable OEE Reports.
OEE = Availability X Performance Rate X Quality Rate
Availability – Percent of scheduled production (to measure…