AFE certification coming in September
Start studying now for Certified Plant Engineer certificate
September is still five months off — plenty of time to get in the studying needed for the 2007 certification classes through the Association for Facilities Engineering. The 2007 Certified Plant Engineer exam will be conducted Sept. 17-20 in Cincinnati, and the Certified Plant Maintenance Manager testing is Sept. 10-13 in Cincinnati.
The CPE testing will provide information about electrical engineering, maintenance, safety, energy, controls/instrumentation, and HVAC. The CPMM classes cover maintenance management, preventive maintenance, inventory and procurement, work orders, work flow, planning and scheduling, computerized maintenance management, total productive maintenance, maintenancefinancials and return on investment.
Study guides are available at an additional fee, and AFE members receive a discount.
Applications and fees must be received in advance. Further information and all required forms are at www.afe.org and click on “certification”. The AFE phone number is (513) 489-2473.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey