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For everyone who has ever asked, what does a plant engineer do?, there is a new definition of the plant engineering function.
For everyone who has ever asked, what does a plant engineer do?, there is a new definition of the plant engineering function. The white paper was created as a joint effort of Plant Engineering and the American Institute of Plant Engineers Foundation, and includes a complete definition of the function and a description of responsibilities.
The complete text is available from American Institute of Plant Engineers Foundation at 888-222-0155; websites: www.planteng.com or www. afe.org.
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After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.