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Defining the Future Path
      To Securing
A Process Operator Job
    Agenda
   PTEC Advisory Board

   Qualification Expectations

   Future Job Opportunities

   Rewards And Industry
    Needs

   How You Can Prepare

   Final Thoughts

   Web Sites

   Questions
What is the local PTEC
Advisory Board?
   Made up of industry representatives and
    educators.

   Keep local Educators up to date on changes and
    needs of local industry.

   Work with area schools to recruit students to
    join the Program.

   Work to find jobs for graduates.

   Plant Tours
Industry Hiring Qualification
Expectations & Process
   Minimum 2.5 GPA
   Testing after Graduation
       Aptitude Testing
       General Knowledge
       Test taking capabilities
        (Timed)

   Interviews
       Increase your ability to
        present yourself.

   Competition
Future Job Opportunities
   Average Age of Industry Operators = 50 yrs.

   Locally, approximately 100 new operator
    candidates will be needed each year for the
    next 5 years.

   Across the Gulf Coast, approximately 500 new
    operator candidates will be needed each year
    for the next 5 years.
    Rewards & Industry Needs
   Experienced plant operators earn an
    average of $49,000 per year with
    excellent benefits.

   Long term employment with above
    average pay and benefits.

   Educational reimbursement programs
    available for continued growth.

   Industry needs dynamic, energetic,
    self starting, high potential, team
    working employees.
    Career Expectations
   Entry level jobs – 3-5 years
     Trainee
     Loader

   Process Operator – 5-10 years
     Process Operator
     Console Operator

   Top/Lead Operator – 10-15 years

   Shift Supervisor – 15+ years
          2008 Entry Level
       Starting Salaries SWLA
   Chemical Engineer                            -   $69,201
   Electrical Engineer                          -   $56,773
   Mechanical Engineer                          -   $61,066
   Computer Programmer                          -   $43,360
   Accountant                                   -   $34,427
   Economics/Finance                            -   $46,331
   Civil Engineering                            -   $60,582
   Boiler Maker                                 -   $34,422
   Marketing                                    -   $41,682
   Teacher                                      -   $36,958

   PROCESS OPERATOR - $47,000 - $60,000
Source: Louisiana Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics Program.
                                 National estimates for
                          Chemical Plant and System Operators :

                Employment estimate and mean wage estimates:

                                       Employment        Mean hourly   Mean annual
           Employment
                                          RSE               wage          wage

               52,970                       5.0 %          $23.53       $48,930

                                        Percentile wage estimates:
                                                             50%
                                   10%           25%       (Median)
                                                                        75%       90%
     Percentile
         Hourly
                                $15.69          $19.19     $23.60      $27.67   $32.13
         Wage
         Annual
                               $32,640 $39,910             $49,080     $57,560 $66,820
         Wage
http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes518091.ht m
Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2006

     Chemical Plant and System Operators


                              Hourly mean   Annual mean   Percent of State
      State      Employment
                                 wage          wage        Employment


  Louisiana       5,640       $26.55        $55,230        0.317%
  Wyoming          180        $26.36        $54,830        0.069%
    Texas        11,590       $26.36        $54,820        0.119%
 West Virginia    1,130       $25.92        $53,910        0.159%
 Connecticut       200        $25.57        $53,180        0.012%


 http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes518091.htm
How You Can Prepare
   Plan now for how you can meet industry
    hiring requirements and successfully
    complete company hiring processes.

   Determine career goals and focus your
    efforts to accomplish them.

   Be prepared to take advantage of
    opportunities.
Take Advantage of
Opportunities to Improve...
   Computer Skills

   Math Skills

   Team Work Skills

   Trouble Shooting Skills
       FINAL THOUGHTS
   Industry Will Be Hiring PTEC Graduates For Operator
    Candidates
   Industry Wants the Cream of Crop
   YOU Can Decide Your Future


   Start Preparing NOW
WEB SITES
   Lake Area Industrial Alliance –
    www.laia.com

   La. PTEC Site –
    http://www.ptec101.com/

   GCPTA (Gulf Coast PTEC Alliance)
    www.gcpta.org

   CAPT (Center for the Advancement of
    Process Technology)
    www.captech.org
Questions...

				
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