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Understand the intricacies of checking for defects in a liner, advises Dirk Willard, contributing editor, in this month's Field Notes column.
Dont build walls, by ignoring foreign languages, says Contributing Editor Dirk Willard, in this month's Field Notes column. Learning foreign languages can make your job easier.
Dirk Willard offers several helpful tips for job hunting.
Taking electives can help you broaden your skills, says Dirk Willard, in this month's Field Notes installment.
Contributing Editor Dirk Willard reminds readers that an old dogs can learn new tricks and plants should keep this in mind when hiring new, yet experienced, engineers.
Dirk Willard provides some pointers to efficiently produce essential diagrams at a site that lacks drawings.
Dirk Willard offers his thoughts on what can undermine project execution and how to avoid these traps.
Dirk Willard offers his own insights on the need to plan for failure for project success.
During an employment interview, here’s the questions Dirk Willard says he wishes he could ask.
Dirk Willard advises always to question the value of information, its relevance and validity, the agenda of the source and, most importantly, the logic on which the data are based.
Strive for a Surveyors Eye -- Surveying and drafting skills can pay off for process people.
Please Don't Hire Me! Some contracts simply aren't worth winning.
Working with someone who speaks the operators language will avoid problems, according to Dirk Willard, in this month's Field Notes column.
Maintaining a good work environment can contribute to a safer plant
Finding your dream job takes a bit of soul searching and answering some tough questions.
Eight simple rules can help ensure valid material balances.
Don't Dismiss Process Flow Diagrams -- Understand the role these diagrams can play and how to use them effectively.
Size Pumps Like a Pro -- Use a step-by-step process to avoid pitfalls.
Insist that units meet standards even if they don’t necessarily seem to apply.
Take the Right Approach to Projects
It’s getting harder to find managers who treat their engineers fairly.
Don't Zone Out On Area Classifications -- Electrical ratings must start with analysis of chemicals present.
Safety Statistics Can Get You into a Scrape -- Focusing on minor accidents can foster false perceptions.
Here are some guidelines on writing crisply and concisely to convince others of the work you need done and ensure it gets done precisely.
Focusing on temperature as well as electricity when estimating risk severity can help prevent fire and explosion.