July 2008


Competency framework for refinery process engineers

A new method can be used to create a learning curriculum, provide career guidance and build a knowledge repository

Ranade, S. M., RWD Technologies LLC

In mid-2000, I was picked to play a speaking role in a commercial for Reliant Energy of Houston, Texas. The experience was memorable for two reasons: It qualified me for a Screen Actors Guild card, and more importantly, it allowed me to experience how filmmakers have been successful at breaking their work into atomic components. Each participant knew his or her exact role and responsibility, and it was clear when each person's job was done. I remember wondering if such diminutive task division of work existed in the field of process engineering. Fast-forwarding several years, in December 2007, a refinery client needed assistance in defining a learning and development plan for the process en

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