Stationary Engineering career introduction

Stationary Engineer INTRODUCTION

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Stationary Engineering was developed in The US of A.  and Canada decades agoe.  Power Engineering Technology or P.E.T. was developed more receintly in both the US and Canada as means of standardizing the profession on a national basis. {I shall use the acronym P.E.T. to describe both throughout the remainder of this document.} Both are the same and offer a great career opportunity for North Americans {Canadians and Americans} and anyone else for that matter around the world. (Other disciplines with similar or like capacities are Steam Engineer or Stationary Engineer) This is not new to Canada and there are thousands of P.E.T.s to prove it. There are very strong job prospects and bright futures for Canadian and U.S. citizens because industry always needs well trained technical people so it can keep pumping out quality, high volume, low priced products and materials. The products could be anything from gasoline to electrical power, from car parts to pea shooters.

P.E.T. Technology is a ground breaking training and examination system with an industry specific focus and has been molded over the years to offer the best of everything in terms of what an employer wants and for what an employee needs to be effective and competent. It affords a minimum of cost and time expenditure. It provides a broad base, core element approach to capture all the essentials with no fluff to waist time or money.

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P.E.T. Technology offers one of the greatest opportunities for creating a new career in the U.S. due to the lack of an all encompassing training package on a national level, and a designated technology category, and due to the fact that few people are trained to the level that a diplomaed P.E.T. or stationary engineer is. If you live in the U.S. and have a S.A.I.T. diploma, you have a marked advantage when it comes to passing certification exams and getting a job.

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Over the years in Canada and more so in the United States, employers have had their own training packages available to train their employees. But, that presented numerous problems. Each employer had it's own program, some were weak, others strong but focused on just on one narrow aspect, namely just their part of the business. Naturally there were those that had next to nothing for training which didn't do anything for an employer or an employee that wanted to progress. Nor did it offer any security. If an employee got fired or decided to leave, what did he have to take with him to prove his level of ability and understanding of what he had learned? What could he take with him to show he could do a job completely different from the one he just left? Nothing!

Even if an employee took outside courses to train there would be other problems such as uncoordinated materials over lapping so you'd study and be examined on the same material twice or, studying a bunch of unrelated or unnecessary materials due to the lack of coordination between different institutions. There were no set standards to adhere to. P.E.T. Technology addresses that.

Now there is the P.E.T. Technologist that has come to the rescue of industry with all the training and knowledge required to do the job. {Naturally there will be equipment specifics to learn at each facility.} Any employer who wants highly trained employees can now find the people they need or acquire the course material for the employees they currently have.

No more will an employee or would be employee have to take numerous overlapping and unrelated course materials from numerous institutions (some offering correspondence others in class and some just being too far away to have it be practical to study and take the courses). You can do it all in one training course and know when you are through you've got all you'll ever need.

P.E.T. Technology is a male dominated career. There are women in the industry but, they are few. If you are a woman wishing to make their way into this career there are obstacles to over come and there are also distinct advantages offered up to women to enter this business. Plenty of large corporations will take you in over a male so they can have a few women on board to satisfy the federal government initiatives for employing women in nontradtional careers. The unfortunate thing is that the advantage of hiring priority is the item that causes one part of the obstacle issue. Being a woman you will be afforded opportunities that men won't. There will be favoritism which always invites resentment from your male counterparts. The best way to overcome this is to pull your weight on the job. This is the only way you will earn their trust. Take it from me. I have seen it over and over again. Prove you are worth your salt and things will go well for you on an interpersonal level with the people you work with as well as a professional level. Sometimes the largest obstacles to overcome are attitudes, others as well as your own.

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Congratulations. If you have decided this is for you and have mastered your attitude of how you can succeed and make a positive change in your lifestyle through commitment, you are on the right track.

Many of us have the will but just don't know the way. You will be shown a number of ways. Ways or careers that are not in the mainstream of career selection in most schools, colleges or universities. That is why most people have not heard of this career direction called P.E.T. Technology or know what its all about.

Note: Please keep in mind, the terms used to describe this career and others in this document may be universally used or may be common in select jurisdictions.

P.E.T. Technology has global implications in terms of employment. Some of the hot spots for this career are in your own county, state, province, country, city, town or, village. Others that provide ultra-premium financial compensation are in Asia, South America, North Africa, Russia, The Middle East, Malaysia, and even in Alaska and Northern Canada. From this you should now see there is a great degree of flexibility in terms of where you may want to work and what type of lifestyle you can pursue.

The Northern and foreign work locations often provide a 14 days on and 14 days off or, 21 and 21 or, 28 and 28 rotational cycle or a live in situation with liberal food, accommodation and travel compensation packages. If you work out of the country on a rotational basis you may be in a position of not having to pay any income taxes. For some of us it would be like doubling your income over night. More money in the bank for you!

If you are like most folks, you'll want to stick close to where things are familiar to you and establish your career close to home.

The bulk of this documentation is concerned about P.E.T. Technology with reference made to other careers that offer similar opportunities for earning a decent income. Telephone numbers and addresses are provided for you to acquire free information through the mail at your request from the leading institutions in your country. The other careers will be briefly outlined after reading about P.E.T. Technology.

It is my qualified opinion that P.E.T. Technology is the best career of all that are available on the face of the planet. It is my hope that after reading about this career you will have a similar opinion.



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Table of contents
  • Men and women in the business.
  1. Al. The executive.
  2. Steve. The "Bad Boy of P.E.T." who has hit the six figure income bracket.
  3. Mandy. A newbe.
  4. Don. Work in at the brewery.
  5. John. Chief Engineer at the brewery.
  6. Chad. A newbe.
  7. Dwayne. An old hand.
  8. Gord. Management.
  9. Jay. A newbe formerly in research.
  10. Matt. A newbe.
  11. Max. A Control Room Operator and Shift Engineer who had his employer pay for his continuing education in computers.
  12. Mike. He’s formerly from Scotland.
  13. Warren. A newbe.
  14. Older Warren. Lots of experience.
  15. James. Soon to be wealthy.
  16. Justin. A newbe who is a Control Room Operator and who got $9000 in scholarships.
  17. Lana. A newbe and Control Room Operator.
  18. Brenda. A newbe.
  19. Chris. He used P.E.T. as a spring board to another career.
  20. Earl. Retired but still working full time???
  21. Brian. Working the 9 to 5, Monday to Friday routine.
  22. Ted. Has hit the six figure income bracket.
  23. Elaine. Management.
  24. Hanna. Works in the electrical power generating industry.
  • Scope of P.E.T. Technology.
  • DARK SECRETS. ****Things people do and shouldn’t do, while on shift.
  • Internet links to:
  1. US job opportunities
  2. Canadian job opportunities
  3. US apprenticeship and training
  4. Canadian apprenticeship and training
  5. Other countries and their job opportunities
  6. US Labor agencies.




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