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Difference Between Automation Test and Plant Automation Engineer

07/24/2016 8:08 AM

I am a instrumentation engineer and was planning to do masters in automation and control so can someone please tell me What is the difference between a automation engineer working in IT field and a automation engineer working in chemical plant?

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Re: What is the difference between automation test engineer and plant automation eng

07/24/2016 9:16 AM

"Automation engineers design, program, simulate and test automated machinery and processes in order to complete exact tasks. They typically are employed in industries such as car manufacturing or food processing plants, where robots or machines are used to perform specific functions."

IT automation....

..."Most plant automation engineers earn a bachelor’s degree in a related engineering discipline such as electrical, mechanical, chemical or industrial engineering. Employers prefer educational programs accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. Along with education, credentials such as Certified Automation Professional, which is administered by the International Society of Automation, can increase employment opportunities. The certification requires one year of professional experience for those with a bachelor’s degree and a passing grade on an exam."...

http://study.com/articles/Automation_Engineer_Job_Description_and_Requirements_for_Starting_a_Career_in_Automation_Engineering.html

http://work.chron.com/job-description-plant-automation-engineer-18769.html

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Re: What is the difference between automation test engineer and plant automation eng

07/24/2016 10:06 AM

In your case, it doesn't matter.

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Re: What is the difference between automation test engineer and plant automation eng

07/25/2016 4:19 PM

Ouch! That is an apparent dig.

To the OP: The IT automation engineer sets up automation of internet technology within an organization and also modifies, tests, and runs diagnostics on these automated parts of the system to for example switch between servers if trouble is sensed, etc.

The industrial automation engineer deals with all aspects of process that fall under control of machines by incorporating various analog and digital inputs to a PLC, including valve position sensing, switches, meters, chemical instruments, etc.

The PLC may transfer data to a data translator system (DTS) that prescribes how to interpret the digital words from the PLC and change their formatting for direct commumication to an HMI (human-machine interface).

Does that help you?

By the way, if this was your homework, the dog ate it.

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