Team leaders, advanced process control (APC) must have bachelor's degrees in engineering and years of experience as advanced process control engineers. Master's degrees are not usually required but are preferred. Educational, mechanical, and practical knowledge of engineering concepts are required. Previous leadership experience is a plus.
Advanced control process engineers need to be familiar with their organizations' computer systems and various engineering software. They need to know how to maintain computer system databases. They need to be fast learners since technology, both in hardware and software, changes rapidly. Other computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook), are needed since they are required to generate reports for upper management, create various graphs, and make presentations in PowerPoint for various team meetings.
Team leaders of advanced process control supervise other engineers. They need to review their employees' performance regularly. They need to be approachable and be team players. They must be objective and able to work with diverse employees. Excellent written and oral communications skills are a must. Team leaders need to follow up on tasks and projects that they delegate to their subordinates. They must be able to troubleshoot Advanced Process Controls problems. As leaders, they need to be able to think outside of the box. Team leaders of advance process control must be available to be reached outside of regular working hours. Team leaders may be required to travel to headquarters or clients sites. They need to continuously have their skills up to date in order to keep up with new technologies. They are usually required to train and coach new hires.
Team Leader, Advanced Process Control (APC) Tasks
Design and implement new processes and data collection methods to track change.
Know, update, maintain, and enforce compliance with standards, policies and regulations.
Model and review current standard operating procedures to improve safety and efficiency.
Coach and mentor staff, identifying areas for improvement.