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  1. Hello everyone, I am writing this post about my experience for taking PE examination CBT, because like me at the time of the test there has been a lot of question about the test, and since NCEES has recently converted to CBT for PE exam not much people have taken the exam. So I have recently taken the Professional Engineering Exam for Chemical engineering and I have passed it (took it on OCT 28th). Here is my experience. Reference Handbook: The test was actually easy and solvable without the need for provided the reference handbook, during my test I rarely refereed to it. Plus the file provided was difficult to navigate, not your typical PDF file. Search function shows you the location of your search item and then you have to click on it to see the information (which given in a test of time is very critical). So just like in FE exam, one monitor divided into two sections one for questions and one for the handbook. The Exam: When you first login to the test instructions display that there are 2 sessions morning and afternoon. For me it was 42 questions morning and 38 afternoon, where the morning session was all technical and 90% of afternoon is theoretical and experience based and the time provided for test is more than enough. One thing to keep an eye for it is the time there will be no flag/notice to indicates the end of morning session so you could spend all 8 hours at one section. Also recently NCEES has added a new type of questions, drag and drop fill the plank and so on, however I have only in countered 2 questions of this type and the reset are normal multiple choice questions. Now the difficulty of the exam questions I would say very easy to easy, I have put on more effort to study for the exam than it is required for it ( I have started studying from July a total of 4 months). A good source to study from if the practice exam provided at NCEES website, i have also take PPI2Pass material, it was a good practice for your understanding however it is far more difficult than the exam, but it will refresh your memory. Generally most of exam questions you figure out the way of solving it from the first sentence.One thing I did which is I have divided the exam equally for each section however by the end of the afternoon section I have wished if i have given more time for morning session ( I got an hour left). I have encountered only one question that I decided to spend the last 30 min of the exam trying to solve it, however I was not lucky. The Result: After I have taken the exam I was anxious about exam result, they say 7 to 10 days however I have received my result after 3 days. So good luck on your exam and hopefully this post will set many tester at ease, and assist you for the test.
  2. Just wanted to share, something that helped me a lot to study is the "PE Chemical Reference Handbook", available for free from NCEES: The PE Chemical Reference Handbook is now available for download. It contains charts, formulas, tables, and other information that may help you answer questions on the PE Chemical exam. However, it does not contain all information required to answer every question; theories, conversions, formulas, and definitions that examinees are expected to know have not been included. Log into MyNCEES to download your free copy. The only downside is that you have to print it out...
  3. mike312c

    Chemical exam

    Fellow ChemEs - how did you feel about the exam? Morning session compared to afternoon?
  4. I am going to be taking the PE Chemical exam in April 2017. The closest test center to me is in the San Diego Area, and I need to book a hotel room. 1. I was wondering if anyone had an idea of where in San Diego the test center is? Maybe based on exam locations in the past? 2. Do all the disciplines share a test center, or are they different? Thank you,
  5. Strong Lean/ TPM Background Ability to lead diverse teams About Our Client AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of speciality chemicals. Calling on centuries of expertise, they supply industries and consumers worldwide with innovative products and sustainable technologies designed to meet the growing demands of the fast-changing planet. With their headquarters based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, AkzoNobel have approximately 47,000 people in around 80 countries working withing their infrastructure, while their portfolio includes well-known brands such as Dulux, Sikkens, International, Interpon & Eka. They are consistently ranked as one of the leaders in the area of sustainability, being fully committed to making life more liveable and our cities more human. Their global activities are focused on four main end-user segments: buildings & infrastructure, Transportation, Consumer Goods & Industrial, which has allowed them to become a leading global producer of paints, coatings and speciality chemicals. Job Description Reporting directly into the Site Manager, the Engineering Manager will head a team of up to 20-25 engineering contractors, ensuring that plant equipment and maintenance systems are developed/ improved alongside facilitating the developing continuous improvement environment and culture. Having a safety first approach to their work is a must, ensuring that all team members and contractors are proactively promoting a safe way of working. The Engineering Manager will put in place and develop systems going forward, driving the team to ensure that this is followed to its full potential. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Develops a passion for HSE&S, Sustainability and Quality in the engineering team and reviews performance - setting targets for continuous improvement. Ensures delivery of leading levels of all key performance indicators using Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) and application of the AkzoNobel Way. Inspires and challenges the workforce to deliver results and continuously stretch personal development and skills. Has a thorough understanding of future requirements and proposes options for how best to continue delivering leading levels of service. Drives a lean continuous improvement programme across Engineering - transferring best practice in and knowledge transfer out into the network. Understands the capabilities and constraints on the assets across the site and optimises the effective use of the assets to continually drive down operational cost. Ensures projects are scoped and developed with detailed involvement of departmental resource - ensuring in line with EEM, TPM, sustainability and lean thinking methodologies. Develops and owns the proactive Maintenance strategy, utilising technology, incorporating EEM, TPM, Lean and Continuous Improvement methodologies whilst involving the employees that operate the equipment. Works closely with Procurement partners to negotiate terms of services for the site in line with business and site strategy. The Successful Applicant The successful candidate will, preferably: Experience and Educational Requirements: Undergraduate degree in Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical or Civil Engineering (or equivalent). Significant experience in chemical or mechanical construction project engineering. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Familiarity with the codes and standards regulating the chemical process industry. Significant project management experience. People management experience. Experience in the batch chemical process industry is desirable. A registered professional engineer is desirable General Knowledge and Awareness: Good understanding of paint products and colour would be beneficial. Good level of knowledge of the business and where the Supply Chain and sites fits as part of the strategy and be able to communicate this throughout the department. Ability to champion AkzoNobel's Core Values Ability to interact effectively with Customers, Community and other AkzoNobel visitors on a regular basis. Ability to use Situational Leadership (SLII) to effectively manage and lead the team. Lead and manage the AkzoNobel Performance & Development Dialog(P&DD) processs within team. Use coaching and performance management techniques to develop the team and drive performance. Understand and ability to use Employee Performacne Improvement Plan (EPIP)/disciplinary procedures to maintain performance. What's on Offer Competitive Salary + Package & Benefits Apply for this job Click the link to apply: https://express.candarine.com/campaign/url/forward/df12452dc589
  6. Passed the PE Chemical exam. Please reply if you would like to buy the following books which helped me prepare: 1. NCEES PE practice exam 2. PE Chem practice exam - Vasquez PPI 3. Chem eng Solved problems - Nandgopal 4. 6-minute solutions - Vasquez PPI 5. Binder containing steam tables, Crane fluids, 2004 practice exam NCEES and other material These problems help you practice for the exam. Sale price is $240. Reply with your email id if interested
  7. Hey All, Just got my Chemical PE in California (yeah!). I am very stoked. While this is obviously cool for bragging rights and looking good to employers, what can I use the actual stamp/title for? I know that Civil, Mechanical, and Electrical Engineers stamp designs. Most process design stuff/ P&IDs fall under industrial exemption, so no stamp needed. What mileage can I get out of my stamp? Either way, happy I got it for personal pride/resume boosting, but not sure what's next. Thanks! Vepr
  8. Hey everyone! I am doing a project for one of my high school engineering classes, and am required to interview an engineer in this field. I don't really know any engineers personally, so if anyone would like to answer some questions, I'd be one happy man! • What is your specific degree in? • What is your place of employment? • Please describe your engineering field. • What is your current job title? • Please describe your particular job and duties. • What is your average work schedule? • Starting with high school, describe your educational background chronologically. • If you had it to do over, related to your career or education, would you do anything differently? • What advice would you give to me as someone interested in pursuing a career path similar to yours? It doesn't have to be these questions, just anything that relates to your field / job would work fine, and help tremendously! Thank you! Grant
  9. I am trying to decide whether to take Chemical PE exam or the Environmental PE exam. I have bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering and Masters in Civil/Thermal. I am currently working in environmental related job. Looking for advice on which exam might be easier given my background.
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