(Updated Sept 28th, 2014)
"WILL ChE's BE ALLOWED TO WORK IN CALIFORNIA? The Battle Continues"
by: Bob Katin
For years, I have claimed that the State Engineers’ Act arbitrarily restricts us from conducting chemical engineering because activities which we conduct have been defined by California law to be the exclusive practice of civil engineers (CE’s). I have further claimed that the State Engineers’ Act requires that work conducted by ChEs either has to be “supervised” by a CE or conducted by a CE. The lawyer for the California State Legislature just reviewed the State Law and said I was wrong.
If this notice got your attention, attend the meeting to learn which organizations support us and which organizations do not and get detailed information about the current status of chemical engineering in California and what you can do to promote your future career plans.
WHY IS THE SPEAKER QUALIFIED TO MAKE THIS PRESENTATION:
Bob Katin, PE is California AIChE’s Government Relations Committee Chair (affectionately known as KeepUs), Fellow of the Institute (AIChE), and President of CLCPE (an organization of engineering societies that provides advice to the State Legislature). He served as NorCal AIChE’s Chair twice. He is a licensed chemical engineer with over 40 years of experience. Due to downsizing and company buyouts, Bob not only has changed jobs, he has changed careers. Bob has operated nuclear power plants, chemical plants, and refinery units; been project manager of many jobs including a $40 million expansion; has been Chief Engineer for DuPont environmental, and now owns his own company. Through CLCPE, Bob represented us numerous State bills starting with AB 4002 in 1990; has testified at numerous hearings in Sacramento; and has met with State legislators and their consultants to increase their awareness of the engineering employment issues.