Category: Career Development

Job Postings for Candidates with TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Skills

December 11th, 2017 by

Check out the career opportunities below for candidates with TapRooT® skills at facilities around the world

Get trained in 2017 to open up your job opportunities in 2018. Here are some recent postings looking for candidates with TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis skills:

EHS Manager

EHS Manager II

Patient Safety Program Coordinator

ESG Customer Quality Manager

Quality Manager

Quality Advisor

Check out our complete listing of 2-day TapRooT® trainings around the world here and register today!

My 20+ Year Relationship with 5-Why’s

December 11th, 2017 by

I first heard of 5-Why’s over 20 years ago when I got my first job in Quality. I had no experience of any kind, I got the job because I worked with the Quality Manager’s wife in another department and she told him I was a good guy. True story…but that’s how things worked back then!

When I was first exposed to the 5-Why concept, it did not really make any sense to me; I could not understand how it actually could work, as it seemed like the only thing it revealed was the obvious. So, if it is obvious, why do I need it? Good question from someone who did not know much at the time.

I dived into Quality and got all the certifications, went to all the classes and conferences, and helped my company build an industry leading program from the ground up. A recurring concept in the study and materials I was exposed to was 5-Why. I learned the “correct” way to do it. Now I understood it, but I still never thought it was a good way to find root causes.

I transferred to another division of the company to run their safety program. I did not know how to run a safety program – I did know all the rules, as I had been auditing them for years, but I really did not know how to run the program. But I did know quality, and those concepts helped me instill an improvement mindset in the leaders which we successfully applied to safety.

The first thing I did when I took the job was to look at the safety policies and procedures, and there it was; when you have an incident, “ask Why 5 times” to get your root cause! That was the extent of the guidance. So whatever random thought was your fifth Why would be the root cause on the report! The people using it had absolutely no idea how the concept worked or how to do it. And my review of old reports validated this. Since then I have realized this is a common theme with 5-Why’s; there is a very wide variation in the way it is used. I don’t believe it works even when used correctly, but it usually isn’t in my experience.

Since retiring from my career and coming to work with TapRooT®, I’ve had literally hundreds of conversations with colleagues, clients, and potential clients about 5-Why’s. I used to be somewhat soft when criticizing 5-Why’s and just try to help people understand why TapRooT® gets better results. Recently, I’ve started to take a more militant approach. Why? Because most of the people I talk to already know that 5-Why does not work, but they still use it anyway! So it is time to take the gloves off: let’s not dance around this any longer. To quote Mark Paradies, “5-Why’s is Root Cause Malpractice!”

To those that are still dug in and take offense, I do apologize! I can only share my experience.

For more information, here are some previous blog articles:

What’s Wrong With Cause-and-Effect, 5-Why’s, & Fault Trees

Comparing TapRooT® to Other Root Cause Tools

What’s Fundamentally Wrong with 5-Whys?

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December 6: Join Mark Paradies as he discusses the Human Factors Best Practice Track at the 2018 Global TapRooT® Summit!

Job Postings for Candidates with TapRooT® Skills

November 30th, 2017 by

 

Time is running out! Get trained in 2017 to open up your job opportunities in 2018. Here are some recent postings looking for candidates with TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis skills:

Reliability Engineering Supervisor

Associate-Senior Engineer (Electrical) Nuclear

Patient Safety Assistant Coordinator (PSAC)

Health & Safety (QHSSE) Advisor

Quality Advisor

There are still opportunities for Root Cause Analysis Training in 2017 or in January 2018!

December 11: Houston, Texas 5-Day

December 12: Sao Paulo, Brazil 2-Day

December 13: Bogota, Colombia 3-Day  (add one day of equipment troubleshooting December 15)

December 14: Perth, Australia 2-Day

January 11: Perth Australia 2-day

January 18: Houston 2-Day

January 24: New Orleans, Louisiana 2-Day

January 29: San Antonio, Texas 5-Day

 

 

 

 

Kick Them Out of Your Canoe – Leadership

November 28th, 2017 by

The following article is reprinted with permission of its author, Vincent Ivan Phipps, M.A., CSP. We are pleased that Mr. Phipps is a keynote speaker at the upcoming 2018 Global TapRooT® Summit.  You can purchase his new book, Lead Out Loud, and learn how to unlock your personal excellence by clicking here. Learn more at CommunicationVIP.com. And last but not least, don’t forget to register for the Summit and meet him in person!

Leadership is a lot like paddling in a canoe. Let’s say you and two other people are in a canoe. The goal is to cross a river. Let’s say you are in the rear and the other two are seated in front of you. Even if you are the only one paddling, you can propel everyone in the canoe on your own. If all three of you paddle, together in rhythm, all three of you can propel faster. If everyone paddles together, you can also exert less energy and still go faster, farther, with less work from each person individually. This is the concept of teamwork. But how is this related to leadership?

Let’s say, you are paddling hard in the canoe and the other two are not paddling but even worse, they are sticking the legs and hands out of the canoe and into the river. Their placing their limbs in the water is now causing drag. All three bodies have the potential to go faster. If two are not paddling or worse, causing resistance, everyone slows down.

You ask each person to paddle. One tells you they are tired. The other says they will paddle later. You then ask them to at least pull their hands and feet out of the water and place them back inside of the canoe to prevent unnecessary resistance. They both tell you it’s hot and they prefer to keep themselves cool by sticking their hands and feet in the water. They are not focused on the advancement of the team. They are selfish focusing only on what is easier for them personally.

You now have a conundrum. Keep both in the canoe maintaining the potential for more efficiency. Or do you make the tough leadership decision, and, KICK THEM OUT OF THE CANOE! You can move faster, yes, even moving by yourself, than you can with those you are carrying who are not putting forth their effort.

Give others the opportunity to paddle for the team. Be clear about the goal. If others step up, they deserve to stay dry. If they fail to do their part, make the tough decision and do what is best long term, and kick them out of your canoe!

Job Postings for Candidates with TapRooT® Skills

November 14th, 2017 by

2017 will soon be over! Don’t miss your chance to jump into training that will expand your options in 2018!

Here are some recent postings looking for candidates with TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis skills:

Technical Safety Regional Leader – Cargill

HES Ops Specialist – Occidental Petroleum

Quality Manager – Easterline

ESG Customer Quality Manager – Air Liquide USA LLC

There are still opportunities for 5-day Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training in 2017!

November 20: Perth Australia

December 4: Edmonton, AB

December 11: Houston Texas

 

Job Postings for Candidates with TapRooT® Skills

November 9th, 2017 by

 

Here are some recent postings looking for candidates with TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis skills:

EHS Manager – Fieldcore

Reliability Engineering Supervisor – International Paper

Engineer, Electrical Reliability – Catalyst Paper

Director, Environmental, Health & Safety – UTC Aerospace Systems

It’s not too late to train in 2017 and open your career options for 2018 – sign up for 2017 training!

2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

November 20 Toronto, Canada

November 21 Adealaide, Australia

November 29 Nashville, TN

December 4 Las Vegas, NV

December 12 Sao Paulo, Brazil

December 14 Perth, Australia

Job Postings for Candidates with TapRooT® Skills

October 31st, 2017 by

 

TapRooT® root cause training can take your career to the next level. Here are some openings for professionals with TapRooT® skills:

FieldCore

EHS Manager

Global EHS Manager

EHS Global Security Manager III

Haldor Topsoe, Inc. 

Process Safety Engineer (PSM)

United Technologies

Associate Quality Engineer

Senior Quality Engineer

Occidental Petroleum

HES Ops Specialist (Rotational)

HES Ops Specialist (Non-Rotational)

What are you waiting for? Expand your career options. Sign up for training today!

2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

November 2 Albuquerque, NM

November 6 Amsterdam, Netherlands

November 6 Houston, Texas

November 8 Sao Paulo, Brazil

November 16 Calgary, AB Canada

November 16 Singapore, Singapore

November 20 Toronto, Canada

November 21 Adealaide, Australia

November 28 Bogota, Colombia

November 29 Nashville, TN

December 4 Las Vegas, NV

December 14 Perth, Australia

Job Postings for Candidates with TapRooT® Skills

October 24th, 2017 by

TapRooT® root cause training can take your career to the next level.  Here are some openings for professionals with TapRooT® skills:

Global EHS Manager, FieldCore

Process Safety Engineer, Haldor Topsoe, Inc.

EHS Risk Manager III, FieldCore

Electrical Engineer, Chemical Industry

What are you waiting for? Expand your career options. Sign up for training today!

2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

November 2 Albuquerque, NM

November 6 Amsterdam, Netherlands

November 6 Houston, Texas

November 8 Sao Paulo, Brazil

November 16 Calgary, AB Canada

November 16 Singapore, Singapore

November 20 Toronto, Canada

November 21 Adealaide, Australia

November 28 Bogota, Colombia

November 29 Nashville, TN

December 4 Las Vegas, NV

December 14 Perth, Australia

Monday Motivaton: Do you see things worse than they are?

September 25th, 2017 by

“Cynic: an idealist whose rose-colored glasses have been removed, snapped in two and stomped into the ground, immediately improving his vision.”
~ Rick Bayan

We worry about viewing the world through rose-tinted glasses, but often the problem is the opposite. It’s the gloom-tinted glasses we need to worry about. Read “Remove your Gloom-Tinted Glasses” on Forbes.com and learn about two features of human-basic psychology that can drive us nuts (Click here to read the article).

Monday Motivation: Let your accomplishments do the talking

September 18th, 2017 by

 

 

“Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often.”
― Mark Twain

I was reading profiles on LinkedIn today and couldn’t help but notice how many people describe themselves as “innovative” and “visionary.” The funny thing is, I couldn’t find one thing in the experience/accomplishments sections of their profiles that supported that. Adjectives are easy to throw out there but are you describing yourself more in words than proving it with accomplishments?  If you truly have those magnificent characteristics and are only using words to prove it, you’re not convincing anyone.

Your accomplishments speak for themselves.  Take a look at your LinkedIn profile this week and replace those words with your proven track record. Actions always speak louder than words. And while you’re on LinkedIn, follow us! We post news every day to help you expand your knowledge for further success!

Monday Motivation: Build your personal advisory board!

September 11th, 2017 by

“Pulling a good network together takes effort, sincerity and time.”
Alan Collins, author of “Unwritten HR Rules”

Part of valuing your time is investing in the right relationships. Spend your time on relationships that matter the most.  For career development, those relationships include people who are willing to help guide your career goals. It takes thought, time and effort to find them. However, the more you procrastinate building your own personal advisory board, the more disconnected you will be from opportunities that could advance your career.

Join us for a fun, exciting and rewarding opportunity to network and build relationships at the 2018 Global TapRooT Summit in Knoxville, Tennessee, February 26 – March 2.  Learn more here.

Job Postings for People with TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

September 5th, 2017 by

 

TapRooT® root cause training can take your career to the next level.  Here are some openings for people with TapRooT® skills:

HSE Manager, Arkema, Geneseo, New York “Investigator for TapRooT® investigations; provide incident investigation training to site.”

Health & Safety Manager, Bristol, Pennsylvania “Investigator for TapRooT® investigations”

FieldCore (Multiple locations) (“Lead investigator – TapRooT®”)

What are you waiting for? Expand your career options. Sign up for training today!

Monday Motivation: Never Stop Learning

September 4th, 2017 by

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.
~ Henry Ford

Invest time in obtaining the know-how to accelerate your career advancement. Don’t set back and wait for things to fall into place, shake things up by working on being smarter, wiser and more strategic about how to better manage your career. Know the goals the industry you are serving desires to achieve and how you can contribute and build relationships with key thought leaders.

Begin with a 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training or 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training. For just a small investment of time you can improve the skills that contribute to your success in these types of careers!

Monday Motivation: Invest in your Strengths

August 28th, 2017 by

“Accept yourself, your strengths, your weaknesses, your truths, and know what tools you have to fulfill your purpose.”
― Steve Maraboli

Commit to your natural strengths that allow your skill sets and capabilities to thrive, and then invest in them.  For example, if you are a good speaker, never assume that your technique doesn’t require improvement.   Take a  class, enhance your abilities and then put them to work more frequently.

Keep in mind that just because you’re good at something, that doesn’t make it a strength. How do you know what your natural strengths are?

Ask yourself these questions:

When do I feel the most engaged at work?

What activities make you feel strong?

What do you do differently than everyone else?

You can’t build your career around your best attributes until you know your strengths!

 

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