The Author: The exam papers on this site are all written by Bob Yeamans BA PGCE MIET MIfL who currently holds a number of teaching and Internal Verification roles in further education colleges and private training establishments across the country.
Shortly after completing an apprenticeship as an electrical engineer Bob carried out further studies moving into the field of control engineering. Over the years he has been exposed to many changes in industrial production techniques including microprocessor based ‘smart’ measurement and control systems, PLCs, DCS and SCADA systems. He has worked both at shop floor and management levels in the Food and Drink, Petrochemical, Pharmaceutical, Construction and Utility Industries involving the installation, commissioning and maintenance of automatic sequential electrical and process control systems.
Projects carried out under Bycon Ltd include the installation programming and commissioning of PLC controlled conveyor systems at Heathrow and Gatwick airports, development of ISO 9002 calibration systems for a major food processing company (accreditation achieved at first attempt) and providing instrumentation and calibration development and electrical maintenance in the food, drink and pharmaceutical industries.
Bob has developed and delivered multiskilling courses for many blue chip companies throughout the country encompassing mechanical to electrical conversion courses; measurement and control; PLCs; pneumatics and maintenance studies. He has been a guest lecturer at Brunel University (subject - ISO 9002 calibration systems).
All this adds up to over 50 years experience covering ‘hands on’ electrical and control engineering with over 30 years in either part time or full time educational roles.
Bob is still active and is asked, on occasion, to carry out training or course development work for both public and private institutions.