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Bayer’s Production Technician Internship Program (PTIP). Introduction. Rod Herrick VP & Site Manager Bayer Baytown Industrial Park. Internship Program Objectives. Recruit top talent enrolled in Process Technology Certification (PTEC) programs at local colleges.

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Introduction
  • Rod Herrick
        • VP & Site Manager

Bayer Baytown Industrial Park

• PTIP/ Rod Herrick • February 2011

internship program objectives
Internship Program Objectives
  • Recruit top talent enrolled in Process Technology Certification (PTEC) programs at local colleges.
  • Target high school seniors to enroll in Process Technology Certification programs.
  • Provide supervised hands-on work experience in a manufacturing environment to complement classroom curriculum for Process Technology Certification programs.
  • Achieve more comprehensive assessment of skill levels and competencies, safety commitment, and work ethic of potential employees.
  • Stimulate local economy through training and development for safe, secure, high-paying jobs.

• PTIP/ Rod Herrick • February 2011

case for change
Case for Change
  • Solution to shrinking pool of candidates
  • Shift in workforce demographics
    • 33% skilled workers retirement eligible 2012 - 2016
  • Proactive approach to developing workforce
    • Improved efficiency & flexibility in hiring and training process
    • Accelerated learning for unit qualification
    • Cost effective

• BMS 4:3 Template 2010 • June 2011

program framework
Program Framework

Talent Development

INPUT

OUTPUT

PROCESS

  • Structure
  • Ten weeks (400 hours) of supervised onsite activities including:
  • modified site Basic Training
  • structured assignments
  • initial training towards a potential unit position.
  • Sessions begin each January and Juneprior to college program census dates.

Hiring Decision

  • Applicants
  • Program graduates or
  • currently registered, active students with a 3.0 GPA in Process Technology certificate track classes offered by local 2 and 4 year colleges.
  • The Program facilitates outreach to local high school students.

Bayer Human Resources, Training and Business Units

BMS Baytown

benefits for bayer
Benefits for Bayer
  • Access to top quality prospects for consideration.
  • Opportunity for “working interviews” to fill potential job openings
    • Build relationships and Bayer brand recognition within community
  • More comprehensive evaluation of
    • Work ethic
    • Safety behavior
    • Initiative & innovation
    • Ability to grasp operations concepts
    • Collaboration in team environment

• BMS 4:3 Template 2010 • June 2011

benefits for colleges
Benefits for Colleges
  • Build stronger curriculum to fill workforce needs
  • Provide meaningful education experience for students with added opportunity for hands-on experience and potential job placement
  • Potential for increased enrollment through successful PTEC programs
  • Multi-source feedback for continual program improvement

• BMS 4:3 Template 2010 • June 2011

benefits for students
Benefits for Students
  • The Bayer Baytown PTIP is designed to:
  • Reinforce academic knowledge by allowing interns to apply knowledge (see, hear, and touch) in industrial environment.
  • Allow interns to experience a rotating shift schedule.
    • Orient interns to daily routine of a process technician.
    • Enable interns to answer the question: “Is this what I want to do as a career?”
    • Incentivize interns through college credit earned toward degree plans

• BMS 4:3 Template 2010 • June 2011

applicant requirements
Applicant Requirements
  • Successful applicants must:
  • Be enrolled in a PTEC certificate or associate program at an accredited 2 or 4 year college
  • Maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) in PTEC certificate tract courses OR be a recent graduate meeting same qualifications
  • Pass pre-employment aptitude testing and assessments
  • Pass a panel interview
  • Pass pre-employment drug and alcohol screenings, background check, physical and functional capacity evaluation, pre-placement verification of information and qualifications
  • Work a rotating shift

• BMS 4:3 Template 2010 • June 2011

intern duties
Intern Duties
  • Complete checklists
      • Supervised hands-on learning
      • Site observations
      • Job shadowing
    • Participate in group assignments
  • Obtain working knowledge of:

Operating & Safety Procedures

Process Flow Diagrams

Material Safety Data Sheets

Training Manuals

Piping & Instrumentation Diagrams

    • Deliver a technical presentation to area management
  • Finalize the formal evaluation process for future hiring consideration.

• BMS 4:3 Template 2010 • June 2011

internship educational experience
Internship Educational Experience
  • Interns will:
  • Complete 8-10 weeks of hand-on learning, site observations and job shadowing with professional technicians and trainers in an industrial environment.
  • Experience the challenges and adjustments of a rotating shift schedule.
  • Receive course credit for successful completion of Bayer internship.

• BMS 4:3 Template 2010 • June 2011

program partners
Program Partners
  • Lee College Baytown, Texas
  • San Jacinto Community College Pasadena, Texas
  • Alvin Community College Alvin, Texas
  • Houston Community College Houston, Texas
  • East Harris County Manufacturing Association

• BMS 4:3 Template 2010 • June 2011

program statistics
Program Statistics

Since June 2011:

  • 3 Internship cycles
  • 24 interns
    • 14 converted to FTE
    • 5 active co-ops
    • 1 withdrawal
    • 4 released

Next cycle: June 2012

• BMS 4:3 Template 2010 • June 2011

long term education strategy
Long Term Education Strategy
  • STEM curriculum starting in grade schools
      • Bayer’s Making Science Make Sense
      • Energy Venture Camp
      • Liquid Science Program
      • Wetlands Science and Education Programs
      • and others …

• PTIP/ Rod Herrick • February 2011

discussion
Discussion

• BMS 4:3 Template 2010 • June 2011

thank you

Thank you

  • February 10, 2012/ Rod Herrick/ Version 0

• BMS 4:3 Template 2010 • June 2011

program development
Program Development
  • The East Harris County Manufacturing Association (EHCMA) Training Committee in association with member colleges (Lee College, San Jacinto Community College) and member companies (including Bayer) developed the framework for a production technician internship program (PTIP) used by many member companies.
  • This framework consists of:
  • Checklist activities (procedures, observations, shadowing, supervised hands-on activities
  • Tools (Member company forms)
  • Member support
  • Bayer took this information and customized it to meet our needs!

• PTIP/ Rod Herrick • February 2011