Skills Framework for Energy and Chemicals

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What Is it?


The Skills Framework (SF) is a SkillsFuture initiative developed for the Singapore workforce to promote skills mastery and lifelong learning, and is an integral component of the Energy and Chemicals Industry Manpower Plan.

Jointly developed by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG), Workforce Singapore (WSG), and the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), together with industry associations, training providers, organisations and unions, the Skills Framework for Energy and Chemicals provides useful information on:

  • Sector information;

  • Career pathways;

  • Occupations and job roles;

  • Existing and emerging skills; and

  • Training programmes for skills upgrading and mastery.

Who Is It For?

Individuals who wish to join or progress within the Energy and Chemicals sector, to assess their career interest, identify relevant training programmes to upgrade their skills and prepare for the desired job roles.

Employers will be able to recognise these skills and invest in training their employees for career development and skills upgrading.

Training providers can gain insights on sector trends, existing and emerging skills that are in demand, and design programmes to address the industry needs accordingly.

How Does It Work?

The SF for Energy and Chemicals contains information on trends, career pathways, occupations, job roles, skills and competencies and training programmes.


(i) Sector Information

This section provides information on the SF for Energy and Chemicals, including information on trends and workforce profiles in the sector.

Click here to download the guide to occupation and skills for the SF for Energy and Chemicals. 

 

(ii) Career Pathways

The Career Pathways show the possible options for vertical and lateral progression for advancement and growth. Six (6) tracks, (i) Production and Process Engineering, (ii) Health, Safety and Environment (HSE), (iii) Engineering and Maintenance, (iv) Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QA & QC), (v) Technical Service, Application and Product Development and (vi) Research and Development (R&D) have been identified, which encompass 53 job roles.

Click here to download the Career Pathways for the SF for Energy and Chemicals.

 

(iii) Skills Maps

The Skills Maps covers a total of 53 job roles, critical work functions, key tasks and skills and competencies aligned to the six tracks.


(a) View the Occupations/Job Roles under the SF for Energy and Chemicals

Click on the tracks listed below to download the Skills Map for each track.

Production and Process Engineering  

  • Junior Process Technician [PDF/Word]
  • Process Technician [PDF/Word]
  • Senior Process Technician [PDF/Word]
  • Production Supervisor [PDF/Word]
  • Operation Specialist [PDF/Word]
  • Learning and Development Specialist [PDF / Word]
  • Production Planner [PDF/Word]
  • Process Engineer [PDF/Word]
  • Process Safety Engineer[PDF/Word]
  • Superintendent [PDF/Word]
  • Learning and Development Superintendent [PDF/Word]
  • Feedstock Supply Trader[PDF/Word]
  • Senior Process Engineer [PDF/Word]
  • Senior Process Safety Engineer [PDF/Word]
  • Production Manager [PDF/Word]
  • Supply Chain/Commercial Manager [PDF/Word]
  • Process Engineering Manager [PDF/Word]
  • Principal Engineer (Technology) [PDF/Word]
  • Chief Engineer/Fellow [PDF/Word]
  • General Manager/Site Director/Vice President [PDF/Word]

Health, Safety and Environment (HSE)

Engineering and Maintenance

  • Junior Maintenance Technician [PDF/Word]
  • Maintenance Technician [PDF/Word]
  • Senior Maintenance Technician[PDF/Word]
  • Maintenance Planner [PDF/Word]
  • Maintenance Supervisor[PDF/Word]
  • Discipline Engineer [PDF/Word]
  • Senior Discipline Engineer [PDF/Word]
  • Maintenance Manager [PDF/Word]
  • Engineering Manager [PDF/Word]
  • Principal Engineer (Engineering) [PDF/Word]
  • Chief Engineer/Fellow [PDF/Word]
  • General Manager/Site Director/Vice President [PDF/Word]

Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QA & QC) 

  • Laboratory Assistant [PDF/Word]
  • Laboratory Technician/Technologist [PDF/Word]
  • Senior Laboratory Technician/Technologist[PDF/Word]
  • Laboratory Supervisor [PDF/Word]
  • Laboratory Chemist [PDF/Word]
  • QA Engineer [PDF/Word]
  • Senior Laboratory Chemist [PDF/Word]
  • Senior QA Engineer [PDF/Word]
  • QA & QC Manager[PDF/Word]
  • Principal Chemist [PDF/Word]
  • Chief Chemist/Fellow [PDF/Word]
  • General Manager/Site Director/Vice President [PDF/Word]

Technical Service, Application and Product Development  

  • Technical Service Engineer [PDF/Word]
  • Application Chemist [PDF/Word]
  • Senior Technical Service Engineer [PDF/Word]
  • Senior Application Chemist [PDF/Word]
  • Principal Chemist [PDF/Word]
  • Technical Service Manager [PDF/Word]
  • Chief Chemist/Fellow [PDF/Word]
  • General Manager/Site Director/Vice President [PDF/Word]

Research and Development (R&D)

 

(iv) Skills and Competencies

The Skills and Competencies identified for each of the job roles fall under two broad classifications: (i) Technical Skills and Competencies, and (ii) Generic Skills and Competencies.


(a) View the Technical Skills and Competencies for the SF for Energy and Chemicals

Technical Skills and Competencies comprise occupation/job-specific knowledge, skills and abilities that a person needs to have to perform the various tasks.

Click here to download the Overview of Technical Skills and Competencies for the SF for Energy and Chemicals.

 

Business and Organisational Management

  • Budget Management [PDF/Word]
  • Business Continuity Management[PDF/Word]
  • Business Networking Management[PDF/Word]
  • Business Planning Management [PDF/Word]
  • Change Management[PDF/Word]
  • Continuous Improvement Management [PDF/Word]
  • Organisational Analysis Management [PDF/Word]
  • Organisational Resource Management[PDF/Word]
  • Procurement Management [PDF/Word]
  • Project Management [PDF/Word]
  • Staff Management [PDF/Word]
  • Strategic Service Excellence Management [PDF/Word]
  • Strategy Development and Implementation Management [PDF/Word]
  • Technical Presentation [PDF/Word]
  • Technical Report Writing [PDF/Word]
  • Third Party Management [PDF[Word]

Data Analytics

  • Data Analytics System Design [PDF/Word]
  • Data and Statistical Analysis [PDF/Word]

Discipline Engineering Specialisation

  • Electrical Engineering Management [PDF/Word]
  • Electrical Field Maintenance Management [PDF/Word]
  • Inspection Engineering Management [PDF/Word]
  • Instrumentation and Control Design Engineering Management [PDF/Word]
  • Instrumentation and Control Field Maintenance Management [PDF/Word]
  • Instrumentation and Control System Maintenance Management [PDF/Word]
  • Mechanical Field Maintenance Management [PDF/Word]
  • Mechanical Rotating Equipment Engineering Management [PDF/Word]
  • Mechanical Static Equipment Engineering Management [PDF/Word]
  • Process Analyser Maintenance Management [PDF/Word]
  • Reliability Engineering Management [PDF/Word]

Discipline Engineering Support Management

  • Engineering Safety Standards Interpretation [PDF/Word]
  • Engineering Support Management [PDF/Word]
  • Equipment and System Value Engineering Management [PDF/Word]
  • Technology Road Mapping [PDF/Word]

Emergency Response and Crisis Management

  • Crisis Management [PDF/Word]
  • Emergency Response and Crisis Management Development and Implementation [PDF/Word]
  • Emergency Response Management [PDF/Word]

Engineering Design and Project Management

  • Commissioning and Start-Up Management [PDF/Word]
  • Engineering Management of Change [PDF/Word]
  • Engineering Project Management [PDF/Word]
  • Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management [PDF/Word]
  • Front-End Engineering Design Management [PDF/Word]

Health, Safety and Environment Management

  • Environmental Management System Framework Development and Implementation [PDF/Word]
  • Incident Investigation Management [PDF/Word]
  • Safe System of Work Development and Implementation [PDF/Word]
  • Workplace Safety and Health Framework Development and Implementation [PDF/Word]
  • Workplace Safety and Health Hazard Identification and Risk Control Management [PDF/Word]

Laboratory Management

  • Laboratory Data Reporting and Analysis Management [PDF/Word]
  • Laboratory Equipment Maintenance and Calibration Management [PDF/Word]
  • Laboratory Operations Management [PDF/Word]
  • Sample Management [PDF/Word]
  • Technical Services Management [PDF/Word]

Learning and Development Management

  • Continuing Professional Development Management [PDF/Word]
  • Learning and Development Framework Management [PDF/Word]
  • Staff Development Management [PDF/Word]
  • Trainer and Assessor Development Management [PDF/Word]
  • Training, Coaching and Assessment Management [PDF/Word]

Maintenance Management

  • Asset Integrity Management [PDF/Word]
  • Maintenance Integrity and Reliability Framework Development and Implementation [PDF/Word]
  • Maintenance Planning and Scheduling [PDF/Word]
  • Plant Turnaround Management [PDF/Word]
  • Preventive Maintenance Management [PDF/Word]

Process Engineering Management

Process Operations Management

  • Control Room Operations Management [PDF/Word]
  • Engineering Drawing Interpretation and Management [PDF/Word]
  • Feedstock and Product Transfer Operations Management [PDF/Word]
  • Operations Reporting Protocol Application [PDF/Word]
  • Process Equipment Preparation for Mechanical Work [PDF/Word]
  • Process Operations Troubleshooting [PDF/Word]
  • Process Plant and Equipment Integrity Management [PDF/Word]
  • Process Unit and Utilities Operations Management [PDF/Word]
  • Standard Operating Procedure Development and Implementation [PDF/Word]

Process Safety Management

  • Major Hazard Installation Safety Case Management [PDF/Word]
  • Process Safety Management Framework Development and Implementation [PDF/Word]
  • Safety Integrity Levels Management [PDF/Word]

Quality Assurance and Quality Control Management

  • Analytical Method Validation [PDF/Word]
  • Audit and Review Management [PDF/Word]
  • Materials Qualification [PDF/Word]
  • Non-Conformance Management [PDF/Word]
  • Quality Assurance Management [PDF/Word]
  • Quality Control Management [PDF/Word]

Research and Development Management

  • Applied Research and Development Management [PDF/Word]
  • Innovation Management [PDF/Word]
  • Product Design and Development [PDF/Word]
  • Product Testing Management [PDF/Word]

Supply Chain and Production Planning Management 

  • Market Demand and Feedstock Management [PDF/Word]
  • Plant Economic Modelling [PDF/Word]
  • Production Planning and Scheduling [PDF/Word]
  • Supply Chain Management [PDF/Word]

Technology Application Management

  • Internet of Things Management [PDF/Word]
  • Robotic and Automation System Maintenance [PDF/Word]
  • Robotic and Automation Technology Application [PDF/Word]

(b) View the Generic Skills and Competencies for the SF for Energy and Chemicals

Generic Skills and Competencies are employability/transferable skills and competencies.

Click here to download the Overview of Generic Skills and Competencies for the SF for Energy and Chemicals.


(v) Training Programmes

The Training Programmes provide information on skills acquisition that are available for new entrants and in-service personnel to acquire skills and competencies required for various job roles in the Energy and Chemicals sector.

(a) View the Training Programmes for new entrants

These are programmes that equip new entrants with skills and knowledge for the specific job role in the sector at their respective entry level.

Click on the tracks below to download the Training Programmes for each job role.

  • Production and Process Engineering [PDF/Word]
  • Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) [PDF/Word]
  • Engineering and Maintenance [PDF/Word]
  • Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QC&QC) [PDF/Word]
  • Technical Service, Application and Product Development [PDF/Word]
  • Research and Development (R&D) [PDF/Word]

 

(b) View the Training Programmes for in-service employees

For in-service employees who work in the Energy and Chemicals sector and who aspire to take on more challenging roles at work, you can identify and enrol in the training programmes listed here to acquire the relevant skills.

These are programmes for in-service personnel to broaden or deepen specific skills and knowledge for the various job roles in the sector. 

Production and Process Engineering

  • Junior Process Technician [PDF/Word]
  • Process Technician [PDF/Word]
  • Senior Process Technician [PDF/Word]
  • Production Supervisor [PDF/Word]
  • Operation Specialist [PDF/Word]
  • Learning and Development Specialist [PDF/Word]
  • Production Planner [PDF/Word]
  • Process Engineer [PDF/Word]
  • Process Safety Engineer [PDF/Word]
  • Superintendent [PDF/Word]
  • Learning and Development Superintendent [PDF/Word]
  • Feedstock Supply Trader [PDF/Word]
  • Senior Process Engineer [PDF/Word]
  • Senior Process Safety Engineer [PDF/Word]
  • Production Manager [PDF/Word]
  • Supply Chain/Commercial Manager [PDF/Word]
  • Process Engineering Manager [PDF/Word]
  • Principal Engineer (Technology) [PDF/Word]
  • Chief Engineer/Fellow [PDF/Word]

Health, Safety and Environment (HSE)

Engineering and Maintenance

  • Junior Maintenance Technician [PDF/Word]
  • Maintenance Technician [PDF/Word]
  • Senior Maintenance Technician [PDF/Word]
  • Maintenance Planner [PDF/Word]
  • Maintenance Supervisor [PDF/Word]
  • Discipline Engineer [PDF/Word]
  • Senior Discipline Engineer [PDF/Word]
  • Maintenance Manager [PDF/Word]
  • Engineering Manager [PDF/Word]
  • Principal Engineer (Engineering) [PDF/Word]
  • Chief Engineer/Fellow [PDF/Word]

Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QC&QC)

Technical Service, Application and Product Development

  • Technical Service Engineer [PDF/Word]
  • Application Chemist [PDF/Word]
  • Senior Technical Service Engineer [PDF/Word]
  • Senior Application Chemist [PDF/Word]
  • Principal Chemist [PDF/Word]
  • Technical Service Manager [PDF/Word]
  • Chief Chemist/Fellow [PDF/Word]

Research and Development (R&D)

 

(c) View the Training Programmes for Generic Skills and Competencies (GSCs)

These are programmes through which individuals can acquire the GSCs, which are transferable and can be applied across sectors. The GSCs facilitate employability by supporting individuals in acquiring relevant Technical Skills and Competencies (TSCs) for various job roles in different sectors. Please click [PDF / Wordto access the GSC training programme listing.

In-service personnel can identify the top five GSCs which are required for respective job roles by referencing the Skills Maps listed in Section (iii) (a) above before refering to the listing to identify training programmes for GSCs which are considered as critical for the job roles.

 

For more information on Training Programmes, please visit the respective training providers’ websites or http://www.skillsfuture.sg/credit.

Skills Framework Templates

 

This section helps users to populate Skills Framework content into editable Microsoft Word templates.

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    Skills Framework Workshop

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    HOW you will benefit

    • Understand the intent and purpose of the Skills Framework
    • Comprehend the components of the Skills Framework
    • Enhance HR practices in the areas of talent attraction, performance and career management, learning and development through the Skills Framework
    • Adopt the Skills Framework to improve people strategy and business outcomes

     

    WHO should attend

    • HR practitioners who: 
      • Develop strategic HR policies and processes
      • Develop in-house workplace learning tools and platforms
      • Review strategic alignment between corporate vision and human capabilities
    • Line managers and leaders who develop and deploy performance support tools

     

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