Terry Mueller, P.Tech.(Eng.), P.L.Eng., IWT

Terry Mueller, P.Tech.(Eng.), P.L.Eng., IWT

Terry Mueller brings over 30 years of experience working in the technology sector to ASET.

Born and raised in Western Canada, Terry is bilingual in German and English. After receiving his engineering technology diploma from SAIT in 1992, Terry continued developing his practical skills and professional knowledge. He began as a laboratory tech and progressed as an SME with a large organization.

Both continual professional development and involvement with voluntary service are essential to Terry. This is clear from the certifications he holds, such as P.Tech.(Eng.) with ASET, PTech with ASTTBC, engineering licensee with APEGS, welding engineer with the Canadian Welding Bureau, P.L. (Eng.) with APEGA, and international welding engineering technologist status with the International Institute of Welding. In addition to being a father and a car enthusiast, Terry has also been involved on multiple boards and committees over the years, including:

  • Alberta Welding Optimization Committee
  • previous co-chairman for welding at the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association
  • chairman of the SAE Historical Technical Vehicle Committee
  • ASME Section IX – Research Development Group
  • ASET/APEGA Joint Board of Examiners P.Tech.(Eng.) selection committee for ten years
  • AWS B2 Committee (Welding Procedures)

As the first vice-president, Terry plans to reciprocate the support ASET provided to him as a technologist. Specifically, Terry would like to protect the technologist title from being misused and misrepresented in the field by those without the proper training, education and certification.

When someone earns a C.E.T. or a P.Tech.(Eng.), it gives society the level of confidence that the person has the adequate training and proper education to make sound engineering decisions. This statement is paramount, Terry affirms, as it is our job as a society always to protect the public interest. The technologist’s title is as important as an engineer’s and should be treated as such.

A protected and distinguished title would further advocate for technologists to independently sign off on documentation required by law federally, provincially, and jurisdictionally. Terry urges others in the field: “We need our voices to be heard. We have the education and expertise to sign off documentation to protect public safety. There have been strides in allowing us to grant function, but more work must be completed.” As the first vice-president, Terry is excited to be doing this work with the members of ASET.

“I humbly accept the nomination for the position of first vice-president at ASET. ASET has invested in my professional development, and I want to repay them for their efforts,” Terry says.

There has been a growing trend in the Province of Alberta to increase the diversification of the technological workplace, Terry has noticed.

“The days of being just an oil and gas-producing province are going by the wayside, and rightfully so. We need to ensure that all technologists graduating from accredited programs will meet or exceed engineering professionals’ future demands. ASET allows our colleagues certification and direction to become an integral part of the ever-changing labour landscape,” Terry explains.

“I set myself a mandate that if selected as the first vice-president of the ASET Council, I will work to promote technologists to allow them a greater scope of practice so that they can perform the functions that they are trained for,” he adds.

“If selected, I will ensure that the members see their investment in ASET, one that will pay dividends now and in the future.”

 

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