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Fergus O'Connell

Quality Officer

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A broad science background is very important. An ability to recognise small inconsistencies is equally important. For example do you recognise small discrepancies between different camera shots of the same scene in films and TV series?

An ability to question everything and think laterally is important. Also the ability to say 'no' (not everyone is comfortable doing this). Working in quality is not about being popular and definitely not about being a tyrant but one needs to be approachable, consistent and have good interpersonal skills.

Not all of your decisions are going to be popular but they need to be based on a sound rationale and you need to be able to support them. One also needs to be acutely aware of the fact that your opinion won't always be right.

One must always be open to being convinced of an alternative argument.
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Site Technician
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€20 - 50 
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Assists in the running of a construction site by monitoring contractors, advising on the use of technology, and reporting to the Site Agent.


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John McDonagh
Construction Manager  

John McDonagh is a Construction Manager with Lidl Ireland. John completed a Degree in Industrial Design in Carlow IT, followed by a post grad in Off-Site Construction with DIT Bolton St. His job combines his education, skill set and knowledge of German language, with understanding of the Construction Industry.

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