Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Kerrie Horan from Intel to give some advice for people considering this job:


Kerrie Horan

Engineer - Process


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  Kerrie Horan

A day for a Process Engineer at Intel can range from spending all day in what we call our 'bunny suits' or space suits as most people would recognise them as or a day of juggling meetings with working on long term projects that have a quality improvement for your product or have a cost saving for the factory. The key thing is to be adaptable, be organised and be able to communicate your plans clearly and concisely. You will be your own boss in many instances as an engineer and it is up to you to get the job done and do it well, while at the same time meeting goals and challenges that are set for the factory.

The great thing about a process engineer at Intel is that much or your work can be done remotely, which means you don't have to sit at your desk all day allowing you to get in to the machines and get stuck in. One should also be aware that you will be continuously learning in this sort of environment. Because our technology is so up to date we are always making changes to make this possible. Our products will range from mobile phone chips to top of the range computer chips so we need to be able to make changes to meet the demands of what the market is looking for.


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University of Limerick

University of Limerick

University of Limerick


Faculty of Science & Engineering Graduate Career Information Evening

The Faculty of Science & Engineering, University of Limerick invites secondary school pupils and parents to A Graduate Career Information Evening:

Date: Thursday 7th April 2016

Venue: UL Analog Devices Building Room No. AD2-010 (Parking available)

Time: 7pm – 8pm (Followed by refreshments)

The Faculty of Science and Engineering host’s former University of Limerick students from different disciplines of Bachelor of Science programmes who present an overview of their careers since graduating.  The evenings will include graduates from some of the following courses:

  • LM063 BSc Technology Management
  • LM082 BSc Construction Management & Engineering
  • LM120 BSc Aircraft Maintenance & Airworthiness Engineering

Each graduate will describe what is involved in studying and working in engineering technology environments and the exciting career opportunities they have experienced to-date.  They will give an overview of how the skills and knowledge gained in their degree programmes has benefited them in their careers.

There will be an opportunity at the end for people to speak on a one-to-one basis with graduates over refreshments.


Email: Telephone:  061 202421/202642

More information here.