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 Damien Mason from CRH plc to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Damien Mason

Mechanical Engineer

CRH plc

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  Damien Mason

If you are really interested in people and have good interpersonal skills, you will find this job very rewarding.

Like a lot of jobs, you will not be using all the theoretical knowledge you gained in University or College, but you will develop significant management potential and the environment is stimulating and rewarding.

As an engineer, you will probably spend about 50% of your time in the office, and the other 50% out in the plant.

You should also expect that you may be asked if you are willing to travel abroad. This would be very attractive to most people, and a definite means to gain great experience, but it may not suit everyone.

You should ideally be a balanced person, someone with a good deal of technical knowledge, but also a good ability to deal with people.

Responsibility and challenges will be given to you from day one, and if you can handle the pressure, you will gain more and more responsibilities, ultimately leading you to gain invaluable experience, and undoubtedly onto a successful management position.

With the global nature of ICL's parent company CRH, this could be yours in Ireland or one of many countries worldwide.

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10 new jobs in medical devices sector for south east 


Monday, March 04, 2013 




10 new jobs in medical devices sector for south east

Q1 Scientific has announced the creation of 10 new jobs for the South East at the launch of its new Irish operation, in the pharmaceutical stability storage business.

Q1 Scientific is based in Waterford and was established to provide a world-class Environmentally Controlled storage facility that services the pharmaceutical, medical device and life sciences industries. It is the first company in Ireland to specialise in the provision of a Stability Storage and Quality Validation service that meets the highest-international standards, as required for such highly-regulated industries.

A key factor in meeting with industry’s strict regulatory requirements for registration of any new drug or medical device is proof that the product will retain its stability under specific environmental conditions. This is also essential in determining the shelf-life of any product and an integral aspect of the product development process.

“Our purpose-built facility in Waterford offers clients from across the life sciences sector with state-of-the-art stability storage that far exceeds the strict international registration standards demanded by the production of pharmaceutical and medical devices,” said Q1 Scientific CEO Louise Grubb “We greatly look forward to growing the business over the coming years and becoming a world-leader in global stability storage solutions,” Grubb added.

More on the medical devices sector in Ireland here

Original article John Kennedy ~ Silicon Republic

 




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