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.


Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their best operating under supervisors who give clear guidelines, and performing routine tasks in a methodical and reliable way.

They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.
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250 Jobs with Medical Devices Company Zimmer

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250 Jobs with Medical Devices Company Zimmer

Friday, January 16, 2015 

250 Jobs with Medical Devices Company Zimmer

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton TD today announced that Zimmer, a worldwide leader in musculoskeletal health care, will create up to 250 new manufacturing jobs over the next 5 years, at its facility in Oranmore, Co Galway.

Zimmer established a manufacturing facility in Shannon in 2007 and currently employs 330 people. The company makes orthopaedic surgical products, such as replacement knees and hips and implants. As a result of a srategic new plan, Zimmer is expanding its footprint in Ireland and will invest over €51 million in a building in Oranmore, Co Galway to manufacture orthopaedic implants.

Commenting on the announcement Mr. Adrian Furey, General Manager for Zimmer Ireland said: “We are delighted to be adding a new location to our Ireland operations. We are constantly assessing our worldwide operations and logistics network and this project is a direct result of that process. Zimmer has had a very positive experience of doing business in Ireland. We are looking forward to building on the success of our Shannon operation by expanding in Galway."

The recruitment for all positions will begin in the coming months.

A link to the positions can be found here

The jobs are supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland.

To search current vacancies at Zimmer’s Shannon operation click here.

Learn more about the medical devices sector in Ireland.

Source: IDA Press Release

The CareersPortal Team