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Engineer - Process


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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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Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
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11 New Engineering Jobs with Team Horizon

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11 New Engineering Jobs with Team Horizon

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 

11 New Engineering Jobs with Team Horizon

Irish pharma start-up company Team Horizon has announced plans for its first US expansion, with an office in Philadelphia creating 10 jobs, and an 11 additional jobs to be created in its Irish operations.

Founded in 2010, Team Horizon has two offices in Ireland, with its headquarters in Westport, Co. Mayo along with another office in Dublin, with a total Irish workforce of 55 people.

The company’s decision to expand to the American east coast comes following increasing demand for its pharma engineering solutions from North American clients in Texas, North Carolina and Canada.

25 per cent of Team Horizon engineers are women

The new business will also expand its Irish workforce by 20pc – 11 staff – by the second half of next year, with 50 of its staff currently employed as engineers or scientists with experience in the pharma industry. The company is also marginally better than many other companies in terms of hiring women as engineers, with 25pc of its engineering workforce being made up of women.

Details of career opportunities with Team Horizon in Ireland are available here

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The Careersportal Team