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We asked Donal Og Cusack from Sustainable Energy Authority to give some advice for people considering this job:


Donal Og Cusack

Automation/Energy Engineer

Sustainable Energy Authority

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  Donal Og Cusack
Some of the best people I know still aren’t sure what they want to do, my advice would be to give it a go. If you don’t like it you can always try something else. Whatever is in your heart follow it, don’t be something just because someone in your family is. Whether you’re looking to be a leader, a designer or come up with new ideas and a better way of doing things, make sure it’s something that fills you with passion.

Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

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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100 Jobs for Shannon with AMAX

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100 Jobs for Shannon with AMAX

Monday, January 19, 2015 

100 Jobs for Shannon with AMAX

AMAX, a leading manufacturer of dynamic Data Center & Cloud, custom Server Appliance and High Performance Computing (HPC) solutions, today announced the grand opening of its European manufacturing facility at Western Business Park in Shannon, Ireland.

The facility will provide 100 jobs over the next five years. The new roles will be in:

  • Production
  • Warehousing
  • Finance and
  • Sales

The development is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland. The AMAX Ireland location will serve as the European manufacturing facility for AMAX’s x86-based server and rack solutions as well as a logistics hub, joining AMAX’s headquarters in Fremont, CA in the U.S. as well as its multiple China facilities to create a comprehensive global footprint.

About AMAX

AMAX is a trusted leader in Data Center, HPC and OEM Solutions in North America and has been recognized for several industry awards including most recently, the 2014 Best of VMWorld and Intel Server Innovation Award for its CloudMax Converged Cloud Infrastructure solution.

Founded in 1979 and headquartered in Silicon Valley with additional locations in China and Ireland to offer global manufacturing and logistics, AMAX is a full service open-architecture manufacturer specializing in innovative server-to-rack level solutions developed for Datacenter, HPC, Cloud and Big Data applications.

AMAX’s extensive menu of services includes best-in-class engineering & architectural design, ISO-certified manufacturing, customizable test automation, supply chain management, as well as global logistics, certification & technical support. As an Official OCP Solutions Provider, AMAX can build its solutions using both standard and OCP architecture.

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Details of Careers with AMAX are available here.

IDA Ireland Press Release

The CareersPortal Team