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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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Opko Health to create 200 Jobs for Waterford

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Opko Health to create 200 Jobs for Waterford


Friday, April 22, 2016 




Opko Health to create 200 Jobs for Waterford

Opko Health, a diversified healthcare company, is to create create 200 highly-skilled jobs over the next five years through the expansion of its subsidiary, the EirGen Pharma facility in Westside Business Park in Waterford.

It is also establishing a new product development centre in the Waterford Business and Technology Park.

EirGen focuses on the development and commercial supply of specialised oncology products for global markets.  EirGen was acquired by OPKO Health in May 2015.

Speaking at tjhe announcement, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation Richard Bruton said: "The South East suffered particularly badly from the crash and we placed a particular focus on this region as part of our plans since taking office.  It is hugely encouraging that the South East is now enjoying the fastest rate of jobs growth in the country."

For more information on careers with Opko Health click here

Source: Independent.ie 

The CareersPortal Team