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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:
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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An employer is a person or organisation who pays you money in return for the work you are contracted to do. Most employers can be seen as organisations containing a collection of people from a range of occupations who work together to achieve certain goals, often guided by the organisations 'Mission Statement', (their purpose or function).
Organisations come in many forms - small businesses with just a few staff, to medium-sized companies or large corporations that may operate in several countries and in many different industries. They can also take the form of Associations, Foundations, Institutes, Co-ops and Societies.
Each employer/organisation is unique, having a different 'personality' or culture. They often have different values - some value profit above all else, others are more 'family friendly', others are idealistic, and so on. Choosing an employer that suits you is just as important as choosing a job - if your way of working or living is at odds with your employer, neither of you will be happy. Click on some of the Organisations (below) for detailed insights into some leading Irish organisations.