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.

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Chemical Engineer

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Within the building materials industry there are opportunities for people with very different backgrounds.
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The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with clever technology. They will often follow the latest developments in their chosen field, and prefer mentally stimulating environments.
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Contact Name:
Donna McCabe
Address:
Wilton Park House
Wilton Place
Dublin 2
Email:
smartfutures[at]sfi[dot]ie
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www.SmartFutures.ie
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Shane Callanan
Electronic Engineer

Shane Callanan works as an Electronic Engineer with Excelsys Technologies. He heads up the  Applications Engineering group and specialises in the area of power supplies. He a received a Batchelor of Engineering from the Cork Institute of Technology.

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