I started with Irish Cement in 1996 following two interviews.
I had heard that Irish Cement were taking on graduates through a friend and I applied.
Following my return from a secondment with CRH earlier this year, my current role was devised in conjunction with the Plant Manager.
What are the main tasks and responsibilities?
My main responsibilities are:
Plant liason for the kiln 3 construction project. This involves working closely with the project team to resolve all interface issues between the project delivery and the existing running plant. (Practically full-time at present).
I am also responsible for plant civil/infrastructure maintenance. This would involve implementation of any necessary works for plant infrastructure upkeep including the selection and supervision of the contractors who carry out any work.
What are the main challenges?
The main challenges are the variety of issues that need to be resolved on a daily basis. These ensure that no two days are the same.
What's not so cool?
Writing monthly reports, etc.
What particular skills do you bring to your workplace?
Organised, attention to detail, easygoing and open to suggestions from others.
The variety of challenges that need to be overcome on a daily basis.
Describe a typical day?
Every day generally presents different challenges and therfore no two days are the same. Weekly projects and operations meetings are the routine pieces in between.
Currently, with the ongoing construction of the new factory line, decisions may be required quickly on numerous issues for work to progress on the many construction sites within the factory. Other issues may require careful consideration as to their likely impacts going forward and are therefore more long term.