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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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Laura Finnegan, Process Development Engineer
Engineering & Manufacturing

Laura Finnegan, Process Development Engineer

Laura Finnegan is a Process Development Engineer. She studied a Bsc Hons in Chemistry from UCD and an Msc in Advanced Materials Science and Engineering from Imperial College London. 

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Who are the people who most influenced your career direction?

Innovation and improving the quality of lives. 

Describe a typical day?

Generally, my days consists of attending meetings, collaboration with other team members or cross functional teams, working closely with Quality and EHS teams for approval and guidance on ongoing projects, providing support for new product and process introductions, ensuring that all activities are documented in accordance with the Stryker new product development procedures. Data tracking, analysis and presenting current work. 

What are the main tasks and responsibilities?

Organisational skills are important to keep track of fast moving projects. Good communication skills are also essential to ensure smooth running of projects and to build relationships across multi-functional teams. 

What are the main challenges?

Working in a fast-paced environment can also be challenging at times. It is an environment that demands high productivity at high standards. 

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