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Kerrie Horan

Engineer - Process

Intel

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Kerrie Horan

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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TY students dive into marine science and technology at Marine Institute

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TY students dive into marine science and technology at Marine Institute


Monday, February 27, 2017 




TY students dive into marine science and technology at Marine Institute

The Marine Institute held its third annual transition year training week from the 27th February to 3rd March 2017, at its headquarters in Galway. Over twenty transition year students from Mayo, Galway, Kerry, Cork and Kildare participated in a wide range of interactive activities, increasing their understanding of and interest in marine science, research, engineering, and technology careers.

Scientists and staff from the Marine Institute, the state agency responsible for marine research and innovation, welcomed the opportunity to share their passion and insights across a wide range of areas of marine science and maritime sectors at the Institute.

The TY training course offers students an intensive week of shadowing scientists and staff learning about marine science, technology and engineering as well as a range of diverse supporting disciplines. Promoting ocean literacy, the students took part in interactive experiments involving IT applications, marine environment and food safety, fisheries sciences, research vessel operations as well as advanced mapping, maritime development and communications.

If you are interested in applying for the 2018 Marine Institute Transition Year Programme please keep an eye on the news section of our website www.marine.ie  or look out for an update on the monthly careers portal newsletter.

To learn more about some of the interesting careers that the TY Programme provides an insight in to, be sure to visit our dedicated marine sector profile, here. You can view our new career videos, which give a brief overview of the work that is done by Marine Institute personnel in the areas of seabed mapping, oceanography, fisheries assessment and research vessel operations.

Over twenty TY students attend the Transition Year Training Week at the Marine Institute in Galway, overseen by and Catherine Quigley-Johnston, HR manager. Photo Cushla Dromgool-Regan

To view images of the TY training week go to the Marine Institute Facebook page here