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This is a job that you must be really interested in to succeed in. At times the hours can be very long and the work can be very challenging. You must be prepared to put up with the hard work in order to get the real experience and career progress that the job can offer you. If you are not really interested in this work you will be letting yourself and your colleagues down.
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Site Technician

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€20k > 50
Site Technician
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€20 - 50
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Last Updated: November, 2011

* The lower figures typically reflect starting salaries. Higher salaries are awarded to those with greater experience and responsibility. Positions in Dublin sometimes command higher salaries.
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Assists in the running of a construction site by monitoring contractors, advising on the use of technology, and reporting to the Site Agent.


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