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We asked Tomas Flanagan from St. Michael's House to give some advice for people considering this job:
I would advise anyone interested in Occupational Therapy to read up on the profession or else try to meet a qualified Occupational Therapist and talk to them about their work.
The internet can be a great resource in getting information. Also information from the universities might indicate if this is a course that is suited to you. A lot of the course work relies on you being a self-directed learner. This makes the course different to other more mainstream/academic courses as the onus is on the student to complete a lot of work independently.
As this is a caring profession an interest in working with people is a must. You also need to be a good communicator as you will be working closely with clients, families and other staff on an ongoing basis.
Organisational skills are essential to enable you to manage a caseload.
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Most of these occupations require qualifications at NFQ Levels 7 or 8 (Ordinary / Honours Degrees) but some do not.
A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an engineer must complete four years of college and work for several years in engineering to be considered qualified.
Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.
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25 - 70
Sigmar / Brightwater / CPL / Hudson / Abrivia / Lincoln
Last Updated: February, 2017
|* 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.|
A shortage of Quality control, Assurance and Validation engineering skills (e.g. computer validation
systems, regulatory compliance) is reported in the National Skills Bulletin 2015.
Quality Control Engineers; other Regulatory Professionals
Also included in this category:
|Part time workers:||16%|
|Aged over 55:||8%|
|Male / Female:||48 / 52%|
|With Third Level:||85%|
Designs, installs, and evaluates quality assurance systems, procedures, and measuring techniques
Engineers in this field work to ensure a product or service provides the highest level of quality to meet customer expectations.
The Quality Engineer will be responsible for:
Quality or quality assurance engineers ensure that the different products leaving manufacturing and development agencies, companies or organisations are fully operational, effective and free from defects.
The main duties of a QA engineer are - verifying the quality and performance of products, in addition to troubleshooting the rectification of any existing errors or defects.
The quality control engineer is responsible for analysing the product under various working conditions and confirming that it delivers its promise. Depending on the nature of the product being tested, quality engineers may work in different settings. Being specialists, they use a product not just the way it is recommended but also in ways not intended helping them understand the common problems that users may encounter while using a product.
A quality engineer has a technical/engineering background which enbles them to handle day-to-day issues with product quality. The role is mainly associated with manufacturing plants where they design, install, and evaluate quality process-sampling systems, procedures, and statistical techniques, but QA Engineers work in a diverse range of industries including software or web development.
The work of a QA Engineer involves designing or specifying inspection and testing mechanisms and equipment; analysing production and service limitations and standards and recommending revision of specifications when indicated. In addition they formulate or help formulate quality policies and procedures as well as conducting training on quality concepts and tools; they interface with all other engineering components within the company and with customers and suppliers on quality related issues.
Typical work activities include:
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|Engineer, quality - from: GradIreland|
|Quality Engineer - from: Grad Ireland|
|Address:||22 Clyde Road, Ballsbridge Dublin 4|
|Tel:||(01) 665 1300|
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