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Engineer - Process

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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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Community Resource Worker - Visual Impairment

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Community Resource workers provide a range of services to people with visual impairments supporting their practical and emotional skills.


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The Community Resource worker's first task is to assess the client, to find out what their needs are. Then the Community Resource worker plans, delivers, monitors and regularly reviews a training programme.  
 
The Community Resource worker's aim is to enable the client to be as independent and comfortable as possible. They work with the client on a one-to-one basis, giving advice, guidance and counselling. They help the client to learn and develop skills in communication and practical tasks. For example, training may enable them to cook or do other domestic tasks, or read, study and communicate using Braille or other systems.  
 
The Community Resource Worker also helps restore a person's confidence in their application of common-sense solutions in coping with chores and tasks of daily living. Each day will vary depending on scheduled activities for that week.


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You will need a caring, supportive attitude and a practical approach to problem solving. Tactfulness and maturity are also important qualities to behold in this profession.  
 
Good communication skills are very important. You must be able to listen carefully and ask the right questions to find out more about the client's needs.


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