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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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CR335
Common Entry Biological Sciences

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The Biological Sciences Common Entry programme is a two-year course designed for students interested in Biological Sciences as a career, but who may be unsure of which discipline to follow. The scheme gives students the opportunity to see the three disciplines areas, first hand, through the various modules on offer, interaction with lecturers, and industrial site visits.  This allows the student to make an informed decision on their discipline of study. On successfully completing this 2-year programme, students can enter the third year programme of their choice from any of the following Honours Biological Science Degrees: CR330 BSc (Honours) in Herbal Science or CR333 BSc (Honours) in Nutrition and Health Science or CR325 BSc (Honours) in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology.

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Possible Areas of Employment:
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Biopharmaceutical & Biotechnology Industries
Food and Healthcare Industries
Natural Product Ingredient Manufacture



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