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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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Pearse College of Further Education

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Course overview

Course Code 5M5010
QQI Award Code 5M5010 Construction Technology
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course is designed to create awareness in environmental issues in the built environment, and to explore the relationship between people, energy use and the environmental impact of buildings. Students will be introduced to the principles and theories of sustainable and environmental design of a building to include the analysis and assessment of the environmental performance of a building design.

What will you Study?

This course is designed to create awareness in environmental issues in the built environment, and to explore the relationship between people, energy use and the environmental impact of buildings.

Students will be introduced to the principles and theories of sustainable and environmental design of a building to include the analysis and assessment of the environmental performance of a building design.

Materials Science 5N1637
Building Construction 5N1570
Renewable Energy Systems 5N4975
Environmental Studies
Green Building
Mathematics for Engineering
Thermal Insulation Installation
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

Progression to CAO Courses

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Sample Careers

If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
Landscape Architect / Designer   Landscape Manager  
Landscape Scientist   Architect  
Architect - Conservation   French Polisher  
Draughtsperson   Metal Fabricator  
Cabinet Maker   Town Planning Support  
Architectural Technician / Technologist   Building / Construction Project Manager  
Acoustic Consultant   Traffic Engineer  
Structural Engineer   Engineer  
Facilities Manager   Insulation Workers  
Stonemason   Geomatics Surveyor   
Site Engineer   Steeplejack  
Building Labourer / Construction Worker   Building Services Engineering Technician  
Industrial Abseiler   Welder  
Radiographer - Industrial    Road / Paving / Asphalt Workers  
Industrial Insulator   Heating and Ventilating Fitter  
Gas Fitter   Gas Distribution Worker  
Building Technician   Engineering Production Manager  
Painter / Decorator   Engineering Technician - Civil  
Electrician   Civil / Construction Engineer  
Bricklayer   Insurance Surveyor  
Glazier / Stone Cutter   Concrete Finisher  
Tiler / Tile Fitter   Fitter - Plant Machinery  
Construction Plant Fitter   Construction Plant Mechanic  
Carpet/Vinyl Fitter   Construction / Building   
Sheet Metal Worker / Plater   Building Services Engineer  
Site Technician   Carpenter / Joiner  
Scaffolder   Surveyor  
Plumber   Plasterer  
Electronic Security Systems Technician   Geological Technician  
Cartographic Draughtsperson   Field trials officer  
Mining / Geological Engineer   Meteorological Officer  
Mathematical Modeller    Soil Scientist  
Environmental Chemist   Solar Physicist   
Energy Engineer   Atmospheric Scientist  
Hydrologist   Geoscientist  
Meteorologist / Weather Forecaster   Energy Manager / Consultant  
Water Engineer   Environmental Engineer  
Environmental Consultant   Geologist  
Gas Engineer   Environmental Technician  
Ecologist   Environmental Officer  
Environmental Scientist   Botanist  
Environmental Health Officer   Minerals / Mining Surveyor  

Related Career Sectors

This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Building, Construction & Property
Earth Science & Environment
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