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How I Became an Engineer – Jannet Tsang

Planar Oxide Process Engineer Jannet Tsang speaks about her pathway to engineering

National Engineers Week takes place this year from February 27th until March 5th. The week-long festival of nationwide events, of which Intel is a proud supporter, celebrates the world of engineering. 63% of all Intel employees are engineers and to coincide with Engineers Week, Intel Ireland will share our #HowIBecameanEngineer series. The series shares an insight into the many different and diverse pathways that can lead to a career in engineering. First up in the series is Jannet Tsang, a Planar Oxide Process Engineer in Fab 24, who shares an insight into how she became an engineer.

Jannet Tsang

Planar Oxide Process Engineer
Joined Intel in September 2020

Can you share a brief description of what your job at Intel involves?
I usually start my day by checking the tools and products and making sure that everything is running okay and if not, figure out what happened in the previous shift. This usually decides how the rest of my day goes, every day is different. We have morning meetings where we hear about the scheduled preventative maintenance for the day and any issues can be brought up and discussed here.

Tell us about your pathway to engineering?
I studied Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering at UCD. The course was very interesting and definitely piqued my interest in becoming a process engineer. As part of this programme, I had the opportunity to complete a 12-month internship in a pharmaceutical manufacturing company which included a final year project in industry. In this role, I was exposed to the day-to-day activities of a process engineer. I had no prior engineering experience up to that point so this was very important in helping me decide what to do career-wise. Although my course was very geared towards the pharmaceutical industry, I was open to work in different companies in manufacturing. Intel started advertising for graduate positions, and I became very interested when I learned that the Ireland site was expanding for a new process.

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