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What Makes a Great Engineer?

Engineers are a smart bunch, right? I’m an engineer, but I’d definitely consider myself not even close when it comes to the abilities of some of the people I’ve gotten to work with. I truly admire them and their ability. 

The best engineers, in my opinion, are first and foremost good people.

They help educate those around them.

These women and men try to shoulder more than their fair share of the burden.

Great engineers bring their experience to bear by asking razor sharp questions that get to the heart of the issue.

They know what questions to ask because they have vision.

They don’t make silly assumptions.

These individuals are willing to follow their curiosity to find a better answer.

Great engineers don’t blindly follow existing industry dogmas unchallenged.

They don’t accept poor ways of working without trying to change them or offering an alternative method. 

They don’t leave their ideas undeclared.

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Paul O'Sullivan

Paul is an automation engineer and founder/owner at Skellig, an engineering company providing automation, process, instrumentation, and project solutions in the biotech & pharmaceutical Industries. Paul, with his team, is building Skellig to be more real, more personal, and more human.