Month: December 2022

KAON’s secrets to engineering the perfect team

As teams are made of individuals with personalities, habits and points of view that don’t always align, the process of building one can be a challenge.

As one of the country’s fastest-growing engineering firms, we at KAON know all about building a team and ensuring that we work as individuals – and a cohesive unit.

We place fun at the centre of our team-building approach by hosting walks, tag rugby events, barbecues, parties, and other gatherings that keep employees connected, healthy and engaged.

In recent years KAON has doubled its workforce across two bases in both Cork and Sligo where we produce machines for the medical device, automotive, electronics and consumer goods industries – no easy feat given recent disruptions to the supply chain and widespread issues with the recruitment and retention of staff.

KAON believes engineering is the perfect metaphor for team building.

Many of the company’s projects focus on taking an array of disparate elements and making them work in harmony to achieve a goal. Teams are no different, with engineers offering insights informed by their own skills and unique backgrounds. Difference is their strength. This is what makes taking a project from concept to completion so exciting and rewarding for KAON.

When KAON staff aren’t fostering team spirit, they’re putting the benefits to good use on complex project work. Building machinery draws on all the essential elements that make up engineering expertise, including creativity and problem solving, a professional challenge that underpins the company’s high levels of job satisfaction.

One staff member recently revealed that the most rewarding aspects of their role included being involved with projects, peer-to-peer learning, and seeing feedback influence the actions of their superiors. This reinforces the key message for KAON staff: every staff member has a purpose and is valued.

KAON is always looking for new engineers to join its passionate team.

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ATU Sligo Open Day at KAON Automation

KAON was buzzing with excitement a few weeks ago as we welcomed more than 30 students from ATU Sligo to our facility at Collooney.

The Open Day for third and four-year engineering students, which took place on Friday October 21st, was the university’s first visit to our Sligo facility since the formation of Atlantic Technological University (ATU).

When they arrived on site, the students were given an overview of KAON by Aaron O’Hare, one of our Project Engineers, and Ihno Fehrendt, who is a Graduate Mechanical Design Engineer.  They explained KAON’s processes and high standards, as well as procurement and the various post-pandemic challenges.

Students were given an insight into the machines KAON produce and how what we create helps people – another rewarding aspect of life at KAON.

Our team delivered an informative presentation that took the students through the product life cycle, from concept to delivery, while also touching on the importance of post-purchase customer feedback stages.

The students had a range of questions in the follow-up Q&A segment which kept Aaron and Ihno on their toes. The questions varied from topics like roles at KAON and career paths to product materials, procurement, and project turnaround times.

Afterwards, the discussion was followed up with a tour of the workshop, highlighting and demonstrating our various MedTech machines. On the tour, ATU’s students were given demonstrations of each machine as well as breakdowns of product design specifics.

It was a pleasure to see so many budding engineers at our facilities and we hope that someday they will be working their way through the ranks at KAON as we strive to deliver innovative and scalable automation solutions for leading manufacturing companies globally.

We hope to see some more aspiring engineers move through the ranks at KAON Automation in the future. If you’d like to learn more about KAON careers, visit our careers portal.

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Unit 10
Rathrippon Business Park
Collooney, Sligo
Ireland, F91 HPP9

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Euro Business Park
Little Island, Cork
Ireland, T45 CF10

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Registered Address: 10 Rathrippon Business Park, Collooney, Co Sligo, F91 HPP9, Ireland.
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