STEM Career of the Week – Industrial Engineer!

Nikola Tesla, inventor of the induction motor

Industrial Engineer

Job Description:  Design, develop, test, and evaluate integrated systems for managing industrial production processes, including human work factors, quality control, inventory control, logistics and material flow, cost analysis, and production coordination.

Education:  Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate

Possible Job Titles:  Industrial Engineer, Process Engineer, Operations Engineer, Plant Engineer, Supply Chain Engineer, Production Engineer

Possible Employers:  private sector, military, academia
Famous industrial engineers: Nikola Tesla (invented the induction motor and Tesla coil), Lillian Gilbreth (the “mother of modern management” and ergonomics), Henry Gantt (invented Gantt Chart for infrastructure projects)

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