Senior Industrial Engineer
I handle the design of the factory overall, including layout and expansion.
Day to Day
I take care of the overall design, layout, and expansion of the factory. That involves working with manufacturing engineers who manage the design of production lines to figure out the most optimal way to layout those lines for production. As a senior industrial engineer, I'm in more of a management role. A lot of my time is devoted to leading my team by breaking down barriers and empowering them to do their jobs successfully. I also spend some time working with spreadsheets and writing code.
Skills & Qualities Beyond School
Communication skills are important in my role because I'm leading a team. I need to be able to listen and understand their barriers and blockers and then figure out ways to break those down and communicate more efficient solutions.
Advice for Getting Started
Here's the first step for college students
Intern at a lot of different places. It's really important to try to figure out what parts of a job or field you like and what parts you don't like. You can only really do that by trying it and gaining that hands-on experience.