Careers Portal

What kind of problems do you want to solve? Explore the profiles below of people just like you who are using the skills they learned in school to become the kind of problem solvers that make a difference. Make the connection from the classroom to careers.

The Changing Face of STEM

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ASME

Distributed Energy Resources Engineers

Elementary, Middle, & High School | Grades: K–12
Video Length
3:45 min

Distributed Energy Resources Engineers innovate better ways for utility companies to supply power to communities and generate power from those communities. They are mechanical engineers who specialize in the generation and distribution of energy, collaborating across industries to power communities. 

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Stanley Black & Decker

Reliability Engineer

Elementary, Middle, & High School | Grades: K–12
Video Length
3:19 min

Reliability Engineers provide the tools and innovative solutions needed in the manufacturing process to ensure that the products produced meet and exceed customer expectations. Reliability Engineers act on behalf of the customer throughout the process, collaborating across a wide variety of departments. 

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ASME

Senior Scientist

Elementary, Middle, & High School | Grades: K–12
Video Length
4:26 min

Senior Scientists are research specialists who work within businesses to support the adoption of new technology and innovation through research and development. They are leaders who can manage teams of other scientists, while effectively collaborating with a wide variety of other teams.  

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Sanofi

Plant Manager

Elementary, Middle, & High School | Grades: K–12
Video Length
4:09 min

Plant Managers are in charge of overseeing the logistics within a manufacturing plant, such as a plant producing medical products. They must use collaborative and organizational skills to ensure the utmost safety throughout the process, while keeping production and logistics running smoothly. 

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ASCE

Renewable Energy Engineer

Elementary, Middle, & High School | Grades: K–12
Video Length
4:07 min

With the ever-increasing global population and the subsequent energy demands, we need professionals who can research innovative energy sources and are able to develop long term energy solutions. Those professionals are renewable energy engineers.

GAF

Control Specialist

Elementary, Middle, & High School | Grades: K–12
Video Length
3:45 min

Control Specialists act as a centerpiece within an organization, bringing together a variety of different teams through their communication skills and technical expertise. Control Specialists use data and other reporting methods to improve production efficiency and inform teammates of key discoveries. 

AES

Investment & Maintenance Planner

Elementary, Middle, & High School | Grades: K–12
Video Length
3:30 min

Investment and Maintenance Planners use excellent organizational skills and attention-to-detail to oversee the planning of inspections, maintenance, and repairs of complex parts and machines in manufacturing. They create systems of maintenance that minimize disruption to operations. 

ASCE

Water Quality Engineer

Elementary, Middle, & High School | Grades: K–12
Video Length
4:44 min

Water Quality Engineers use a specialized understanding of science and mathematics to address environmental problems related to water such as pollution, water treatment, and access. They study the ways industrial and residential water treatment and irrigation systems interact with natural processes. 

GAF

Electrical & Instrumentation Technician

Elementary, Middle, & High School | Grades: K–12
Video Length
3:40 min

Electrical and Instrumentation (E&I) Technicians use expert technical knowledge and hands-on problem-solving skills to install, maintain, and repair equipment in workplace settings. Their tech prowess is needed everywhere from repair shops to factories to oil refineries. 

Stanley Black & Decker

Electro-Mechanical Engineer

Elementary, Middle, & High School | Grades: K–12
Video Length
4:00 min

Electro-Mechanical Engineers are go-to experts within companies that make and use electrical and mechanical products, like robots, computer hardware, and power tools. Their creativity and problem-solving skills support everything from design to manufacture. 

Proctor & Gamble

Senior IT Director

Elementary, Middle, & High School | Grades: K–12
Video Length
3:48 min

IT Senior Directors tackle real-world tech challenges by combining expert understanding of new technologies and leadership skills needed to apply business strategies to tech issues. They oversee the Information Technology department within an organization. 

American Petroleum Institute

Truck Driver

Elementary, Middle, & High School | Grades: K–12
Video Length
1:25 min

Truck drivers are alert, safety-minded, conscientious professionals who transport goods and materials from one place to another. They are able to concentrate for long hours while driving and operating large vehicles in tight spaces.

American Petroleum Institute

Equipment Operations

Elementary, Middle, & High School | Grades: K–12
Video Length
2:21 min

Equipment operators have excellent hand-eye-foot coordination and mechanical skills for operating and performing maintenance on heavy and specialized equipment and vehicles. This equipment includes machines, such as bulldozers, backhoes, and excavators. 

American Petroleum Institute

Production Operators

Elementary, Middle, & High School | Grades: K–12
Video Length
1:23 min

Production operators have sound mechanical knowledge and abilities and are able to work effectively with their hands. They understand how to use a variety of technology applications for measuring oil and gas output.

American Petroleum Institute

Maintenance Technician

Elementary, Middle, & High School | Grades: K–12
Video Length
1:37 min

Maintenance technicians perform scheduled maintenance and repairs to ensure that machines and equipment at oil and gas production facilities are in safe, operating condition. They interpret data and use diagnostic tools to conduct tests of equipment.

Proctor & Gamble

Scientific Communications Manager

Elementary, Middle, & High School | Grades: K–12
Video Length
3:44 min

Scientific Communications Managers study the science used to create consumer products and find effective ways of presenting this information so that colleagues and consumers can understand. They help companies develop and manage scientific data and oversee the communication of this information.  

AES

Solar Engineer

Elementary, Middle, & High School | Grades: K–12
Video Length
3:47 min

Solar Engineers oversee the scientific process involved in harnessing the sun's energy to power homes, businesses, and industry. They combine a variety of STEM skills with leadership and problem-solving to supervise the design, installation, and monitoring of solar energy systems. 

ASME

Cost Controller

Elementary, Middle, & High School | Grades: K–12
Video Length
3:51 min

Cost Controllers analyze the relationship between how well a project is progressing, and how much is being spent on that project. Working directly on the job site allows them to communicate and collaborate closely with the rest of the Project Management team.

Caterpillar Foundation

Dealer Technician

Elementary, Middle, & High School | Grades: K–12
Video Length
3:53 min

Dealer Technicians ensure a wide range of complex machines and equipment run reliably and efficiently through regular inspection, maintenance, and repair. They are proficient in everything from power, precision, and hand tools for equipment and machinery to software applications used in maintenance work. 

Arconic Foundation

Human Resources Analyst

Elementary, Middle, & High School | Grades: K–12
Video Length
3:21 min

Human Resources Analysts are excellent communicators who are responsible for recruiting, selecting, and hiring workers for a business or organization. By analyzing and communicating data about hiring and turnover, Human Resource Analysts help ensure the best decisions are made regarding employees.

Arconic Foundation

Environmental Health and Safety Engineer

Elementary, Middle, & High School | Grades: K–12
Video Length
3:25 min

Health & Safety Coordinators manage the safety and wellbeing of employees working in industrial manufacturing facilities. They use their strong interpersonal and communication skills to ensure that all employees’ health and safety needs are met through the use of rigorous precautions and standards.

American Petroleum Institute

Chemical Engineer / Chemist

Elementary, Middle, & High School | Grades: K–12
Video Length
2:04 min

Chemical engineers use the principles of chemistry, biology, physics, and math to find solutions for manufacturing and production processes. Their projects cover everything that uses or produces chemicals, fuel, drugs, and food, to name just a few. 

American Petroleum Institute

Surveyor

Elementary, Middle, & High School | Grades: K–12
Video Length
1:43

Surveyors are highly-skilled, detail-oriented professionals who spend a majority of their time outside, marking and precisely measuring property lines. Harnessing tools like GPS, sophisticated computer technology, drones, and robots, Surveyors provide data about the shape and size of an area.

IF/THEN Initiative

Top Executive

Elementary, Middle, & High School | Grades: K–12
Video Length
3:35 min

Top executives lead organizations or companies to implement their goals, plans, functions, or services. They envision the future of the company to maximize resources and make sure that its potential is fulfilled. They can be true visionaries who want to use their company to effect positive changes in the world. They are often quite passionate about what they want to accomplish for the company.

IF/THEN Initiative

Payload Logistics

Elementary, Middle, & High School | Grades: K–12
Video Length
3:30 min

A payload logistics lead is a professional with an advanced understanding of the engineering and mechanics needed to identify mission challenges and drive innovative solutions for spacecraft vehicles’ structural payload design, development, integration, testing and in-orbit operations. They are good at identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

IF/THEN Initiative

Bat Conservationist

Elementary, Middle, & High School | Grades: K–12
Video Length
3:10 min

Conservationists are usually zoologists and wildlife biologists who try to find the solutions to threats that affect wildlife, such as disease and habitat loss. They may specialize in a single species of animal, such as bats. They are professionals who love science, animals, and the outdoors. Many are animal keepers and curators in zoos or zoological parks.

Boeing

Aircraft Assembly Mechanic

Elementary, Middle, & High School | Grades: K–12
Video Length
3:00

Aircraft Assembly Mechanics use their attention-to-detail to splice together the complex components of aircrafts into a finished product. With potential career pathways in both commercial and military aircraft manufacturing, Aircraft Assembly Mechanics can achieve success in a wide variety of roles.

Boeing

Computer Vision Software Engineer

Elementary, Middle, & High School | Grades: K–12
Video Length
3:00

Computer Vision Software Engineers apply the power of AI and computer learning to help improve and automate processes. They use advanced computer vision to analyze every layer of the Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) process, to ensure each manufactured part is up to standards.

Caterpillar Foundation

Logistics Center Manager

Elementary, Middle, & High School | Grades: K–12
Video Length
3:40

Logistics Center Managers are expert communicators and collaborators who thoroughly understand the parts supply chain. They oversee all of the operations at Logistics Centers, where used mechanical parts are sent to be refurbished and remanufactured for additional use – sometimes up to 2-3 times.

Microsoft

Data Scientist

Elementary, Middle, & High School | Grades: K–12
Video Length
3:26 min

Data Scientists use curiosity and attention-to-detail to “wrangle” massive datasets in search of patterns and information that can help companies solve problems. Data science careers are available in almost every industry, incorporating machine learning, computer science, and other state-of-the-art tools.

Chevron

Facilities Engineer

Elementary, Middle, & High School | Grades: K–12
Video Length
4:25 min

Facilities engineers are the masterminds who oversee all the essential aspects of maintaining a facility, whether for planning new projects or improving existing facilities. They ensure optimal facility operations by designing, constructing, and managing all infrastructure components.

Microsoft

AI Researcher

Elementary, Middle, & High School | Grades: K–12
Video Length
3:59 min

Senior Principal Researchers have an adept understanding of advanced Artificial Intelligence technologies, which they utilize to envision the next world-changing application of AI and figure out how to bring it to life. They also think deeply about the ethics of AI’s relationship to people and society.

Chevron

Petroleum Drilling Engineer

Elementary, Middle, & High School | Grades: K–12
Video Length
4:05

Petroleum Drilling Engineers are the scientists who explore below Earth for the best places to find oil and natural gas using criteria such as the efficiency of retrieval, safety, and profitability of deposit. They will often specialize in an aspect of drilling operations such as reservoir engineering, drilling engineering, completions engineering, and production engineering.

Microsoft

Software Engineer

Elementary, Middle, & High School | Grades: K–12
Video Length
5:19 min

Software Engineers apply the principles of engineering to computer science to create software that powers computers and many other everyday electronic devices. Their expertise in programming languages offers many career opportunities developing apps, video games, social media and more.

Chevron

Operations Supervisor

Elementary, Middle, & High School | Grades: K–12
Video Length
3:51 min

Operations Supervisors use strong communication skills in order to collect data from staff which they use to analyze and report on the overall efficacy of the field of supervision. They have a great attention- to-detail that allows them to find solutions to both simple and complex problems, using innovative designs.

American Petroleum Institute

Welder

Elementary, Middle, & High School | Grades: K–12
Video Length
1:24 min

Welders use hand-held or remote-controlled equipment to join or cut metal parts, with a combination of mechanical expertise and artisanship. They bring ideas, concepts, and plans to life through their knowledge of all types of metals and the tools and techniques necessary to fuse a permanent bond.

American Petroleum Institute

Geologist

Elementary, Middle, & High School | Grades: K–12
Video Length
2:13

Geologists study the physical aspects of the Earth and research the composition, structure, and processes of the planet. Geologists often help mitigate natural disasters, examine the effects of climate change, and work in government agencies & academic institutions, among others.  

American Petroleum Institute

Technician

Elementary, Middle, & High School | Grades: K–12
Video Length
1:49 min

Technicians are excellent problem solvers who like to work with their hands and make things work, often using the mastery of sophisticated equipment. Technicians are needed in a wide variety of environments and fields, whether working independently or under the direction of a professional.

American Petroleum Institute

Environmental, Health, & Safety Worker

Elementary, Middle, & High School | Grades: K–12
Video Length
1:57 min

Environmental, Health, and Safety Workers’ primary goal is to protect employees, customers, and the environment. They accomplish this goal by inspecting all parts of a company’s workplace to ensure it meets health, safety, and environmental regulations and provide important safety training programs.

American Petroleum Institute

Field Engineer

Elementary, Middle, & High School | Grades: K–12
Video Length
1:25

Field Engineers are comfortable working outdoors and using heavy equipment, performing a variety of tasks that are all critical to maintaining natural gas and oil wells. They use electronic imaging tools like Well Logs to analyze natural gas and oil producing formations, while prioritizing safety in the process.

ASME

Engineering Project Manager

Elementary, Middle, & High School | Grades: K–12
Video Length
4:12

Engineering Project Managers enable Mechanical Engineers, Civil Engineers, and Electrical Engineers to collaborate on solutions for strengthening natural gas and oil infrastructure. They are skilled problem-solvers with engineering knowledge who love taking things apart and putting them back together again.

Boeing

Product Design and Analysis Engineer

Elementary, Middle, & High School | Grades: K–12
Video Length
3:44

Product Design and Analysis Engineers thoroughly investigate products to assess how they have performed throughout their lifecycles, before determining potential improvements that could be made. Using the power of holistic assessment, they help optimize future designs and functionality.

Boeing

Mechanical Engineer

Elementary, Middle, & High School | Grades: K–12
Video Length
4:11

Mechanical Engineers help solve difficult abstract problems with practical real-world solutions that will run safely, efficiently, and reliably. Touching on countless aspects of our daily lives, from the movement of machines to the human body itself, this is one of the most diverse fields of engineering.

Microsoft

Program Manager

Elementary, Middle, & High School | Grades: K–12
Video Length
4:10

Program Managers always know how to get things done on time by being highly organized, collaborative, and leadership-oriented professionals. They are as flexible as they are productive, analyzing tasks and identifying steps and resources required to bring complicated projects to fruition.

Chevron

Design Engineer

Elementary, Middle, & High School | Grades: K–12
Video Length
4:28 min

Design engineers are visionary planners who develop innovative solutions to problems using technical knowledge, design skills, and mathematical expertise. They use computers extensively for design and prototype, and can be found in a range of sectors solving problems for both the long-term and the day-to-day.

American Petroleum Institute

Public Outreach / Communications

Elementary, Middle, & High School | Grades: K–12
Video Length
2:44 min

Public outreach and communications professionals are the voice of organizations and companies. Public outreach and communication professionals who work for a STEM organization may educate people about a pressing topic, alert the public about a recent discovery, or promote awareness of their organization. 

Arconic Foundation

Process Engineer

Elementary, Middle, & High School | Grades: K–12
Video Length
3:25 min

Process Engineers are leadership-oriented professionals who combine business management skills with knowledge of multiple fields of science and mathematics, including Chemistry, Thermodynamics, and Physics. They design systems that help factories and plants maximize the efficient production of goods.

COVID-19 Solution Seekers

STEM careers are essential in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Now more than ever, science, engineering, technology, and math are being used to innovate a better, more sustainable future. The Solution Seekers series introduces a variety of inspiring professionals who have pivoted their STEM skills to help contribute to the global effort to stop the spread of COVID-19.

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COVID-19 Solutions Seeker | Boeing

Engineering Project Manager

Grades K-12
Prototyping
Video Length
4:07 min

In a global effort to design more safe and efficient air travel for passengers and crew following a pandemic, Teresa led the development of a portable, handheld device that uses UV light to disinfect the tight, cramped areas within a plane in seconds. 

 

COVID-19 Solutions Seeker | Procter & Gamble

Senior Innovation Leader

Grades K-12
From a Distance
Video Length
4:09 min

When the pandemic prevented Tanya and her team from testing a new technology in the lab, they decided to use their own homes instead – and the results were better than they could have ever expected. 

COVID-19 Solutions Seeker | Procter & Gamble

Product Researcher

Grades K-12
Adaptable Communication
Video Length
3:35 min

To be able to effectively test products and gain consumer insights during the pandemic, Aaron and her colleagues quickly developed new collaborative workarounds that brought their team closer together as they adapted to the changing needs of consumers.

COVID-19 Solutions Seeker | Horizon Therapeutics

Clinical Nurse Educator

Grades K-12
Virtual Experiences
Video Length
3:48 min

With a job focused on educating, training, and supporting patients suffering from an extremely rare disease, Gerry found new working methods in a pandemic that embraced communication more than ever while maintaining social distancing. 

COVID-19 Solutions Seeker | GAF

Maintenance Electrician

Grades K-12
Maintenance & Medicine
Video Length
3:28 min

As an expert in “keeping the machine running” at a manufacturing plant, Tyler channeled his experience performing preventative maintenance checks to help stop the spread of COVID-19 with new safety precautions at his facility.

COVID-19 Solutions Seeker | ASME

Supplier Quality Launch Leader

Grades K-12
Quality Control
Video Length
4:05 min

In light of widespread closures of manufacturing plants and parts suppliers due to the pandemic, Alex and his GM colleagues collaborated with an outside company to help produce ventilators, using their manufacturing skills for the greater good.

COVID-19 Solutions Seeker | Boeing

Additive Manufacturing Technical Designer

Grades K-12
Materials Science
Video Length
3:05 min

After Boeing committed to donating 40,000 fully assembled face shields to essential workers fighting the coronavirus pandemic, Howard and colleagues pivoted to accelerate the production process to ensure this urgent goal was met.

COVID-19 Solutions Seeker | Boeing

Cargo Control Lead

Grades K-12
Evolving Needs
Video Length
2:57 min

By skillfully managing the air freight shipping of necessary PPE materials, Mike has helped quickly supply over 4 million pieces of PPE to medical organizations around the world who require these resources to safely fight the spread of COVID-19.

COVID-19 Solutions Seeker | Sanofi

Director of Clinical Development

Grades K-12
Collaboration & Problem Solving
Video Length
3:28 min

Working on the development of vaccinations for infectious diseases at one of the world’s leading vaccine manufacturers, Guy and his colleagues have rallied their years of experience to help create a new coronavirus vaccine in record time. 

COVID-19 Solutions Seeker | Sanofi

Global Clinical Team Leader

Grades K-12
Changing Perspectives
Video Length
3:45 min

Because elderly people’s immune systems are less responsive to standard vaccines, Lee-Jah developed a new influenza shot to boost respiratory health in the elderly and help free up room and resources in hospitals for COVID-19 cases.

COVID-19 Solutions Seeker | Proctor & Gamble

V.P. Product & Package Innovation

Grades K-12
The Power of Collaboration
Video Length
4:06 min

Venturing into unfamiliar territory in order to assist a local health clinic struggling with COVID-19, Jeremy’s team harnessed their manufacturing skills to help design and produce an amazing 1.5M face shields in just a short six week period.

COVID-19 Solutions Seeker | Microsoft

Senior Researcher

Grades K-12
One Problem, Many Solutions
Video Length
3:50 min

To help support precision medicine in clinical settings during the pandemic, Grace uses data science methods to research and identify genetic, biologic, and environmental factors that help in tracking and treating the COVID-19 virus.

COVID-19 Solutions Seeker | American Petroleum Institute

Senior Policy Advisor

Grades K-12
STEM Skills Transfer
Video Length
3:35 min

With expertise in addressing community concerns about environmental health issues, Uni is drawing on her knowledge to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, finding ways to reduce transmission in community areas and workplaces.

COVID-19 Solutions Seeker | GAF

Process Engineer

Grades K-12
Flexible Fixes
Video Length
3:12 min

When the coronavirus pandemic brought uncertainty to manufacturing plants nationwide and forced employees to work remotely, Lauren found new virtual ways to help these essential facilities operate and troubleshoot problems.

COVID-19 SOLUTIONS SEEKER | Horizon Therapeutics

SVP Commercial Ops., Horizon Therapeutics

Grades K-12
Strategic Marketing
Video Length
3:45 min

With a groundbreaking new medicine released on the market just 6 weeks before the COVID-19 outbreak in the US, Keli and her team had to quickly create an adaptive medicine launch plan to meet the needs of patients struggling through a pandemic.