efficiency expert


: one who analyzes methods, procedures, and jobs in order to secure maximum efficiency

called also efficiency engineer

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Take Lillian Gilbreth: The efficiency expert and widowed mother of 12, unable to find work as an engineer, instead applied time-saving industrial processes to the household. Barbara Spindel, WSJ, 2 May 2021 Seebald pointed to the publishers not being able to use their efficiency expert as a potential challenge for them. Victoria Bekiempis, Vulture, 25 Aug. 2022 Mass Save, the free program that brings an energy-efficiency expert into your home to help lower your energy costs. BostonGlobe.com, 12 June 2021 Henry Ford once hired an efficiency expert to go through his plant. Star Tribune, 16 May 2021 Enter Molly Patel, a Pennsylvania chemical plant efficiency expert who does a little stand-up on the side. Michael Phillips, chicagotribune.com, 12 June 2019 The restaurant’s financial information is being shared with workers, everyone from the cashier to the dishwasher, and each is being trained to be an efficiency expert. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 29 Nov. 2019 In 1920, Edith got a job at the investment company S.W. Straus as an efficiency expert. Brian T. Allen, National Review, 14 Dec. 2019 Everything that happens is timed and measured in a way that efficiency experts of earlier generations could only dream about. Scott Shane, New York Times, 30 Nov. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1913, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of efficiency expert was in 1913

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“Efficiency expert.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/efficiency%20expert. Accessed 31 Mar. 2023.

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