Member Forum by Khaled Mabrouk

Industrial Engineer’s column for IIE members to share their perspectives (March 2014) 

What are we? Operational engineers

My first time on a shop floor I was 10 years old. For some reason I can’t remember, I had to go to my dad’s work after school. My dad, at the time, was a general manager for the armament plants located in Helwan, Egypt, an area south of Cairo. That day, he had a meeting at the casting plant, and one of the engineers working there took me on a tour of the facility.

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