Industrial engineering graduate chooses different path

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After he had completed his industrial engineering studies, Carlos Topete saw many of his former classmates enter into the electronics industry. But that never appealed to him. Instead it was when he discovered ASSA ABLOY OCCIDENTE’S trainee program that helped him decide how to make the best use of his talents.

“Before joining ASSA ABLOY, I was studying industrial engineering at Universidad Valle de México,” Carlos says. He felt sure, however, that he did not want to follow the same career path as his fellow students.

“All my colleagues were entering the electronics industry, but that industry never interested me,” he admits.

“Then I heard about ASSA ABLOY’S internship program when I was looking for work online. I decided to start practicing what I’d studied and stop being a waiter. When I had my first job interview, I saw some of the machinery and the locks. This really interested me and so I decided to join ASSA ABLOY.”

As a manufacturing engineer, Carlos documents production processes and performs time analyses based on production workflow to optimize operating times. He says he would like to continue to be a manufacturing engineer five years from now and to have the satisfaction of seeing his work help to bring continuous improvements to the company.

“But in 10 years, I hope I have the experience and the right grounding to become a manufacturing manager, which would be very satisfying for me,” Carlos says. “By that time, I want to be the head of a family and I intend to share the fruits of my efforts with them.”