Industrial Relations attracts FGOC to hire RCYCI students
“We are looking to immediately hire at least 50 students in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Instrumentation Engineering areas at FGOC”, said Dr. Amro Al-Qutub, technical consultant at the Fiber Glass Oasis Company (FGOC). Also holding the position of a professor at the King Fahad University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Dr. Amro spoke to the Royal Commission Yanbu Colleges & Institute (RCYCI) Media Center at the dinner meeting of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) at Hotel Holiday Inn in Yanbu. Dr. Amro and FGOC General Manager Karel Verdegaal made a presentation on ‘New developments & technology in glass fiber for oil energy and industry applications’ at the event’. FGOC manufactures and sells high quality Boron Free E-Fiberglass. It is an environment friendly fiberglass of superior mechanical properties as well as high electrical and chemical resistance.
Bridging the gap between academia and industry was one of the goals of the participation of the RCYCI Industrial Relations department in the ASME event. Head of the Industrial Relations department, Dr. Mohammed Alghamdi was the mediator at the dinner meeting in which around one hundred engineers including 14 faculty members from the Mechanical Engineering Technology department at the Yanbu Industrial College participated. Dr. Mohammed told the Media Center that FGOC will provide cooperative and summer training opportunities to RCYCI associate and bachelor degree students.
The dinner meeting which was sponsored by FGOC discussed how composite materials are essential in today’s world and how it could easily replace steel and other conventional material in making of pipes, household goods, car parts etc.
Dr. Mohammed is also managing the Industrial Relations portfolio at the ASME Yanbu chapter. RCYCI, Saudi Aramco, Petro Rabigh, and Yasref established the Yanbu chapter of ASME or the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. The Society has over 140,000 members in 200 Sections and 32 Technical Divisions in over 150 countries. The professional association, in its own words, "Promotes the art, science, and practice of multidisciplinary engineering and allied sciences around the globe" via "continuing education, training and professional development, codes and standards, research, conferences and publications, government relations, and other forms of outreach."