Her enthusiasm towards this line of work is a step towards breaking the male monopoly on the operation of jobs that society considers fit for men only; such as operation of heavy machinery.
Salma assumed the responsibility of operating a fried potatoes machine in a food factory in the city of Dammam.
She thus became the first female to work in this area, additionally supervising nine other female employees in the factory. She says she enjoys this job that was entrusted her after one month of training four years back . Her competence in her work made the factory directory decide to take a step towards feminization of its management.
Although the job was a bit difficult for Salma in the beginning, she received lots of support from the factory management and female colleagues, helping her push her forward to master this profession. Her job responsibilities include the operation and preparation of the machine, maintenance and quality control of the product.