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Jean-Jacques: Glatfelter Opens New Opportunities

Jean-Jacques

The best way to learn about the benefits and rewards of a Glatfelter career is to hear about it from Glatfelter PEOPLE themselves. Each employee’s story is different, but all of them reflect the value we place on our PEOPLE and their unique contributions to success.

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What drove your decision to join Glatfelter?

I already worked in the facility when it was acquired by Glatfelter. It was evident to me that the relationships and social aspects were very important to Glatfelter; just as they are to me.

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What was your first position with Glatfelter? Describe the additional opportunities you’ve experienced during your tenure.

I started as a Forklift truck operator/receiver. After Glatfelter acquired the company I worked for, there were possibilities of additional responsibilities. Glatfelter provided me with an opportunity to choose shift work or to move to day work and take on additional responsibilities. I chose to move to day work and now am able to substitute for the Dispatching Operator and the Raw Material Administrator.

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What has been your most rewarding career moment at Glatfelter?

Participation in the Work Council. I also enjoyed organizing the teams for the famous “6 heures de Scaër” race. We had good results and a lot of fun!

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What is your primary responsibility within Glatfelter’s operations?

To work toward our core value of Customer Focus; being dedicated to understanding and anticipating the needs of our customers and helping them to achieve their business objectives. To keep the customer satisfied.

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Tell us about an exciting or challenging project you have worked on at Glatfelter.

I was tasked with starting a team to participate in the 6 hours’ Race in Scaër. I was hired in 2000 and we created a new team in 2001; this team race had not had participants from Glatfelter since 1995. We gathered different PEOPLE from different levels and locations in our Composite Fibers Business Unit to participate in this sporting event. This helped to build our relationships throughout the organization.

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What are the key skills and competencies required in your current role?

In my position I must have logistic skills, varied organizational abilities on within the Slitting and Beating Departments, autonomy and self-discipline.

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What advice would you give to someone considering employment with Glatfelter?

Have an open mind and be rigorous in everything you do.

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What differentiates Glatfelter from other companies that you could work for? What makes Glatfelter special?

The thing which differentiates Glatfelter from other companies is good communication within the mill and well defined overall strategy. In the Scaër mill we have the opportunity to participate in many different company sponsored training skills to continue to enhance our skills.

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How do you strike a good work/life balance? Does the company help you do this?

I have 5 children and my wife is a nurse. Glatfelter offered me an option of working shift work or day work, I had the opportunity to choose to support my family and chose the day work with flexible hours; and I am happy with my choice!
 


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