What drove your decision to
I wanted to join a strong Company with a good reputation about
social issues and activities, that was innovative and successful
from a financial perspective. In brief, a first class Company.
What was your first position
with Glatfelter? Describe the additional opportunities you’ve
experienced during your tenure.
My first position was in the Slitter department as a Slitter
Operator Helper and then Slitter Operator driving the machine. Most
recently, the Company asked me to attend a training corresponding to
my previous skills as a fireman in order to take on additional
responsibilities by becoming a Trainer for safety subjects within
What has been your most
rewarding career moment at Glatfelter?
It was recently; the day when the Company asked me to become a
What is your primary
responsibility within Glatfelter’s operations?
As described, I am in the finishing department. My role is to
cut paper and to verify the quality of the paper before the rolls
are shipped. At this point forward, I have an additional
responsibility to provide safety training and contribute to increase
the safety awareness of my colleagues.
Tell us about an exciting or
challenging project you have worked on at Glatfelter.
My most current project I mentioned earlier; it is to develop my
skills for teaching and training Glatfelter PEOPLE in different
safety subjects such as first aid, fire prevention and working
What are the key skills and
competencies required in your current role?
I recently attended a “train the trainer” training in Dinard
with the focus of being a Safety Trainer. This is reinforcing my
skills I have learned and developed as part of my role as a fireman
in the town where I live. Also, being a part of the Slitting
department since 2004, I now have developed many additional paper
skills, especially in long fibers and non woven materials.
Additional training offered by the company have provided me the
opportunity to acquire broader paper maker skills that I can use in
the future as I grow with Glatfelter.
What advice would you give to
someone considering employment with Glatfelter?
I would tell this applicant that they should choose a Company
who takes pride in growth and innovation, as well as in their
employees and equipment.
What differentiates Glatfelter
from other companies that you could work for? What makes Glatfelter
Glatfelter is really unique and special. When I joined
Glatfelter, I had short but numerous experiences in many other
organizations. Glatfelter welcomed me and gave me the feeling that
that I entered into a family.
Can you talk about a time that
you saw one or more of our Core Values displayed?
The main example I have is the Environmental aspect. Huge
investments have been made to reduce the water consumptions and the
output from the paper making process. This aligns with my personal
values of constantly improving our environment.
How do you strike a good
work/life balance? Does the company help you do this?
It is sometimes difficult to make a balance between private and
professional… especially because when my shift is over, I become a
husband, a father, a friend and also a fireman. Very often after a
night shift I am awakened to a call for assistance at a fire or to
help somebody that was in an accident. At this time, there is no
real connection between my workplace and the external demand as a
firefighter, however I have faith that the company will continue to
support me in my endeavors.