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Martin: Glatfelter — Helping People Invest in Their Future

Martin

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 was looking for a new challenge and to invest in my personal future after serving in the armed forces.

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

My first position was the reel operator in production plant 1. My next opportunity was to move into a machine operator to prove myself in that position.

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What has been your most rewarding career moment at Glatfelter?

My most rewarding career moment at Glatfelter was my first international business trip to our facility in Gatineau, Canada.

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What is your primary responsibility within Glatfelter’s operations?

My primary responsibility to know all of our machines in order to provide back-up during designated break times for all of my colleagues. Another big responsibility is to work on any given machine in the event of illness and/or vacation. I also provide instruction to our trainees.

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

I was given the opportunity during the start of production plant 3 as a multi operator. Currently I’m working on assignment to provide additional support in our Canadian operation.

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

I must be able to work independently in all machines and take on a lot of individual responsibility.

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

They should be adaptable and willing to work hard and take on additional responsibility. Glatfelter is a good choice and was the right decision for me.

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

Social sustainability and providing good solid employment to employees are both very important to Glatfelter. Moreover Glatfelter is a worldwide operating enterprise that provides employees with numerous opportunities to develop their skills.

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Can you talk about a time that you saw one or more of our Core Values displayed?

I’m not long enough in this enterprise yet.

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

I always try to maintain my social contacts. As a result, I often meet my colleagues in my free time too in addition to working with them. In general, my family and friends are a very important part of my life.
 


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