What drove your decision to
Our main office is approximately 20 km of my home. I joined the
company Concert Industries, which was acquired by Glatfelter in
2010. The organization really sparked my interest because they
focused on finding good trainees. After discovering this, I knew I
could have a good career with good development opportunities in this
What was your first position
with Glatfelter? Describe the additional opportunities you’ve
experienced during your tenure.
I had the opportunity to learn all of the production areas
within my specialty. I worked in the Slitter/ Rollhandling area of
the production plant immediately following my education and then
became the machine leader in the Festooner area. I was then promoted
into management where I worked on projects in the MSO-department for
one year. After this I was given the opportunity to continue my
education, paid for by the company. I am now a process analyst and
see additional opportunities for promotion within Glatfelter.
What has been your most
rewarding career moment at Glatfelter?
The highlight of my career was the moment that I was informed
the company would pay for my continuing education.
What is your primary
responsibility within Glatfelter’s operations?
As a production analyst it is my responsibility to achieve the
best possible quality and contribute to optimum utilization of the
machines. I am also the individual responsible for the video
inspection system. In addition, I am a member of the trainee program
due to my interest in constantly improving our training
Tell us about an exciting or
challenging project you have worked on at Glatfelter.
A great project was the introduction of our video of inspection
system. My job was to understand and to adopt the system to the
needs of our production.
What are the key skills and
competencies required in your current role?
My completed education and experience within the organization
are very important to successfully complete my responsibilities.
What advice would you give to
someone considering employment with Glatfelter?
First, they should really understand the core values of the
Glatfelter. Then the individual should consider whether they can
identify with these values and live them every day.
What differentiates Glatfelter
from other companies that you could work for? What makes Glatfelter
Glatfelter Falkenhagen always places value of the welfare of the
employees. Every employee is provided with work uniforms that are
laundered every week, and a new pair of work shoes every year. These
are provided by the company. The first priority of Glatfelter is the
safety and security of every employee.
We also have a health program where everybody can find something
that appeals to them. For example massages during work hours,
medical check-ups, reimbursement for the cost of playing a sport,
and renting a gymnasium to play football or volleyball. The
cafeteria in Falkenhagen is excellent and the company subsidizes the
cost of our meals.
Can you talk about a time that
you saw one or more of our Core Values displayed?
I experience the core value Customer Focus every day;
understanding and anticipating the needs of our customers and
helping them achieve their business objectives.
How do you strike a good
work/life balance? Does the company help you do this?
The company supports my health by providing good programs for
employees to take advantage of. I have a good balance between work
and life by participating in company sponsored sports activities in
the Falkenhagen fitness studio.