As we start the new year at MATHESON, we begin this year’s Employee Spotlight by highlighting Hub Plant Manager Samantha in Tualatin, Oregon. She started with MATHESON twelve years ago in Newark, California as a lab technician after obtaining a Chemistry and Biology degree.
Ultimately being promoted to the Production Manager in Newark, she continued to utilize her knowledge and skill before being promoted to Hub Plant Manager in Tualatin in 2021. She continues to fill a vital role for the MATHESON team by managing and supporting her plant, overseeing canister transfers and gas fillings for stores throughout the State, along with product shipments to MATHESON stores within Oregon, Alaska, and Washington State.
“My job includes ensuring that our employees are safe, products are shipped, and everything runs smoothly. It can be challenging, but I like problem-solving and the satisfaction that follows efficiently completing a task,” Samantha said.
She says she is glad to have such a willingly supportive team, “What I like most about my job is the people. Having supportive and hardworking team members to depend upon is something for which I am grateful.”
Samantha encourages men and women to explore the many opportunities for advancement MATHESON has to offer while exuding positivity for women looking to join our industry.
“To women looking to join our field: Go for it. Continue pushing forward, and you can make it happen. We need more women in the industry, which our current generation is working to achieve.”
When Samantha is not working, she loves being outdoors, kayaking, camping, and hiking with her husband and pets. Besides exploring the local nature of Oregon, she and her husband are also avid travelers. She noted that she and her husband like to “Visit one new place each year.” She has been all over the World, from Iceland to Bali, noting that the latter is one of her favorite places.
If you ever find yourself camping in the Oregon wilderness, then be on the lookout for Samantha. If you are interested in learning more about MATHESON’s career opportunities, click below: