From our site in Tacoma, USA, Martha has an infectiously vibrant energy about her with a wicked sense of humour. You can’t help but walk away with a smile after a conversation with her. She’s also fiercely driven and it’s clear she takes pride in her work. The ideal qualities for the person responsible for teaching and guiding our budding welders in training.
Martha’s hands on experience as a welder earlier in her career brought enormous value to her current role. She says having the practical experience “allows me to connect with and meet my welders in training where they’re at.”
We asked her what it feels like to play such a pivotal part of people’s career journeys. “It feels like you’re a super-hero. When you get that list of welders who passed their certification, you get such a feeling of fulfillment because you know you’ve been a positive part of someone’s journey.” Martha shares that working at Bradken makes her feel “appreciated, important, needed, and valued. Your input is heard here. I know I can talk to my boss, and he will listen to what I have to say, and my ideas will be acted upon.”