Jonathan Lupien, Always Going the Extra Mile

When you look at Jonathan Lupien, you can immediately see the spark and determination that help him accomplish the impossible, both in his personal and professional life. Jonathan works as a scrubber operator and trainer at Laterrière Works, where he is always ready to roll up his sleeves in the face of adversity. With his analytical mind and his desire to perform, he makes it his duty to solve all problems by focusing on the positive.

Why is it important for you to give so much of yourself at work?

I’m the type of person who naturally gives my all, no matter what I’m doing. I have resolve, and I never give up when challenges arise. When the going gets tough, I want to be the one who provides solutions, and I’m determined to be the best in everything I do.

What positive impact does your personal life have on your work?

I have six children, so let’s just say I’m used to managing chaos. When you have a big family, you develop many skills, including crisis management. My family has made me a better person, and I want to make my kids proud every day. I find this very motivating. I’ve also been doing bodybuilding competitions for years now, so my competitive nature and discipline are qualities I bring to my work.

What makes you a good trainer?

I really want to explain the theoretical side of my job, but even more importantly, I want to teach others how I analyse and address problems. It’s this part of my job that makes me feel appreciated and recognised by others. It’s very rewarding.

What drives you to always go the extra mile?

Even if scrubber operators work behind the scenes, we play an important and essential role. Gas scrubbing can never stop, and we must always remain operational. When a breakdown occurs, we need to find a way to keep the operations going. Our job is also extremely important given the strict environmental standards that we follow. The gases we capture are returned to the pots rather than ending up in the atmosphere. I feel like I’m making our plants better just by doing my job.