Line manager, truck operator and plastic wrapper. Janet Grankvist has been working at the Örkelljunga factory for more than twelve years. During her time here, she’s tried pretty much everything – and never been late for a shift.
After working in the healthcare sector for almost 20 years, Janet Grankvist made the move from Ängelholm to Örkelljunga. As her previous job entailed spending hours and hours driving, she was looking for a job in the immediate vicinity this time. She soon found work at Gille – where she has now been for more than 12 years.
“The best thing of all is that I can cycle to work every day,” she says.
Janet Grankvist explains that she has held a range of jobs at the Örkelljunga factory. She has also spent several periods at the Åsljunga facility over the years.
“I’ve been up on the roof, I’ve been a line manager, and I’ve filled in all over the place.”
About a year ago, a new opportunity opened up in the warehouse linked to the factory, and she jumped at the chance.
“Warehouse work is a male-dominated environment, and a man held the position before I took over, so I’m proud as can be that I landed this job. Women can do this work just as well as men,” she emphasises.
What does a typical day in the warehouse involve?
“It changes a lot. Around this time of year there’s loads for us to do, and the factory’s busy, too. Production of Ginger Snaps and Oat Crisps is running 24/7 – but time flies when you have so much to do.”
Janet Grankvist’s main task is to wrap plastic around the pallets loaded with boxes of cookies that arrive in the warehouse from the factory. She loves the fact that it’s a physically active job, and that she hardly has time to sit down all day.
“I’m happy as I can be – it’s the perfect job for me. I loved what I was doing before, too. If we have any spare time, I usually go in and lend a hand on one of the lines.”
Why do you think this job suits you?
“Because I’m nice and helpful by nature, and I turn up every day. I’m not afraid of hard work.”
When Janet’s not at work, she loves to spend time with her grandchild. Mixed in with the occasional coffee get-together …
“Gille Pastries are my favourite. Especially when they’re freshly made. I love it here. It is what you make it. I’ve never been late for a shift, although pretty much everyone has occasionally.”