Working at Dynatect

Are you wondering what it is like working at Dynatect? The answer does matter. Beyond the basic benefits you may expect, Dynatect has a strong focus on:

  • Safety
  • Training (including partnership with community workforce development)
  • Recognition
  • Career advancement opportunities (promoting from within, tuition reimbursement)
  • Innovation through custom-engineering and product development
  • Community engagement (fundraising, team projects, volunteering)

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Who We Are

Dynatect is an industry leader in the design and manufacture of custom motion and protection for machines.  For over 70 years, Dynatect has combined deep application knowledge, diverse product offering, and a customer responsive sales philosophy. Our headquarters and 2 plants are in New Berlin WI, we have 3 additional plants across the US, with nationwide sales coverage.  Dynatect continues to build customer experience through new product development and investment in people and equipment to do the job right.

Our Mission: Continuously improve value-added protective devices for equipment and people.

Core Values:

  • Safety & Quality
  • Continuous employee development
  • Innovative products
  • Open communication
  • Respect for others
  • Good citizenship/stewardship
  • Physical and emotional wellness
  • Integrity

What We Do

Products

Dynatect’s large product portfolio includes textile or metal based components that provide a protective or safety function for industrial or commercial applications. Some recognizable examples include:

  • Roll up doors (equipment access on the side of fire trucks)
  • Bellows (passageway joining sections of an extra-long bus)
  • Cable carriers (mounted to the telescoping arm of boom lifts)

Customers/Markets

Dynatect makes products for other equipment manufacturers for industries including robots, medical equipment, emergency vehicles, busses, sports equipment, machine tool, construction, and even movie props.

“I am proud to have been included in drawing and designing bellows for Hollywood companies for use in blockbuster movies.” – Evan Crosby, Intern – Engineering (Summer 2017)

Fun Stuff & Community Engagement

Dynatect and its employees are proud to make an impact on the local community. As an organization, Dynatect supports the community through food drives, blood drives, monetary donations, book and school supply drives, educational outreach programs. Dynatect has been a proud supporter and partner of GPS Education Partners for 5 years and recently filled several roles with graduates of the on-the-job training program. Dynatect’s most recent mission includes collaborating with Habitat for Humanity of Waukesha to support the construction of affordable housing for low-income families. Dynatect employees also know how to have a good time – pictured below is the Dynatect baseball team (2017).

Dynatect summer 2017 baseball team
Dynatect team members packing backpacks for a local “Fill the Bus” school supply drive

Career Advancement

Like any other business, Dynatect strives to succeed and grow. We want our team-members to do the same. At Dynatect, we believe that motivated, hard-working individuals can flourish in our thriving environment.  Want to see how we promote from within?  Checkout our social media posts!

Dynatect Manufacturing has been a proud supporter and have partnered with GPS for 5 years!  GPS provides students with immersive pathway apprenticeships that lead to promising careers in the technical industry. We have successfully fulfilled 2 roles with students who have graduated from the program.
Dynatect partnered with MATC to host classes on general leadership skills to help managers or future managers be more effective leaders. Dynatect employees learned how to evaluate leadership effectiveness, demonstrate ethical leadership behavior, apply motivation strategies that improve individual and group performance, and assess personal leadership styles and skills.

Dynatect Internship Program

Dynatect hires about 10 paid interns per year. Full-time hours are available during the summer, and flexible part-time scheduling is available during the school year. Departments include HR, safety, quality, manufacturing, engineering, customer service, and marketing. Dynatect assigns resume-worthy projects with strong management engagement. Want to see examples? Check out our social media posts on Facebook and LinkedIn.

Summer 2017

Dynatect had 11 interns – including 3 returning interns – a testament that we provide challenging assignments and good mentorship.  Here are a few quotes several interns provided in summary of their experience:

“I created a bellows configurator which reduced quote time from days to minutes.  I also developed a methodology to standardize costing practices.  Working at Dynatect was an effortless transition because everyone is so helpful and open to assist in any way possible.  The lessons I learned this summer will benefit me greatly in my future endeavors.” – Steven Peterson, Aug. 2017, Commercial Services Intern. Steven is pursuing Biomedical Engineering/Software Engineering at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

During my two summers at Dynatect, I’ve been able to design new products and create 3D CAD files for customers to download off our website.  This internship has taught me valuable skills including teamwork and extensive knowledge of SolidWorks and AutoCAD. I wouldn’t have been as successful if it was not for the great and helpful team.” – Vaughan Hanson, Aug. 2017, Design Engineer intern. Vaughan has been pursuing Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University.

I had the opportunity to work at Dynatect for 2 summers, the first one focusing on lean manufacturing and the second one on quality control.  Having to develop solutions to quality issues, I worked with all departments to identify root causes and determine corrective actions.  Everyone here has been extremely willing to help me with tasks, and been instrumental to our success!” – Matt Thurman, Aug. 2017.  While Matt has been pursuing Industrial & Systems Engineering at The Ohio State University – he has also been a Quality Intern at Dynatect!

I am proud to have been included in drawing and designing bellows for Hollywood companies for use in blockbuster movies. Two bellows I worked on will be featured in Hollywood movies in the next few years. During my time I have had the pleasure to work with amazing and helpful mentors and coworkers.” Evan Crosby, Aug. 2017, Engineering Intern. Evan Crosby has been pursuing Mechanical Engineering at Marquette University.

Over the course of the summer, I implemented an online Safety Data Sheet program and established a process to keep the program updated.  I couldn’t be more proud of the employees I have met at Dynatect. They care about my success and the success of the company.” Blake Van Asten, Aug. 2017. Blake has been pursuing Industrial Studies Management at University of Wisconsin-Platteville, he has also been an Environmental Health and Safety Intern at Dynatect!

Dynatect has truly given me the tools and knowledge I was looking for and needed to be a productive member in HR. There were plenty of challenges along the way, but people are always willing to help out. I also gained many mentors who care about my success. I couldn’t have asked for more.” Halle Steele, Aug. 2017. While Halle has been pursuing Human Resource Management at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater – she has also been a HR Intern at Dynatect!

Dynatect Supports Intern in Robot Competition

As part of our ongoing community engagement, Dynatect recently supported an American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) 2018 Student Design Competition for Robot Football. There were 50 competing teams nationally, and Dynatect co-sponsored a local Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) team resulting in a robot covered in Dynatect black and gold logos.

The MSOE team included John Sager, who was an engineering intern with Dynatect in the summer of 2017, and helped design metal slats specifically for a light-safe (laser safe) high-speed roll up door. The prototypes for this door were subsequently printed at the MSOE Rapid Prototyping Center (see picture). Last August John reflected, “Dynatect showed me what it’s like to work on a real engineering project. The team members and mentors who guided me gave me some valuable experience that I will be able to use in the future!”

For the robot competition in April, John reflected that “It seemed like everything that could go wrong did go wrong with our robot, but we stuck it through till the end!” As a result of their teamwork and perseverance, the MSOE/Dynatect team finished in the top 10% of the competition.

Collaborative engagements like this have multiple benefits including connecting strong talent with Dynatect, developing automation expertise, and prototyping support. Last summer Dynatect helped John develop strong teamwork and engineering skills. This spring, John worked on the next project to further refine those talents for success – a great reflection of his time with us.

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