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Production ongoing despite complicating COVID-19 requirements

17/04/2020 | General
Production at DEWETRON during COVID-19

DEWETRON during COVID-19

One of DEWETRON’s biggest strengths is the high quaility of our measurement systems. We can guarantee these standards by covering the entire process from development to production in-house. Due to COVID-19, our work became more complicated. However, this did not stop the DEWETRON team from achieving excellence. Despite all challenges, DEWETRON keeps its team spirit and motivation to surpass customers’ expectations. After introducing the product team, we want to present the DEWETRON heros who are directly involved in the production of our measurement devices. Keep on reading to find out, how the lives of our colleagues changed due to precautionary measures.

Production and Calibration complying to new preventive standards


Roland Sonnleitner, COO

How does your daily work usually look like?

In the morning, I’m having breakfast with my son and send him to primary school afterwards so he arrives on time. After reading the first mails of the day, I leave for the office by car. While driving, I think about how to organize and manage my day. However, in the end, I am always surprised how different it turns out. At 9, we have our operations meeting at our KANBAN-board. There, we discuss our workload, the progress we make as well as the next deliveries for our customers. Subsequently, I am dealing with my “daily busines”. In the afternoon – when it gets calmer – I am working on strategic projects. On my way home, I am happy about every tiny step further down the road towards an even brighter future for DEWETRON.

How does it differ at the moment? What is the biggest challenge at the moment?

My biggest challenge at the moment is balancing my duty as IT-manager for my family, childcare and the needed presence at work. At DEWETRON, we adapted our operative processes quickly to the new situation and adjust them whenever necessary to guarantee the well-being of our colleagues. This means, our production is COVID-19-compliant for more than four weeks. At the beginning, it was really unfamiliar to see our production site so empty! However, we now have enough space to ensure 2m distance among each other. Whenever possible, also the employees of my department work remotely. In contrast, we have some colleagues who depend on their workspace and add lots of value on site. This includes for instance colleagues working in the warehouse, production, calibration laboratory, service, final quality control and dispatch. Therefore, they have to comply to many new preventive measures. Because above all, we do not want to risk any COVID-19 infections. I am truly impressed by all DEWETRON employees who do such a great work in so uncertain times. Moreover, I am happy to be part of this great and motivated team!

What are you looking forward to the most?

I enjoy social mingling and I am therefore really looking forward to normality and talking to people. Either in the hallway, during meetings and of course likewise with friends.

COO managing the production during COVID-19

>> If you want to get in touch with Roland Sonnleitner, connect with him on LinkedIn.


Melanie Buchgraber, Calibration Engineer

How does your daily work usually look like?

Usually, I get to work at 8 and start my day energized thanks to my first cup of coffee. At 9:30, we have a daily meeting where we coordinate the next projects and discuss open questions. Around 12, my department has lunch together at “Das Grambacher”. Afterwards, I continue working on calibrations for customers. Additionally, I also perform factory calibrations.

How does it differ at the moment? What is the biggest challenge at the moment?

My work did not change a lot due to COVID-19. However, we have of course many security measures to protected everyone who is involved. Hence, we also cannot have lunch together – something I miss. To reduce the risk of a COVID-19 infection to a minimum, we alternate shifts and one of the calibration engineers always works from home. Nevertheless, there is a lot to work on remotely as well. Many customers use the downtime to send us their equipment for a calibration. As a result, we really have a lot to do. But I am sure, that the workload will be more even soon.

What are you looking forward to the most?

I cannot wait to again cultivate social contacts after COVID-19! Especially during the breaks at work.

>> Your equipment needs a calibration? Contact us!


Regina Schicker, Purchasing Agent

How does your daily work usually look like?

Normally, I get up between 6 and 6.30 and then immediately leave for work. It takes me 30 minutes to get to DEWETRON where I work full-time. I share my office with my colleague Gerhard. Together, we work on orders to ensure we have enough and high-quality material to produce our systems. Usually, we coordinate a lot with the production and other colleagues as well. Moreover, I sometimes help in our warehouse when demand is high.

How does it differ at the moment? What is the biggest challenge at the moment?

At the moment, I am working from home and as a result, clarifications only happen via phone or e-mail. My colleague Gerhard works remotely as well and we discuss the most important topics on the phone. In this unusual situation, I appreciate to work more independently and also the calm. However, I miss the contact to my colleagues as I am a communicative person.

What are you looking forward to the most?

I miss seeing my colleagues and simply talking to them. We can of course organize ourselves via e-mail  and phone as well, but I prefer the personal contact.

Regina's home office during COVID-19


Alexander Wagner, Production Engineer

How does your daily work usually look like?

My work day starts already early in the morning at 6. I am responsible for the production of our data acquisition systems. Moreover, I work on various projects for our customers and I solve issues and challenges whenever they arise.

How does it differ at the moment? What is the biggest challenge at the moment?

Definitely the biggest challenge is to keep two meters distance from each other. Especially in the production that is really hard. Moreover, we have to sanitize our hands frequently and work with masks – something we are not used to.

What are you looking forward to the most?

I cannot wait to meet my friends and have a drink with them! I am also looking forward to having completely normal meetings with my colleagues in front of our whiteboard.

>> Are you interested in DEWETRON’s products? You can find them all in our product guide.


 

Apart from regular lunch provided by DEWETRON, employees benefit from a parking space directly in front of the office – something almost all of us could never get before 🙂

Empty parking lot in front of the DEWETRON office

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