Technical Sales Support Specialist
B.S. Agricultural Engineering Technology (2012)
Minor in Agricultural Economics
Hometown: Hudson, WI
The Agricultural Engineering Technology program opened the door to many opportunities for me. Being a part of this program afforded me the opportunity to acquire two great internships and obtain a career that relates directly to this program.
During summer 2011, I worked for Barrel O’ Fun Snacks as an Engineering Intern. My job responsibilities at Barrel O’ Fun Snack Foods were working directly with the engineering, project, and safety managers. My projects included material safety data sheets, testing kettle fryer output, and managing various projects from start to finish. My second internship, during summer 2012, I worked at Frontier Ag and Turf as their Sales Intern. In this position I worked with the sales team where my main objectives were running demonstrations of the self propelled forage harvester, skid steer and triple mower. I also completed marketing studies comparing their products to competitors. These two internships, while different from one another, were able to prepare me for the workforce and make me a more dynamic prospect for companies.
After graduating in fall 2012, I was hired for a position with Grammer Inc. as the Technical Sales Support Specialist. Grammer Inc. deals in suspension seating for agricultural, construction, commercial mowing, and material handling. Globally they also work with armrests, headrests, and center consoles in the automotive market, and truck, train, and boat seating. My day-to-day responsibilities include answering customer questions about our products, and assisting the sales and engineering teams with various projects.
When entering the Agricultural Engineering Technology program at UWRF I didn't imagine having two internships and working for a company that deals on the global market. The tools that I gained from UWRF helped me achieve the expertise and knowledge to land my dream job in my hometown.