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Product Support / Evaluation

December 28, 2009

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Nicholas J. Jefferies


OBJECTIVE: A product and/or support position in the agricultural industry


University of Wisconsin – River Falls (UW-River Falls)

 Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering Technology – 2004

 University of Wisconsin – River Falls (UW-River Falls) GPA: 3.4 on 4.0 scale


Custom Harvesting Operator; AB Farms, Dallas, WI; part-time May 2002 - March 2005; Sept. 2008 - present

• Work as an integral team member to harvest high quality crops for dairy/livestock farms efficiently to gain new customers and retain current customers.

• Experience harvesting hay, haylage, corn silage, grain corn, soybeans, wheat

• Operate, Repair and Maintain large scale agricultural equipment including Fendt tractors, triple mower/conditioners, continuous pickup mergers, John Deere combine, Hesston large square baler, Case skid loaders, and seed/grain handling equipment.

• Operate equipment with guidance systems, including Trimble AutoPilot with Insight and EZ Guide 500 controllers and an Ag Leader PF3000 yield monitoring system.

• Internship – Summer 2003 – completed a Special Project outlining the economics of custom harvesting; presented findings to Internship advisor and Ag Engineering Machinery and Power class

Product Evaluation Technician; Kuhn Knight Inc., Brodhead, WI – Jan. 2006- Sept. 2008

• Performed product performance, evaluation, and testing activities to find strengths, weaknesses, and to gain product knowledge and understanding

• Worked with numerous Kuhn & Kuhn Knight products, competitive products for benchmarking purposes, and Research and Development projects

• Demonstrated knowledge of material spreading, mixing, and hay tool technology

Product Support Representative; Kuhn Knight Inc., Brodhead, WI – March 2005 – Jan. 2006

• Provided after-sale support for customers and dealers via telephone, email, and fax

• Diagnosed and repaired products at customer locations

• Provided technical assistance and sales support at trade shows

Additional Activities & Affiliations

Lifetime Member: Alpha Gamma Rho, UW-River Falls

• Crescent Editor/Publisher position developing a bi-annual newsletter, 2003

• Vice Noble Ruler of Activities leadership position in fraternity organizing and informing members of activities and events, 2002

• Served on the following committees: Chapter Standards of Excellence, Recruitment, Security, DJ, and Mail Committees, 2000 -2004

Eagle Scout: Boy Scouts of America, 1993-2000

• Obtained the Rank of Eagle after completion of approved service project, 1999

• Awarded the Bronze Palms for completing additional merit badges

UW-River Falls Ag Mechanization Club, 2000-2004

UW-River Falls Quarter Scale Tractor Pulling, 2000-2002

Computer Skills

• SoMat data acquisition software (Infield, TCE), Edaq lite, SoMat 2000, AutoCAD 2000, Mechanical Desktop

• Microsoft Office -Word, Excel, and Power Point; email

• Internet research

Additional Qualifications

• Valid CDL driver’s license

• Forklift safety training

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