Each year SureFire Ag Systems opens their doors to summer interns, usually two to three college or high school students. This year we had the pleasure of working with three exceptional interns. They are Ryan Wolters (19 yrs. old) and Marvin Sanchez (19 yrs. old) of Atwood, KS, and Jace Shirley (21 yrs. old) of Oakley, KS. Cedric Green, facilitator of interns, has some kinds words to say about the three collectively. “All of our interns caught on quickly and we were able to accomplish many tasks this summer. It took less explaining from the engineers for them to be productive. This group of interns have a great work ethic and enjoy the “work hard, play hard” culture of SureFire Ag Systems.”
Ryan Wolters has spent three months interning for SureFire Ag on his summer break of college. While at SureFire, Ryan has worked on the tester boards for manifolds on the LiquiShift. He is headed into his junior year at Kansas State University to continue studying electrical engineering. So far Ryan’s favorite class at K-State is Circuit Theory, which focuses on the basics of modeling circuits. The main skills he obtained while interning were adaptability and independence.
For the past year, Marvin Sanchez has interned for the engineering sector of SureFire. The main-focus of Marvin’s internship consisted of integrating the Chem-Blade ES™ design with the SureFire Ag QuickDraw product line and manufacturing processes. Marvin will be a freshman at Northwest Kansas Technical College and plans to study engineering technology. This experience has strengthened Marvin’s problem-solving skills and given him a strong understanding of company procedures. Eventually, Marvin hopes to make it back to SureFire Ag to become a full-time engineer.
Jace Shirley has been interning for SureFire Ag while on summer break of college. He is going into his senior year at Kansas State University. Jace’s internship consisted of mounting hardware on tanks, drills, tractors etc. While at SureFire, Jace successfully test fitted his first design on a John Deere N540C air drill without any modifications. This internship showed Jace how to take constructive criticism and turn it into a positive solution. After graduation, Jace has high hopes of gaining employment as an agricultural engineer near his hometown of Oakley, KS.