Air Seeder Parts Welcomes Scott Hoy

Scott Hoy recently joined Air Seeder Parts Engineering Department. Scott is a Design Engineer from Spencer, Iowa. He began his employment at Air Seeder Parts on June 1st.

About Scott:

Education: Iowa State University / Bachelor of Science – Industrial Technology  

Past Employment: Iowa State Seed Science Center, Conditioning Department

Air Seeder Parts Job Duties: General design, and optimization of sheet steel, and plastic parts for manufacturing. Use of rapid prototype technologies to further developments within the design and manufacturing process. Basic fabrication, and troubleshooting, as well as ordering materials to maintain prototyping abilities.

 Hobbies/Interests: 3D printing, Vintage Motorcycles, General Fabrication

One (or more) interesting facts about Scott:

Scott started work at a computer store, then moved to a tractor carburetor shop, and finally the Seed Conditioning department of Iowa State. He grew up working on 1970s motorcycles and vehicles – cool!

During high school, Scott built a couple of prototype 3D printers for personal projects.

For about 2 weeks Scott held a “world record”, was part of a team of 4 that assembled a John Deere M Tractor from bare engine and transmission to running and driving in around 30 mins. (He was meant for this position!)

Hey Scott – What are you most excited about in your new position? Overall, I’m looking forward to getting into a project and running with it. Excited to join the team here at Air Seeder Parts.

Other: Scott drinks coffee like a fish.

(Do fish drink coffee? Maybe those ones with the bulging eyes.)

Welcome Scott! We are excited to have you on our team.

Meet Griffin….Intern Extraordinaire

Name: Griffin Robertson

Hometown: Pine Bush, NY

School: University of North Dakota

Year: Junior

Field of Study: Mechanical Engineering

Q: Why did you choose University of North Dakota and Mechanical Engineering?

A: I came to UND to study aviation. I decided that the hours of a commercial pilot weren’t for me. I changed my major to Mechanical Engineering because it always interested me. I like engines and cars – anything with wheels and tires. I like physics and math, which steered me toward engineering. 

Q: What type of work will you look for following graduation?

A: Something to do with 4 wheels – Car or Off-Road Industry.  I’d like to stay in the Midwest, not necessarily North Dakota.

Q: How did you hear about the internship? 

A: I found the internship post on Indeed. I completed an application and had an interview, which was good experience in itself. 

Q: What are the details of your internship? 

A: My internship is a full semester. I work full time, Monday-Friday and receive 2 credits. 

Q: What do you like about Air Seeder Parts, LLC?

A: My position at Air Seeder Parts, LLC allows me experience in all aspects of mechanical engineering from designing to seeing and assembling a final product. 

Q: What surprises you most about being in the workforce?

A: Even though I still have a lot of technical classes to take, I feel comfortable with my engineering knowledge and what I’ve learned so far.

Q: Do you feel your experience from Air Seeder Parts is beneficial?

A: Yes. This internship has allowed me to see all aspects of engineering process to help determine whether I have more interest in becoming a design engineer or manufacturing engineer.   

Q: If asked, what would you tell classmates about your internship?

A: I have had a great experience and it has been very beneficial to work here. We have 3D printers at school, but are not able to access them to change settings, etc.  This is much more hands on and it’s pretty cool to have a high-end resin printer to work with. 

Q: Is there anything else you’d like to add?

A: I like that Air Seeder Parts is a small company. I get to experience all aspects of a position and receive an overview of everything. I’m able to work with every department within the company as well as the manufacturers that produce our parts.  There is equipment right on site, so I can see how the end-user utilizes what we design and create for them. I’m grateful for the support I get from co-workers. The best part is that you are not constrained in what you do, yet there is guidance when needed. 

If you are interested in an internship or career at Air Seeder Parts, LLC, visit the careers page on our website at www.airseedperparts.com/careers.

New Part Release – Q3 2018

STAINLESS-STEEL DOUBLE SHOOT AIR MANIFOLD

Part Number: A-DSMNFLD

The stainless-steel Double Shoot Air Manifold replaces your current (and most-likely corroded) piece. This unit connects the air hoses to the pipes on the cart where the most corrosive substances come in contact. Our stainless-steel replacement is far less prone to corrosion, and we recommend getting ready for the fall by planning ahead and replacing this part today!

Purchase at your local John Deere dealer or at aiproducts.com.

New Part Release – Q2 2018

STAINLESS-STEEL MANIFOLD COVER SAVER

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We have more new and innovative parts to showcase for the second quarter of 2018.

Part Number: A-CVRSVR100

We all know that an efficient air system ensures consistent product delivery. When the undersides of your tower covers on your equipment’s secondary manifolds start to wear and develop holes, your efficiency goes out the window.

Tower covers showing wear and tear.

Tower cover with our new cover installed.

Using silicone, you can easily install this over your existing worn-out covers or place it on your new ones to extend their life. If saving time and money is your thing – and we know it is – our new stainless steel manifold cover will help get you there.

Purchase at your local John Deere dealer or aiproducts.com.