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Sidney Young
Sidney Young

Sidney Young

CK Construction

Columbus, OH USA

"Just because people have done it longer than you doesn’t mean that you can’t be their boss one day."

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Day In The Life

Field Engineer

I solve on-site problems in construction, enhancing project safety and efficiency.


Day In The Life Of A Construction Field Engineer

My Day to Day

I work with the onsite project team to manage the construction of commercial buildings. We ensure the products and materials are being installed safely and as designed. I work with trade supervisors to ensure the building is completed safely and on schedule as budgeted. I do submittals, subcontractor invoices, owner review meetings, schedule updates, progress photos, and change orders.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Vocational

    Construction Technologies

    Eastland-Fairfield Career & Technical Schools

  • Certification

    Carpentry Journeyperson

    Carpentry Apprenticeship Program

  • Associate's Degree

    Construction Management

    Columbus State Community College

Life & Career Milestones

My path in life has been direct

  • 1.

    My interest in construction started in middle school while helping my dad with renovations on our house.

  • 2.

    In high school, I participated in a construction technologies vocational program, solidifying my interest in construction.

  • 3.

    I spent the summer between my junior and senior year of high school working for a construction company—the work and pay validated my interest, so I continued to pursue that field.

  • 4.

    After graduating, the company hired me full time.

  • 5.

    While working, I also participated in the carpentry apprenticeship program.

  • 6.

    I pursued an associate degree in construction management as well to set myself up for success if I ever wanted to venture out from carpentry to management.

  • 7.

    After graduating from the carpentry apprenticeship program and earning my associate degree, I was promoted to field engineer, where I now work as a problem solver for construction projects.