If you’ve ever been through the Steel America fabrication shop, chances are you have seen Jason Sawyer managing various trades and instructing them on the particular job at hand. One of the core values at C.S.I. and Steel America is “Family”. We took a few minutes to sit down with Jason to get his insight on Steel America and learn more about him on a personal level.
How long have you been employed with Steel America?
“I started in August of 2012… so that makes 4 years.”
What does a typical work day look like for you?
What do you like most about working here?
“It’s a new style of work than I am used to.”
What do you find most challenging about working at Steel America?
“The changing products and the different jobs. Since we aren’t a factory, sometimes adapting to the new jobs can be tough at times.”
How has Steel America helped you with your career development?
“Working here has forced me to think outside the box. It has also forced me to be open to change.”
What advice would you have for prospective new employees and new hires?
“Definitely be open to change. The facility is growing for the better.”
If you could switch jobs with anyone else within our company, whose job would you want?
“Nobody’s. I love my job and I thoroughly enjoy what I do.”
What has been your favorite job since being here, and why?
“I would say Caisson 3 has been my favorite job so far. It was the first project I experienced that had so much piping, valves and actuators.”
One of our core company values is “Pride”. What is your proudest moment at Steel America?
“I would say having interns and management trainees compliment me on my authority and how I get a job accomplished.”
What are three words you would use to describe Steel America?
“Forward-thinking, productive, and a good opportunity.”
If you aren’t at work, what is your favorite thing to do to decompress and have fun?
“Bass fishing. I am actually in a bass fishing competition this weekend.”
If you were to write a book about yourself, what would you name it?
“Oh that’s a hard one… probably I Don’t Want To Retire.”
Do you have a personal motto or quote to live by?
“Always do the right thing when no one is looking. That’s an easy one.”
As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
“I wanted to follow in my Dad’s footsteps and become a musician. I was born in Nashville/Davidson County.”
People would be surprised if they knew…
“I love to cook. And I’m dang good at it.”
Jason is a vital asset to the Steel America team. His dedicated work ethic and his trustworthiness make him a great leader and role model for upcoming tradesmen.