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Skilled Trades Industry Overview


Cutting across major industry sectors from manufacturing to construction, jobs in skilled trades offer traditional employment opportunities that also change with the times and in many cases cannot be automated or offshored. Millions of American businesses ranging from very small home-improvement firms to civil construction behemoths, automotive parts makers and vehicle assembly plants offer work in skilled trades. Large employers of skilled trades workers include painting contractor Long Painting; site-preparation contractor Hayward Baker; and drywall, plaster acoustic and insulation contractor APi Group.

Skilled Trades Job Market


More than 438,000 Americans held jobs as machinists or tool and die makers in 2010, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), with these occupations expected to grow 7 percent by 2020, slower than the average occupation. There were just over 1 million carpenters in 2010, and their ranks were projected to grow by 20 percent by 2020, faster than the average occupation. Plumbers, pipefitters and steamfitters held nearly 420,000 jobs in 2010, with healthy growth of 26 percent expected by 2020.

Skilled trades jobs are seeing tremendous change in the 2010s. In manufacturing, robots and outsourcing are always a threat to US skilled trades employment. Yet employers complain that they can't find enough skilled trades talent to meet the key challenge of the 21st century: adapting to continuous and accelerating changes in technology. The bottom line: Well-trained, technically astute skilled tradespeople will be able to find challenging employment opportunities.

Common skilled trades careers include machinist, tool designer, fabricator, production technician, carpenter, mason, plumber, pipefitter, steamfitter, electrician, painter and roofer.

Skilled Trades Salaries


Machinists earned median annual wages of $39,220 in May 2011, according to the BLS. Carpenters’ median wages were $40,010; the top 10 percent earned $71,890. Plumbers, pipefitters and steamfitters earned median annual pay of $47,750; the middle 50 percent grossed between $36,050 and $64,790.
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Job Summary: The Survey Party Chief position is responsible for management of multiple projects (Field and Office) and Field Survey teams for boundary, Oil & Gas pipeline, ALTA Land Title, topographic and construction surveys. Job Responsibilities: Provide management support, direction, work instruction, training and mentoring for existing and new survey team members. Manage survey process for ass...
The Vice President of Operations is responsible for managing all aspects of construction and project team management for their respective group and assigned territory – New York City. He/she will manage multiple project managers to ensure people, processes and tools are in place to support project feasibility, budget review, project schedule, and oversight of third –party vendors. Requirements: –...
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The Ryan Company, a subsidiary of Quanta Services, is a General Contractor specializing in underground electrical distribution and substation construction throughout the continental US. At The Ryan Company, you can be part of a dynamic team that includes some of the most talented, creative, and experienced people in the industry. This team of the “best of the best” is the core of a culture that en...
Lifestyle Communities, a Columbus, Ohio based real estate developer, seeks to hire a full-time Assistant Construction Site Superintendent to assist in managing current multi-family development projects. Lifestyle Communities is a multi-family, real estate developer specializing in developing and managing master planned, class A apartment communities and creating incredible living experiences for r...
Experienced Operator and Laborer position available. Equipment Operator: Experience with underground fiber construction is a must. Experience with 2/4 stick backhoes and horizontal directional drills. Ability to safely and efficiently dig around utilities. Duties include assuring safety, quality and cost goals are being met. Managing the work load and unknowns throughout the day, reporting back to...
Pentair Overview We are a global water, fluid, thermal management, and equipment protection partner with industry leading products, services, and solutions that fit your changing needs. We aim to deliver the adaptive, industry-leading solutions that help ensure a safer, healthier future for all. Pentair works at the very center of global commerce, providing critical inputs to a wide range of essen...
concrete and waterproofing foreman with minimum 7-10 years experience lead multiple projects and company personel familiar in waterproofing coatings and expansion joints on parking garages. estimating and computer skills a must...
Job Description: Coordinate new vendor set ups thru corporate office Create Price Changes in JDE (JD Edwards) Create Option Masters for new Projects in JDE Maintain Vendor information log Create vendor contracts, send to vendor and track Create Land Development contracts Create Land Development Purchase Orders Purchase Order creation for direct construction costs Update Division Contract Pricing i...
A busy suburban Philadelphia Residential Builder looking for someone with experience in light carpentry work and willingness to learn. Must have knowledge of basic trim work & some framing. Skills: • 1 year experience with carpentry work • Year round work with room for advancement. • Wages depending upon skills and experience. • Need own transportation and valid drivers license. Please submit your...
Job Description: This Plant Maintenance Position Features: ? Great Pay to $52K Immediate need for plant maintenance seeking: Requirements: (1) 3 or more years of experience in industrial setting (2) Must be able to multi task projects (3) Safety-oriented (4) Good electrical/trouble-shooting skills (5) Fiberglass experience a plus General skills we are looking for include: Welding - Mig, Stick, and...
Job Description: This Construction Accountant - $60K/year Position Features: ? Excellent Pay. ? Benefits and 401K. ? Great Pay to $60K Immediate need for construction accountant - $60k/year seeking great pay, family friendly environment and benefits. Qualifications: Excellent verbal and written communication skills Strong analytical ability Positive attitude 5+ years accounting experience General...
Job Description: This Warehouse Admin - $12/hr Position Features: ? Convenient Gilbert Location. ? Family Friendly Work Environment. ? Great Pay to $25K Immediate need for warehouse admin - $12/hr. Looking for a seasoned warehouse worker with a strong administrative background. Must have 3+ years of warehouse experience and be well versed in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook. Duties: Picking and/o...
Experienced Operator and Laborer position available. Equipment Operator: Experience with underground fiber construction is a must. Experience with 2/4 stick backhoes and horizontal directional drills. Ability to safely and efficiently dig around utilities. Duties include assuring safety, quality and cost goals are being met. Managing the work load and unknowns throughout the day, reporting back to...
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A leading New England Property Management firm is seeking a Full-time Maintenance Superintendent for a large, high-end Condominium community. We are seeking an individual highly skilled in electrical, plumbing, carpentry, HVAC, boilers and general maintenance work. This individual must work well independently and have the ability to adapt to changing priorities. Good communication skills are neces...
Stairwell Installation Position - $18 to $20 an hour! Do you take great pride in your craftsmanship? Show off your talent by joining a growing welding company that specializes in custom stairways, railings, ladders, gratings and more. Our client has been in business for over 50 years serving satisfied customers. They offer a competitive salary range with benefits. Duties and Qualifications: -Weldi...
MTA NYC TRANSIT IS LOOKING FOR TEMPORARY: HVAC Mechanics (Heating and Air Conditioning) Ventilation & Drainage Mechanics Elevator & Escalator Mechanics Temporary Transit Electro Mechanical Maintainer (TEMM) positions to be filled immediately. We offer: paid vacation/sick days/holidays, pension plan, comprehensive health plan, deferred compensation plan, and free NYC Transit transportation pass. Th...
Victory Lighting Services, Inc. is looking for several Licensed Journeyman and Licensed Apprentice electricians with commercial lighting and electrical service skill sets. We currently have work in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, as well as throughout Texas and surrounding states. Qualified applicants must: · Possess a current TDLR Journeyman Electrician License or Apprentice Electrician License · Pos...
Emond Plumbing & Heating, Inc 104 Dean Street, Suite 202 Taunton, MA02780 Office: 508-880-0580 Fax: 508-802-9056 www.emondplumbing.com Emond Plumbing and Heating, Inc. has an Entry level position open for HVAC Estimator. We are located in Taunton, MA. We offer competitive benefits. Entry level HVAC Estimator · Data Entry · On screen pipe take off · On screen duct take off · Contact Vendors · Cost...
HVAC SERVICE TECHNICIAN-MANAGER A growing mechanical contracting business servicing the greater Delaware Valley is seeking an experienced HVAC service technician with experience and/or aptitude for management to help grow a service business. It is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic individual seeking a challenge. RESPONSIBILITIES Install, maintain and repair heating, ventilation, and coo...
Plumbers/Pipefitters/Sheet Metal Workers Emond Plumbing & Heating, Inc. a privately owned Plumbing & Mechanical Firm whose main office is in Taunton, MA. Emond has immediate openings for Licensed Plumbers, Pipefitters and Sheet Metal Workers. Emond Plumbing & Heating, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We offer competitive wages and a comprehensive benefits package that includes: Medical and D...
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