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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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HC121163: Gaylor Electric Houston, TX See Below to Apply Gaylor Electric, Inc. is committed to the electrical industry's highest standards of professional integrity, performance and cost-effective services. We currently seeking the following positions: Electrical Foreperson Will be responsible for leadership, management and supervision of projects, including safe installations, alterations, ...
HC120981: L-CON Constructors Houston, TX See Below To Apply Heavy Industrial General Contractor seeks qualified candidates with the following experience: Industrial Construction Project Manager: • Fast-track Construction experience for industrial/petrochemical projects. • Organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects. • Minimum of 10 years experience in heavy industrial con...
This position is located in our VA, Chesapeake facility Applies basic pipefitting processes to join, surface, fabricate, repair, or replace piping systems. 1. Applies basic pipefitting processes to join, surface, fabricate, repair, or replace piping systems (steel, cuni, etc.). 2. Works from blueprints, engineering sketches, charts, or work orders. 3. Uses measuring tools and related equipment...
Experienced Installer needed for residential & commercial work. Min 5 yrs field exp & must hold MA Sheet Metal license. Competitve pay and benefits. Drug free workplace. 508-460-6691 *****...
Georgia-Pacific creates long-term value by using resources efficiently to provide innovative products and solutions that meet the needs of customers and society, while operating in a manner that is environmentally and socially responsible, and economically sound. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia-Pacific is one of the world's leading manufacturers and marketers of building products, tissue, packag...
Description Thompson Thrift Construction is seeking a Construction Assistant Superintendent to complement its staff of multifamily commercial construction professionals. Looking for experienced leaders for projects in Denver, Colorado and Houston, Texas. Responsibilities Day to day functions for this position include scheduling and supervision of subcontractors, suppliers and vendors and comple...
Description Thompson Thrift Construction is seeking a Construction Assistant Superintendent to complement its staff of multifamily commercial construction professionals. Looking for experienced leaders for projects in Denver, Colorado and Houston, Texas. Responsibilities Day to day functions for this position include scheduling and supervision of subcontractors, suppliers and vendors and comple...
First Quality is a privately-held group of manufacturing companies who are leaders in their respective fields. The organization is run by owners with dynamic expansion plans to significantly increase the size of the business over the next few years. We are looking for an experienced Construction Manager for our state-of-the-art Consumer Tissue Product plant in Anderson, SC. This position is the p...
This position is located in our UT, Salt Lake City facility Candidate will leverage computer aided design and mapping systems (Geographic Information Systems (GIS) based) to prepare OSP design drawings for permit submittals and project deliverables within a Fiber to the home (FTTH) project environment. The GIS Drafter will be skilled in utilizing Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) co...
Donatos Pizza is looking for a General Manager for the Solon/ Shaker Heights area. The role of the General Manager is to develop people and build prosperity. The General Manager is the leader in the restaurant, acting as a coach and holding the team to the highest standards of process, procedures, product quality, profitability and guest services. We are looking for the following Skills, Abiliti...
Piping Estimator Who the position will report to (name or position): Claims Manager List 5 to 8 primary position Duties and Responsibilities: Duties will include: Support to the Claim Manager in the evaluation of the Change Orders and claims received from the contractors in terms of physical quantities and scope of the works for the Piping Discipline. Provide Support to the Construction Proj...
GENERAL CONSTRUCTION LABORERS We are seeking highly motivated team members who love being outside, while earning excellent money at the same time. Are you ready to work for a growing company that has earned a reputation for consistently holding true to their core principles of honesty and integrity? Our employees take great pride in their work and the level of service they offer our customers. B...
HVAC Service Tech. or Installer: Min. 5 yrs. exp. Apply Keiffer Plumbing & Heating, 4945 Southwestern Blvd., 649-3866....
WELDER / FITTER: Min. 5 yrs exp. Mig welding. $16-$20/hr. Send resumes to 2901 Lockport Rd, Niag Falls, NY 14305....
Job Summary Represents the quality function of technical support, in conjunction with other internal support groups, regarding issues affecting manufacturing on global customer accounts. Serves as liaison between Jabil Circuit and suppliers or customers on global quality related issues. Essential Duties & Responsibilities Develops and maintains QA plans and timeliness of global new product intr...
Due to growth and local demand, we are seeking disciplined, career-minded professionals as Journeyman (with a valid Oklahoma Limited or Unlimited license) for the greater Edmond and Oklahoma City, OK areas. We are primarily a service and repair company with a long list of residential and commercial customers. Our top technicians earn $55,000 - $70,000 under our compensation plan. This is a permane...
Wireless Construction Manager - San Jose, CA Job Description: We have an exciting new opportunity to join a world class LTE Service and Equipment company base in the heart of Silicon Valley. Responsibilities: Manage the building of wireless sites on time and within budget Organize all documents of zoning and construction Assist the development and installation of power and backhaul services ...
Wireless Construction Manager - Kansas City, MO Job Description: We have an exciting new opportunity to join a world class LTE Service and Equipment company base in the heart of Silicon Valley. Responsibilities: Manage the building of wireless sites on time and within budget Organize all documents of zoning and construction Assist the development and installation of power and backhaul servic...
We have an immediate need for a Project Controls Specialist Lead JOB DESCRIPTION Seeking a Project Controls Specialist Lead with heavy cost controls experience to work on client plant site in Channelview, TX. Long-term opportunity; no relocation, no per diem. Requirements for consideration: - 12+ years cost experience - 3+ years as a lead on project cost controls preferably on capital project...
Civil Construction Estimator - Kauai Experienced civil construction estimator – Grading, utilities, roadways, excavation, sewer. Project estimating including detailed plan takeoffs, material and subcontractor solicitations, site explorations, specification and contract review, and final bid/proposal submissions. Position requires out of the box thinking and detailed bid assembly. HCSS software k...

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