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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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HC200905: Power Design Incorporated Houston, TX See Below To Apply Power Design, a national electrical contractor in business since 1989 has the following openings in the Texas area: • SUPERINTENDENTS • FOREMEN AND ELECTRICIANS • PROJECT MANAGERS We offer room for advancement, benefits and competitive comp package. Several large projects breaking ground. For immediate consideration, pleas...
Company Confidential Jacksonville, FL, 32216
New home builder seeks a full-time drafter/designer with AutoCAD experience. Working knowledge of residential design and building codes a plus. Email resume to *****...
Company Confidential Stoughton, MA, 02072
Seeking a full time shop manager to run our garage facilities that repair diesel trucks and heavy equipment. Hiring day manager and night manager. Our two garages are located in Stoughton and Wrentham. The shop manager will be responsible for supervising the diesel mechanics, making decisions on equipment, and ensuring repairs are completed according to schedule. This is an excellent opportunity f...
Why CDM Smith? CDM Smith provides lasting and integrated solutions in water, environment, transportation, energy and facilities to public and private clients worldwide. As a full-service consulting, engineering, construction, and operations firm, we deliver exceptional client service, quality results and enduring value across the entire project life cycle. Job Description CDM Smith’s Houston offi...
Why CDM Smith? CDM Smith provides lasting and integrated solutions in water, environment, transportation, energy and facilities to public and private clients worldwide. As a full-service consulting, engineering, construction, and operations firm, we deliver exceptional client service, quality results and enduring value across the entire project life cycle. Job Description Location: El Dorado, Ar...
Why CDM Smith? CDM Smith provides lasting and integrated solutions in water, environment, transportation, energy and facilities to public and private clients worldwide. As a full-service consulting, engineering, construction, and operations firm, we deliver exceptional client service, quality results and enduring value across the entire project life cycle. Join us! Job Description Location: Tacom...
Serco Inc. (Serco) is the Americas division of Serco Group, plc, one of the world’s leading and most admired service companies. Serco serves Federal, state and local governments, along with the Canadian government and commercial customers. We help our customers deliver vital services more efficiently, while increasing the satisfaction of their end customers. Headquartered in Reston, VA, Serco has ...
Warehouse Supervisor Job Description: Our company has a long history of offering quality industrial rigging and lifting products throughout the state of Florida and Southern Georgia. As a rapidly expanding company has an immediate opening in our Jacksonville, Fl facility for a working fabrication/warehouse supervisor. Duties include coordinating workflow to meet customer expectation, oversee rec...
Company Confidential Indianapolis, IN
A well respected and growing company in the Indianapolis area is currently looking for a CAD Specialist who has at least 7 years of experience in the Architecture or Construction industry working directly with CAD. Some leadership experience would be preferred. Qualified candidates, please apply for more details....
Sears, Roebuck and Co., a member of the Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) family of companies, is a leading broadline retailer providing merchandise and related services. Sears, Roebuck offers its wide range of home merchandise, apparel and automotive products and services through more than 2,700 Sears-branded and affiliated stores in the United States and Canada, which includes over 890 f...
A-Lert Construction Services, a division of Centurion Industries, Inc., is seeking quality-minded individuals with proven experience in industrial pipefitting/welding work and certified welders to work at their various Decatur, IL, and Midwest jobsites. Job Description: Lay out, assemble, install and maintain pipe systems, pipe supports and related hydraulic and pneumatic equipment for steam, hot...
Highway/Residential/Thoroughfare Street Reconstruction Superintendent Miles Excavating Inc. Basehor, KS (Geographically within Greater KC) Since 1983 Responsible for field organization and construction of projects, including overseeing personnel, scheduling and ordering equipment and materials; scheduling subcontractors; communication with Owners; commercial owners and residents affected by p...
MAIN RESPONSIBILITY: Troubleshoot and maintain the electrical control systems on production equipment, specifically in troubleshooting and repair problems with Programmable Logic Controllers and related components. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB: Assist in the startup and debug of machinery electrical control systems. Assist Automation Engineering staff to support maintenance staff with contro...
This custom home builder specializes in custom home remodeling as well as new home construction including moderate to custom homes to grand estate luxury homes. As the Project Manager / Superintendent, you will be responsible for overseeing jobs in the field as well as bidding jobs. Homes range from $300K to $2M with remodels ranging from $75K and up. Successful candidates must be organized, a sel...
Do you have a solid background in carpentry? Are you looking to work for a stable company that is going strong? If you answered "yes" to both questions, this opportunity might be for you! We are looking for a hands-on installers to be responsible for the installation of the company’s waterproofing and foundation repair products according to quality standards, job specifications, and safety regula...
Perma-Seal is the recognized industry leader in basement waterproofing, and we're looking for experts in the field to join our rapidly expanding plumbing department. This is a unique opportunity for you to get in on the ground floor of our exciting new offerings. We're seeking passionate individuals to help us achieve our goal of raising the bar to provide the best plumbing experience possible for...
The Superintendent is responsible for day-to-day supervision of the project site, establishing the safety plan and is directly responsible for project safety. The Superintendent also conducts on-site meetings with subcontractors, Owners and tradespersons, coordinates material deliveries, establishes and enforces quality control plans, specs and local building codes. The Superintendent is the liais...
The Civil Superintendent is responsible for day-to-day supervision of the project site and is directly responsible for project safety. The Superintendent coordinates material deliveries and supervises field labor for self-performed work. The Superintendent also monitors subcontractor progress, ensures project completion dates, and resolves field conflicts. Requirements: Candidates should have 7-...
Large HVAC-R commercial company is looking for experienced service technician, knowledgeable in hvac, also refrigeration experience a plus. Good pay, good work. Make a career move today. fax resume to 330-725-0492...
To learn more call Steve: 419-204-2005 TruGreen® is the nation's largest and most comprehensive provider of lawn services. Headquartered in Memphis, TN, we have more than 245 branches throughout the country. Although we are national in reach and reliability, we have a small company feel as our highly trained professionals live and work in the communities they serve. As with our customers, we are...

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