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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 Description: We are currently interviewing for a CNC Bender position with our client located in Santa Ana. Our client is a construction manufacturing company with revenues of $60M - $100M per year. Great opportunity for anyone that is looking for a great company to work for. JOB DESCRIPTION ? Develop codes to control machine operations. ? Prepares process plans, including positioning of b...
JOB DESCRIPTION Job Title: General Manager Department: Compliance Report to: President Working Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm Location: Woodinville, WA FLSA: Full-time/Exempt Date Analyzed: 9/26/2014 JOB SUMMARY Working as a Full-time, General Manager you will oversee all aspects of running a small business in the fastener industry as required at The Olander Corporation under supervision of ...
With exponential growth in our low voltage division, Walker Engineering Network Services is looking for a Superintendent for the Houston, TX area with a strong knowledge of low voltage systems and integration. The Superintendent should have an in depth knowledge of IT Cabling Infrastructure, Access Control, CCTV, and Audio Video Systems with the ability to manage both self-performed work and subco...
Best Roofing is Hiring a Service Manager. This is an opportunity to work with one of the fastest growing, well respected roofing companies in South Florida. Mission: Manage the quality, safety and productivity phase of Service Department Roof Jobs. Qualifications: Experience running multiple Service crews simultaneously (5 to 8). Ability to review, understand and follow projects specification...
The Boy Scouts of America, Supply Office has an outstanding opportunity for a motivated, experienced Maintenance Supervisor in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment. Job Overview: The Maintenance Supervisor maintains and repairs the facility's structure, machinery, equipment and grounds, plumbing, electrical, and/or HVAC systems. Performs skilled trades work, such as carpentry or painting i...
Responsible for performing mechanical repairs and preventative maintenance on company fleet vehicles. - Troubleshoot, diagnose and complete repairs on all types of vehicles. - Perform preventative maintenance in fleet. - Respond to service calls. - Maintain tools. - Clean work area. - Pick up and deliver vehicles. - 1+ years of mechanic experience on light and heavy equipment required. - 3+ years...
Responsible for installing fountain equipment. - Performs installations, removals and relocations of fountain equipment. - Maintain on-vehicle parts inventory and order new supplies as needed. - Maintain and complete required paperwork, such as work tickets, parts list etc. - Provide quality customer service. - High School diploma or GED required. - Refrigeration/HVAC trade or vocational cer...
Coca-Cola is made up of the people who make, market and distribute happiness, in the form of refreshing drinks throughout North America. The Coca-Cola Customer Care Team installs, repairs, removes and replaces vending machines, fountain equipment and coolers to ensure our products are readily available and meet the highest quality standards possible for customer consumption. At Coca-Cola, career ...
Our Houston based client has been building their reputation from the inside out with interior renovations across the country, not only working alongside well developed relationships but also new clients who have been referred to them by the quality of the projects already completed. Due to the continued focus on quality of workmanship and with a number of new projects due to start over the next f...
**********************Experienced Carpenters needed to start ASAP********************** FINISH CARPENTER REQUIREMENTS: *TRADE SHOW SHOP EXPERIENCE *CAN READ/BUILD FROM ENGINEERING PRINTS *EXCELLENT LAMINATING AND ROUTING SKILLS *HIGH END CABINET BUILDER AND TRADE SHOW BENCH CARPENTER A HUGE PLUS *TOOLS, & MACHINERY TO BUILD WITH WILL BE PROVIDED TEMP TO HIRE SHIFT: 7AM TO 3:30PM W/OPPORT...
An exciting career opportunity with an award winning company! We want you to be a part of the Sterling Story. Starting wages ranging from $12-15 per hour, based upon experience. We encourage continuing education for HVAC and pool certification. Visit: www.thestelringgrp.com or fax us at: 800-304-6146 EOE to learn more about how you can have the Opportunity, Perks, Responsibilities, and The Next St...
Engineer Construction - VA (http://www.chiptonross.com/newjobs/148656.htm) RESPONSIBILITIES: Plans, designs and oversees the construction of new or expanded facilities. Prepares architectural, engineering, and cost estimates, functional studies, construction plans, specifications, and schedules. Obtains and supervises outside contractors. Recommends architectural and engineering design procedur...
ASRC Federal Primus provides federal government agencies a complete spectrum of operations and maintenance, facilities management, logistics and business process support services. We strive to not only meet our customers’ needs, but help them overcome challenges as well. ASRC Federal Primus is seeking an experienced Electrician to support facility operations and maintenance for the Federal ...
Entry level electrician. must be able to trouble shoot and problem solve electrical problems and be familiar with PLC's. Overall general knowledge of electricity with at least 2 years expereince. Work is in Gilmer County. Apply on line at Manpowerjobs.com or call 304-842-5419...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Senior Quantity Surveyor / Cost Estimation Manager Honolulu, HI Unspecified Apply Apply Senior Quantity Surveyor / Cost Estimation Manager Honolulu, HI Unspecified Apply Job Details If you are a Senior Quantity Surveyor with strong experience in construction cost estimation, please read on! Loc...
U.S. Installation Group (USIG) is a national company specializing in the installation of residential and commercial floor covering as well as kitchen and bath renovations. For over twenty years, USIG has provided outstanding service to its customers and completes nearly 100,000 installations per year. USIG operates in over 30 facilities in 12 states. USIG's goal is to exceed customer expectations...
Job Description Zachry Industrial, Inc. is currently seeking an HVAC Technician to work in their San Antonio location. The HVAC technician will be responsible for performing skilled mechanical maintenance duties in the inspection, repair, installation and alteration of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration systems and related equipment. This person will also be responsible for...
Job Description Zachry Industrial, Inc. is accepting applications for a Combo welder at the Monsanto plant in Muscatine, Iowa. Position Responsibilities: Minimum 2 years Combo Welder experience Must have current Zachry weld certs or pass weld test Must be able to read and interpret prints, drawings, schematics and plans Required to have all hand tools, power tools and layout tools Must be a...
Job Description Position Summary: Industrial Pipefiter: duties to include maintence of chemical equipment and piping systems. Be able to take field measurements and make sketchs of Iso's. Be capable of of working unplanned hours and overtime. Due to the requirements of the plant you must be able to do various jobs from boilermaking to project pipefitting and welding. Blueprint reading is a must f...
Job Description Zachry Industrial Inc. is accepting applications for Insulators in Muscatine, Iowa Major roles and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Industrial Insulator with maintenance mechanic and rigger experience is preferred. Select type and size of insulation and related materials and equipment according to specifications. Install, repair and/or remove insulation on pipin...

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