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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 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 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...
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...
About Us Mission Support Services, LLC (MS2) is an SBA-certified 8(a), Native American Tribally-Owned Small Disadvantaged Business providing Total Project Delivery services to governmental and private sector clients nationwide. MS2 is currently seeking multiple experienced industrial electricians to perform Arc Flash Assessments at government facilities in Oklahoma and Arkansas. This position re...
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...
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 ...
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...
Taylor-Made Builders, Inc., an established residen-tial builder serving the greater Midcoast area, is look-ing for an experienced Controller. Wanted for well established midcoast construction company. The successful candidate will have a strong accounting background with experience in A/P, A/R, Payroll and knowledge of Sage Master Builder, with good computer and office skills. Competitive wages w...
Journeyman Lineman I. JOB OBJECTIVE A. Basic Function of position Responsible for overhead/underground distribution, sub transmission, construction, maintenance and service work assigned to him.Work with the substation and metering personnel. Perform all duties of a journeyman lineman B. Reporting Relationships Under the direct supervision of the Line Foreman C. External Contacts Member/Pub...
Wind Tunnel Lab Technician: Duties include: Performing tests at a Wind Tunnel Test Facility on damper and louver products used in the HVAC industry in accordance with the applicable UL and AMCA standards. This is a hands-on position and some of the responsibilities include: moving the samples to the test area, labeling and inspecting the sample prior to testing, setting up the sample with the app...
Lincoln Construction is currently looking for a Pre-construction & Development Coordinator to help manage projects during the pre-construction phase. The ideal candidate will have an architectural or engineering degree (state certification not required) and 8 years of experience managing the development of projects. In lieu of degree, 10+ years of management experience is desired with strong fiel...
IAPMO seeks the best candidate to fill the role of a full-time Product Review Engineer in our World Headquarters based in Ontario, California. Want to work for a prominent international company? Have a desire to be part of an organization that has global reach, cause and purpose? The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO®) is a global non-profit/for-profit organi...
Lincoln Construction is currently looking for a commercial construction superintendent with appropriate experience to provide on site supervision, management and leadership. The ideal candidate will have an engineering degree (state certification not required) and 8 years of experience managing commercial construction projects. In lieu of degree, 10+ years of experience is desired with a strong r...
DIRECTOR DEPARTMENT OF ENGINEERING, PERMITS & INSPECTIONS FLSA Status: Exempt GENERAL DEFINITION OF WORK: Position is responsible for planning, organizing, managing and directing the day-to-day operations of the Department of Engineering, Permits & Inspections. Direction is provided by the County Administrator. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/TYPICAL TASKS: (These are intended only as illustrations of the...
HVAC Maintenance Technician For our in-house service department in the Columbus, OH area 40+ hours guaranteed Company van provided Full benefits including paid Vacation Duties: Repair and Maintenance of - HVAC - Refrigeration - Cooking equipment: grills, fryers and ovens Light cosmetic work Skills/Qualifications: At least 3 years experience in HVAC, refrigeration and/or cooking equipme...
Weatherization Technicians Needed ERC is a nonprofit which provides free energy efficiency and health and safety improvements for qualified families’ homes. We have one position in our Denver office thatprovides services in Denver and Jefferson counties and three positions in our Colorado Springs office providing services for El Paso, Teller, Fremont, Elbert, and Douglas counties. We are curren...
Journeymen & Apprentice Electricians (Holyoke, CO) Journeymen & Apprentice Electricians to install cable tray, grounding systems, underground PVC encased and plasti bond conduits, above ground GRC conduit, electrical equipment and apparatus, pull cable and terminate cables in panels, equipment, devices and control panels Skilled in terminating, testing, and/or a solid knowledge of the atypical e...

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