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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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Project Manager, Project Superintendent, Project Administrative Assistant Commercial & Custom Residential Builder now hiring Project Manager Project Superintendent Project Administrative Assistant Minimum 5 years construction experience. View details and apply online at our website: www.pbbldrs.com...
The Driver will be responsible for transporting materials to specified destinations. Drives truck to and from destinations by applying knowledge of commercial driving regulations and roads in area. Load truck and verifies load against shipping papers. May be required to operate forklifts to load and offload material from trucks. Prepare and maintains paperwork for pickups and deliveries. Perform o...
This position is located in our VA, Chesapeake facility GENERAL SUMMARY: Works aboard Surface ships and/or Submarines with portable tools to remove and/or install piping systems utilizing basic pipefitting skills to prepare surfaces for cutting, welding, brazing and fabricating piping and its components. The shipboard piping systems may include water (salt and fresh), steam (high and low pressure...
Welders/Fabricators Multiple openings for individuals with welding and fabrication skills in structural, ASME, and one off fabrications. Top pay and good benefits for seasoned skilled workers. Strong work ethic a must. Minimum 3 years experience required. Weld test required. EOE, AA, M/F/Vet/Disability. E-mail ***** or fax 716-332-0467...
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...
Technician Growing company looking for someone with good mechanical ability to service & maintain paint spray booth for auto refinish & industrial industry. Need to be people oriented, trust worthy, self starter. Local travel required. Email resume: ***** =...
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...
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A GREAT OPPORTUNITY WHERE BOTH A CAREER TRACK AND FINANCIAL REWARDS ARE OFFERED? ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A COMPANY WHO VALUES HIGH-STANDARDS, PROFESSIONALISM AND INTEGRITY?....if so, then READ ON! Our client is a full service restoration company specializing in all phases of restoration, including fire, water, smoke, mold and wind damage. They have helped throughout North Carolina...
Applewood Plumbing Heating & Electric has achieved the Denver Post's Top Workplace designation for 2012, 2013, and again for 2014! In addition to being named a Top Workplace for 2014, Applewood received special recognition as the company offering the best employee benefits in Denver. We are honored to have been recognized through survey results from our own employees in the areas of employee appre...
Regional/Satellite Office Manager Position In general, a Regional or Satellite Office Manager manages the day to day activity of that particular office. The office manager works directly for the project manager in that office to ensure the office achieving excellent results. The office manager communicates company mission, vision, values, goals, and policies. The office manager Strategic Plannin...
PRIMARY PURPOSE - Contract to Hire The PTC Installer will be responsible for installations of the Positive Train Control (PTC) system on customer locomotives and cab/cars. The installer will work as part of a team to carry out the following duties listed below. He / She will provide assistance with the application of modifications, installations, loading software. 2. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONS...
OUTSIDE SALES: CAREER opportunity currently available in the office equipment field. Experience required in government & corporate sales. Knowledge of information systems required. Are you a well dressed professional, are you well liked by people? Generous comp. plan, highest rated product line. CBS Office Automation. Send resumes to *****...
Custom home builder in search of an Interior Trim Carpenter to install base, case, crown. Must have 5+ years experience, own tools, and transportation. Please email resume: ***** Posting provided by:...
Job Description: A company with stability and growth is looking for a Account Payable clerk. Accounts Payable position is to ?review and verify invoices and check requests ?sort, code and match invoices ?set invoices up for payment ?enter and upload invoices into system ?track expenses and process expense reports ?prepare and process electronic transfers and payments ?prepare and perform ...
GENERAL FUNCTION Under the supervision of the Director of Maintenance Services and Lead HVAC, the Maintenance Trades III: HVAC Technician performs trade specific tasks to help in the fabrication, maintenance and repair of items related to the heating and cooling of buildings in Jordan School District. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS · Performs daily work assignments. Work assignments include any/all aspect...
Adecco, a fortune 500 Company, is assisting a local manufacturing client in recruiting for a Safety Manager job in Redding, CA. This is a direct hire opportunity. The Safety Manager will be responsible for the coordination and administration of the Safety Programs to assure compliance with all company, state and federal regulations. Apply now if you meet the qualifications listed below! Responsib...
We are seeking an individual with four to seven years of commercial construction experience for an Assistant Construction Project Manager position. A construction management or engineering degree is required. Experience as a project manager is not required as we will train to the position. Come join an exciting and growing company!...
Emphasizing the delivery of full service construction solutions from initial design all the way through to final build, a reputable and expanding company is ready to hire an experienced Traveling Tilt-Up Superintendent. This organization prides itself in possessing a long list of satisfied, repeat customers and owes their success to their team of dedicated professionals. This position does not req...
Emphasizing the delivery of full service construction solutions from initial design all the way through to final build, a reputable and expanding company is ready to hire an experienced Traveling Tilt-Up Superintendent. This organization prides itself in possessing a long list of satisfied, repeat customers and owes their success to their team of dedicated professionals. This position does not req...
Company Confidential Forest Park, IL, 60130
Looking for a plumber with 2-5 yrs experience minium Must have skills in residential remodeling and service work Must have skills in service work of old homes Light Commercial remodeling and service work Must be self starter and be able to work independently Hours Monday-Friday 8:00-4:30 Must be available to work after 4:30 and occasional weekends if needed. Must have own hand tools Person...

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