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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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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...
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...
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 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 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 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 Bakker Construction is an award winning, full service Design/Build company specializing in all phases of residential remodeling and construction. Responsibilities • Conduct negotiations • Forecast costs at regular intervals during the project • Prepare cost estimates of materials, labor and equipment • The Estimator/Production Coordinator has the responsibility of estimating, planni...
About Us Bakker Construction is an award winning, full service Design/Build company specializing in all phases of residential remodeling and construction. Responsibilities • Conduct negotiations • Forecast costs at regular intervals during the project • Prepare cost estimates of materials, labor and equipment • The Estimator/Production Coordinator has the responsibility of estimating, planni...
Position: INSTALL CREW FOREMAN Company Overview: Founded in 1996, Perimeter Security Systems, Inc., with its TheftZapper product, provides an answer for businesses that require security for assets that remain outdoors. TheftZapper creates a monitored, protective border along customer’s property lines to protect their assets. Our electric monitored, security fence deters criminals and alerts autho...
Will work with and be mentored by the Senior Construction Estimator to do the following: Determines proposal concept by identifying and clarifying opportunities and needs, studying requests for proposals (RFP’s); and attending strategy meetings ►Meets proposal deadlines by establishing priorities and target dates for information gathering, writing, review and approval. Entering and monitoring tr...
Company Confidential Hoboken, NJ, 07030
A high-end plumbing business is currently seeking a Plumbing Mechanic in Hoboken servicing Hudson County. Great opportunity to learn heating (hot water, radiant, and steam). Good pay with benefits for the right individual, would prefer for the candidate to live near the area. REQUIREMENTS: 1. Specialize in residential repair and renovations. 2. Have 4-10 years experience as a plumbing mechanic....
Licensed Plumber CRS client in Hookset, NH is currently seeking Licensed NH Plumbers. We are looking for professional candidates that will grow with the company. Plumbers will service residential and commercial customers as well as work on new construction projects. These are 1st shift, temp to permanent position. If you are interested in these positions, please submit your resume in complete...
An exciting career opportunity with an award winning company! We want you to be a part of the Sterling Story. Starting wages ranging from $18 - $23 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...
Linn Star Transfer, Inc. a Third Party Logistics Company has been providing warehousing, delivery, and installation of household appliances and furnishings for over 20 years. We are currently seeking and accepting applications for a full time Master or Journeyman Plumber. As a Plumber you will be responsible for the installation of household appliances such as dishwasher and also enjoy the benefit...
Superintendent and Installers Gulf Coast Company seeking superintendents and crews experienced in installing decorative epoxy and urethane floors, polished concrete and epoxy and urethane pressure injection and concrete repair. Work in Louisiana and the coastal region....
Superintendent and Installers Gulf Coast Company seeking superintendents and crews experienced in installing decorative epoxy and urethane floors, polished concrete and epoxy and urethane pressure injection and concrete repair. Work in Louisiana and the coastal region....
CHENEGA APPLIED SOLUTIONS Company Job Title: Senior Video Engineer Chenega Job Title: Clearance: Secret Location: Ft. Eustis, VA Reports To: Program Manager EMC FLSA Status: Exempt, Full Time, Regular Summary: The Senior Video Engineer will provide project management in video/media services to include all phases of video production and live switching in support of the EMC contract. Es...
Summary: The incumbent of this position will plan and coordinate projects for the purpose of bidding. Review plans and specifications to determine all items required in pricing/quoting process. Support the total quality, productivity, and safety efforts on all projects in his/her portfolio. Identify and respond to the needs of internal personnel and external customers 100% of the time. Responsib...
Our client is a well established and respected Mechanical Contractor located in the greater Pittsburgh, PA area. They are looking confidentially for a sharp Controls Project Manager for commercial, industrial and institutional projects to join their team. The ideal candidate must have: 8+ years experience in managing HVAC Mechanical projects. Knowledge of HVAC controls systems with the ability t...
Job Summary: Responsible for maintaining, troubleshooting, and repairing, or arranging for repairs of all building operating systems on the site. May be assigned to a single building as the sole engineer under a limited property size and scope. Must have reliable transportation and be available for after hour emergency calls. Essential Job Duties: 1. Responsible for all preventative maintenance...

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