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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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F/T SENIOR BUILDING OFFICIAL (Redding) F/T Senior Building Official NEEDED A.S.A.P.!! Direct Hire Opportunity! Under general supervision, review complex building plans and make field inspections of complex new and exsisting buildings and structures in all stages and types of construction, alteration, and repair for compliance with applicable laws relating to maintenance, construction, alteration...
Estimation Manager Houston-area manufacturer involved in the production of Commercial HVAC ducting and components is seeking a Manager for the estimating department. This Manager will lead the quotations team in the processing of estimates and bids for projects and be responsible for the accuracy and schedule of submittals. Assist Estimators in plan and specification interpretation and generating...
Established multifamily property management and development company is looking for talented staff. Founded in 1993, we have developed and acquired more than $250,000,000 of multifamily, retail, and boutique office properties. We currently manage more than 130 properties, totaling more than 10,000 units in Michigan and the Southeastern United States. Local apartment community is looking for a Main...
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...
About Us Kprime Development and Construction, Corp. (www.kprimedev.com) builds custom homes and small home additions. We are seeking a well-rounded skilled employee that will be responsible for onsite carpentry and skilled craftsmanship as well as providing work direction for the crew ensuring on-time and quality standards. Will also oversee the work of subcontractors on site. Will coordinate eff...
Job Description: This position performs maintenance and repair services of plumbing systems and piping infrastructure including underground gas, water and sewage systems under the supervisor of a licensed journeyman plumber. The position requires practical skill and knowledge (but not proficiency) in the plumbing trade. Work involves a variety of the following duties: assisting in repair of indoo...
Hickory Construction, Inc.is now seeking * Commercial Superintendent * Residential Field Manager * Carpenters * Foremen * Apprentices Please Apply Online: hickoryconstruction.com EEOC Hickory Construction, Inc. is now seeking Commercial Project Manager • Commercial and Residential Field Managers • Commercial and Residential Foremen • Trim Carpenters • Apprentices EEOC...
Company Confidential Seattle, WA, 98144
Experienced Plumber wanted (Puget Sound Area) compensation: Depending on experience Ten years hands on experience with commercial plumbing Hold a current Washington Plumbers license. Plan, execute, and finalize projects according to strict deadlines and stay within budget. Oversee quality control throughout. Excellent relationship with client. Professional demeanor Strong interpersonal and...
Perform installation, operation, maintenance and repair of power generation and environmental systems. Develop and ensure adherence to a regular preventive maintenance schedule for all identified systems. Ensure adherence to EPA standards for handling, storage, delivery, removal and disposal of hazardous materials/chemicals and hazardous waste. Maintain and conduct inventory of all stored equipmen...
Company Confidential Dallas, TX
Commercial Drywall or Painting Estimator/ Project Manager – Sales Heavy We are a growing national commercial drywall/painting contractor looking to hire full time Estimators/ Project Manager to service the Dallas Fort Worth market. We have recently moved into a new contemporary office setting and have a business casual atmosphere. If you would like to be part of our team and earn competitive indu...
Company Confidential Needham, MA, 02494
Needham Property Management Company is seeking a qualified maintenance technician to assist in all areas of maintaining our commercial properties. Some responsibilities include: 1. general maintenance of commercial buildings 2. assist in construction of build-outs 3. snow removal You should be: 1. able to work independently 2. highly disciplined with great ability to follow orders through ...
Electrician Commercial/Industrial,All Levels A well-established Electrical Service Contractor with over 29 years in the Rock Quarry, Concrete and Asphalt Plantindustry is seeking: A Qualified Industrial Electrical Technician with at least 2 years of experience in aheavy industrial/commercial environment. We are looking for candidates who have experience with: High emphasis on motor control inst...
When you choose Toll Brothers, you enjoy all the special advantages offered by "America's Luxury Home Builder™." Build Your Career with an Industry Leader Position: Construction Manager / Superintendent Location: Elgin, Illinois Join the 2014 Builder of the Year! Toll Brothers, Inc., America's leading builder of luxury homes, seeks an experienced Construction Manager / Superintendent for one ...
CNC Machinist, 1st and 2nd shift available, Modern job-shop machine shop in Dover, OH looking for a hardworking, reliable team member responsible for setting up, programming, and running parts in a job-shop environment on late model CNC machining centers and lathes plus all of the following duties: -Program Mill or Lathe up to 4 axis. -Setup several times a day -Fixture design and implementati...
We are seeking a motivated and talented individual as a Project Manager to join our Team in the Williamstown, WV area. Minimum Requirements Include: Successful candidate should have 5+ years of prior experience managing multiple job sites. Ability to travel (50-75%) to job sites in Eastern Ohio, West Virginia, and other locations as required. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and wri...
Small plumbing company looking for responsible plumber for new residential construction and small commercial projects. Job Purpose: Maintains the flow of water, air, and other gases, and drainage by assembling, installing, and repairing pipes, fittings, and plumbing fixtures. Duties: * Produces plumbing systems by establishing standards and procedures; measuring results against standards; maki...
Manager of Paving Operations The Lash Paving Company, serving southeastern Ohio and West Virginia, a Subsidiary of The National Lime and Stone Company, a multi-plant natural resource company, has a Manager of Paving Operations position available. This position will be responsible for directing and organizing daily production with the asphalt plant operations superintendent. This individual will m...
HC204725: Confidential Houston, Texas ***** Project Manager for ground up commercial construction projects with computer proficiency, scheduling, cost reporting and organizational skills. Tilt-Up experience preferred. Personable and professional attitude towards clients, design team, and vendors is essential. Local midsized company. Send resume to: *****...
Lead HVAC Service Technician – KOP, Pa – 100k++ About the Job Company Info Sila Heating & Air Conditioning is a well-established and rapidly expanding residential and commercial heating & air conditioning company with locations in Philadelphia, Baltimore, New York, Washington, D.C., and Boston. Sila has been a well-respected heating & air conditioning company since 1989, and has experienced a t...
TEMP. FENCE INSTALLERS TEMP. FENCE INSTALLERS:Long Fence is currently seeking experienced chain link/temp fence panel installers and laborers at our Phoenixville, PA location. Applicants must be motivated and flexible. Valid drivers license & clean driving record. Competitive salary/benefits. Fax resume to: J. Beitzell 301-261-0743 or e-mail ***** AA/EOE. =...

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