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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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PARKS TECHNICIAN Town of Palm Beach. FT w/ benefits. Starting hrly $13.35. Hrly range 13.35-17.34. Ground & landscape maint. of parks, streets, irrigation, and right of ways using equipment & hand tools. HS/GED & 1 yr maint. exp required. Class D license required, certified pesticide applicator preferred. Apply online at www.townofpalmbeach.com click Jobs. Closes 10/12 EOE M/F/D/V...
Storm Water Technician TOWN OF LAKE PARK Storm Water Technician II Under the direct supervision of the Division Foreman, perform semi-skilled to skilled work in the installation, maintenance and inspection of the Town's storm water collection system components. Operates Vac-con equipment, cleans storm drains and organizes data used for National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) rep...
ELECTRICIANS AND HELPERS Via Electric has openings for electricians with 5 years experience and helpers with 2 years experience needed for industrial electrical construction. We offer excellent pay, retirement benefits, insurance, and an apprenticeship program. Must have a valid drivers license. Call 336-548-6968 between 9am and 4pm Monday thru Friday....
Forklift Team Lead This position is responsible for customer service, inventory, cycle counts and providing leadership. Must be computer literate. Must have forklift license and CDL Class A license. To apply and learn more about this position go to the Landair website at: https://careers-landair.icims.com/jobs Landair is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran...
Concrete Imaging Services (established in 2004) has an immediate opening available for a Lead GPR Technician. Ground Penetrating Radar is the most advanced system to locate any embedment such as rebar, conduits and post tension cables within a concrete slab. The Lead GPR Technician operates as the primary technician within the GPR division utilizing all techniques related to ground penetrating ra...
Licensed plumber with mechanical skills for service, repair and installation. Residential and Light Commerical. 4 to 6 years experience in service and replacement. Skills should include faucet repair and installations, replacement of storage and tankless hot water heaters and piping, sewer rodding and camera scoping, water closet replacements, hot water boiler and piping repair and replacements. E...
LOOKING TO START A NEW CAREER? About You: You are a self-starter that is outgoing, and energetic. You are looking for an opportunity to prove yourself and be rewarded for the work you perform. You are ambitious and are willing to work harder and smarter to earn a bigger paycheck. You like a casual yet fast paced work environment where you will be working both indoors and outdoors. You are not sa...
Position overview Electrician is responsible for assembly and installation of electrical circuits and electronic devices. Position will also test, troubleshoot and repair damaged or malfunctioning circuits and devices. Key Functions: · Connect wires to circuit breakers, transformers, or other components. · Build electrical panels · Plan layout and installation of electrical wiring, equipment ...
CARBON STEEL PIPE WELDER · Capable of welding stainless steel pipe, based on the following: · STICK (SMAW) process · ½” – 2” Socket Weld · 1-1/2” – 24” Butt Weld (SCH 40 & SCH 80 Wall Thickness) · All Positions o Weld quality must pass X-ray test. STAINLESS STEEL PIPE WELDER · Capable of welding stainless steel pipe, based on the following: · STICK (SMAW) process · TIG (GTAW) process · ...
Chief Engineer - HVAC (La Verne) Position: Chief Engineer Job Summary: HVAC Chief Engineer (journeyman) will be required to perform skilled work in the installation, repair, and maintenance of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment systems. The Chief Engineer, technician will install, diagnose, inspect, repair, and maintain and service a wide variety of mechanical equipment. The ch...
ASSISTANT OPERATIONS SUPERVISOR (SEWER MAINTENANCE/CONSTRUCTION/REHAB) The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD) is a MissouriState special purpose political subdivision that is responsible for the St. Louis area’s storm water and sewer collection and treatment. MSD ranks in the nation’s top wastewater utilities, and is a major contributor to the health and environment of the St. Louis are...
Description: Job Purpose: Projects and controls construction costs by collecting and studying information; controlling construction costs. Duties: * Prepares work to be accomplished by gathering information and requirements; setting priorities. * Prepares construction estimate costs by studying plans & specifications. * Evaluates quotes from vendors/manufacturers to determine the best possib...
Local construction co. has openings for Dry Wall Finisher and/or Painter. Applicants must have clean driving record. Must have experience in selected field. Call 330-608-4308 Source: Akron Beacon Journal...
Painter & Blasters Industrial & Commercial Valid driver's license & reliable transportation. 401K, medical, competitive wage. DFWP. Apply in person at: 4871 Neo Parkway Cleveland OH 44128 Or call Greg at 216-587-0957 Source: Akron Beacon Journal...
PAVING SUPERINTENDENT Banks Construction Company, a heavy/highway contractor in North Charleston, SC, is seeking an experienced Paving Superintendent to join our team. Must have a minimum of 10 years of paving experience and have thorough knowledge of all aspects of highway construction. We offer excellent benefits and a competitive salary. Resumes should be submitted to resumes@banksconstructi...
Description Position Summary : Penske Technician II will generally assist in the repair and diagnosis of major components or remove/replace major components at the direction of Lead Technician or Maintenance Supervisor. Expectations include the ability to diagnose and repair the following with little or no supervision: Clutches, PTO Systems, Electric Systems, Hydraulic/Air Brake systems, Heating...
General Manager Detailed Job Duties Specific duties for measurement of job performance A. Site Safety and Planning - Ensuring the site is not in violation of Company, Customer, or OSHA rules - Planning of monthly safety training - All Safety documents are signed off on - All PPE is used as instructed - Facilitate driver compliance with D.O.T. regulations - Have current knowledge of D.O.T...
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...
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...
ServiceMaster is committed to Diversity and Inclusion. We encourage diverse candidates to apply to this position. An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer of Minorities/Females/Vets/Disability Position Overview Applies company pesticide products to residential locations according to schedule and as needed based on service requests; calls customers to confirm scheduled services; complete...

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