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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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PLUMBER - LEAD Plumber, Diversified in Service, Remodeling and New Construction. MUST HAVE; a valid Florida Driver's License, miscellaneous small Hand Tools and a clean neat appearance...
Pipefitter Company: Jobbers Equipment Warehouse, Inc Description JOBBERS is a State Licensed Mechanical and Pollutant Storage Contractor, providing Installation, service and repair, and offering the country's best manufactured products at the best price found anywhere. Our strong position in this industry sets us apart from all others. No one company has everything under one roof, as we do. We are...
Butcher & Butcher Construction has been in business since 1977 and provides commercial and residential roofing, a full service department, as well as a glass division. We are looking for the right individual to be a lead job foreman for our low-sloped commercial division. At Butcher & Butcher Construction, we are committed to the finest workmanship in the industry and are looking for someone to be...
I am looking for experienced production mig and tig welders in the middletown location. As well as Experienced painters to paint racks for car parts. This will be a 1st shift Monday thru Friday. Please submit Resume or call 513-705-9188...
Perform work involving the skills of two or more maintenance or craft occupations to keep machines, mechanical equipment, or the structure of an establishment in repair. Duties may involve Plumbing; carpentry; repairing electrical or mechanical equipment; installing, aligning, and balancing new equipment; and repairing buildings, floors, or stairs. Successful candidate will be required to clear ex...
Company Confidential St. Petersburg, FL, 33701
General Contractor seeks qualified Commercial Superintendent immediately for Tampa Bay, FL projects. 7-10 yrs Commercial Experience is required. Email resumes to ***** and include salary requirements. No phone calls please. Requirements of Superintendent: -Must have a minimum of (7) years experience in commercial construction -Experience on $1M-$5M contracts -Experience using MS...
Wright Process Systems’ field crew consists of the below four employee types. All crew members are responsible for installation and fabrication aspects of our Food Process system installation projects. All crew members must bring an energetic and positive attitude to work every day, with the mindset to do everything possible to assure profitable, high quality, and on-time installations leading to...
This is a full time, 40 hour per week position. Responsible for demonstrating a sufficient aptitude for acquiring the skills and knowledge involved in the competent performance of the tasks relating to broadband installation and troubleshooting activities. Provides written and field assessments, meeting/exceeding Company Employee Standards, and supervisor approval will be used to determine advance...
Clean cut individual needed for local plumbing company. Must have a minimum of 5 years experience in residential and light commercial service, and some light remodel. Must have own hand tools, a clean drivers license, pass a drug test, and be part of a Drug Free Workplace. A background check will also be performed. Must be available for on call rotation. Benefits include a very competitive salary,...
The CAD Administrator position will manage all CAD-specific development, standards, block and spec libraries, customization, user training, and associated resources. The CAD Admin will lead and manage the use of AutoCAD Plant Design Suite 2014. The Mechanical Design function of this position is responsible for generating project design and documentation packages primarily through the use of 2D and...
Wisewords is an online platform for career advice. We're on the hunt for friendly construction managers with over 5 years experience to join our top-notch team of Advisors. As a Wisewords Advisor, you'll be cultivating the next generation of managers by sharing your lessons learned and mistakes made. This is a consulting role with a time commitment of 1-4 hours per month. Set your own rate and hou...
Wright Process Systems’ field crew consists of the below four employee types. All crew members are responsible for installation and fabrication aspects of our Food Process system installation projects. All crew members must bring an energetic and positive attitude to work every day, with the mindset to do everything possible to assure profitable, high quality, and on-time installations leading to...
B-Dry®, is the nation’s oldest & largest national waterproofing/foundation Repair Company. We are expanding and need good people. We have two immediate career openings for project managers. No experience necessary - we train you for a unique trade. This is hard, hands-on work, in almost any kind of weather, & is not for everyone - B-Dry is known as the "Special Forces of Waterproofing". Military e...
Company Confidential Houston, TX
Open Ended contract open and hiring ASAP All qualified resumes will receive feedback within 24 hours Looking for a Tig Welder with experience welding aluminum. There will be a welding test during the interview. If you pass it you can start on Monday....
California based company is seeking Electrician Apprentices throughout the Central Valley. Apprentice Trainee Card required - Great Pay (Up to $26 per hour - DOE) and Overtime. Must be able to pass background check as well drug screening. Industrial or Commercial, electrical experience preferred. Please send your resume for immediate consideration. (electrical; electrician; electricians; journeyma...
Job Summary: To pick-up and deliver parts and material to appropriate locations, keep the yard clean and organized. Essential Functions/Other Duties: • Pick up and deliver parts and materials to appropriate locations • Keep the yard and shop clean and organized. • Report any deficiency in vehicles • Load and unload trucks at job sites and yard • Check received items against invoice • Assist shop p...
Currently seeking Apprentice Electricians for an 18 month project in the Lufkin, TX area. Must have a valid Texas apprentice license and be dependable and available to work! Must have a valid Photo ID, Social Security Card or Birth Certificate, Dependable Transportation and required tools for the trade. We are offering a 2K signing bonus for those qualified for the position. Looking for qualified...
Hiring immediately for an exciting new position with a large-scale contracting company! We are looking to hire an estimator with experience in the construction field OR a college degree in construction management/ engineering. Job Description: Take down project orders and run with all information regarding project cycle Take opportunities/ estimate/ work jobs/ row projects/ complete company add-on...
* MUST ANSWER PER-QUALIFICATION QUESTIONS PRIOR TO APPLYING* McCardel Restoration’s Office in the Lansing area has multiple openings The above positions will performs various duties such as water extraction & drying, mold remediation, carpet & upholstery cleaning, and other miscellaneous services, including demolition when necessary The successful candidate may also perform duties including rough...
Job Description 3D modeling of HVAC and/or Plumbing piping. Coordinate project drawings through communication with project team. Create shop drawings and spool drawings for HVAC and/or Plumbing fabrication. Skills/Requirements Must have at least 3 years' experience in commercial HVAC and/or Plumbing detailing. Must be proficient in AutoCad 2014 and Fabrication CADmep (TSI) 3D software. Must have s...

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