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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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MASON for Landscape Construction Company (Sonoma, Marin & Napa) Experience w/ Layout (including reading plans), Brick, Natural Stone, Dry Stack, Block work, Flatwork. Valid CDL. Own Trans. Pay DOE. Vacations, holidays. Call 707-824-1882...
Adecco is currently assisting a local client in their search for an experienced Ornamental Welder / Fabricator in the Grass Valley, CA area. This position is a temporary opportunity. The Ornamental Welder / Fabricator will be responsible for installing prefabricated ornamental ironwork, other than structural ironwork, such as metal window and door frames, motor-driven and automatic power doors, me...
Private Company with over 15M annual revenues that performs all plumbing and mechanical piping needs for both General Contractors and Owners. Assistant Project Manager Location: San Francisco, CA Position: Assistant Project Manager Reports To: Project Manager Position Summary: Provide direction and support to Project Coordinators. Essential Job Functions · Provide in-house support to project...
Summary/Objective As a representative for our company, you will be responsible for assisting with troubleshooting, diagnostics, repairs on buildings, industrial systems and maintenance equipment for assigned facilities, with an emphasis on HVAC electrical maintenance and repairs. Essential Functions 1. Inspects/Repair HVAC equipment and facilities for proper operation and working condition; mai...
Job Description: A mid size general contractor in Central Denver is seeking someone who just recently received degree in Construction Management. This company is actively seeking a Project Engineer, that will assist all Project Managers and Superintendents with a variety of commercial projects. Have you been working as a Project Engineer for the last few years and your ready to take that next ste...
Company integrates technology-driven solutions with specialty contracting services to improve, protect, and enhance the existing infrastructure of owners directly, and in partnership with designers and contractors. We offer a wide range of specialty repair and maintenance services and is the largest concrete repair contractor in the United States, with over 1,000 employees working from locations n...
Journeyman Electrician or Electrical Apprentice JOB DESCRIPTION Outsource is currently hiring licensed Journeyman Electricians and Experienced Apprentices with commercial and industrial experience. Candidates are encouraged to apply ASAP as we have an urgent need in San Jose, San Francisco, San Pablo, and Fremont. If you know of anyone else that is qualified and looking, please feel free to pass...
Our clients are an Interiors contractor and are involved in a number of high profile class A Office fit outs and remodels and retail interiors projects in Houston. They work in the Retail, Office and Public Sectors currently and are expanding rapidly. Having secured a large number of projects across Houston they are now looking to find an experienced Interiors Superintendent to join the team and ...
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 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...
Our clients are a major civil engineering contractor and are involved in a number of large utilities construction projects in Houston. Historically they work in the Utilities, Pipeline and Drainage sectors and are expanding rapidly. Having secured a large number of projects across Houston they are now looking to find a Superintendent to join the team and deliver complex utilities projects to new ...
Job Description: The 1st shift has an immediate need for print shop associate seeking room for growth. Detail oriented, ability to learn new skills and bilingual Spanish will be keys to success in this growing organization. Will be responsible for laminating, machining and routing for Printing and Publishing company. Great benefits. Zund, CNC machine, and laminating experience especially in a lar...
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Computer Aided Design Estimator Oneida Air Systems (OAS) is a Syracuse based manufacturing company that was founded in 1993 to provide products and technology to small wood working operations. We have grown to be a leader in the innovative design of industrial grade dust collection systems that help create safe, healthy, and practical workplace environments. We are dedicated to the pursuit of inn...
Manpower is currently recruiting for an Estimator Coordinator for a sign manufacturing company located in Palm Beach County. Qualified candidate have a minimum of 3 years experience with coordination of bidding procedures, bid accuracy and technical compliance. Selected candidate will read blueprints, analyze plans, specifications, proposals and other documentation to prepare time, cost and labor...
Atkins has been providing infrastructure planning, engineering, construction, environmental consulting, urban planning, architecture, and program management services to public and private clients across the United States for more than 50 years. Globally, Atkins is the largest UK-based engineering and design consultancy and one of the world's largest design firms with nearly 18,000 employees world...
Seeking 1-2 Surveyors to begin work ASAP Temp-to-perm position Start pay $20/hour Location: Jefferson Parish Must have at least 5 years experience with Instruments and Layout Must reply with a resume with 2 professional references for consideration JOB DESCRIPTION -Verify the accuracy of survey data including measurements and calculations conducted at survey sites. -Search legal records, s...
Job Purpose: Fabricates components by analyzing requirements; welding parts. Duties: * Develops welding projects by analyzing work orders, prints, and completed assembly; calculating requirements; studying metals; determining appropriate welding techniques. * Collects equipment and materials by studying specifications and component requirements; ordering supplies and gases. * Fabricates compo...
The Mundy Companies, a leader in the industrial maintenance, services and construction fields is currently hiring for the following position in the Houston, TX area: Construction Estimator Successful applicants will have: 7-10 years current experience estimating / bidding on medium to large heavy industrial construction activities including maintenance, turnarounds, and capital projects related...
Lifestyle Communities, a regional real estate developer with its headquarters in Columbus, Ohio, seeks to hire a Construction Project Manager to oversee construction activities for a high-en product development in the Columbus market. Key job functions include, but are not limited to: Oversees daily construction operations and site activities Manages a competitive and fast paced construction sc...
With offices based not only here in Texas but also around the country, this Civil Construction Company has been driving the quality roads and major infrastructure for years. Our client prides themselves on quality, this is how they have become a leader in the industry and will continue for years to come. With a number of new civil projects coming up as well as current builds due to be completed b...

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