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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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We have an immediate need for a Project Controls Specialist Lead JOB DESCRIPTION Seeking a Project Controls Specialist Lead with heavy cost controls experience to work on client plant site in Channelview, TX. Long-term opportunity; no relocation, no per diem. Requirements for consideration: - 12+ years cost experience - 3+ years as a lead on project cost controls preferably on capital project...
Job Description: A company with stability and growth is looking for a Account Payable clerk. Accounts Payable position is to ?review and verify invoices and check requests ?sort, code and match invoices ?set invoices up for payment ?enter and upload invoices into system ?track expenses and process expense reports ?prepare and process electronic transfers and payments ?prepare and perform ...
GENERAL FUNCTION Under the supervision of the Director of Maintenance Services and Lead HVAC, the Maintenance Trades III: HVAC Technician performs trade specific tasks to help in the fabrication, maintenance and repair of items related to the heating and cooling of buildings in Jordan School District. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS · Performs daily work assignments. Work assignments include any/all aspect...
Adecco, a fortune 500 Company, is assisting a local manufacturing client in recruiting for a Safety Manager job in Redding, CA. This is a direct hire opportunity. The Safety Manager will be responsible for the coordination and administration of the Safety Programs to assure compliance with all company, state and federal regulations. Apply now if you meet the qualifications listed below! Responsib...
We are seeking an individual with four to seven years of commercial construction experience for an Assistant Construction Project Manager position. A construction management or engineering degree is required. Experience as a project manager is not required as we will train to the position. Come join an exciting and growing company!...
Emphasizing the delivery of full service construction solutions from initial design all the way through to final build, a reputable and expanding company is ready to hire an experienced Traveling Tilt-Up Superintendent. This organization prides itself in possessing a long list of satisfied, repeat customers and owes their success to their team of dedicated professionals. This position does not req...
Emphasizing the delivery of full service construction solutions from initial design all the way through to final build, a reputable and expanding company is ready to hire an experienced Traveling Tilt-Up Superintendent. This organization prides itself in possessing a long list of satisfied, repeat customers and owes their success to their team of dedicated professionals. This position does not req...
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Looking for a plumber with 2-5 yrs experience minium Must have skills in residential remodeling and service work Must have skills in service work of old homes Light Commercial remodeling and service work Must be self starter and be able to work independently Hours Monday-Friday 8:00-4:30 Must be available to work after 4:30 and occasional weekends if needed. Must have own hand tools Person...
An elite career opportunity is now available to join this well established Interiors Commercial Contractor who has secured a large number of projects across Houston. They are now looking to appoint an experienced Interiors Project Manager to join deliver a range of projects within the Class A Commercial, healthcare, energy, community and hotel refurbishment sectors. Having Working as a Interiors ...
CARPENTERS Are you ready for a change? Looking for a career in the construction industry with a well-known, reputable industry leader? Brickl Brothers, Inc., a Design/Build General Contractor is looking for experienced rough frame carpenters to join our construction teams. We are a professional Design Build General Contractor with over 44 years of experience and thousands of satisfied customers. ...
Immediate opening in UT for a Heavy Equipment Mechanic! Position consists of servicing and repairing MYR equipment related to the transmission line, distribution line and substation construction projects. Position will provide support to the area line construction crews in our UT project areas. Position will be based out of Salt Lake City, UT; position will work out of the shop and at project sit...
Tradesmen International is currently seeking journeymen electricians for a commercial job (pre-fab buildings) in central Indiana. This job starts asap and will last 1+ month. Compensation: $18-21/hour + $60/day per diem Working 5 8s Drug test required For immediate consideration please submit resume when applying PI84389995 Apply Here...
· Executive Construction Manager - Director of Industrial Development · Aurora CO · 7-10 years Commercial/Industrial Construction Experience · Compensation: $160,000-$210,000 We are in need of a candidate who will be managing industrial developments. The duties and requirements include: · Managing professionals, such as engineers, architects, contractors, and subcontractors. · Working with v...
This well established, mid sized interstate contractor are expanding in Houston and now looking to appoint a Project Executive to join the team and contribute to their on-going growth. This company are leaders in their specialist field and work alongside a number of major Oil & Gas and Energy companies helping them deliver critical construction solutions on a range of projects including industria...
Amneal Pharmaceuticals is seekis seeking General Construction Lead Mechanic for our Piscataway, NJ facility. Responsible for assisting tradesman on construction sites such as carpenters, bricklayers, demolition experts, drywallers, cement finishers and roofers. Mop, brush or spread paints, cleaning solutions or other compouns over surfaces to clean them or to provide protection. Carry out facil...
MUST HAVE 5 PLUS YEARS OF SUPPLY CHAIN EXPERIENCE Strong experience on the sourcing side and on the ground, creating reqs, receiving, stocking, picking, staging and issuing. Strong Logistics Client will pay up to a certain dollar amount for a re-lo. Perhaps from Milwaukee Four Year Degree required. The Site Manager will have the direct responsibility for delivering a wide range of services at a...
Transform Your Tomorrow…Today at Curtiss-Wright At Curtiss-Wright, you have the opportunity to transform the way our customers do business, as well as transform your career. Our entrepreneurial environment provides our employees with excellent experiences that enable them to develop their skills through stretch assignments and the opportunity to work with the best talent in the industry. At Curti...
Custom home builder in search of an Interior Trim Carpenter to install base, case, crown. Must have 5+ years experience, own tools, and transportation. Please email resume: ***** Posting provided by:...
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...
One of the largest oilfield services companies, Weatherford operates in more than 100 countries and employs more than 70,000 people worldwide. With a product and service portfolio that spans the life cycle of a well— well construction, formation evaluation, completion and production— and a robust research and development effort, we are well positioned to meet the ever-evolving needs of the oil and...

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