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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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Description: Paint Technician Paint Technician Job Purpose: To provide guidance in troubleshooting injection molding process, paint process, assembly problems including tools, machines, materials and related processes. Paint Technician Job Duties: Support department in cross-functional communication between production, engineering, quality, and maintenance to aid in information exchange. Respo...
Expanding Geothermal Company in West Chester is seeking a lead HVAC Technician with at least 5+ years experience. Service calls and trouble shooting skills are necessary. Able to coordinate, preform service and installation, complete change outs of boilers, furnaces and geothermal units. Current drivers license and appropriate HVAC related certifications are required. We are willing to train for G...
Crider & Crider, Inc., a heavy/highway and site work contractor based in Bloomington, IN, has immediate full-time openings for Superintendents. Qualified candidates must have 10+ years experience in one of the following fields, Earthwork, Utilities and Civil Construction. Proficient computer skills, strong knowledge of plans and specifications and proven safety record are required. We offer compet...
Borrego Solar Systems, Inc seeks an experienced Solar Technician for our Northern California Coast Operations & Maintenance Department. The primary responsbility of this position is perform electrical preventative maintenance procedures on solar power plants, respond to reactive service issues at Borrego managed solar power plants to troubleshoot and resolve problems and to document and report on...
Distinguishing Characteristics An Ohana employee acts as a lead and performs the more complex rough and finish work related to the construction and alteration of building components and structures. You are an on-site manager on the construction job. Your excellent performance is extremely important to the success of our company. You are on the "front line" in achieving our company goals of super...
LONG-TERM PLUMBERS WANTED! CONSISTENT RAPID GROWTH has us adding staff on a regular basis. LICENSED PLUMBER WANTED: Four Seasons Plumbing & Sewer is looking to add a licensed plumber to our quickly growing plumbing division. All applicants must have a minimum of 2 years plumbing experience, a current plumbing license. Applicants must have a good driving record and be willing to work some weeken...
Does greater job stability, real advancement opportunity, more interesting project and warm weather excite you? Are you looking for a career that offers top compensation? If you said yes, you owe it to yourself to see what life would be like as a Survey Party Chief withour client. You will be working in beautiful West Palm Beach on the replacement of the current Flagler Memorial Bridge. This is ...
Concrete contractor seeking working foreman for structural and flat concrete work with a minimum of 7-10 years experience in the following: - The strong ability to comprehend and follow plans/ layout/ rebar installation. - The strong ability to execute excavation and elevations. - Show strong leadership and be able to lead a crew of men to complete a job in a timely and efficiently manner. - C...
Finish Carpentry Company is seeking an experienced Commercial and Residential Door Estimator. Candidate must have previous Door Estimating experience; ability to read plans, take off's, ability to read and apply specifications, prepare cost/quantity estimate with accuracy, strong attention to detail, and strong communication skills....
GENERAL MANAGER Exceeding your Expectations! Hyatt Place Denver/Cherry Creek is currently seeking a highly motivated General Manager, with strong initiative and desire for personal achievement. Must be able to drive sales, plan and manage the operations of the hotel, achieve customer satisfaction, associate satisfaction and exceed bottom line goals. As the General Manager, you will be responsib...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Project Manager- Construction Chicago, IL Unspecified Apply Apply Project Manager- Construction Chicago, IL Unspecified Apply Job Details If you are a construction Project Manager with experience, please read on! Located in Chicago, we are a mid-sized and growing interior construction company w...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Integration Manager Pleasanton, CA; Hayward, CA Full-Time $100,000 - $130,000 Apply Apply Integration Manager Pleasanton, CA; Hayward, CA Full-Time $100,000 - $130,000 Apply Job Details Commercial Audio and Video Integration Manager - Bachelor's Degree We are a stable, growing, commercial audio...
The Resident Services Manager reports directly to the VP of Captial Projects. The Resident Services Manager coordinates with respective Regional Property Managers on a daily basis and is responsible for managing all maintenance personnel, sub-contractors and vendors in the performance of all phases of maintenance and minor construction for the apartment community. RESPONSIBILITES Maintain and ke...
Hydraulic Technician SunSource, headquartered in Addison, Illinois (a suburb of Chicago), is one of North America’s leading fluid power distribution companies, providing products, services and information in hydraulics, pneumatics, filtration, automation systems, and related industrial components, serving both the industrial, OEM, MRO, and mobile equipment markets. SunSource Hydraulic Service & R...
West Climate Control, Inc. has job openings for HVAC Service Technicians. As we celebrate our 19th year in business, we look to expand our team to serve our well-established customer base as well as new clientele. As a West Climate Control technician you will maintain, repair, and install HVAC and refrigeration equipment for our residential, commercial, industrial, and marine customers. You will a...
Company Confidential Houston, TX
Qualifications: · 5+ Years Residential/Commercial Construction · Excellent attention to details · Interaction with architects, owners, and designers · Maintaining project schedules and forecasting · Maintain project safety and cleanliness · Publishing weekly status reports and documentation · Interpretation of plans and specifications · Material accountability for all items brought onto pr...
Company Confidential Saint Charles, MO, 63301
Dump Truck driver needed for Saint Charles Grading Company. Must have experience and have a current CDL license. Hours will vary according to weather and as jobs require. Immediate position is available....
Company Confidential Denver, CO, 80238
Semi-custom home builder looking for experienced superintendent Minimum 3 years residential construction experience Must have excellent written and oral communication skills Competitive salary, 401K, Health insurance, paid vacation Please e-mail resume...
To apply for this position please click the link; https://careers.rkmi.com/Default.aspx?Requisition=10789 or click the Apply Button and you will be redirected to our careers website. Once there please follow the directions in red and apply for the position titled “Unlicensed Sheet Metal”. SAFETY QUALITY RELATIONSHIPS FUTURE VISION LOYALTY PASSION & CREATIVITY PROFESSIONALISM At RK Me...
Job Description: DIRECT HIRE Position at a GREAT Company! 100% benefits paid to the employee! Summary: Reports to Engineering-PS Supervisor and or Machine Shop Lead. Assists engineering and production in machining, fabricating tooling, fixtures, and repair of component parts to support customer unit repairs in aviation components. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Includes the following;...

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