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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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Maintenance Manager Needed for small mobile home park, free rental and $400/ month for retired individual or couple look- ing to supplement retirement income. Must have truck and be experienced in many types of repairs incld: sheetrock, carpentry, electrical, and plumbing. Send detailed description of experience to: BOX # 3032 Fayetteville Publishing Co. PO Box 849 Fayetteville, NC 28302...
Working Foreman with 1 to 3 man Agricultural Millwright Crew WHAT DOES THIS JOB ENTAIL? Installing, fixing, & maintaining grain facilities, spouts, distributors, elevators, conveyors, & transitions. WHY ARE YOU INTERESTED? Great Pay, immediate start, great benefits IS IT RIGHT FOR YOU? Supervision Experience, OSHA 10 or OSHA 30 Please Submit Resumes To: Email: ***** Fax: 440-974-...
Responsible for installing fountain equipment. - Performs installations, removals and relocations of fountain equipment. - Maintain on-vehicle parts inventory and order new supplies as needed. - Maintain and complete required paperwork, such as work tickets, parts list etc. - Provide quality customer service. - High School diploma or GED required. - Refrigeration/HVAC trade or vocational cer...
We are seeking a CAD Technician trained in AutoCad 2012+ with a minimum of 3 years experience in developing construction documents for commercial Fire, Nurse Communication, Security, Access Control, CCTV and Pro Audio systems. Work will entail involvement in some or all of the following major tasks, other specific tasks may be required depending on project scope: All Systems (Fire, Access, Secur...
Responsibilities • Properly recording core sample • Maintaining a clean work space • Competing daily paper work • Set up and operate drills and drilling machines • Operate controls of drill or service rig drilling machinery Education • High School Diploma Qualifications • Clean Driving Record • Excellent Verbal and Written Communication Skills • Must have access to a vehicle Skills • ...
Look to Spartan If you’re ready for a rewarding job in manufacturing and logistics, you’ll find it at Spartan. We’ll match you with the perfect assignment with great potential for a temporary-to-hire position. Contact Spartan today. We’re looking for people just like you. Spartan is currently hiring a Welder in Fresno, CA. Welder Job Description Lay out, fit, and fabricate metal components to ...
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...
Applewood Plumbing Heating & Electric has achieved the Denver Post's Top Workplace designation for 2012, 2013, and again for 2014! In addition to being named a Top Workplace for 2014, Applewood received special recognition as the company offering the best employee benefits in Denver. We are honored to have been recognized through survey results from our own employees in the areas of employee appre...
Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation (HERC), one of the largest suppliers of rented industrial & construction equipment, seeks talented people for a Yardworker position. The successful candidate is responsible for: The cleaning and preparation of construction equipment The deliver/pick-up of parts and equipment. Assist in the loading and unloading of rental intems Perform basic maintenance on s...
Position yourself at the forefront of the education revolution. • Are you interested in helping to make a long-term impact on the future of students and their families? • Are you an individual who embraces taking on significant ownership and responsibility from the day you begin a new job? • Are you looking for a role where the demands are high but so is the job satisfaction? If you answered Y...
Responsible for performing mechanical repairs and preventative maintenance on company fleet vehicles. - Troubleshoot, diagnose and complete repairs on all types of vehicles. - Perform preventative maintenance in fleet. - Respond to service calls. - Maintain tools. - Clean work area. - Pick up and deliver vehicles. - 1+ years of mechanic experience on light and heavy equipment required. - 3+ years...
Coca-Cola is made up of the people who make, market and distribute happiness, in the form of refreshing drinks throughout North America. The Coca-Cola Customer Care Team installs, repairs, removes and replaces vending machines, fountain equipment and coolers to ensure our products are readily available and meet the highest quality standards possible for customer consumption. At Coca-Cola, career ...
Position Purpose: Oversee new home construction ensuring completion of contractors’ work per company specifications within schedule and budget meeting company quality standards and leading to achievement of community goals General Duties and Responsibilities: Manage daily construction operations in designated communities; schedule coordinate supervise and inspect the activities of subcontractor...
Industrial Estimator Construction Job In Houston This well established, mid sized North American contractor are expanding in Houston and now looking to appoint an Industrial Estimator 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 constr...
Mechanical Estimator Mechanical Estimating Job in Corpus This Texas based mechanical contractor pride themselves on being able to make a difference on construction projects in the commercial, industrial, and risk management sectors. Their Corpus office is expanding and in order to keep up with the growth in the demand for their specialists' expertise, this company is now looking to appoint a me...
We are a very well known, highly respected general contractor that strives to maintain a small firm feel. We keep our team members engaged, encouraged and empowered to do their best and reward our team on merit, not tenure. We are a team of hard-working, creative and committed construction professionals and we're expanding! We are ready to find our next Project Manager who has experience on a var...
ELECTRICAL DESIGN ENGINEER Richmond, KY Direct Hire ATT VETS: Eligibility to be placed in a PRP or UAP position requires US citizenship and ability to obtain TS clearance We are seeking an electrical design engineer that is a qualified professional with experience in the construction industry for a government contractor. This candidate is responsible for completing a variety of engineering ass...
Laborer and Carpenter needed for commercial INTERIOR work - HITT (Golden, CO) © craigslist - Map data © OpenStreetMap 15000 W 6th Avenue (google map) (yahoo map) compensation: Hourly rate HITT Contracting Inc. is looking to hire a full-time, hourly carpenter (1) and laborer (1). These new employees will join our HITT Denver field staff based out of our office in Golden, CO on local tenant int...
U.S. Installation Group (USIG) is a national company specializing in the installation of residential and commercial floor covering as well as kitchen and bath renovations. For over twenty years, USIG has provided outstanding service to its customers and completes nearly 100,000 installations per year. USIG operates in over 30 facilities in 12 states. USIG's goal is to exceed customer expectations...
Adecco, the World's Largest Staffing Agency, has an immediate openings for Specialized Assembly Technicians. These are long-term assignments with career potential for the exceptional worker. Interested applicants must be experienced with working on fine wiring under a microscope as well as micro-soldering. If you like to work with your hands then this could be the job for you. The ideal candidates...

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