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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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2014 Sherwin Alumina Company Job Fair & Recruiting Event for the Crafts Sherwin Alumina Company, located in Gregory, Texas will be accepting applications and resumes for the following Craft Positions: Maintenance Mechanic Maintenance Electrician Instrumentation Mechanic Machinist Wednesday, April 30, 2014, interested applicants are invited to attend this Special Event and meet with Company Represe...
2014 Sherwin Alumina Company Job Fair & Recruiting Event for the Crafts Sherwin Alumina Company, located in Gregory, Texas will be accepting applications and resumes for the following Craft Positions: Maintenance Mechanic Maintenance Electrician Instrumentation Mechanic Machinist Wednesday, April 30, 2014, interested applicants are invited to attend this Special Event and meet with Company Represe...
2014 Sherwin Alumina Company Job Fair & Recruiting Event for the Crafts Sherwin Alumina Company, located in Gregory, Texas will be accepting applications and resumes for the following Craft Positions: Maintenance Mechanic Maintenance Electrician Instrumentation Mechanic Machinist Wednesday, April 30, 2014, interested applicants are invited to attend this Special Event and meet with Company Represe...
Do you want to be part of a dynamic and rapidly growing organization? Are you a team player that enjoys using your carpentry and technical skills? Do you have a sense of urgency and enjoy working in a fast paced environment? If so, Venterra has an excellent career opportunity for you as a Make Ready Technician at Stonecreek Ranch Apartments in Austin, TX. Venterra Realty is a rapidly growing owner...
Position involves some installation work but our primary focus is troubleshooting and repair of air conditioning units, refrigeration units, and ice machines. Refrigeration experience required. Knowledge of ice machine maintenance and duct work also preferred. Salary dependent on level of experience and knowledge. Please forward resume for consideration. Call with further inquiries....
Become a proud leader running a business dedicated to the community and the customer experience. With over 6,600 locations, Wendy's is one of the largest quick-service restaurant chains in the world. If business - on a big scale - is what motivates you, Wendy's is the place to be. As a General Manager at Wendy's, you'll enjoy: A competitive salary, bonus and generous benefits including 401(k) An e...
Job Title: Construction Manager, Superintendent, Field Manager, to supervise work being undertaken by sub contractors etc. Company: California Contractor located in the Inland Empire, is a general contractor specializing in commercial construction only. The company performs new ground ups, addition / alteration and tenant build-out / renovation projects, with a solid reputation for reliability and...
Job Description JOB TITLE: HVAC Technician EEO CODE: BUSINESS: Operations & Maintenance FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt REPORTS TO: Lead Engineer Pay Rate: $35 / Hour JOB SUMMARY: Responsible to safely operate, maintain, modify, install, and repair all facility heating, ventilation, air-conditioning (HVAC)/Refrigeration equipment, duct work, controls, exhaust equipment. Perform work tasks assigned via CMM...
HC007443: XG/Ventures Trinity, TX See Below To Apply Sales Professional for rapidly growing metal manufacturing firm. Solid track record accomplishing targets. Attractive compensation based on performance and ability to work from home office. *****....
HC010033: Rocky Plumbing Houston, TX See Below To Apply Looking to hire Plumbers and Helpers. For immediate consideration, please call 713-703-5963 or email *****....
HC010459: Republic Bag Houston, TX See Below To Apply PRODUCTION LINE OPERATORS: Bilingual English/Spanish. Experienced machine operators with knowledge of manufacturing plastic bags, LLDPE & HDPE in an inline operation. Printing experience helpful, but not necessary. Do order set-ups, QC checks of product, work closely with line workers, shift supervisor and other co-workers. PRODUCTION LINE WORK...
HC010663: PRN Medical Services Webster, TX See Below To Apply PRN Medical Services in Webster is looking for experienced durable Medical Equipment Technicians. Power Mobility experience is a plus, as well as English/Spanish speaking, but not required. For immediate consideration, apply in person at 17324A Highway 3, Webster, Texas or email resume to ***** or fax (409) 833-723...
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HC011297: Ensco U.S. See Below to Apply Ensco PLC is seeking individuals for the following positions within the US: Chief Engineer(s) Chief Mate(s) Master(s) Maintenance Supervisor(s) Chief Electrician(s) Sr. DPO/2nd Mate(s) Sr. Toolpusher(s) Sr. Subsea Engineer(s) Subsea Engineer(s) Electronics Technician(s) Mechanic/Sr. Mechanic(s) Chief Mechanic(s) Assistant Driller(s) Electronic Technician(s)...
HC011689: FORGE USA Houston, TX See Below To Apply FORGE USA is looking for a dynamic Inside Sales Representative to work in a fast paced, growing environment. Professional demeanor is a must, with 2 plus years sales experience in manufacturing industry. Send resume to *****....
HC011695: Company Confidential Houston, TX See Below To Apply PRODUCTION MANAGER, OFFICE MANAGER and SALES MANAGER wanted for new franchise company selling construction services to consumers. For immediate consideration, please apply at www.expert-restoration-houston.com....
HC011843: Company Confidential Houston, TX See Below To Apply Need Master Carpenter/Stair Installer, minimum of 5 years of experience, installing interior residential stairs, including, Wood treads, Skirt boards, Newel Post, risers, Bending wood handrails, etc. Additionally must be able to install Wrought Iron metal balusters. Must be able to paint, stain and finish proficiently as well. Individua...
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Professional Painter Painter Professional painter for steady commercial work. Top wages for fast, neat, clean responsible person. Must have transportation. ? ?Call Bill 617 592 0610...
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Construction Supervisors, Foremen & Equipment Operators J. Masterson Construction is hiring Supervisors, Foremen & Equipment Operators. Must have hoisting license. Full time w/benefits. ?Apply jmasterson.com or *****. Fax 978-750-8046...
HC011911: Pace Concrete, LTD. Houston, TX See Below To Apply Concrete Superintendent needed for busy turnkey concrete company. Multi-Family experience preferred. For immediate consideration, please submit your resume via fax to Greg at 281-895-8999....
HC012131: Strickland Chevrolet Pearland, TX See Below To Apply Strickland Chevrolet in Pearland is looking for experienced Sales Professionals to add to our sales staff. Any type sales experience will be considered. Strickland Chevrolet provides an excellent opportunity for an above average income along with a flexible work schedule. Strickland Chevrolet has been family owned and operated since 19...
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