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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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Company Confidential McHenry, IL, 60051
Subcontractor - Finish carpenter with attention to details, Must follow blueprints, drawings, and oral instructions. Call Walter between 8:00am-4:30pm 847-721-1268...
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...
Job Duties: * Supervise multiple production crews * Responsible for doing pre-job & post job inspections * Responsible for setting up and maintaining a safe job site Qualifications: * Must possess high integrity & dynamic leadership skills * Requires excellent communication, analytical, interpersonal, problem solving, and organizational skills. * A valid state's driver license (In good stan...
Company Confidential Lock Haven, PA, 17745
Are you interested in joining a growing company? Hiring carpenter/roofers to travel and set modular structures. Position is typically weekdays; however, weekends may be required. Must be able to climb ladders, bend, crawl, lift at least 75 pounds. Roofing and framing experience is required. OSHA Construction course completion is a plus. Please send resume to ***** provided by T...
Qualified service technician, minimum of 5 years experience. Strong knowledge in oil and oil heaters. Also must have knowledge in heat pumps, gas furnaces, and air conditioning. Office is located in Horsham, applicant must be local. Fax resume to 215-444-0551. More information will be provided to qualified applicants...
Pentair Overview Pentair is 30,000 employees strong. We work around the globe to deliver industry-leading products, service and solutions for our customers’ diverse needs in water and other fluids, thermal management and equipment protection. Our inventive thinking, collaborative spirit, disciplined work ethic and breadth of experts allow us to deliver Inspired Solutions for a Changing World. Wit...
Free paid training! Must be mechanical minded. Immediate Opening Description: Installation Assistant needed to join company covering MO & KS KAnsas City Metro and Kansas are the Primary area of Service. Applicant Requirements: 1. High School Diploma, some college helpful. 2. Electronics & Electrical experience; limit switches, relays & motors.Must know how to use a VOM. 3. Construction bac...
Bigge Crane and Rigging Co. is the leading provider of innovative rigging and transportation solutions for industrial, commercial and government applications. We have been in business since 1916 are proud to have been richly involved in the development of California. Bigge hauled steel for the building of the Golden Gate Bridge; transported Liberty ship sections during World War II and assisted i...
Job Purpose: Maintains environmental conditions by installing and maintaining heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment; maintaining records. Duties: * Organizes work by studying work orders, diagrams, specifications, drawings, and blueprints; gathering required materials. * Establishes environmental systems by mounting, installing, fabricating, or connecting compressors, condensers...
Looking highly motivated and reliable individuals for work in the construction industry. The job will be using CAD to make blueprints for the rebar in various structures across the country. AutoCAD experience and blue print reading is a plus. Excellent communication, organizational and multi tasking skills required. Contact Scott Smithee at 815-772-3366 or email: scottsmithee @thecityrebar.com Po...
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...
As an Assistant Construction Superintendent, you will assist the Construction Superintendent in scheduling and supervising on-site subcontractors and the overall construction process of a multifamily apartment unit project. This position must have exceptional attention to detail and the ability to simultaneously keep track of a variety of tasks. It is also very important to have excellent verbal a...
Job Purpose: Local Architectural Sign Manufacturer is actively seeking a SPRAY PAINTER to work Tuesday thru Saturday 10:00 am to 6:30 pm. Painting quality architectural letters and logos; applying standard primers and APU's. Working in productive, diverse work teams in multiple spray booths. Auto body spray paint experience helpful as only high quality work is expected. Produces painted surfaces...
Company Confidential Boston, MA, 02108
HVAC/SHEET METAL Installers & Service Techs Exp'd. F/T. Driver's lic. Bayside Mech. Corp. (508) 548-4068, ext. 11 *****...
Company Confidential Deerfield Beach, FL, 33442
Looking for a HVAC Estimator-must have 5 yrs. experience in estimating commercial and industrial HVAC projects. Must be well versed with Estimation software program. Obtains bids from vendors and subcontractors by specifying materials; identifying qualified subcontractors; negotiating price...
Full Time Emeritus at Manassas - 8341 Barrett Drive, Manassas, VA 20109 A career with Brookdale has never been more rewarding! Brookdale is the only national full-spectrum senior living solutions company and committed to providing the best options for our over 110,000 residents we serve. The services that we offer ensure residents continue to live the lives that they want while also meeting all ...
Construction Project Manager One of our top clients has commissioned our team to locate a Project Manager for their St. Louis office. Having a motto of leading by example, its no wonder they have quickly become the contractor of choice in that region. This organization has been around for over 25 years and has revenues exceeding 175 million. While others treaded water, they have seen volume incr...
Please visit Wesley Enhanced Living Website to apply directly. www.wel.org Position Summary: The HVAC Mechanic is responsible for the overall upkeep of residential apartments and public area equipment through responsive, accurate and efficient maintenance. This will be accomplished through the performance of simple tasks that require the application of general maintenance and skilled repair tec...
Company Confidential New Lenox, IL, 60451
Tig Welder PERMANENT FULL TIME (day) position in well established manufacturing plant. Experienced in fabricating and welding thin walled stainless steel and steel assemblies. Health, dental, 401K and profit sharing....
HC154429: CB&I Pasadena area CB&I is currently hiring qualified candidates for an ASNT Level II Vibration Analyst at a client chemical plant in Pasadena, Texas. Compensation offered will be in the range of $36 to $41 per hour. Candidates must hold the following knowledge skills and abilities: • Perform complex predictive maintenance activities to detect fundamental machinery problems includin...

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