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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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Job Description Zachry Industrial, Inc. is accepting applications for a Combo welder at the Monsanto plant in Muscatine, Iowa. Position Responsibilities: Minimum 2 years Combo Welder experience Must have current Zachry weld certs or pass weld test Must be able to read and interpret prints, drawings, schematics and plans Required to have all hand tools, power tools and layout tools Must be a...
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...
Job Description Position Summary: Industrial Pipefiter: duties to include maintence of chemical equipment and piping systems. Be able to take field measurements and make sketchs of Iso's. Be capable of of working unplanned hours and overtime. Due to the requirements of the plant you must be able to do various jobs from boilermaking to project pipefitting and welding. Blueprint reading is a must f...
WORKING FOREMAN/ASSISTANT MANAGER AJ's Windows and Gutters, Inc. is a family business since 1991 located in Wauconda, Il. We service Chicago( north side), North Shore ( Wilmette, Lake Forest..etc.) and Lake County( Palatine, Barrington..etc..) This is a Residential Window cleaning ( we train on windows) gutter cleaning, repair and pressure washing company. We service residential customers Mond...
***Multiple Positions available for a well established Subcontractor Company**** 1 - Working Foreman - Who can read blueprints efficiently, does layout and able to work with tools on 2 - Carpenter - Who know metal framing very well, as well as sheet rocking, acoustical ceilings, doors and hardware 3 - Taper - Know is able to deliver up to a level 4 finish with very little sanding Please send R...
Maintenance manager needed for a 500k sq ft manufacturing plant for upkeep of the building and grounds. This is a hands-on position for someone with experience. We are looking for a detail oriented and organized leader. This is a full time position with benefits starting after 90 days. Send résumés to *****. We are looking for someone to oversee employee and visitor safety, building ...
Do you have a passion for what you do in education? Do you enjoy mentoring others and coaching people to be successful in your career? Have you considered being an instructor? Apply today! INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY INSTRUCTOR (PART-TIME) Minimum qualifications: Electrical or PLC vocation certification preferred. Vocational courses specific to Industrial Technology: a Minimum of 2 years’ experience ...
****HVAC Technician South Shore!**** Full Time position at local S. Shore HVAC Company. Successful applicants must have the following: Valid Massachusetts Refrigeration License 5+ years of experience in HVAC service and refrigeration Clean driving record and Solid communication & customer skills Compensation based on experience. Competitive wages & excellent benefits including employer pai...
Growing hotel developer in San Antonio seeks full-time architect or draftsperson. We plan to build 4 to 5 hotel projects a year and require a candidate that can work efficient. Ideal candidate will have experience in the design of hotels with a comprehensive and working knowledge of the current design and construction codes. Must have good communication skills, both verbal and written. Previous h...
Our company was started in 1988 and is built on a foundation of excellence that provides the best experience possible for our customers and employees. At the heart of that experience is our Code of Integrity - a set of principles that guides everything we do and forms the basis of the partnerships we build throughout each project. Quality begins with pride and at Durotech we’ve assembled a strong ...
Cleveland Construction, Inc. has an immediate opening for a Project Task Coordinator for our Fort Myers, Fl. jobsite. This position will report to and take direction from the Project Superintendent. The successful candidate will be a self-starter who is detail oriented, with good communication skills, and must have the ability to follow directions. This candidate will also have a working knowledge...
Cleveland Construction, Inc. is accepting resumes for the position of Assistant Superintendent. The successful candidate will have 2 to 5 years of experience as a superintendent for big box retail projects. This position will coordinate and supervise demolition, site work, and construction of a large commercial construction project in accordance with the plans and specifications. Key Responsibili...
MACHINE MAINTENANCE PERSON Immediate opportunity at local plastics compounding plant for experienced machine maintenance person. Qualified candidates will have extensive electrical knowledge including 3 phase power, motor controls, AC/DC drives as well as good troubleshooting ability. Candidates must also be proficient in all types of plumbing along with strong mechanical ability. Extensive benef...
Position overview Electrician is responsible for assembly and installation of electrical circuits and electronic devices. Position will also test, troubleshoot and repair damaged or malfunctioning circuits and devices. Key Functions: · Connect wires to circuit breakers, transformers, or other components. · Build electrical panels · Plan layout and installation of electrical wiring, equipment ...
Construction Estimator-Earthwork Contractor An earth-moving contractor in the Denver Metro Area, has an immediate opening for an Earthwork Estimator. This position is responsible for preparation, solicitation, review, implementation, organization & execution of the bid proposal process for various clients. Proposals include hard bid and negotiated projects in the residential, commercial and heavy...
PEST MANAGEMENT SERVICE TECHNICIAN We are looking for a career minded, hard working individual to become Professional Pest Management Service Technicians. We require a valid driving record, pre-employment drug screen, MVR, and background check, complete our training and State Licensing requirements. Must possess the ability and willingness to work flexible hours, and may require participating in ...
Estimates cost of commercial electrical projects from engineering blueprints. Experience with Accubid software helpful. Full time position with benefits, very nice working environment, 30 year old company....
A number of prestigious local manufacturers located near the Cheswick area are seeking to fill a number of Temporary to Permanent and DIRECT HIRE positions in the following arenas: *CNC Specialist *CNC Programmers *Grinders *EDM Operators *Mechanical Maintenance *Press Operators *Quotations *Buyer *Estimator Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: *Usage of measur...
Woodland Village seeks a part-time service technician to perform preventative maintenance when necessary on HVAC, plumbing, electrical plus interior/exterior carpentry repairs, turnovers, concrete repairs and signage. Must have three or more years experience in general maintenance; HVAC certification a definite plus! PT hours are 20 to 30 per week and include on call duties. Also required are a po...
Responsible for troubleshooting and providing immediate preventative and corrective maintenance support to production lines and facilitating change-over. - Troubleshoot equipment problems and perform immediate repairs and preventative maintenance on equipment. - Overhaul and install new equipment. - Rebuild and fabricate parts. - Perform facility maintenance and maintain clean and safe work ar...

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