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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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Manage daily operation of construction projects, including oversight of company resources and subcontractors, to successfully complete projects within contract budget, requirements, plans and specifications. Maintain standards of excellence in safety, quality and productivity on the job site. Serve as a company representative and point of contact with the public, owners, and subcontractors and sup...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Tool and Die Repair Cleveland, OH Contract Unspecified Apply Apply Tool and Die Repair Cleveland, OH Contract Unspecified Apply Job Details If you are a Tool and Die Repair with experience, please read on! Top Reasons to Work with Us 1. We are a well run shop, highly committed to quality and t...
The purpose of the Enclosure Superintendent is to assure the construction of the exterior enclosure systems with a strong working knowledge of all enclosure elements. Primary responsibilities are to focus on detailed production planning, safety of all field personnel, scheduling and integration with the Trade Partner field leadership. REPORTS TO: General Superintendent SALARY RANGE: $135K to $18...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Asphalt Supervisor Twinsburg, OH Contract Unspecified Apply Apply Asphalt Supervisor Twinsburg, OH Contract Unspecified Apply Job Details If you are a Asphalt Supervisor with experience, please read on! Top Reasons to Work with Us 1. We are very reputable in our industry 2. We have been in bu...
Job Summary: Maintain mechanical infrastructure equipment to ensure safe and continuous operation. Ensure properly trained and licensed personnel and vendors address the range of services work with all actions taken being in compliance with all local, state and national codes and regulations. Essential Job Duties: 1. Ensure 24/7 emergency response support is provided. 2. Responsible for schedu...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Heavy Equipment Fleet Manager Stamford, CT Full-Time $50,000 - $90,000 Apply Apply Heavy Equipment Fleet Manager Stamford, CT Full-Time $50,000 - $90,000 Apply Job Details We are a cartage , demolition and excavation firm near Stamford , CT who is looking for an heavy equipment fleet manager to ...
Maintenance (2nd Shift) Hubbard Feeds (a division of Ridley USA Inc.) is seeking qualified candidates for the maintenance position at our plant in Shipshewana for our 2nd shift (2pm-10pm, M-F). This full time position is responsible for ensuring plant equipment is maintained according to standards. This includes performing preventive maintenance, repairing equipment, monitoring environmental/pes...
This position is located in our VA, Chesapeake facility Applies basic pipefitting processes to join, surface, fabricate, repair, or replace piping systems. 1. Applies basic pipefitting processes to join, surface, fabricate, repair, or replace piping systems (steel, cuni, etc.). 2. Works from blueprints, engineering sketches, charts, or work orders. 3. Uses measuring tools and related equipment...
Doka is one of the world’s leading companies for developing, manufacturing and distributing formwork solutions for use in all fields of the construction sector. The Doka Group is a company of the Umdasch Group and employs more than 6,000 people in over 70 countries. The Yard staff report to the Yard Manager and assist the Branch Operations Manager. He/she is responsible for their specifically ass...
Job Purpose: Assemble, install, test, and maintain electrical or electronic wiring, equipment, appliances, apparatus, and fixtures, using hand tools and power tools. Duties: * Balance and organize work by receiving and studying work orders and gathering necessary tools and supplies. * Troubleshoot, diagnose and conduct tests to electrical systems and their components by reading diagrams, manua...
Founded in 1962 and headquartered in Indianapolis, The Schneider Corporation is a third-generation, family-owned company. It is a full-service engineering, surveying, and GIS firm with four offices serving a range of clients throughout the Midwest and across the country. Schneider applies professional expertise and sophisticated technology. We strive to provide excellent service to our clients, pr...
Construction: Estimator Diversified Thermal is a specialty subcontractor providing waterproofing, fireproofing, firestopping and insulation services on new and existing commercial construction. We are currently accepting resumes for a Construction Estimator at our Houston location. As a Diversified Thermal team member, you will work closely with management to ensure that company goals and missi...
This position is located in our UT, Salt Lake City facility Candidate will leverage computer aided design and mapping systems (Geographic Information Systems (GIS) based) to prepare OSP design drawings for permit submittals and project deliverables within a Fiber to the home (FTTH) project environment. The GIS Drafter will be skilled in utilizing Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) co...
About Us Founded in 1976, family owned and operated. Based in Plantation, Florida. We do electrical commercial and industrial. We are a Drug-Free workplace. All applicants are given an electrical aptitude test to indicate their knowledge in the National Electrical Code and related field experience. Responsibilities • Determine wiring layouts • Install brackets and hangers • Install, replace a...
Civil Construction Coordinator Reports to : Paving, Railroad, and Drainage Project Manager (TBD) Desired Experience: 7+ year experience in civil construction (drainage, utility piping and paving) and preferably in a heavy industrial environment. Certifications in pipe fabrication and installation are a plus. Familiar with civil construction sequencing and scheduling constraints. Experience w...
Belt Splice or Rubber Technician (Rockport, IN area) ***** e-fax: 201-367-4036 Rema Tip Top North America the market leader in Wear Protection, Corrosion Protection and Conveyor Maintenance is expanding our service range resulting in new full time opportunities for technicians experienced in rubber lining or conveyor belt splicing. The qualified candidates must have good leadershi...
ELECTRICIAN Local Sarasota Electrical Company needs Experienced Electrician skilled in Commercial, Residential & Remodels. 5 years min. experience preferred but not req'd. Must be outgoing & energetic. We offer Health Insurance & Paid Vacation. Please email resume to: *****...
HC121163: Gaylor Electric Houston, TX See Below to Apply Gaylor Electric, Inc. is committed to the electrical industry's highest standards of professional integrity, performance and cost-effective services. We currently seeking the following positions: Electrical Foreperson Will be responsible for leadership, management and supervision of projects, including safe installations, alterations, ...
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HVAC SERVICE TECH. MIN 5 YRS EXP., COMMERICAL/ RESIDENTIAL. LICENSES REQUIRED, TOP WAGES, BENEFITS, BONUS PROGRAM Call 412-881-6100...
IKAIKA, Inc., an Osmose Company seeks to fill an immediate position for Construction Project Coordinator to work out of our Kailua office. Known for quality workmanship, safety, and dependability, IKAIKA proudly serves Hawaiian utility companies, developers, and general contractors by providing overhead and underground utility construction and repair services, civil site work, and general masonry...

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