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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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Lincoln Construction is currently looking for a commercial construction superintendent with appropriate experience to provide on site supervision, management and leadership. The ideal candidate will have an engineering degree (state certification not required) and 8 years of experience managing commercial construction projects. In lieu of degree, 10+ years of experience is desired with a strong r...
Superior Fire, Inc. currently has multiple openings in the Southern California region for Fire Suppression Installers and Foremen. Qualified Individuals will handle the installation of fire protection systems for commercial, residential and federal projects. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES Installation of overhead wet-pipe fire sprinkler systems Installation of Dry-Pipe and Pre-Action systems Install...
Company Confidential Houston, TX
Outstanding, tenured, General Contractor/Construction Manager/Design-Builder with offices in Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio has an immediate opening for an experienced Project Superintendent with a strong background in healthcare construction. The successful candidate will be responsible for direct supervision of construction/renovation projects in the government, healthcare and institutional fi...
Project Manager One of our key clients has commissioned our team to locate a Project Manager for their Denver office. This organization has been around for over 25 years, and recently transitioned over to being an employee-owned contractor! They have revenues exceeding 250 million, and over 80% of their work is negotiated. While others treaded water, they have seen volume increases over the past...
Sales to the construction industry including scaffold, equipment, and materials in the Western New York Region. Planning and design of scaffold installations. Work with customers to determine their access needs. Develop new business and expand on existing business. Customer service experience is a plus. Employee will be provided with training at the employers’ expense as needed to meet the require...
Who’s Marmen Energy? A well established canadian company recognized worldwide for the quality of its products, also known as one the largest wind tower manufacturer in North America. Who can work at Marmen Energy? You! If you want to join a dynamic team, push back your limits and truly enjoy your job. What will we do for you? We will offer you all the training you need, advancement opportunities...
POSITION: ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT WHERE: HOUSTON TEXAS SOLVE PROBLEMS. MOTIVATE. DO. LEARN. GROW. The Stonhard Group and its brands believe quality people, products and service make everything possible. Assistant Superintendent with Stonhard is responsible for site supervision and installation of Stonhard products on projects within a specific region. WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR: Someone who is ...
This position is responsible for developing or updating AUTOCAD drawings, renderings and floor plans that support the overall retail design strategy of the department. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: Develops, modifies, updates and records designs (drafts) into CAD software for the various retail projects. Transforms designs into 3D or working document, as applicable Incorporates information provided...
Experienced Roofer needed for a commercial roofing company. EPDM roof (rubber roof) experience. Pay will be based on candidate's experience. Great wage. Clean criminal background required. Call Sargent's for today! EOE...
The Superintendent is responsible for day-to-day supervision of the project site, establishing the safety plan and is directly responsible for project safety. The Superintendent also conducts on-site meetings with subcontractors, Owners and tradespersons, coordinates material deliveries, establishes and enforces quality control plans, specs and local building codes. The Superintendent is the liais...
Schultz Construction, Inc. is seeking an experienced Construction Superintendent with experience managing projects in the field from start to finish. Schultz Construction is a leader in the heavy civil construction industry with work on infrastructure projects in the transportation, water/wastewater, site development and utility fields. We are committed to a culture of safety and operate under our...
Sr. HVAC Technical Trainer About the Job Company Info Sila Heating & Air Conditioning is a well-established and rapidly expanding residential and commercial heating & air conditioning company with locations in Philadelphia, Baltimore, New York, Washington, D.C., and Boston. Sila has been a well-respected heating & air conditioning company since 1989. We credit our proven success to the high ene...
Lochridge-Priest, Inc. Position Summary Lochridge-Priest is locally owned and operated, and is the largest provider of residential and commercial heating and air-conditioning services in Central Texas. We’ve been serving Central Texas as a Lennox Dealer since 1963. With offices in Waco, Temple, and Corsicana and over 300 dedicated employees we’re dedicated to serving your home and business comfo...
Building Engineer Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists "The people I work with are as passionate as I am." "I came to Uline for a job. Instead, I found a career." Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. We're a family-owned company known for our incredible customer service and quality products. Our people make the difference. We're looking f...
Building Engineer Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists "The people I work with are as passionate as I am." "I came to Uline for a job. Instead, I found a career." Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. We're a family-owned company known for our incredible customer service and quality products. Our people make the difference. We're looking f...
The Civil Superintendent is responsible for day-to-day supervision of the project site and is directly responsible for project safety. The Superintendent coordinates material deliveries and supervises field labor for self-performed work. The Superintendent also monitors subcontractor progress, ensures project completion dates, and resolves field conflicts. Requirements: Candidates should have 7-...
The Commercial Paint Estimator/Sales will be responsible for estimating all types of commercial projects. Candidates should be experienced in reading blueprints and have some construction/commercial paint experience. Essential Duties Include: Determine, verify and record needed dimensions to fabricate accurate and appropriate scope of work Identify and verify substrate material and construction...
Four Seasons Heating & Air Conditioning & Plumbing, the largest residential HVAC contractor in North America, is seeking self-motivated Install Helper for employment. Come and join the area's premier Heating and Air Conditioning contractor. Four Seasons Heating & Air Conditioning & Plumbing has been recognized by the Chicago Tribune as a Top Workplace Achiever and Top 100 Places to Work in Chicag...
EXCELLENT BENEFITS PACKAGE INCLUDING FREE ADDITIONAL BENEFIT! HVAC INSTALLATION LEAD INSTALLER FOUR SEASONS HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING & PLUMBING WAS NAMED TWO YEARS IN A ROW ONE OF THE TOP 100 PLACES TO WORK IN CHICAGOLAND BY THE CHICGO TRIBUNE! Four Seasons Heating & Air Conditioning & Plumbing, the largest residential HVAC contractor in North America, is seeking self-motivated Lead Installer...
Company Confidential Seattle, WA, 98144
Experienced Plumber wanted (Puget Sound Area) compensation: Depending on experience Ten years hands on experience with commercial plumbing Hold a current Washington Plumbers license. Plan, execute, and finalize projects according to strict deadlines and stay within budget. Oversee quality control throughout. Excellent relationship with client. Professional demeanor Strong interpersonal and...

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