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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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General Summary This position is responsible for providing engineering, quantity and cost information while reporting to a Project Manager to ensure the job meets Granite budgets while complying with contract requirements. Essential Job Accountabilities 1. Assist with job controls to ensure compliance with contract, budget, schedule, forecasting and job costing. 2. Interpret design/drawings fo...
PARKS TECHNICIAN Town of Palm Beach. FT w/ benefits. Starting hrly $13.35. Hrly range 13.35-17.34. Ground & landscape maint. of parks, streets, irrigation, and right of ways using equipment & hand tools. HS/GED & 1 yr maint. exp required. Class D license required, certified pesticide applicator preferred. Apply online at www.townofpalmbeach.com click Jobs. Closes 10/12 EOE M/F/D/V...
HVAC SERVICE TECHS & INSTALLERS7+ yrs Exp! Pool Htr Exp a Plus • Exc salary +Commissions • Paid Med, Vis, Dental • Paid Life, Accident • Paid Vaca, Holidays, SL EPA, clean backgrnd+driving Extremely Busy-Full-time/yr-rnd Drug-free! Apply RomeAire.com or Resumes FAX (561) 368-0028...
Company Confidential Northbrook, IL, 60062
Construction Project Manager. North and Northwest Suburbs Commercial General Contractor seeking individual with experience only in commercial interior office build outs. Must have experience in project coordination, directing personnel, material ordering, on site project management, running projects from start to finish. Good communication skills. Full benefits. Please send resumes to: resume1805@...
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. Summary Of Position: The Engineering Project Technician produces AutoCAD drawings and material lists that represent the proper use ...
Company Confidential Methuen, MA, 01844
$ 1000 SIGN ON BONUS We are currently accepting applications for the following positions: Lead Residential HVAC Service Techs. Lead Residential HVAC Installers Lead Commercial HVAC Installers Lead Residential Plumbers Commercial Plumbers Applicants should have at least 5 years field experience and excellent customer service skills. Ideal candidates should hold a valid NH & MAPlumb. / Gas Fi...
Custom home builder in search of an Interior Trim Carpenter to install base, case, crown. Must have 5+ years experience, own tools, and transportation. Please email resume: ***** Posting provided by:...
Immediate opening in UT for a Heavy Equipment Mechanic! Position consists of servicing and repairing MYR equipment related to the transmission line, distribution line and substation construction projects. Position will provide support to the area line construction crews in our UT project areas. Position will be based out of Salt Lake City, UT; position will work out of the shop and at project sit...
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...
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...
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...
Franco Belli Plumbing and Heating and Sons is an industry leader in the trades of plumbing, heating and fire suppression. We’ve been a family owned and operated business for over 30 years and during this time we have loyally served all 5 boroughs of New York City. We are known throughout the New York Metropolitan Area for the quality of our work, the knowledge of our staff and the integrity of our...
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...
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...
This position is located in our VA, Chesapeake facility GENERAL SUMMARY: Works aboard Surface ships and/or Submarines with portable tools to remove and/or install piping systems utilizing basic pipefitting skills to prepare surfaces for cutting, welding, brazing and fabricating piping and its components. The shipboard piping systems may include water (salt and fresh), steam (high and low pressure...
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...
What is HomeAdvisor, anyway? HomeAdvisor, a subsidiary of IAC, is an innovative internet company that helps homeowners improve their homes and contractors grow their businesses. A vibrant online marketplace offering an array of resources to its customers, HomeAdvisor is one of the biggest internet success stories in Colorado. Weve grown up from our startup days – now with nearly a quarter billion...
Want to come work for a company who is expanding?? With over 10 years in business and growing stronger by the day, we are currently seeking qualified Carpenters and Foreman to come join our Wall & Ceiling Contracting Company. Due to our company expanding we are seeking Carpenters and Foreman who meet the following Criteria to join our team Works well with others Can lead men under a profession...
We are a Telecom and Utilities company seeking an experienced Estimator. We are located in the Indianapolis area. We are competitive in pay and offer benefits along with an IRA account with a significant match. Please email resume to ***** or go to: www.csucontracting.com to fill out an application. This job listing brought to you by The Hendricks County Flyer...

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