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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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FANNIE MAY CONFECTIONS BRAND, INC. NOW HIRING! Looking for a SWEET career? We are IMMEDIATELY hiring for Machine Operators and packaging positions for all 3 shifts. Qualified candidates will possess a desire to work in a fun, fast-paced environment. We are looking for candidates that focus on good attendance and safety habits! Drug screen & criminal background check will be conducted....
COP Construction is currently seeking Heavy Equipment Operators, Concrete Carpenters and Concrete Laborers. Heavy Equipment Operators: Operators with pipeline experience a plus. Trackhoe, front-end loader, roller, grader and skidsteer operators needed. $18 - $25 per hour Concrete Carpenters: Must have experience with various formwork systems. Experience working on water tanks, bridges, vaults...
Job Purpose: Installation of door locks, finish hardware, bath accessories, mirrors, shower doors and wire shelving in new residential construction. Company supplies vehicle and tools. Duties: *Load Material in Company Trucks and deliver to Job Sites *Unload material and distribute throughout house prior to installation * Install hardware, mirrors , shower doors and wire shelving per company ...
About Us Bakker Construction is an award winning, full service Design/Build company specializing in all phases of residential remodeling and construction. Responsibilities • Manage construction staff • Oversee the organization and implementation of the project • Participate in development of construction concepts • The Estimator/Production Manager has the responsibility of estimating, planni...
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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Welder/Fabricator F/T and benefits. Wages DOE. Apply at Ray W. Johnson Co., 865 Market St., Yuba City.This ad posted through www.appealdemocrat.com...
HVAC Technician Job Details: Residential HVAC Technician Allied Construction is an industry leader in Home Performance with ENERGY STAR®. Backed by over 100 years of collective experience, the company was formed with a singular commitment to provide our customers with high quality, cost effective, on-time construction services. At Allied, we are dedicated to always exceeding the expectations of...
Builders Bloc is a Union Carpentry Contractor. We are currently seeking experienced framing carpenters and foreman for residential work in the St. Louis area. EEO/Drug Screen Required Call Builders Bloc Hiring Hotline at 314-336-0208. **Please remember to leave your name, number, and a brief description about your experience.**...
Title: Property Mitigation Technician Starting Hourly Rate: $12 per hour ($18 nights and weekends) Hours/Week: 9am-5pm Mon-Fri ((Required to be On call 24/7 (opportunities to be off call. Can schedule days off or vacation and not be on call )) Location: Pataskala, Ohio This is a full time permanent placement position via “temp to hire” for our client. Our client is a professional mitigation s...
Reputable home inspection company searching for someone to join inspection team. Company inspects all over San Diego, North County - Oceanside, Carlsbad, Vista, Escondido, San Marcos, South County - Chula Vista, Bonita, East County, El Cajon, La Mesa, etc. Job Description: Conduct residential inspections, identify deficiencies, document observations (via laptop & camera), summarize findings with...
We have an immediate need for a Project Controls Specialist Lead JOB DESCRIPTION Seeking a Project Controls Specialist Lead with heavy cost controls experience to work on client plant site in Channelview, TX. Long-term opportunity; no relocation, no per diem. Requirements for consideration: - 12+ years cost experience - 3+ years as a lead on project cost controls preferably on capital project...
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...
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...
SUMMARY Set vision and cultural direction for a multi-million dollar Pipe, Fitting, & Valve distributor located in George West, Texas. Lead sales and operations staff in their achievement of individual and team operational and financial metrics. Fosters a culture of service with a focus on service to internal and external clients. RESPONSIBILITIES Coordinates closely with Houston headquarters o...
· Executive Construction Manager - Director of Industrial Development · Aurora CO · 7-10 years Commercial/Industrial Construction Experience · Compensation: $160,000-$210,000 We are in need of a candidate who will be managing industrial developments. The duties and requirements include: · Managing professionals, such as engineers, architects, contractors, and subcontractors. · Working with v...
Tradesmen International, America's elite skilled labor force, is seeking highly motivated craft professionals to join our team. We are recognized internationally as a leading source for reliable, skilled craftsmen with thousands of employees serving the world’s top contractors. With more than 5,000 active clients, we have plenty of great job opportunities for laborers who want to be the best in th...
Damage Restoration Technician A. E. Fickert, Inc. is a full service damage restoration firm with a 15,000 SqFt facility located in Moraine, OH and a 32,000 SqFt facility in Cincinnati, OH. We specialize in helping our residential and commercial customers recover from water, fire and storm damage while working with their insurance companies to restore their property. We are seeking to add excellen...
EQUIPMENT MECHANIC IMMEDIATE FULL-TIME OPENING! Seeking individual with Equipment Maintenance experience for John Deere, Hitachi and Hyster dealership in Kapolei Benefits: Family medical, drug and dental, paid vacation and sick leave program, 401(k) plan, easy commute, free parking Positions available up to $34.34/hr E-mail resume to Gordon Ogi: ***** American Machinery is the Jo...
As a stable, secure, truly global company that's built on integrity, fairness and plain old hard work, Ritchie Bros. – the world’s largest industrial auctioneer – offers rewarding careers in auction operations, sales, finance, accounting, I.T. and internet services, marketing, HR, customer service and other roles. And we offer great benefits, ongoing training, growth opportunities, a culture built...

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