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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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20 New Positions - Industrial Construction - New Construction and Maintenance Positions: We are looking for construction employees capable of Pipe fitting, Pipe welding, Metal Fabrication, Ironwork, Structural Welding, Concrete Finishing, Rod Busting, Mechanical Repair, etc. The Kelly Group is Looking for You! Fabrication and Construction Experts with a commitment to Safety as strong as the pro...
Industrial Journeyman Electrican Petroleum Measurement Equipment Company, Inc. – Montgomery, TX Petroleum Measurement Equipment Company, Inc. is an industry leader in the fabrication of oil and gas custody transfer equipment with an immediate opening in our service department for an experienced licensed Industrial Journeyman Electrician / Service Technician. This position is for our Montgomery, ...
When you choose Toll Brothers, you enjoy all the special advantages offered by "America's Luxury Home Builder™." Build Your Career with an Industry Leader Position: Construction Customer Service Manager Location: Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania Join the 2014 Builder of the Year! Toll Brothers, Inc., America's Luxury Home Builder, seeks a Construction Customer Service Manager to deliver quality serv...
Candidate will function as a project surveyor on boundary, Right-Of-Way, utilities and land development projects, knowledge of oil and gas facilities, pipelines and industrial surveying is optional. Hands on experience in project management, project coordination, quality control, scheduling and client relationships. Must hold a current Texas RPLS license with minimum of 1 year experience. Must be...
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Creative Kitchen and Bath Designer for High End Showroom We are looking for a creative, reliable, and motivated designer with a strong knowledge base of high-quality kitchen and bath cabinetry, and custom furniture design. We are a high-end showroom with a strong reputation for award winning design work, excellent quality products, and superior customer service. Qualifications: - Previous kitch...
Joseph J. Magnolia Inc. (JJM), headquartered in Washington, DC (with CAD operations located in Laurel, MD), is looking for an experienced Senior CAD Operator/BIM Coordinator to join the team ASAP. Must have extensive experience, specifically in the mechanical plumbing/new construction industries. Must be to use to working in a 3D cad environment using AutoCad MEP, Revit, and Navisworks Manage; Qua...
Watermark provides a full range of architectural and engineering design; environmental consulting; construction; remediation; and operations and maintenance services to municipal, government, and private sector clients throughout New England and adjacent states. Headquartered in Lowell, MA, Watermark has offices in Hanover, MA and Newtown, PA. Watermark also maintains a network of project offices...
Seeking a full time shop manager to run our garage facilities that repair diesel trucks and heavy equipment. Hiring day manager and night manager. Our two garages are located in Stoughton and Wrentham. The shop manager will be responsible for supervising the diesel mechanics, making decisions on equipment, and ensuring repairs are completed according to schedule. This is an excellent opportunity f...
AWBURY ARBORETUM LANDSCAPES CREW FOREMAN Expanding maintenance and design/build landscape services company with a sizable residential and institutional portfolio is seeking an experienced landscaping crew foreman. Job Requirements: . Extensive Landscaping Experience (including maintenance, garden installation and hardscaping). . 5 plus years managing landscaping crews . Horticultural knowledg...
Do you have a solid background in carpentry? Are you looking to work for a stable company that is going strong? If you answered "yes" to both questions, this opportunity might be for you! We are looking for a hands-on installers to be responsible for the installation of the company’s waterproofing and foundation repair products according to quality standards, job specifications, and safety regula...
D'Asign Source is a full service design and build firm. Our in-house capabilities include architecture, planning and permitting, interior design, construction, landscape design and installation as well as real estate sales and service. From a single family home to an estate property D'Asign Source is in the business of making dreams come true · Degree in architecture from an accredited school is ...
C.R. England is looking for entry level Truck Drivers, if you do not have a Class A license not to worry – We will help train you, and place you…Guaranteed! Become a Class A CDL Truck Driver with C.R. England! At C.R. England, we have had successful Truck Drivers from various industries and job types. Whether you are currently working in Construction, Maintenance, Manufacturing, Security, Transpo...
C.R. England is looking for entry level Truck Drivers, if you do not have a Class A license not to worry – We will help train you, and place you…Guaranteed! Become a Class A CDL Truck Driver with C.R. England! At C.R. England, we have had successful Truck Drivers from various industries and job types. Whether you are currently working in Construction, Maintenance, Manufacturing, Security, Transpo...
C.R. England is looking for entry level Truck Drivers, if you do not have a Class A license not to worry – We will help train you, and place you…Guaranteed! Become a Class A CDL Truck Driver with C.R. England! At C.R. England, we have had successful Truck Drivers from various industries and job types. Whether you are currently working in Construction, Maintenance, Manufacturing, Security, Transpo...
C.R. England is looking for entry level Truck Drivers, if you do not have a Class A license not to worry – We will help train you, and place you…Guaranteed! Become a Class A CDL Truck Driver with C.R. England! At C.R. England, we have had successful Truck Drivers from various industries and job types. Whether you are currently working in Construction, Maintenance, Manufacturing, Security, Transpo...
C.R. England is looking for entry level Truck Drivers, if you do not have a Class A license not to worry – We will help train you, and place you…Guaranteed! Become a Class A CDL Truck Driver with C.R. England! At C.R. England, we have had successful Truck Drivers from various industries and job types. Whether you are currently working in Construction, Maintenance, Manufacturing, Security, Transpo...
C.R. England is looking for entry level Truck Drivers, if you do not have a Class A license not to worry – We will help train you, and place you…Guaranteed! Become a Class A CDL Truck Driver with C.R. England! At C.R. England, we have had successful Truck Drivers from various industries and job types. Whether you are currently working in Construction, Maintenance, Manufacturing, Security, Transpo...
C.R. England is looking for entry level Truck Drivers, if you do not have a Class A license not to worry – We will help train you, and place you…Guaranteed! Become a Class A CDL Truck Driver with C.R. England! At C.R. England, we have had successful Truck Drivers from various industries and job types. Whether you are currently working in Construction, Maintenance, Manufacturing, Security, Transpo...
C.R. England is looking for entry level Truck Drivers, if you do not have a Class A license not to worry – We will help train you, and place you…Guaranteed! Become a Class A CDL Truck Driver with C.R. England! At C.R. England, we have had successful Truck Drivers from various industries and job types. Whether you are currently working in Construction, Maintenance, Manufacturing, Security, Transpo...
C.R. England is looking for entry level Truck Drivers, if you do not have a Class A license not to worry – We will help train you, and place you…Guaranteed! Become a Class A CDL Truck Driver with C.R. England! At C.R. England, we have had successful Truck Drivers from various industries and job types. Whether you are currently working in Construction, Maintenance, Manufacturing, Security, Transpo...

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