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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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Maintenance Manager Needed for small mobile home park, free rental and $400/ month for retired individual or couple look- ing to supplement retirement income. Must have truck and be experienced in many types of repairs incld: sheetrock, carpentry, electrical, and plumbing. Send detailed description of experience to: BOX # 3032 Fayetteville Publishing Co. PO Box 849 Fayetteville, NC 28302...
Top construction company in Memphis seeking qualified applicants for the following positions: *Carpenters Form Work/Hardware *Equipment Operators Backhoe/Mini Excavator Bobcats *Laborers Skilled/Unskilled *Field Engineers Building Layout/Grade Send Resume To: ***** Or Call: 901-612-2811 Posting provided by:...
TOOL & DIE MAKERS Magna International, a leader in automotive metal forming, has job opportunities for journeyperson Tool & Die Makers at its facilities located in Clinton, Tennessee and in Bowling Green, Kentucky. We seek candidates with a strong background in maintaining and troubleshooting both small and large progressive stamping dies, hot stamping dies, and extensive knowledge in the use of ...
Agriculture Equipment Installer KBS (Kreofsky Building Supply) is looking for a motivated and dependable individual for full-time installation of dairy equipment in new or existing buildings. The ideal candidate needs to be outgoing and have strong communication skills. This position requires you to work directly with farmers at the job site and may manage other service technicians. Experience in ...
HC163153: REI Electric Inc. Springtown, TX See below to apply Journeyman/Apprentice Electricians needed in Katy, League City & Spring, TX. Send resume by fax to 817-220-2222 or email: *****....
MAINTENANCE ELECTRICIAN: Nuttall Gear a leading manufacturer of power transmission equipment is seeking a qualified electrician with a high level of initiative and a team player. Qualified candidate should have a strong mechanical background and the ability to read and interpret wiring diagrams and blueprints. Ability to develop own design when required. Must work to all codes and regulations whi...
A/C TELEMARKETING/OFFICE MANAGERS NEEDED IMMEDIATELY!!! Back to New Heating & Cooling, a 17 year old Central FL HVAC Company specializing in indoor air quality is expanding to the Sarasota/Manatee counties area with an A rating on Angie's List and A+ with the BBB. We are looking for skilled Personnel with character all positions available Pay commensurate with experience, up to $100K or more +...
FACILITIES ELECTRICIAN Nestle; Purina, a leader in the Pet Care industry & established long term employer, has openings for experienced & highly motivated ELECTRICIANS to work in a fast paced environment. Primary responsibility for maintaining facilities of the plant. Lighting, HVAC, Fire System, Commercial wiring. Needs to be able to troubleshoot PLCs & programming, input/output devices & associ...
ELECTRONIC TECHNICIAN & MACHINIST Ball Corporation, a supplier of high-quality metal packaging for beverage and food products in Findlay, Ohio is currently seeking Electronics Technicians and Machinist to join our team. The ideal candidates will be self-starters who display excellent communication skills as well as the ability to function well in a team-based environment. Our employees enjoy a co...
*TOP JOB* INSULATION INSTALLER A fast-growing regional company seeks qualified insulation installers to work on a crew which services the commercial and residential construction industry as well as existing home and building owners. A successful candidate will have proven experience with the installation of either batt or blown insulation, preferably both. Our delivery area consists of a radius...
Responsible for installing fountain equipment. - Performs installations, removals and relocations of fountain equipment. - Maintain on-vehicle parts inventory and order new supplies as needed. - Maintain and complete required paperwork, such as work tickets, parts list etc. - Provide quality customer service. - High School diploma or GED required. - Refrigeration/HVAC trade or vocational cer...
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 area. ...
Responsible for performing mechanical repairs and preventative maintenance on company fleet vehicles. - Troubleshoot, diagnose and complete repairs on all types of vehicles. - Perform preventative maintenance in fleet. - Respond to service calls. - Maintain tools. - Clean work area. - Pick up and deliver vehicles. - 1+ years of mechanic experience on light and heavy equipment required. - 3+ years...
Coca-Cola is made up of the people who make, market and distribute happiness, in the form of refreshing drinks throughout North America. The Coca-Cola Customer Care Team installs, repairs, removes and replaces vending machines, fountain equipment and coolers to ensure our products are readily available and meet the highest quality standards possible for customer consumption. At Coca-Cola, career ...
Position yourself at the forefront of the education revolution. • Are you interested in helping to make a long-term impact on the future of students and their families? • Are you an individual who embraces taking on significant ownership and responsibility from the day you begin a new job? • Are you looking for a role where the demands are high but so is the job satisfaction? If you answered Y...
PROJECT MANAGER West Chester Road-Con, Inc., Heavy/Highway Contractor seeks a Project Manager with the following experience: *Estimating * Penn Dot *HCSS estimating software *Bridge & highway Fax resume to 610-429-8098 or call 610-429-8089. EOE Source: Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News...
Bldg Const/Trades Machinist Experienced Machinist for Pipe Fabrication Company. DFWP Apply at: 6513 Bayline Dr. PC. 850-763-4834 Web ID#: 34307686...
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...
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...

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