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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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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...
Raised Access Flooring Installers perform a variety of skilled duties including applying blocks, strips, or sheets of shock-absorbing, sound-deadening, or decorative coverings to floors; laying and installing carpet from rolls or blocks on floors; installing padding and trim flooring materials. This classification is distinguished from other classifications, which may perform limited elements of f...
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 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 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 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...
WORKING FOREMAN/ASSISTANT MANAGER AJ's Windows and Gutters, Inc. is a family business since 1991 located in Wauconda, Il. We service Chicago( north side), North Shore ( Wilmette, Lake Forest..etc.) and Lake County( Palatine, Barrington..etc..) This is a Residential Window cleaning ( we train on windows) gutter cleaning, repair and pressure washing company. We service residential customers Mond...
The CMOE contract includes a broad scope of research and institutional facility-related maintenance, operations, and engineering support services. While the majority of work is directly in support of LaRC, other industry partners and Government agencies may be supported at remote sites as directed by the Contracting Officer (CO). The CMOE SOW comprises three major categories of work – operations, ...
COMMERCIAL MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN Commercial Maintenance Company seeks skilled tradesman to service retail customers throughout the eastern United States. Prefer licensed or certification in electrical, plumbing and/ or HVAC. Must have excellent customer service skills, valid ‘current’ driver’s license, truck or van (2000 or newer), computer competency, automobile insurance ($100K/$300K/$50K) and...
The CMOE contract includes a broad scope of research and institutional facility-related maintenance, operations, and engineering support services. While the majority of work is directly in support of LaRC, other industry partners and Government agencies may be supported at remote sites as directed by the Contracting Officer (CO). The CMOE SOW comprises three major categories of work – operations, ...
Title: Estimator Location: Des Moines Compensation: $ 70K to $ 85K This is a great opportunity for the right individual to join the Midwest’s leading provider of critical building infrastructure systems. A well- established, industry leading mechanical contracting firm with over 50 years in the local market is offering a challenging and rewarding career. In this position you will prepare all me...
COMMERCIAL MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN Commercial Maintenance Company seeks skilled tradesman to service retail customers throughout the eastern United States. Prefer licensed or certification in electrical, plumbing and/ or HVAC. Must have excellent customer service skills, valid ‘current’ driver’s license, truck or van (2000 or newer), computer competency, automobile insurance ($100K/$300K/$50K) and...
JOB SUMMARY: Position responsible for operation and maintenance of building. RESPONSIBILITIES: General Description: Electrical Installation, repair, and maintenance of electrical equipment and controls located in the interior and exterior of building. Plumbing Installation, repair, and maintenance of piping and associated equipment and components located in the interior and exterior of buil...
Utility and Telecommunications Company Seeking skilled positions: Telecom Outside Plant Estimator/Project Manager Municipal Utility Estimator/Project Manager VAC Truck Operator Vibratory Plow/Trencher Operator Backhoe/Mini Excavator Operator Fiber Splicer Directional Drill Operator Directional Drill Locator We are a growing organization seeking qualified candidates for these specific pos...
Title: Project Manager Location: Des Moines Compensation: $ 80K -$ 100K + Bonus This is a great opportunity for the right individual to join the Midwest’s leading provider of critical building infrastructure systems. A well -established, industry leading mechanical contracting firm with over 50 years in the local market is offering a challenging and rewarding career. In this position you will b...
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HEAVY EQUIPMENT SERVICE SUPERINTENDENT: THE STRONGEST FUTURES This is a heavy equipment maintenance and shop management job with a national company that has been around for more than 75 years. This is a company that grew right through the recession. The company is strong because it is a critical infrastructures company. Critical infrastructures are things like rail systems, airports, power grids,...
A high-performance building has energy, economic and environmental performance that is substantially better than standard practice. It is energy efficient, so it saves money and natural resources. It is a healthy place to live and work for its occupants and has relatively low impact on the environment. At Hunton Trane, we apply our design and engineering expertise to turn Trane’s industry-leading...
Job Description: If you are looking for a challenging career this job is for you. This Collections/AR Position Features: Position:Collection/ Accounts Receivable Skills Required:Accuracy, Detail oriented, Initiative. Good written and verbal communication with customers, vendors, and coworkers. Ability to meet deadlines; Ability to solve practical problems and carry out responsibility with mini...
Job Description: Contract Administrator Position Summary: Review, input, and maintain subcontracts in Timberline, prepare and track lien releases, generate Owner billings, provide administrative and accounting support to the Controller, Project Managers and Project Assistants. Expected Outcomes: ?Timely and complete project documentation ?Accurate Owner billings and Subcontractor payments ?J...
Job Description: Payroll Administrator Summary: The Payroll Administrator is responsible for the day-to-day payroll activities of field and corporate personnel. Is responsible for processing multi-state payroll in an accurate and timely manner. Knowledge of Union and Sub-Contract Certified Payroll. Union but strong background in Sub-Contract Certified Payroll. Will be responsible for 250 union...

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