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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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PRIMARY PURPOSE Operate light to heavy equipment such as skid-steer loaders, articulating end dump, wheel loaders, backhoes, forklifts, materials handlers, etc. at project sites performed by NRC East – Rochester, as directed by the Branch Manager and Project Manager. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Inspect and operate heavy equipment and all attachments Comply with approved quality related p...
JOIN OUR TEAM! Enjoy our low stress environment! Enjoy being treated fairly, honestly, and respectfully. Enjoy an outstanding base hourly wage, monthly performance based bonuses, and a fortune 500 company benefit package. Since 1934, our company as been providing the homeowners in the Western Suburbs of Chicago professional and honest service. We are seeking experienced service professionals to se...
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HVAC Installer/Service technician Immediate Opening (Covina) HVAC LEAD INSTALLER - RESIDENTIAL JOB DESCRIPTION: All candidates must be skilled and discipline to work independently, and exhibit proficiency in servicing, troubleshooting, installation, cleaning and maintenance service of heating and cooling equipment and related products. Technicians should have a good understanding of duct work, ins...
Immediate need for General Assemblers! General Assemblers needed for a metal manufacturer in the Longmont, CO area. This is an excellent opportunity to get your foot in the door with one of Northern Colorado's premier metal manufacturing companies. The General Assembler will be responsible for: • Assembling box builds using various hand tools • Building pallets • Following production specification...
Our company is a professional roofing and roof service provider working throughout the Southeastern US. We are a family owned an operated company that has been in business for over 40 years. We are a cutting edge company and use cloud based technology to streamline efficiency and accuracy. We are currently hiring Roof Service Technicians in the Baton Rouge area. This position is a great opportunit...
Syntactic Operator - Chemical Production/Process Operator Adecco is currently assisting a local client in their search for an experienced Machine Operator in the North Houston area. This position is a Direct Hire job opportunity. Machine Operator will be responsible for chemical Batching operations and a VARTM - Vacuum Assisted Resin or RTM- Resin Trasnfer mold filling operation. The Syntactic Ope...
Machine Operator Adecco is currently assisting a local client in their search for an experienced Machine Operator in the North Houston area. This position is a Direct Hire job opportunity. Machine Operator will be responsible for Maintaining and operating equipment while adhering to operational and safety procedures. The Equipment Operator will perform assigned duties in a safe, professional manne...
Kleinfelder is an employee-owned architectural, engineering, and science consulting firm providing solutions to meet our world's complex infrastructure and natural resource challenges. Kleinfelder has nearly 2,000 employee-owners with offices nationwide and abroad. With over 50 years of experience, Kleinfelder's reputation for providing innovative, commonsense solutions to the most complex challen...
. Superior Group is looking for an Assembler (Soldering) for our Client located in Albuquerque, NM for a contract opportunity. Performs tasks associated with the various areas of assembly, plastics and inspection. Read, interpret, and use appropriate documentation for the specific area, while performing electronic operations. Read, comprehend, and follow assembly-related engineering drawings, Mili...
WE ARE SEEKING AN INDIVIDUAL THAT IS LOOKING FOR A LONG TERM CAREER! OUR SERVICE TECHNICIAN'S ARE KEY TO OUR BUSINESS! THEY MEET WITH OUR CUSTOMERS AND INSTALL & SERVICE OUR PRODUCTS. *IF YOU ARE MECHANICALLY INLINED AND/OR HAVE SOME PLUMBING EXPERIENCE. AND YOU WANT A GREAT CAREER WITH AN AWESOME COMPANY, THEN YOU NEED US AND WE WANT YOU!!* Job Description: This position is responsible for all as...
Kleinfelder is an employee-owned architectural, engineering, and science consulting firm providing solutions to meet our world's complex infrastructure and natural resource challenges. Kleinfelder has nearly 2,000 employee-owners with offices nationwide and abroad. With over 50 years of experience, Kleinfelder's reputation for providing innovative, commonsense solutions to the most complex challen...
Kleinfelder is an employee-owned architectural, engineering, and science consulting firm providing solutions to meet our world's complex infrastructure and natural resource challenges. Kleinfelder has nearly 2,000 employee-owners with offices nationwide and abroad. With over 50 years of experience, Kleinfelder's reputation for providing innovative, commonsense solutions to the most complex challen...
Purpose Provide surveying services for KLJ projects in a timely, accurate, and cost effective manner. Essential Functions · Provide guidance to Survey Technician, Surveyor I and Survey II staff members · Plan, organize, coordinate, prioritize, assign and monitor the work of field survey crews · Supervise the collection of survey field data · Gather field data under direction of a Surveyor IV · Pro...
Position in Dickinson, ND! Position Purpose Provide surveying services for KLJ projects in a timely, accurate, and cost effective manner. Essential Functions · Supervise the collection of survey field data · Direct gathering of field data · Responsible for quality control and quality assurance · Responsible for compliance with KLJ safety standards · Provide oral and written communication and direc...
Tradesmen International, America’s elite skilled labor force, is seeking experienced Welders to join our team. If you are a Journeyman Welder with at least 5 years of welding experience this is your chance to advance your career! Please call either Josh or Brad @ 507-288-6388 ASAP if interested! As a Journeyman Welder you will be responsible for using Mig welding techniques in a fabrication shop a...
Description Experienced Diesel Mechanics we Anticipate Openings in the Near Future. Get on the ground-floor to be considered Now ! Please submit your Application today so we can speak with you about your experience and Career Goals ! Position Summary : Penske Technician II will generally assist in the repair and diagnosis of major components or remove/replace major components at the direction of L...
NEED CARPENTERS AND LABORERS FOR COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION (RUSSELVILLE) compensation: CARPENTERS $15 AND UP LABORERS $12 AND UP VARIES ON SKILL LEVEL AND EXPERIENCE NEED CARPENTERS -(FORM CARPENTERS WITH CONCRETE EXPERIENCE) ASAP!!!!! EXCELLENT PAY CAN START RIGHT AWAY!!!!! ALSO NEED SOME LABORERS!! 1 year - 1 1/2 long project MUST have OSHA 10 PPE equipment & reliable transportation DRUG tested Su...
Carpenter Job Opening Holiday World & Splashin Safari is an Equal Opportunity Employer There is an immediate full-time job opening for a Carpenter. This position reports to the Carpenter Shop Manager. The duties of the Carpenter are as follows: • Practice safe work skills that comply with policies, regulations, and procedures • Read and interpret construction drawings and specifications • Prepare...
Description: Job Purpose: Fabricates cabinetry and wood products by following blueprints, drawings, and oral instructions; using carpentry tools and equipment. Specific experience in exhibit fabrication shop is preferred. Pay is based on experience and skill set. Duties: * Produces carpentry products and services by following standards and procedures; measuring results against standards; making ne...
JOB TITLE: VALVE TECHNICIAN/ FIELD SUPERVISOR LOCATION: MILLENNIUM POWER SERVICES (Westfield, MA) REPORT TO: SERVICE MANAGER JOB SUMMARY: SUPERVISE A CREW IN THE REPAIR OF VARIOUS TYPES OF VALVES FOR THE POWER AND PAPER INDUSTRIES KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: GIVE DIRECTION TO VALVE TECHNICIANS IN ORDER TO COMPLETE JOBS IN A SAFE AND TIMELY MANNER. INTERACT WITH CUSTOMER IN ORDER TO COVER ALL REQUIRED TA...
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