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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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Design Assoc. & Production Personnel for custom picture framing store. Full time. Some experience required. Email resume to: ***** Posting provided by:...
Construction Superintendent Position (Bristol, TN) Seeking construction supt. for large retail project in Tri-Cities area. Previous experience with national retail chains is required. Position opens immediately and long term employment will be considered. Only seasoned superintendents need apply. ***** Posting provided by:...
HVAC SERVICE TECHS & INSTALLERS7+ yrs Exp! Pool Htr Exp a Plus • Exc salary +Commissions • Paid Med, Vis, Dental • Paid Life, Accident • Paid Vaca, Holidays, SL EPA, clean backgrnd+driving Extremely Busy-Full-time/yr-rnd Drug-free! Apply RomeAire.com or Resumes FAX (561) 368-0028...
Structural Steel Superintendent. We are currently accepting resumes to fill immediate position for a Structural Steel Superintendent. Candidates must be highly motivated, willing to travel, able to understand plans and schedules, and have superior structural steel skills. Duties include: Coordinate all personnel, subcontractors and materials. Complete projects according to specifications. Track va...
PRESSURE VESSEL WELDERS CB&I, the most complete energy infrastructure focused company in the world and a major provider of government services is currently hiring experienced Heavy Plate Welders to fill positions on a project located in Ingleside, TX Applicants must pass the following A.S.M.E. Section 9 weld tests; 7018 and flux core (gas shielded) in all positions Drug and Breath Alcohol Test ...
CAN YOU DIG IT? Heavy Equipment Operator Training! 3 Week Hands On Program. Bulldozers, Backhoes, Excavators. Lifetime Job Placement Assistance with National Certifications. VA Benefits Eligible! 1-866-362-6497...
Company Confidential Clearwater, FL, 33762
Foreman - Experienced Installer for commercial HVAC systems wanted. Valid driver license, and drug testing are required. Call 727-573-4822. Reference Code:100422036701...
This position is located in our VA, Chesapeake facility GENERAL SUMMARY: Works aboard Surface ships and/or Submarines with portable tools to remove and/or install piping systems utilizing basic pipefitting skills to prepare surfaces for cutting, welding, brazing and fabricating piping and its components. The shipboard piping systems may include water (salt and fresh), steam (high and low pressure...
REFRIGERATION TECHNICIAN/INSTALLER TDH Refrigeration Inc., specializes in supermarket refrigeration & HVAC. We are currently hiring experienced service technicians and installers. Please email your resume to ***** or call us at 716-668-1328....
Company Confidential Sanborn, NY, 14132
JOB SITE SUPERINTENDENT: Site Construction & roadwork, min. 5 yrs. exp. managing emp., materials, site drawings, & layout, install piping & paving. Heavy equip. operator prefd. FT, local, salary/benefits. Resume to: *****...
This position is located in our UT, Salt Lake City facility Candidate will leverage computer aided design and mapping systems (Geographic Information Systems (GIS) based) to prepare OSP design drawings for permit submittals and project deliverables within a Fiber to the home (FTTH) project environment. The GIS Drafter will be skilled in utilizing Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) co...
This position is located in our VA, Chesapeake facility Applies basic pipefitting processes to join, surface, fabricate, repair, or replace piping systems. 1. Applies basic pipefitting processes to join, surface, fabricate, repair, or replace piping systems (steel, cuni, etc.). 2. Works from blueprints, engineering sketches, charts, or work orders. 3. Uses measuring tools and related equipment...
The City of Corinth Has the Following Positions Available: Maintenance Worker(drainage) PT Animal Control Officer, Senior Court Clerk Visit our Website at www.cityofcorinth.com 3300 CORINTH PKWY CORINTH TX 76208 EOE--Phone 940-498-3223...
Cable TV / Phone-Internet Installers & Supervisors Come join our team! VisionPro Corp is now hiring qualified candidates who are interested in FT employment. (Buffalo NY area). Experience is preferred but will train the right candidate. We offer top rates, company truck, gas card, tools, uniforms and company phone. Paid Vacation/sick days and health benefits. We are currently offering $500.00...
HC125203: Company Confidential Houston, TX See Below To Apply Construction Superintendent with minimum 5 years experience to work in field with experience in paving, underground utilities, etc. For immediate consideration, please submit your resume with contact information, via fax, to 713-473-1811....
Company Confidential Waycross, GA, 31503
WELDERS GATX will be accepting applications on-site at its place of business located at 2610 Industrial Blvd. Waycross, Ga. 31503 on Thursday September 25, 2014 from 8:00 AM – 12 PM. Candidates must present Welding Certificates in order to complete an Application....
NYC Area plumber is looking for experienced plumber and sprinkler mechanics. Must have a valid drivers license, basic tools, & minimum of 5 years experience. Send all resumes with contact information to *****...
HC124817: Refugio County Memorial Hospital Refugio, TX See Below To Apply Refugio County Memorial Hospital is taking applications for Director of Nursing Services. Position is full time with paid health insurance, vacation, sick and holidays.....Monday-Friday. Applicant will supervise nursing personnel at Critical Access Hospital and should have prior management and supervisory experience. K...
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...
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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