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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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Door Control Services is seeking a COMMERCIAL OVERHEAD DOOR SERVICE TECHNICIAN to repair and maintain commercial overhead door and dock door systems to the customer’s satisfaction. This opportunity is for an experienced technician who will lend your mechanical/technical expertise to commercial, retail, institutional, and industrial customers. Job Responsibilities: · Use electrical, mechanical an...
General Purpose: - Ensure the customer experience is at world class level. - Provide solutions to end users with technical inquiries. - Assume an advocacy role within online communities. - Improve customer satisfaction scores. Position Summary, Responsibilities and Expectations: - Provide end-user technical support via phone, email, chat, forums, social media, and customer support tools. May...
Pest Control Technician (Experienced Preferred) EARLS PEST CONTROL OF SANTA CLARA COUNTY – San Jose, CA Pest Control Technician needed for family owned and operated company. We are a small, successful company that has been in business since 1952. We are looking for a dedicated team member to join us in the Pest Control Industry. Prefer Branch 2 Applicators or Field Rep License, however willing...
TruGreen is seeking Laborers to provide our lawn and landscape services. No experience necessary, we will provide training. Requires ability to frequently lift up to 50 lbs, operate various light equipment and a valid Driver"s license. Monday through Saturday hours are required. This position is a full-time, temporary position with the potential to turn into a permanent position. Position pays a ...
Position Description: United Rentals is offering an excellent opportunity for a Service Technician IV who is ready to grow their career with the leading company in the industry. To continue our tremendous success and unparalleled growth, we are searching for qualified and ambitious individuals to perform maintenance and repairs of complex equipment with limited or no supervision in a highly skill...
Cable TV / Phone-Internet Installers Come join our team! VisionPro 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 $1,000.00 sign on bonus fo...
We are seeking Laborers to provide our lawn and landscape services. No experience necessary, we will provide training. Requires ability to frequently lift up to 50 lbs, operate various light equipment and a valid Driver"s license. Monday through Saturday hours are required. This position is a full-time, temporary position with the potential to turn into a permanent position. Position pays a compe...
TruGreen is committed to Diversity and Inclusion. We encourage diverse candidates to apply to this position. An Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer EOE of Minorities/Females/Vets/Disability Position Overview Under close supervision, responsible for performing a range of common manual labor duties including, but not limited to, lifting and moving materials, loading and unloading lawn...
HVAC INDUSTRIAL MECHANIC HVAC INDUSTRIAL MECHANIC Modern Mushroom Farms, Inc. located in Toughkenamon, Pa. has a F/T HVAC Industrial Mechanic opening. Work schedule is 5 1⁄2 days a week and flexibility if needed with after hour work and some holidays. At least 3 years experience with industrial controls and must be able to do electric trouble shooting, read schematic diagrams, and refrigerant li...
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...
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...
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 ...
Job Summary: Responsible for maintaining, troubleshooting, and repairing, or arranging for repairs of all building operating systems on the site. May be assigned to a single building as the sole engineer under a limited property size and scope. Must have reliable transportation and be available for after hour emergency calls. Essential Job Duties: 1. Responsible for all preventative maintenance...
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Plumber & Boiler Mechanic Min 5 yrs exp Must have Own Tools & Van. Serious Inquiries Only! Call 718-858-7070...
Custom Home Builder in Naples, Florida is Hiring a Jobsite Superintendent Custom Home Superintendent need in Naples, to directs on-site activities and supervises field personnel as required to successfully complete projects according to schedule. This includes maintaining the highest quality, supervising on-site trade and field personnel, while administering good construction safety practices wit...
A highly respected, employee friendly commercial construction company is seeking a proven Superintendent to join their organization. This is for a full-time permanent position with projects in southern Florida. The immediate need is for a $220M project expected to last for several years and will be at the Ft. Lauderdale Hollywood airport. This company focuses on client relationship building and th...
POSITION: Estimator DEPARTMENT: Estimating ABOUT JENSEN: Jensen is one of the leading providers of landscape construction and maintenance services in Northern California. For over forty-five years, Jensen has provided professional landscape services creating seamless transitions from bare ground to lush green environments for architects, owners, general contractors, and developers. Jensen is on...
Live at home, work in Burley. Premier Technology in Blackfoot, the employer of choice for over 250 employees is expanding their team. We are looking for Journeyman and Electrical Apprentices. If you are looking for a career with interesting work and a bright future, find us on the web for more information at www.ptius.net. We are proudly an AA/EEO employer....
Electrician Full-time year-round position responsible for diagnosis of residential electrical problems, test parts with appropriate instruments, disassemble and assemble parts, and make necessary repairs or replacement of electrical equipment. Must have Iowa Electrical Examining Board License. No night, weekend, or on call work. Health insurance, retirement package, and paid vacation and holidays....
Construction IMMEDIATE OPENINGS FOR Construction Workers Dirt-Concrete-Steel-Carpentry-Truck Drivers-Foremen Pay per years of experience and skill. Benefits include: 401K match, Health Ins, Paid Holidays & Vacation Apply in person at: 508 W Main, Lake Mills, IA or online at: larsoncontracting.com Mandatory pre-employment testing. EOE...

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