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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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PARKS TECHNICIAN Town of Palm Beach. FT w/ benefits. Starting hrly $13.35. Hrly range 13.35-17.34. Ground & landscape maint. of parks, streets, irrigation, and right of ways using equipment & hand tools. HS/GED & 1 yr maint. exp required. Class D license required, certified pesticide applicator preferred. Apply online at www.townofpalmbeach.com click Jobs. Closes 10/12 EOE M/F/D/V...
Storm Water Technician TOWN OF LAKE PARK Storm Water Technician II Under the direct supervision of the Division Foreman, perform semi-skilled to skilled work in the installation, maintenance and inspection of the Town's storm water collection system components. Operates Vac-con equipment, cleans storm drains and organizes data used for National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) rep...
ServiceMaster is committed to Diversity and Inclusion. We encourage diverse candidates to apply to this position. An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer of Minorities/Females/Vets/Disability SUMMARY: At Terminix®, our people bring tremendous pride and integrity to everything we do. In turn, we provide a working environment where these skilled professionals can achieve true satisfactio...
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...
ELECTRICIANS AND HELPERS Via Electric has openings for electricians with 5 years experience and helpers with 2 years experience needed for industrial electrical construction. We offer excellent pay, retirement benefits, insurance, and an apprenticeship program. Must have a valid drivers license. Call 336-548-6968 between 9am and 4pm Monday thru Friday....
Please email resumes to ***** Job Title: Shipyard Machinery Supervisor Location: Mobile, AL Compensation: DOE Assignment Length: Contract Description: Implement the Ten Fundamentals of Supervision Ensure working environment is conducive to worker comfort and safety Set and monitor time goals for all tasks Monitor work performance of staff daily and undertake assessments as req...
Service Technician Post Date: SEPTEMBER 24, 2014 Job Title: Technician 1 to 2 years’ experience Climate Control & Dehumidification Rental Company seeking experienced Technicians to perform the following: Ø Set-up and maintenance of heating, dehumidification, ventilation, and air-conditioning devices. Ø Regular inspection of the devices to see that they are working optimally. Ø Trouble shoot ...
Machine Operator Machine Operator Toughkenamon manufacturer/distributor of construction materials is looking for a full time machine operator. Duties include but are not limited to: Set up/run manual machines(drill presses/ lathes/mills). Inspect 1st part run/verify compliance to drawings, specs. Run production to meet quality requirements. Ability to add/subtract/multiply/divide units of meas...
Please email resumes to ***** Job Title: Shipyard Outside Machinist Location: Mobile, AL Assignment Length: Contract-1 + yrs temporary Description : Install equipment on board vessels in a safe and productive manner. Disassemble, fault find, repair and re-assemble shipboard equipment. Mark and measure to close tolerances using calibrated equipment Qualifications : High School ...
Draftsperson: Trainee candidate must have knowledge of Autocad and provide recent examples of work. Experienced candidate must also have Autocad experience in structural steel or misc metals and provide recent examples of work. EOE, DFWP Health ins, 401k, paid vac / holidays NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE Apply in person, fax or email. fax: 352-873-2557 *****...
Senior Construction Project Manager/ COO About the Job Nelson Brothers Construction Management, LLC (NBCM) is a new but rapidly growing builder in Student Housing in the Utah, with opportunities to expand in surrounding states. NBCM was created out of excessive demand form its affiliated companies Nelson Brothers Property Management, Inc and Nelson Brothers Professional Real estate, LLC which fo...
Atkins has been providing infrastructure planning, engineering, construction, environmental consulting, urban planning, architecture, and program management services to public and private clients across the United States for more than 50 years. Globally, Atkins is the largest UK-based engineering and design consultancy and one of the world's largest design firms with nearly 18,000 employees world...
Empire Title has an immediate need for an enthusiastic hardworking and professional Title Examiner who is a self-starter that can multi-task and is able to adapt to change in the dynamic and exciting environment of Title Insurance. Job Function: Efficiently (timely and accurately) examine property in seven (7) of the Dallas area counties as well as assist with other counties in Texas Clerical a...
Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation (HERC) is a highly successful leader specializing in rentals, sales and service of the very best construction and industrial equipment available today. As a fully diversified subsidiary of The Hertz Corporation, we have a staff of approximately 5000 employees and maintain approximately 270 branches in 47 states in the U.S. and Canada. Since 1965, we have provide...
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INSPECTORS: CWI-AWS certified NDT Level 11 Inspector/Technician UT , MT & LDP with experience in structural Steel. Minimum 3 years experience with good oral, written and communication skills preferred. Must own transportation. Competitive salary and fringe benefits. Email resume to: ***** nytdfj...
Headquartered in the U.S., INVISTA is one of the world's largest integrated producers of polymers and fibers, primarily for nylon, spandex, and polyester applications. With a business presence in more than 20 countries, INVISTA delivers exceptional value for its customers through market insights, technology innovations, and a powerful portfolio of global trademarks including Lycra® fiber, Coolmax®...
General Summary This position is responsible for providing engineering, quantity and cost information while reporting to a Project Manager to ensure the job meets Granite budgets while complying with contract requirements. Essential Job Accountabilities 1. Assist with job controls to ensure compliance with contract, budget, schedule, forecasting and job costing. 2. Interpret design/drawings fo...
Getting It Done At Labor Ready Everyone likes to feel pride in their work. At Labor Ready, we make that happen. We have opportunities right now for hardworking people looking for a reliable paycheck. You can find flexible assignments in construction, manufacturing, retail, warehousing, events, hospitality, waste, restoration, and auto services. Labor Ready is currently hiring for Welder position...
Equity LifeStyle Properties (NYSE: ELS) owns and operates the highest quality portfolio of RV resort and site-set home communities in the country. We own and have controlling interest in over 380 quality communities and campgrounds in 30 states and British Columbia. Our guests and residents enjoy rich vacation and lifestyle experiences in our communities and resorts. We are looking for qualified ...
ServiceMaster is committed to Diversity and Inclusion. We encourage diverse candidates to apply to this position. An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer of Minorities/Females/Vets/Disability Position Overview Leads and directs service personnel to perform termite control services per instructions and specifications of the supervisor. Assists and performs the specific duties of the ter...

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