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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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Key Talent Group is a staffing and recruiting firm committed to establishing and maintaining positive relationships with both candidates and clients. We focus on win-win strategies and uncovering out of the box solutions. Our client, a Denver based general contractor specialized in interior construction is seeking to hire a Superintendent. Overview: Superintendent reports to the Project Manager...
This is a 19 Billion a Year Industry! The Master’s Touch has helped over 1,100 people in 11 countries start their own business. Will you be next? We invented and patented the very first hard surface restoration system utilizing an extractor mechanism back in 2000. This device enables you to clean hard surfaces 10 times faster and 10 times easier than traditional cleaning methods. Find out today...
Senior Estimator - Concrete Contractor Job Label:MAG_14889EA610E Position requires you to be self-motivated, possess strong quantitative take-off and production analysis skills. Additionally, you will need to be able to follow-up on projects estimated with clients and try to sell our services. Position has full responsibility for the profitability of estimates; estimate quality control; client ...
This is a 19 Billion a Year Industry! The Master’s Touch has helped over 1,100 people in 11 countries start their own business. Will you be next? We invented and patented the very first hard surface restoration system utilizing an extractor mechanism back in 2000. This device enables you to clean hard surfaces 10 times faster and 10 times easier than traditional cleaning methods. Find out today...
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...
Education: · AA Degree or above or a minimum 3 years related manufacturing experience. · Steady Work Record Sales Aptitude · Bilingual — English/Spanish Manufacturing: · Knowledge of mechanical punch press operations. · Experienced in light manufacturing production. · Inventory Management — Determines inventory requirements and applies those policies which control receiving, storage, and sh...
Adecco is currently assisting a local client in their search to fill Warehouse Forklift and Cherry Picker position in the Grove City, OH area. This is a temp to hire opportunity. Apply now if you meet the following qualifications. If you have any additional questions please feel free to contact the Grove City office 614-277-4879. Thank you. Qualifications: Experienced Forklift and Cherry pickers...
FT/PT/PT Retired or Apprentice OK Katy area construction firm needs experienced estimator (apprentice acceptable) for sheet metal fabrication business. Projects include custom fabrication, commercial andresidential projects , new construction, re-roofing, retro-fit flat roofs, and historical restorations. ���������� �� �� �� �� ��...
Alpha Foundation Specialists is a full service foundation repair company that specializes in residential, commercial and industrial foundation services. Our trained technicians provide outstanding customer and technical foundation support needed when restoring the structural integrity of your home or commercial building. We are a growing company looking for an experienced Commercial Estimator to ...
Join an established & growing company that specializes in Supermarket Refrigeration with consistent year round employment Ideal candidate is organized, has strong work ethic, excellent rapport builder with team & customers, willing to invest in quality tools required for job, a team player willing to work nights & weekends, and the willingness to advance. Job Location: Jacksonville Benefits: Me...
About Us Gamburd, Inc. is the national leader in stairlift sales and installations as well as numerous other home access modifications. Our specialty lies in creating barrier-free living environments for the elderly or disabled. We are looking for a helper with potential to become a stairlift technician. This is an entry level, full time position with room for growth. On the job training is provi...
Severstal North America, one of the largest steelmakers in the United States specializing in the next generation of high quality, flat-rolled, carbon steel products, has a challenging and exciting opportunity for a Boiler Operator in Dearborn, MI. We serve customers in more than 20 markets including the automotive, appliance, construction, container, pipe and tubing, distribution, converter and s...
Seeking Supervisor - Electrician experienced in multi-family residential construction for upcoming projects in the Charleston, SC area. Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 1. Leads and controls skilled labor and work crews engaged in all activities concerned with the electrical work aspect of the project. 2. Ability to optimize resources (manpower, equipment and materials) to ensure efficient ...
Operating across Texas, this locally renowned General Contractor has for many years been seen by competitors as an innovative, progressive and aspiring leader in the commercial construction sector. As a mid sized employer they have proven that their success begins with hiring, retaining and developing top construction talent. Having secured more notable projects in Houston they now seek to employ...
Tradesmen International is currently seeking journeymen electricians for a job in north western Iowa. This job consists of industrial work and will last 1+ months. Compensation: $22-23/hour + $60/day in per diem Working 7 12s For immediate consideration please submit resume when applying PI84468080 Apply Here...
Experienced general construction superintendent looking for a new challenge in a sign manufacturing environment. This position will work closely with Manufacturing, Estimating, Install, and Design to ensure that signs are designed and built with the materials and methods that are both effective and efficient. Support will be provided to Project Management and Sales in streamlining cost effective p...
This leading Texas based General Contractor has been providing Pre-Construction and Construction Management Services for many decades, earning themselves an excellent reputation within the healthcare, higher education and commercial sectors. With a strong pipeline projects and a capacity for growth, they are now looking to appoint highly motivated Assistant Superintendents and Superintendent II to...
ProEnergy is Hiring: Journeymen and Apprentice Electricians Send resumes to: ***** or call 660-596-7088 Positions are availble throuout the region (Branson, Joplin, Pittsburg, Northern Arkansas, Southern Missouri, and Eastern Kansas) for Journeyman and Apprentice Electricians (licensed and unlicensed). Other positions are availble through out the US as well, so if you're w...
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...

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