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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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HC200905: Power Design Incorporated Houston, TX See Below To Apply Power Design, a national electrical contractor in business since 1989 has the following openings in the Texas area: • SUPERINTENDENTS • FOREMEN AND ELECTRICIANS • PROJECT MANAGERS We offer room for advancement, benefits and competitive comp package. Several large projects breaking ground. For immediate consideration, pleas...
HC204725: Confidential Houston, Texas ***** Project Manager for ground up commercial construction projects with computer proficiency, scheduling, cost reporting and organizational skills. Tilt-Up experience preferred. Personable and professional attitude towards clients, design team, and vendors is essential. Local midsized company. Send resume to: *****...
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Top paying HVAC/R career with family-oriented, rapidly growing organization! If you enjoy a change of pace with new day-to-day challenges and activities while working with top name brands in the industry, then this is the perfect role for you! Our client is one of the leading real estate development companies in the country engaged in the development, construction, management and ownership of co...
Experienced Mechanical Journeymen and Shop Fabricators needed for metal shop in Mount Ulla, NC. MUST be able to weld. Pay to be based on experience. Must be able to pass drug test. Company offers benefits after 90 days of employment (uniforms, insurance, and retirement plan)....
One of the nation’s largest real estate investment trusts (REITs), Mack-Cali owns and manages premier office buildings and luxury multi-family communities throughout the Northeast. With its deep market presence and diversity of real estate services, this publicly traded real estate investment trust offers strong growth potential along with competitive compensation and benefits. BUILDING ENGINEER ...
Construction Superintendent The D.A. Collins Family of Companies is a full-service civil construction group that provides a wide range of services to clients in the public and private sectors. Headquartered on 138 acres in upstate, New York, the D.A. Collins Companies have the capability and resources to complete any construction and environmental project nationwide. D.A. Collins Construction Co...
Quality Inspector Responsibilities: Perform quality assurance and quality control inspection duties, including inspection of implants, instruments and gages as required to ensure the dimensional and visual integrity of product in accordance with all required quality specifications, standards, goals and objectives. Qualifications/Work Experience: Must have 2+ years of product inspection experienc...
Rescar is one of the largest private railcar repair and service providers in North America. Over the past 40 years, Rescar has developed a network of over 100 locations with a team over 1,000 associates dedicated to providing mechanical repair, exterior painting, interior coating and cleaning services to our Fortune 500 customers. Rescar's benefits include medical, dental, profit sharing, 401K and...
TransFluid Services, Inc. Job Title: Transformer Technician Reports to: Transformer Field Service Technician Supervisor Locations: 1 opportunity in NC, 1 opportunity in MN Date Prepared: January 2015 Job Description:The Transformer Technician is responsible for performing various transformer related jobs including but not limited to: Assembly of new transformers, Vacuum filling with insul...
Earn $950.00+ weekly, will train Duct & Vent Cleaning Services Right now our company is training service technicians for residential dryer vent cleaning in your area. We have been in business since 1983, accredited with the Better Business Bureau since 1997. The work is very enjoyable, easy to learn, and we will train, advancement opportunities. Equal Opportunity Employer Call to Apply 1-800-9...
Job Purpose: Maintains environmental conditions by installing and maintaining heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment; maintaining records. Duties: * Organizes work by studying work orders, diagrams, specifications, drawings, and blueprints; gathering required materials. * Establishes environmental systems by mounting, installing, fabricating, or connecting compressors, condensers...
Earn $950.00+ weekly, will train Duct & Vent Cleaning Services Right now our company is training service technicians for residential dryer vent cleaning in your area. We have been in business since 1983, accredited with the Better Business Bureau since 1997. The work is very enjoyable, easy to learn, and we will train, advancement opportunities. Equal Opportunity Employer Call to Apply 1-800-9...
Do you have a solid background in carpentry? Are you looking to work for a stable company that is going strong? If you answered "yes" to both questions, this opportunity might be for you! We are looking for a hands-on installers to be responsible for the installation of the company’s waterproofing and foundation repair products according to quality standards, job specifications, and safety regula...
Perma-Seal is the recognized industry leader in basement waterproofing, and we're looking for experts in the field to join our rapidly expanding plumbing department. This is a unique opportunity for you to get in on the ground floor of our exciting new offerings. We're seeking passionate individuals to help us achieve our goal of raising the bar to provide the best plumbing experience possible for...
US Facilities is looking for an experienced construction / contracts manager with extensive managerial experience with roadway, tunnels, and bridge maintenance and construction projects in a 24/7/365 work environment. The successful candidate: ? Has experience administering contract documents and working with contracted field forces. ? Has experience in the oversight and direction of employees ...
Growing plumbing company seeking experienced, licensed plumbers in the central Ohio area. Must be professional, experienced, energetic, team player with superior customer service! We offer full time employment with overtime options. Paid vacation time. Paid sick time. Job Purpose: Maintains the flow of water, air, and other gases, and drainage by assembling, installing, and repairing pipes, ...
Company Information Shoppas Mid America is a material handling distributor, parts and service center, and full service rental company. We are the authorized distributor in Kansas and Missouri for: Toyota Forklifts (the best-selling forklift in the world) • Advance Sweepers and Scrubbers Genie Aerial Equipment • Many other brands of forklift attachments, industrial batteries, etc…• To learn m...
Responsibilities • Assist tradespersons in construction activities • Load and unload construction materials • Operate construction equipment • Remove rubble and debris with shovels and other equipment Education • High School Diploma (or equivalent) Qualifications • Previous experience in construction • CDL Drivers License • Clean Drivers license • Proficiency in English Skills • Good ...
Responsibilities • Assist tradespersons in construction activities • Load and unload construction materials • Operate construction equipment • Remove rubble and debris with shovels and other equipment Education • High School Diploma (or equivalent) Qualifications • Previous experience in construction • CDL Drivers License • Clean Drivers license • Proficiency in English Skills • Good ...
JOB SUMMARY: Under general supervision to work with and direct Fleet Employees engaged in the maintenance and operation of equipment; and to assist in training other employees in the maintenance and operation of all types of equipment OUTLINE OF DUTIES: Must have passed the written and practical department entrance examinations. Must have passed the Field Assessment test. Must demonstrate a r...

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