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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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Our ideal candidate will posses the following skill sets: Michigan drivers license, with no points or restrictions, with the ability to obtain a chauffeurs endorsement. Be motivated and have a positive attitude! MUST have basic construction and or equipment knowledge. Be courteous to customers, have clear communication and friendly personality. Have a clean appearance Have he drive to work your sc...
Now Hiring: Machine Operators for work in the Mt. Pleasant area. Project starts immediately. Must be able to pass a background check. Machine Operators: -Must have at least 8 years of experience. -Must be able to run a 15K excavator, backhoe and/or trench roller. -Must have all commercial site PPE (hardhat, safety glasses, boots, vest) -Must be willing to get on and off equipment to help run pipe....
Job Title: HVAC Mechanical Tech Job Reference #:12351 Location: Princeton Junction, NJ Compensation: DOE Assignment Length: Contract Description: 2 HVAC/Energy Management Techs needed; 1 worker will work the 8am -4:30pm shift, the other will work the 2:30 pm to 11 pm shift. Seeking highly motivated and experienced HVAC professional for the optimization of HVAC equipment through the operations, mai...
Rental Equipment company is seeking a hand on mechanic helper for our fleet. We have been in business since 1946, and are still growing. The ideal candidate will have the following: Mechanical knowledge/Background, Dependable, honest, familiar with shop tools, quick learner, work independently, and available for overtime as required and with short notice. We do all the preventive maintenance on ou...
Must Have all basic job knowledge and be able to perform the following duties. Ironworkers - Connectors for Structural Steel Erection. Layout, conveyor install, alignment, machinery installation and alignment, basic rigging knowledge, experience with theodolite and optical equipment are preferred. Ironworkers and Millwrights with current Certification for Stick welding needed as well. All hand too...
We are currently recruiting for a Project Manager with strong plumbing/HVAC experience in the Charleston SC area. This job starts April 28. Scope of job duties include: -Developing and tracking project schedule -Establish cost control centers for tracking equipment, material, labor, subcontracts and other costs -Direct trade planners in the development of shop drawings -Procure and manage project...
Suburban Companies has been in business for 49 years as a family owned company. Currently, we have 29 employees. We focus on Commercial Maintenance, do not plan and spec work. We have several hundred Commercial Maintenance contract customers which supply us year round work throughout the seasons. Our average employee has been with us for 10 years and our business grew 20% just last year. The ideal...
Suburban Companies has been in business for 46 years as a family owned company. Currently, we have 29 employees. We focus on Commercial and Residential markets. Our average employee has been with us for 10 years and our business grew 20% just last year. The ideal candidate is responsible for installing heating and air conditioning equipment, professional appearance, his or her installation vehicle...
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BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair is currently hiring Machinist Leadpersons to support the Mechanical Systems Department. Leadpersons will assign and supervise the day-to-day efforts of personnel including journeymen, improvers and helpers, direct and monitor performance to accomplish goals and tasks as assigned by management. Assign personnel to complete job requirements while controlling overtim...
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For a Commercial Drywall company. Qualifications include a minimum of 5 years experience, reads blue prints, PC / Windows literate, able to meet deadlines while maintaining attention to detail. Must be able to follow-up with General Contractors after bidding. We operate a drug free workplace. Email: *****...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Refrigeration & Commercial Food Equipment Technician Houston, TX Contract Unspecified Posted 4/17/2014 Robin Napier is recruiting for this position. Email your resume to Robin Apply Job Details If you are a certified Refrigeration Technician or HVAC Technician with experience working with Food Service Equipment, pl...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders NETTCP Construction Inspectors - Concrete, Soils & Agg, Asphalt Rock Hill, CT Full-Time $50,000 - $65,000 Posted 4/17/2014 Bryan McQuilkin is recruiting for this position. Email your resume to Bryan Apply Job Details Construction Inspectors Rocky Hill, CT Department of Transportation We are in immediate need of Con...
City: Telford State: Pennsylvania Postal/Zip Code: 18969 Oldcastle Precast is the leading manufacturer of precast concrete, polymer concrete and plastic products in the United States. Our products range from utility vaults, reinforced concrete pipe, catch basins, drainage and septic tanks, to retaining walls, storm shelters, wall panels, concrete barriers, a variety of prestressed concrete product...
Michigan Paving and Materials Job Requisition ID: 57789 Job Type: Facilities / Construction Work Time: Internship City: Canton State: Michigan (US-MI) Postal/Zip Code: 48188 ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ At Michigan Paving and Materials we also believe strongly in our culture which is rooted in our employees and has impact...
City: DALLAS State: Texas Postal/Zip Code: 75207 APAC – Texas Bitulithic Inc., an Oldcastle Material Company, with our more than one hundred years of Road Building experience, we are one of the oldest and most respected Hot Mix Asphalt Paving companies in the construction industry. We, along with our team of Oldcastle companies, offer more services, products and materials than any other builder in...
City: Hartford State: Kansas Postal/Zip Code: 66854 APAC-Kansas, Inc., Shears Construction, a part of Oldcastle Materials Company, is a multi-million dollar heavy highway contractor that was established in 1874, and has multiple asphalt plants, ready mix plants, rock quarries and sand operations in Kansas. Shears is diversified with public, private and commercial work including paving, utility, di...
City: Comstock Park State: Michigan Postal/Zip Code: 49321 Michigan Paving and Materials, a vertically integrated Oldcastle Inc. company, energetically drives to continually be a leader in our markets in quality construction materials and value added services by employing innovative techniques and customer-centric practices. We believe that our employees are the reason for our success and we focus...
City: Lilesville State: North Carolina Postal/Zip Code: 28091 Oldcastle Lawn & Garden is a division of Oldcastle Architectural (APG). Oldcastle APG is the leading North American manufacturer of concrete masonry, lawn, garden and paving products and a regional leader in clay brick. The group also produces packaged cement mixes, lightweight aggregates, bagged decorative stone and lime. With over 200...
City: Bristol State: Pennsylvania Postal/Zip Code: 19007 Anchor is a division of Oldcastle Architectural (APG). Oldcastle APG is the leading North American manufacturer of concrete masonry, lawn, garden and paving products and a regional leader in clay brick. The group also produces packaged cement mixes, lightweight aggregates, bagged decorative stone and lime. With over 200 operating locations a...
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