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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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Topsider Building Systems, Inc., designer and prefabricator of high-end, custom post and beam residential homes sold and shipped worldwide since 1968, seeks highly motivated individual to assist in national builder recruitment, construction coordination and liaison with clients. EDUCATION: Degree related field. EXPERIENCE: Must have hands-on building and client service experience. Must be capable...
Facilities Maintenance Technician: Government Facilities Maintenance Company seeks highly motivated individual with a minimum of 5 years experience in maintenance and operations of HVAC systems. Experience should include centrifugal chillers, air handlers, cooling towers, boilers, and related pumps and controls. Must be able to also work 2nd or 3rd shift. Drug testing and background check required...
We are looking for an experienced cabinet maker to work full time in cabinet layout and assembly, effective immediately. Pay dependent upon experience. We do offer a 401K match program to full time employees....
Company Confidential Long Island City, NY, 11101
Established HVAC Company 20+ years looking for junior and high level Estimator with minimum 3 years experience. Salary commensurate with experience, 401K, paid health and dental insurance. Responsibilities -HVAC estimator capable of generating material and labor take-off and creating accurate cost estimates for bidding projects. -Communication and coordinate scope of work to request pricing from s...
When you choose Toll Brothers, you enjoy all the special advantages offered by "America's Luxury Home Builder™." Build Your Career with an Industry Leader Position: Field Land Surveyor Location: Columbia, Maryland Join the 2014 Builder of the Year! ESE Consultants, Inc., a Toll Brothers, Inc. company, seeks a Field Land Surveyor to join our growing staff in the Maryland division. We are a full-ser...
TRUJILLO SPECIAL COATINGS Denver, CO, 80202
PAINTER / PAINTER FOREMAN Painter 1 to 5 years experience. Journeyman 5 plus years experience. This Is Steady Work Please Call 303-988-3326 *...
Job Purpose: Supports construction projects by completing field surveys. Duties: * Plans surveys by visiting construction site; identifying pertinent features; assessing surveying requirements. * Verifies construction location by establishing geodetic baselines and property boundaries. * Surveys construction site by defining lines and grades, typography, underground facilities, cut and fill. * Rep...
Company Confidential New York City, NY, 10169
'Hands On Operations' Property Manager POSITION SUMMARY Our Client, a NYC based Owner, Developer and Manager of Commercial Buildings, is searching for a ‘Hands On Operations’ Commercial Property Manager to manage two side by side commercial buildings totaling 200,000 Sq. Ft. located in Soho. Skills: ‘Hands On Operations’ Property Manager Strong knowledge of construction, plumbing, electric, air co...
Fasco Employment Solutions has an IMMEDIATE opening for a Heating and Cooling Tech in the Adrian area!! Job will be replacing furnaces-new construction-gas lines Candidates should have at least 2 years of experience, No Felonies, be honest and dependable, and have a decent work history. Candidates must pass pre-employment testing, a drug screen , and a background check. For immediate consideration...
CRANE OPERATOR CERTIFIED CRANE OPERATOR 4 YEARS EXPERIENCE REQUIRED SALARY - OPEN TOP PAY EXPERIENCED ON HYDRAULIC & CRAWLER CRANES MUST BE EXPERIENCED IN DRIVING PILINGS & SHEETING 1st JOB IS FOR 5 MONTHS DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE IMMEDIATE OPENING PLEASE APPLY ONLINE, BY FAX OR IN PERSON. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST. JACKSONVILLE CRANE & MACHINERY LTD. SANTA FE CRANE & RIGGING LTD. MR. JOHN FAULKNER,...
When you choose Toll Brothers, you enjoy all the special advantages offered by "America's Luxury Home Builder™." Build Your Career with an Industry Leader Position: Construction Manager / Superintendent Location: Flower Mound, Texas Join the 2014 Builder of the Year! Toll Brothers, Inc., America's leading builder of luxury homes, seeks an experienced Construction Manager / Superintendent for one o...
We currently are seeking a Maintenance Technician who is a motivated individual with excellent interpersonal skills who lives in the Farmington, NM Area. If you have an EPA Certification class I, II and are proficient in HVAC/refrigeration, you may qualify. Additionally, the ideal candidate will be able to work independently, understand the impact of their work on the overall operating budget, and...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Regional Field Operations Manager- Single Family Portfolio Las Vegas, NV Full-Time $75,000 - $100,000 Apply Apply Regional Field Operations Manager- Single Family Portfolio Las Vegas, NV Full-Time $75,000 - $100,000 Apply Job Details If you have experience in the residential construction space and are looking...
Job Description Superintendent- JUDD Associates/DePaul Group is seeking an experienced Superintendent. Must have experience in all phases of new home constructing including; coordinating subcontractors, scheduling, budgets, vendor relations, buyer contact, quality control and warranty administration. Requirements 5-10 years experience in the residential construction industry. Previous experience i...
Requirements: Ensure that the Machines are clean and set up properly. Ensure quality is produced by adhering to the Production Batch Records instructions. Clean and/or disassemble Machine(s) after the completion of process run as per SOP. Set up machine(s) for run, including start-up of batch and obtaining all specifications as per instruction in Production Batch Record. Maintain equipment and sup...
Heavy Equipment Operator Full-time Operators needed for Excavators, Dozers and Loaders for regular work at Georgia Power plant Bowen near Cartersville, GA. Steady work - usually 50+ hours per week. Safety, performance and quality are our keys to success. www.metenviro.com Responsibilities: · Operate CAT 345, 330, 324 excavators or D6 dozers or Articulating dump trucks · Work safely and dependably....
Heavy Equipment Operator Full-time Operators needed for Excavators, Dozers and Loaders for remediation and excavation work. Safety, performance and quality are our keys to success. Visit us at www.metenviro.com Responsibilities: · Operate excavators, loaders, dozers or Articulating dump trucks · Work safely and dependably. · Willingness to work with a team and work OT as needed. · Conscientious an...
Maintenance Worker position available for company in Danbury, CT. The days are Mon-Fri and the hours are 7am-3:30pm.This is a hands on position requiring mechanical aptitude. Job consists of a wide array of tasks such as: Shop maintenance- helping with repairs General Carpentry Clean up on job sites Painting Facilities Maintenance Customer service If you are mechanically inclined with Maintenance...
Full Time opportunity for an Instrument Operator. This position will be responsible for boundary, topographic and construction surveying. Knowledge with use of total station, data collectors, and GPS preferred. Must have ability to do field computations. Local and out-of-town travel will be required. Send resume to ***** EOE/D/V/F/M...
Job Purpose: Completes construction projects by planning, organizing, and controlling projects; completing quality inspections; supervising sub-contractors and staff. Duties: * Accomplishes construction human resource objectives by selecting, orienting, training, assigning, scheduling, coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, appraisin...

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