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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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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...
Job Description Zachry Industrial Inc. is accepting applications for Insulators in Muscatine, Iowa Major roles and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Industrial Insulator with maintenance mechanic and rigger experience is preferred. Select type and size of insulation and related materials and equipment according to specifications. Install, repair and/or remove insulation on pipin...
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...
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...
SUMMARY Set vision and cultural direction for a multi-million dollar Pipe, Fitting, & Valve distributor located in George West, Texas. Lead sales and operations staff in their achievement of individual and team operational and financial metrics. Fosters a culture of service with a focus on service to internal and external clients. RESPONSIBILITIES Coordinates closely with Houston headquarters o...
· Executive Construction Manager - Director of Industrial Development · Aurora CO · 7-10 years Commercial/Industrial Construction Experience · Compensation: $160,000-$210,000 We are in need of a candidate who will be managing industrial developments. The duties and requirements include: · Managing professionals, such as engineers, architects, contractors, and subcontractors. · Working with v...
Tradesmen International, America's elite skilled labor force, is seeking highly motivated craft professionals to join our team. We are recognized internationally as a leading source for reliable, skilled craftsmen with thousands of employees serving the world’s top contractors. With more than 5,000 active clients, we have plenty of great job opportunities for laborers who want to be the best in th...
Damage Restoration Technician A. E. Fickert, Inc. is a full service damage restoration firm with a 15,000 SqFt facility located in Moraine, OH and a 32,000 SqFt facility in Cincinnati, OH. We specialize in helping our residential and commercial customers recover from water, fire and storm damage while working with their insurance companies to restore their property. We are seeking to add excellen...
EQUIPMENT MECHANIC IMMEDIATE FULL-TIME OPENING! Seeking individual with Equipment Maintenance experience for John Deere, Hitachi and Hyster dealership in Kapolei Benefits: Family medical, drug and dental, paid vacation and sick leave program, 401(k) plan, easy commute, free parking Positions available up to $34.34/hr E-mail resume to Gordon Ogi: ***** American Machinery is the Jo...
As a stable, secure, truly global company that's built on integrity, fairness and plain old hard work, Ritchie Bros. – the world’s largest industrial auctioneer – offers rewarding careers in auction operations, sales, finance, accounting, I.T. and internet services, marketing, HR, customer service and other roles. And we offer great benefits, ongoing training, growth opportunities, a culture built...
Currently looking for journeymen carpenters with metal framing experience for a commercial project in Lafayette, LA. Starts: ASAP Payrate: $19.00/hr. $25.00 per day in per diem to those who qualify 1 week long Must be able to work 7am - 3 pm Must have commercial experience MUST have own personal protective equipment & reliable transportation Submit resume Simply put, we're not a temp agen...
Valders Stone & Marble has an opening for an Electrician/ Maintenance Position. This position is a full time 1st shift position. Must be willing to work overtime and be flexible with the hours when required. General Job Description: Conducts, maintains, tests and repairs electrical/electronic, mechanical, power tools, hydraulic and pneumatic systems and components. Applies knowledge of electrica...
H.V.A.C. Technician/Installer Philadelphia based H.V.A.C. company seeks senior service technicians/installers for full time employment. Ideal candidate will have at some experience with oil, steam, gas, boilers and furnaces and air conditioning and heat pumps, and commercial refrigeration a plus. The majority of our work consists of servicing and install of all types of H.V.A.C. equipment. Basic...
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...
JOIN OUR TEAM AT CSU, INC. Great Opportunities! Telecom & Utility Contractor We value our employees! Wages are competitive and based on experience. If you are the right candidate, we will train you! 100% PAID Medical Premiums, IRA Contribution, and Vacation Accrual all included.Positions needed: Bore Locator, Bore Operator, Fiber Optic Splicer, Directional Drill Locator, Directional Drill Operator...
Visit http://www.kbhome.com/careers to view all other KB Home job openings KB Home, a Fortune 500 NYSE company and one of America's premier homebuilders, has an immediate employment opportunity available. The Company operates in numerous states across the nation from California to Florida. KB Home has been building homes for a half a century, and was recently named to Fortune magazine's list of ...
City of Columbus – Division of Water Maintenance Plumber - EXAM The City of Columbus Department of Public Utilities is seeking qualified candidates for the position ofMaintenance Plumber. To apply, youmust first take the open competitive examination. Applications must be submitted to the Civil Service Commission by applying on-line at www.csc.columbus.govby 10/03/2014. ApplicantTracking is now m...
GENERAL MANAGER Knife River is looking for a General Manager for Casper, Wyoming division. Minimum Qualifications: 1. Over 4 years up to and including 10 years from post high school, work, military, institutional or vocational environment. 2. Ability to provide and maintain proper licensure, medical card and acceptable driving record For complete job posting, please visit our website jobs.mdu...
Established and rapidly growing HVAC company in Tomball needs new construction supervisor. Responsibilities include managing install crews, checking installs, meet with builders/supervisors, etc. The possibilities for growth and promotion are up to the individual. The residential new construction side of our company is expanding exponentially, and we will have a need for several supervisors, with...
Greater Coastal Management is looking for hardworking dedicated employees to join our team! We are looking to fill Lead Maintenance, Make- ready, and Porter positions. *Maintenance: HVAC certified required* Lead Maintenance Job Description Primary Responsibilities A. Skills · Diagnose, maintain, repair, and/or install the following: a. Electrical systems up to 240 volts. b. Pumps and motors...

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