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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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Job Purpose: Maintains production and quality by ensuring operation of machinery and mechanical equipment. Duties: * Ensures operation of machinery and mechanical equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements on engines, motors, pneumatic tools, conveyor systems, and production machines; following diagrams, sketches, operations manuals, manufacturer's instructions, and engineering...
Who’s Marmen Energy? A well established canadian company recognized worldwide for the quality of its products, also known as one the largest wind tower manufacturer in North America. Who can work at Marmen Energy? You! If you want to join a dynamic team, push back your limits and truly enjoy your job. What will we do for you? We will offer you all the training you need, advancement opportunities...
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Company: General/Electrical Contractor Position: General Electrical Project Manager General/Electrical Contractor in Elk Grove Village, IL Construction/Skilled Trade Section Duties and Responsibilities: The duties and responsibilities of the Project Manager will be to plan, organize, and oversee General/Electrical Construction Projects from award through completion. Creates and enforces adh...
Lochridge-Priest, Inc. Position Summary Lochridge-Priest is locally owned and operated, and is the largest provider of residential and commercial heating and air-conditioning services in Central Texas. We’ve been serving Central Texas as a Lennox Dealer since 1963. With offices in Waco, Temple, and Corsicana and over 300 dedicated employees we’re dedicated to serving your home and business comfo...
Increte of Houston is seeking an experienced Sales/Estimator to join our growing team. Enjoy the freedom of an Independent Contractor, making your own schedule and working from home without the challenge of managing a crew. Position Summary: The Sales/Estimator will work with our customers to design decorative concrete patios, outdoor kitchens, patio covers and more. This fun and rewarding posit...
Nationwide positions for Independent Construction Consultants Conceives and develops estimating solutions for damaged properties Ensures that construction consulting work conforms to technical and organizational standards and meets or exceeds all contract requirements. Ensures product ability of designs and products. Ensure effective and efficient claims processing. Assesses cost damages caus...
Applewood Plumbing Heating & Electric has achieved the Denver Post's Top Workplace designation for 2012, 2013, and again for 2014! In addition to being named a Top Workplace for 2014, Applewood received special recognition as the company offering the best employee benefits in Denver. We are honored to have been recognized through survey results from our own employees in the areas of employee appre...
We are a kitchen and bathroom remodeling firm and seeking an experienced draftsman who has extensive knowledge of hand drawings and final renderings and can provide assist our design team with orders. We would prefer an individual that excels in independent work but can also work with other team members. 20/20 experience a plus. Job Purpose: Prepares architectural plans by drawing structural and...
Hello to all applicants, We are looking for a self motivated, organized, and positive attitude person for field supervision. Our company does residential foundations and flat work with the occasional commercial project. This job position requires a person that has can run jobs all over the Houston Metro area. You will be responsible for the scheduling and supervision of project you are assigned. ...
Benderson Development Company is one of the nation’s elite developers of retail shopping centers. Our employees are provided challenging work and have a commitment to excellence! We are currently seeking an Estimator to join our team in Buffalo, NY and experience our growing, dynamic construction team. Job Description Selected candidate will expedite timely, accurate project cost budgets in a st...
We are looking for a production person who wants to be full time at the computer making the construction documents great. The person would receive the concept from a senior architect and would execute the technical aspects of designing every detail and section to ensure that the subcontractors know exactly what to build and the sales manager knows exactly what to sell. This position would interact...
The Civil Superintendent is responsible for day-to-day supervision of the project site and is directly responsible for project safety. The Superintendent coordinates material deliveries and supervises field labor for self-performed work. The Superintendent also monitors subcontractor progress, ensures project completion dates, and resolves field conflicts. Requirements: Candidates should have 7-...
Building Engineer Commercial Property Management Company is seeking an experienced building maintenance engineers for downtown Boston and suburban office buildings. Technical school training required. Day Shift is Mon.-Friday 7am-3:30pm. Candidates should have 2 to 3 years experience in an engineering environment and be knowledgeable in HVAC, electrical, plumbing, and general maintenance operatio...
All Seasons Garage Door Company; one of the Twin Cities premier full service garage door companies is looking for a top notch garage door service technician to add to our team. We have been part of the Twin City Garage Door Industry since 1982 and will be here well into the future. We are proud to be the employer of some of the garage door industries most experienced staff. We are looking for just...
EXCELLENT BENEFITS PACKAGE INCLUDING FREE ADDITIONAL BENEFIT! HVAC INSTALLATION LEAD INSTALLER FOUR SEASONS HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING & PLUMBING WAS NAMED TWO YEARS IN A ROW ONE OF THE TOP 100 PLACES TO WORK IN CHICAGOLAND BY THE CHICGO TRIBUNE! Four Seasons Heating & Air Conditioning & Plumbing, the largest residential HVAC contractor in North America, is seeking self-motivated Lead Installer...
About the Company - Bamco is a 30 year old fabricator and erector of exterior metal panel wall systems. A very busy, heavy construction subcontractor with a large work focus on Pharmaceutical, Industrial, Municipal & Transportation projects. We build in excess of 200 projects per year and we are one of the distinguished leaders of our industry. Position Available -We need to add a project adminis...
Seeking experienced individual to operate Jetting truck, Main-liner, continuous rodding machine, Vactor truck, and or utility televising truck. Position is for family owned plumbing and utility company based in Novato, Ca. Willing to train if not proficient on all units listed. Should have a valid Class B license, not required. NASSCO, PACP,MACP,LACP certification preferred but not mandatory....
Four Seasons Heating & Air Conditioning & Plumbing, the largest residential HVAC contractor in North America, is seeking self-motivated Install Helper for employment. Come and join the area's premier Heating and Air Conditioning contractor. Four Seasons Heating & Air Conditioning & Plumbing has been recognized by the Chicago Tribune as a Top Workplace Achiever and Top 100 Places to Work in Chicag...
Building Engineer Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists "The people I work with are as passionate as I am." "I came to Uline for a job. Instead, I found a career." Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. We're a family-owned company known for our incredible customer service and quality products. Our people make the difference. We're looking f...
Building Engineer Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists "The people I work with are as passionate as I am." "I came to Uline for a job. Instead, I found a career." Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. We're a family-owned company known for our incredible customer service and quality products. Our people make the difference. We're looking f...

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