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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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Maintenance (2nd Shift) Hubbard Feeds (a division of Ridley USA Inc.) is seeking qualified candidates for the maintenance position at our plant in Shipshewana for our 2nd shift (2pm-10pm, M-F). This full time position is responsible for ensuring plant equipment is maintained according to standards. This includes performing preventive maintenance, repairing equipment, monitoring environmental/pes...
This position is located in our VA, Chesapeake facility Applies basic pipefitting processes to join, surface, fabricate, repair, or replace piping systems. 1. Applies basic pipefitting processes to join, surface, fabricate, repair, or replace piping systems (steel, cuni, etc.). 2. Works from blueprints, engineering sketches, charts, or work orders. 3. Uses measuring tools and related equipment...
Doka is one of the world’s leading companies for developing, manufacturing and distributing formwork solutions for use in all fields of the construction sector. The Doka Group is a company of the Umdasch Group and employs more than 6,000 people in over 70 countries. The Yard staff report to the Yard Manager and assist the Branch Operations Manager. He/she is responsible for their specifically ass...
Job Purpose: Assemble, install, test, and maintain electrical or electronic wiring, equipment, appliances, apparatus, and fixtures, using hand tools and power tools. Duties: * Balance and organize work by receiving and studying work orders and gathering necessary tools and supplies. * Troubleshoot, diagnose and conduct tests to electrical systems and their components by reading diagrams, manua...
Founded in 1962 and headquartered in Indianapolis, The Schneider Corporation is a third-generation, family-owned company. It is a full-service engineering, surveying, and GIS firm with four offices serving a range of clients throughout the Midwest and across the country. Schneider applies professional expertise and sophisticated technology. We strive to provide excellent service to our clients, pr...
Construction: Estimator Diversified Thermal is a specialty subcontractor providing waterproofing, fireproofing, firestopping and insulation services on new and existing commercial construction. We are currently accepting resumes for a Construction Estimator at our Houston location. As a Diversified Thermal team member, you will work closely with management to ensure that company goals and missi...
This position is located in our UT, Salt Lake City facility Candidate will leverage computer aided design and mapping systems (Geographic Information Systems (GIS) based) to prepare OSP design drawings for permit submittals and project deliverables within a Fiber to the home (FTTH) project environment. The GIS Drafter will be skilled in utilizing Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) co...
About Us Founded in 1976, family owned and operated. Based in Plantation, Florida. We do electrical commercial and industrial. We are a Drug-Free workplace. All applicants are given an electrical aptitude test to indicate their knowledge in the National Electrical Code and related field experience. Responsibilities • Determine wiring layouts • Install brackets and hangers • Install, replace a...
Civil Construction Coordinator Reports to : Paving, Railroad, and Drainage Project Manager (TBD) Desired Experience: 7+ year experience in civil construction (drainage, utility piping and paving) and preferably in a heavy industrial environment. Certifications in pipe fabrication and installation are a plus. Familiar with civil construction sequencing and scheduling constraints. Experience w...
Belt Splice or Rubber Technician (Rockport, IN area) ***** e-fax: 201-367-4036 Rema Tip Top North America the market leader in Wear Protection, Corrosion Protection and Conveyor Maintenance is expanding our service range resulting in new full time opportunities for technicians experienced in rubber lining or conveyor belt splicing. The qualified candidates must have good leadershi...
ELECTRICIAN Local Sarasota Electrical Company needs Experienced Electrician skilled in Commercial, Residential & Remodels. 5 years min. experience preferred but not req'd. Must be outgoing & energetic. We offer Health Insurance & Paid Vacation. Please email resume to: *****...
HC121163: Gaylor Electric Houston, TX See Below to Apply Gaylor Electric, Inc. is committed to the electrical industry's highest standards of professional integrity, performance and cost-effective services. We currently seeking the following positions: Electrical Foreperson Will be responsible for leadership, management and supervision of projects, including safe installations, alterations, ...
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HVAC SERVICE TECH. MIN 5 YRS EXP., COMMERICAL/ RESIDENTIAL. LICENSES REQUIRED, TOP WAGES, BENEFITS, BONUS PROGRAM Call 412-881-6100...
HC120981: L-CON Constructors Houston, TX See Below To Apply Heavy Industrial General Contractor seeks qualified candidates with the following experience: Industrial Construction Project Manager: • Fast-track Construction experience for industrial/petrochemical projects. • Organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects. • Minimum of 10 years experience in heavy industrial con...
IKAIKA, Inc., an Osmose Company seeks to fill an immediate position for Construction Project Coordinator to work out of our Kailua office. Known for quality workmanship, safety, and dependability, IKAIKA proudly serves Hawaiian utility companies, developers, and general contractors by providing overhead and underground utility construction and repair services, civil site work, and general masonry...
Franco Belli Plumbing and Heating and Sons is an industry leader in the trades of plumbing, heating and fire suppression. We’ve been a family owned and operated business for over 30 years and during this time we have loyally served all 5 boroughs of New York City. We are known throughout the New York Metropolitan Area for the quality of our work, the knowledge of our staff and the integrity of our...
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: Responsible for safely activating, testing and operating of ships, main propulsion and auxiliary systems in accordance with approved procedures, practices and policies. Responsible to comply with approved D.O.I.s. Read and interpret test memos. Participate in sea trials and work list ship systems to provide direction to the construction mechanics. Experience: The experience sho...
The Installation Operations Manager (IM) is responsible for the daily operation of Lumber Liquidators Installation Services’ (LLIS) Program including, but not limited to, identifying and recruiting Installation Providers (IPs), supervising the vendors (IPs), customer care support, coordinate and engage sales driving communication with the stores, partnering with the Regional Manager (RM) to succes...
IMMEDIATE NEED: Manufacturing Supervisor located near Bryson City, NC with experience working in high volume injection molding environments. Candidate needs to have a strong injection molding background. This is a great opportunity to work for an employee owned, rapidly growing company with great employee benefits. Salary will commensurate with experience. All qualified candidates are encouraged t...

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