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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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Cleveland Construction, Inc. has an immediate opening for a Project Task Coordinator for our Fort Myers, Fl. jobsite. This position will report to and take direction from the Project Superintendent. The successful candidate will be a self-starter who is detail oriented, with good communication skills, and must have the ability to follow directions. This candidate will also have a working knowledge...
Cleveland Construction, Inc. is accepting resumes for the position of Assistant Superintendent. The successful candidate will have 2 to 5 years of experience as a superintendent for big box retail projects. This position will coordinate and supervise demolition, site work, and construction of a large commercial construction project in accordance with the plans and specifications. Key Responsibili...
MACHINE MAINTENANCE PERSON Immediate opportunity at local plastics compounding plant for experienced machine maintenance person. Qualified candidates will have extensive electrical knowledge including 3 phase power, motor controls, AC/DC drives as well as good troubleshooting ability. Candidates must also be proficient in all types of plumbing along with strong mechanical ability. Extensive benef...
Position overview Electrician is responsible for assembly and installation of electrical circuits and electronic devices. Position will also test, troubleshoot and repair damaged or malfunctioning circuits and devices. Key Functions: · Connect wires to circuit breakers, transformers, or other components. · Build electrical panels · Plan layout and installation of electrical wiring, equipment ...
Construction Estimator-Earthwork Contractor An earth-moving contractor in the Denver Metro Area, has an immediate opening for an Earthwork Estimator. This position is responsible for preparation, solicitation, review, implementation, organization & execution of the bid proposal process for various clients. Proposals include hard bid and negotiated projects in the residential, commercial and heavy...
PEST MANAGEMENT SERVICE TECHNICIAN We are looking for a career minded, hard working individual to become Professional Pest Management Service Technicians. We require a valid driving record, pre-employment drug screen, MVR, and background check, complete our training and State Licensing requirements. Must possess the ability and willingness to work flexible hours, and may require participating in ...
Estimates cost of commercial electrical projects from engineering blueprints. Experience with Accubid software helpful. Full time position with benefits, very nice working environment, 30 year old company....
A number of prestigious local manufacturers located near the Cheswick area are seeking to fill a number of Temporary to Permanent and DIRECT HIRE positions in the following arenas: *CNC Specialist *CNC Programmers *Grinders *EDM Operators *Mechanical Maintenance *Press Operators *Quotations *Buyer *Estimator Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: *Usage of measur...
Woodland Village seeks a part-time service technician to perform preventative maintenance when necessary on HVAC, plumbing, electrical plus interior/exterior carpentry repairs, turnovers, concrete repairs and signage. Must have three or more years experience in general maintenance; HVAC certification a definite plus! PT hours are 20 to 30 per week and include on call duties. Also required are a po...
Responsible for troubleshooting and providing immediate preventative and corrective maintenance support to production lines and facilitating change-over. - Troubleshoot equipment problems and perform immediate repairs and preventative maintenance on equipment. - Overhaul and install new equipment. - Rebuild and fabricate parts. - Perform facility maintenance and maintain clean and safe work ar...
Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) is one of the nation's largest and most respected healthcare management companies, operating through its subsidiaries’ acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers nationwide. Founded in 1978, UHS subsidiaries now have more than 65,000 employees. The UHS business strategy is to build or purchase healthcare properties in rapidly gro...
Provide site development and road design support. Qualifications Required Education: Bachelor's Degree. Minimum years of experience: 12+. Minimum years of management experience (if any): 8-12. Licenses Required: PE or LS B. Computer Skills Required: Familiarity with AutoCAD and MS Office programs....
Pennoni Associates is seeking a dedicated Graduate Engineer to join our Civil Site and Design Division in our Philadelphia, PA office. This position requires an individual to be responsible for site development and design, including stormwater management design, AutoCAD, plan preparation, grading, various permits applications and report writing. The ideal candidate will report to the Division Mana...
Provide regular updates to the supervisor/project manager and is responsible for developing a final product that meets specified engineering design criteria as well as client specific requirements. This person will provide supervision of specified personnel to complete the assigned tasks and/or project. This person will independently complete tasks and assignments as directed by the project manage...
The purpose of the Enclosure Superintendent is to assure the construction of the exterior enclosure systems with a strong working knowledge of all enclosure elements. Primary responsibilities are to focus on detailed production planning, safety of all field personnel, scheduling and integration with the Trade Partner field leadership. REPORTS TO: General Superintendent SALARY RANGE: $135K to $18...
Emphasizing the delivery of full service construction solutions from initial design all the way through to final build, a reputable and expanding company is ready to hire an experienced Traveling Tilt-Up Superintendent. This organization prides itself in possessing a long list of satisfied, repeat customers and owes their success to their team of dedicated professionals. This position does not req...
Emphasizing the delivery of full service construction solutions from initial design all the way through to final build, a reputable and expanding company is ready to hire an experienced Traveling Tilt-Up Superintendent. This organization prides itself in possessing a long list of satisfied, repeat customers and owes their success to their team of dedicated professionals. This position does not req...
Manage daily operation of construction projects, including oversight of company resources and subcontractors, to successfully complete projects within contract budget, requirements, plans and specifications. Maintain standards of excellence in safety, quality and productivity on the job site. Serve as a company representative and point of contact with the public, owners, and subcontractors and sup...
Weinkauf Plumbing & Heating HVAC Service Technician Needed Must be competent in residential and commercial boiler, furnace and cooling equipment, troubleshooting & repair. Competitive wage & benefit package. Send resume to Alpena News Box H Alpena, MI 49707 provided by The Alpena News...
Description Position Summary: Performs routine maintenance service or repairs in a skilled area such as plumbing, carpentry, painting and plastering, HVAC or equipment servicing. Is responsive to preventative maintenance on equipment as assigned, and responds to requests, calls, and pages according to department standards. Under supervision, operates and safely maintains mechanical systems, and ...

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