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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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HC200905: Power Design Incorporated Houston, TX See Below To Apply Power Design, a national electrical contractor in business since 1989 has the following openings in the Texas area: • SUPERINTENDENTS • FOREMEN AND ELECTRICIANS • PROJECT MANAGERS We offer room for advancement, benefits and competitive comp package. Several large projects breaking ground. For immediate consideration, pleas...
HC204725: Confidential Houston, Texas ***** Project Manager for ground up commercial construction projects with computer proficiency, scheduling, cost reporting and organizational skills. Tilt-Up experience preferred. Personable and professional attitude towards clients, design team, and vendors is essential. Local midsized company. Send resume to: *****...
Construction Administrative Assistant– * MUST have previous construction experience * Create contracts for Subcontractors and Vendors * Filing * Billing * Assist Project Managers with deadlines and close-out books * Create files for new jobs and Vendors * Assist Receptionist with phone relief * Kept Subcontractor and Vendor files current with Insurance and Safety forms * Assist other Admi...
Leading St. Louis heavy commercial construction contractor is seeking highly motivated Project Engineers, Bench Estimators, and Sales Reps to learn the commercial Insulation, Fire Stopping, Fire Proofing, Air Barrier and Weatherization business. If you have a construction degree and/or several years of construction estimating, project engineering, or project management experience this is a very re...
Leading Northern California heavy commercial construction contractor is seeking highly motivated Project Engineers and Bench Estimators to learn the commercial Insulation, Fire Stopping, Fire Proofing, Air Barrier and Weatherization business. If you have a construction degree and/or several years of construction estimating, project engineering, or project management experience this is a very real ...
Our client has an immediate opportunity for a Construction Superintendent with ground-up project experience. This is an exceptional opportunity with a growing organization in Houston. Our client is looking for superintendents with a proven track record of successfully building projects from the ground up. In this role, you will report to a remote Senior Project Manager and you will be responsible ...
Bid Coordinator Construction Job In Houston Our client is a local commercial construction and development company with a growing list of projects and clients in the Houston market. They focus on tenant improvement, corporate interior remodels and renovations, and pride themselves on the relationships they have built in the marketplace. Due to the growth and upcoming projects, there is an immedi...
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...
Project Superintendent A well-established Nationwide General Contractor, specializing in retail ground-up and tenant improvement construction projects, seeks a qualified, self-starting Project Superintendent for an immediate openingin San Francisco, CA Bay Area. The successful candidate shall possess a positive team oriented attitude and be able to communicate effectively with the Project Manager...
Faithful+Gould is a leading project management consultancy protecting and maximizing our clients’ interests in the planning and delivery of projects. Operating at the forefront of our industry for more than 60 years, we provide a blend of services to the public and private sectors. We are dedicated to providing innovative solutions by combining professional knowledge and skills with our diverse em...
Company Confidential Venice, FL, 34285
Change out mechanic, for replacement of residental equipment with experience cutting duct board. You will work as lead installer and will have a helper/trainee. Local employee that lives close to our shop will have a van to take to and from work. We supply major tool to do the job. You are responsible for all other hand tools Benefits: Health insurance Uniforms 401k Vacation We are a dr...
General Labor-Maintenance Workers-Material Handlers-Production Workers needed immediately. Anticipated job end date is end of July. 40+ hours per week; Mon-Friday and some Saturdays; 2nd Shift; 3pm - 11pm. JOB DESCRIPTION: Job Description: Must be able to follow direction & perform repetitive production activities. All training and instructions typically given on the job. Proficiency is attained ...
Seasonal Immediate Openings for several General Labor-Material Handlers supporting a Fortune 500 manufacturer located in Hampton, Iowa; 2nd Shift, 3 pm - 11 pm; Mon-Fri & some Saturdays; 40 hours+ per week; anticipated end date of July 25th. Job Description: Must be able to follow direction & perform repetitive production activities. All training and instructions typically given on the job. Prof...
The City of Joliet is seeking qualified applicants to fill the position of Building Safety Inspector / Plumbing. Applicants must possess a thorough knowledge of all aspects of plumbing including plan review and inspecting new construction, additions/renovations of commercial and residential occupancies. Successful candidates must have graduated high school or have a GED equivalent, with 5 years o...
A Houston based general contractor is in need of a project superintendent for the Houston location. SUMMARY Responsible for direct supervision of construction/renovation projects. Supervises subcontractors, and foremen to ensure timely and quality completion of contracted work. Also serves as a liaison between the owner/architect/engineer, contractor, and subcontractor to resolve questions and/o...
Clinton Glass Company, Knoxville's #1 Residential glass company, is looking to add an assistant glazier to our team. Responsibilities for this position include fabricating glass in our shop, as well as assisting our lead glaziers in the installation of frameless showers and mirrors. This is a full time position, Monday through Friday, with occasional Saturday overtime. The ideal candidate does not...
Superintendent Job Description The project Superintendent is the on-site manager and, who is ultimately responsible and accountable for all activities on the jobsite. The superintendent shall implement and enforce all company policies and procedures. All superintendents have four (4) primary responsibilities as follows. 1. Scheduling.The superintendent shall physically post on the jobsite the ...
DEEM is a mechanical and electrical company centrally located in Indianapolis, Indiana with satellite offices throughout the Midwest down to the southeastern United States. DEEM offers HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical, Refrigeration, Industrial Piping, Building Automation, and Sheet Metal Installation and Services. We are currently seeking Master and/or Journeymen Electricians in the San Antonio area....
TANK & PRESSURE VESSEL WELDERS CB&I, the most complete energy infrastructure focused company in the world and a major provider of government services, is currently hiring experienced Heavy Plate Welders. Applicants must pass an A.S.M.E section 9 weld test; 7018 and flux core (gas shielded) all positions. Drug and Breath Alcohol Tests will be required before employment. COMPETITIVE WAGES, FULL B...

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