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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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COMMERCIAL MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN Commercial Maintenance Company seeks skilled tradesman to service retail customers throughout the eastern United States. Prefer licensed or certification in electrical, plumbing and/ or HVAC. Must have excellent customer service skills, valid ‘current’ driver’s license, truck or van (2000 or newer), computer competency, automobile insurance ($100K/$300K/$50K) and...
Empire Construction, a Knoxville, Tennessee based General Contractor specializing in apartment/multi-family rehabilitation projects, has immediate openings for experienced Construction Managers and Sr Construction Managers for projects in Knoxville, Morristown, Maryville and Crossville. The Construction Manager will oversee the jobsite, with critical emphasis on the following: Provide direct lead...
Immediate Openings *Skilled Finished Carpenters Includes Co. vehicle, cell phone, 401k & other benefits. Apply at: 42-38th Street Wheeling, WV 26003 or online at www.panhandlecr.com OR EMAIL ***** Phone: 304-232-2321 provided by The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register...
COMMERCIAL MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN Commercial Maintenance Company seeks skilled tradesman to service retail customers throughout the eastern United States. Prefer licensed or certification in electrical, plumbing and/ or HVAC. Must have excellent customer service skills, valid ‘current’ driver’s license, truck or van (2000 or newer), computer competency, automobile insurance ($100K/$300K/$50K) and...
Pilgrim's is one of the world largest poultry producers. We are passionate about our work and we're looking for people who share our passion to position our company for future success. Electrician Experienced in commercial environment. Skill in the installation, repair, and maintenance of all types of electrical system equipment and components. Locating and diagnosing trouble in the electrical...
The Pool Man is growing and we are looking for a self-motivated, organized and detail oriented Superintendant for our Tomball Office. Must have good communication and computer skills. A minimum of 3 years experience in pool construction is preferred. Superintendent responsibilities include: -Review projects and drawings with the designer and team members -Meet subcontractors on the jobsite and...
M & R Roofing, Inc. is hiring general construction laborers/ roofing Installers / gutter technicians immediately. We are 25 years old , stable and financially fit. We offer great benefit plans like health insurance, dental, and 401k retirement plans. M & R has its own offices, warehouse, fleet of company trucks and equipment. Experience , your own truck and tools is a plus but not required. Pay...
COMMERCIAL MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN Commercial Maintenance Company seeks skilled tradesman to service retail customers throughout the eastern United States. Prefer licensed or certification in electrical, plumbing and/ or HVAC. Must have excellent customer service skills, valid ‘current’ driver’s license, truck or van (2000 or newer), computer competency, automobile insurance ($100K/$300K/$50K) and...
City: Greensboro State: North Carolina Postal/Zip Code: 27401 Based in Greensboro, North Carolina, Thompson-Arthur Paving and Construction, an Oldcastle Materials Company, is a leading provider of high-quality asphalt paving services. In addition to paving services, we provide stone base construction, bridge construction, curb and gutter construction, site utilities, complete site development a...
COMMERCIAL MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN Commercial Maintenance Company seeks skilled tradesman to service retail customers throughout the eastern United States. Prefer licensed or certification in electrical, plumbing and/ or HVAC. Must have excellent customer service skills, valid ‘current’ driver’s license, truck or van (2000 or newer), computer competency, automobile insurance ($100K/$300K/$50K) and...
COMMERCIAL MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN Commercial Maintenance Company seeks skilled tradesman to service retail customers throughout the eastern United States. Prefer licensed or certification in electrical, plumbing and/ or HVAC. Must have excellent customer service skills, valid ‘current’ driver’s license, truck or van (2000 or newer), computer competency, automobile insurance ($100K/$300K/$50K) and...
Our client is a US leading Construction Company delivering exceptional projects in the sectors of Commercial, Light Industrial, Retail, Residential High-rise, Higher Education and K-12. For generations this well established Commercial Construction General Contractor has refined Lean Construction, Virtual Construction and complex pre-construction initiatives to deliver outstanding value to their cu...
Creel Bay Construction is looking to hire Carpenters and Laborers. Wage is DOE, however, prior experience is preferred. Drivers license required. Call 701-351-9001....
Cable TV / Phone-Internet Installers Come join our team! VisionPro is now hiring qualified candidates who are interested in FT employment. (Buffalo NY area). Experience is preferred but will train the right candidate. We offer top rates, company truck, gas card, tools, uniforms and company phone. Paid Vacation/sick days and health benefits. We are currently offering $500.00 sign on bonus for ...
COMMERCIAL MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN Commercial Maintenance Company seeks skilled tradesman to service retail customers throughout the eastern United States. Prefer licensed or certification in electrical, plumbing and/ or HVAC. Must have excellent customer service skills, valid ‘current’ driver’s license, truck or van (2000 or newer), computer competency, automobile insurance ($100K/$300K/$50K) and...
Third Space Builders, a fast growing remodeling company, has immediate openings for Carpenters. The Carpenter is responsible for the full range of rough and finished skilled carpentry work, including cabinetry. Job Duties · Work from blueprints, specification drawings and instructions to design, build, remodel, & retrofit structures · Inspect completed work for conformance with specifications, ...
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COMMISSIONING FOREMAN Talisman Energy USA, Inc. , Commissioning Foreman Talisman Energy USA, Inc. Three Rivers, TX. Lead the implementation of program standards, provide estimates for annual budget for facilities/equipment, monitor and evaluate well/facility performance and supervise commissioning operators. 10% annual travel to unanticipated sites. Reference job #1401 and send resume to ...
2004 Fisher Bass Boat Model 1700 Very well maintained! 17foot, 75hp mercury motor and Tracker trailer, 2 Lowrance depth finders, 2 live wells, motor guide, 4300 trolling motor, and 2 batteries. Always shedded. $5200 OBO 580-977-9118 This job listing brought to you by The Enid News & Eagle...
Door Control Services is seeking a COMMERCIAL OVERHEAD DOOR SERVICE TECHNICIAN to repair and maintain commercial overhead door and dock door systems to the customer’s satisfaction. This opportunity is for an experienced technician who will lend your mechanical/technical expertise to commercial, retail, institutional, and industrial customers. Job Responsibilities: · Use electrical, mechanical an...
When you become part of the KBR team, your opportunities are endless. As a leading global engineering, construction, and services company, we support the energy, hydrocarbon, government services, minerals, civil infrastructure, power, industrial, and commercial markets on six continents. Serving our customers through diverse business segments, we offer challenging assignments on some of the world'...

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