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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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We are seeking Laborers to provide our lawn and landscape services. No experience necessary, we will provide training. Requires ability to frequently lift up to 50 lbs, operate various light equipment and a valid Driver's license. Monday through Saturday hours are required. This position is a full-time, temporary position with the potential to turn into a permanent position. Position pays a compe...
TruGreen is committed to Diversity and Inclusion. We encourage diverse candidates to apply to this position. An Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer EOE of Minorities/Females/Vets/Disability Position Overview Under close supervision, responsible for performing a range of common manual labor duties including, but not limited to, lifting and moving materials, loading and unloading lawn...
TruGreen is committed to Diversity and Inclusion. We encourage diverse candidates to apply to this position. An Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer EOE of Minorities/Females/Vets/Disability Position Overview Under close supervision, responsible for performing a range of common manual labor duties including, but not limited to, lifting and moving materials, loading and unloading lawn...
TruGreen is committed to Diversity and Inclusion. We encourage diverse candidates to apply to this position. An Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer EOE of Minorities/Females/Vets/Disability Position Overview Under close supervision, responsible for performing a range of common manual labor duties including, but not limited to, lifting and moving materials, loading and unloading lawn...
Minimum Requirements: Job Requirements: Minimum Experience Required: 1 - 3 years – In an industrial, oilfield maintenance and/or facility construction environment. Minimum Formal Education Required: Post Secondary Diploma/Certificate – Post secondary certification from an accredited college, university or technical institution in Environmental Health and Safety Professional Designation: None...
This position is located in our VA, Chesapeake facility GENERAL SUMMARY: Works aboard Surface ships and/or Submarines with portable tools to remove and/or install piping systems utilizing basic pipefitting skills to prepare surfaces for cutting, welding, brazing and fabricating piping and its components. The shipboard piping systems may include water (salt and fresh), steam (high and low pressure...
Minimum Requirements: Job Requirements: Minimum Experience Required: 3 - 5 years – In an industrial, industrial maintenance and/or construction environment. Post Secondary Diploma/Certificate – Post secondary certification from an accredited college, university or technical institution in Environmental, Health and Safety Professional Designation: None; working towards CET, STS, CHST, OHST, GS...
HVAC SERVICE TECHS & INSTALLERS7+ yrs Exp! Pool Htr Exp a Plus • Exc salary +Commissions • Paid Med, Vis, Dental • Paid Life, Accident • Paid Vaca, Holidays, SL EPA, clean backgrnd+driving Extremely Busy-Full-time/yr-rnd Drug-free! Apply RomeAire.com or Resumes FAX (561) 368-0028...
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In the role as General Manager, you will have overall responsibility for the start-up, daily management and staff leadership of a Large Indoor Shooting Range & Gun Pro Shop. Your business start-up responsibilities will include hiring great people, receiving and stocking product, and initial store presentation. The daily management responsibilities focus on safety, customer service, regulatory com...
HVAC SERVICE TECHNICIANS Min. of 5 yrs. Exp. in commercial or residential HVAC systems to perform maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of all types of HVAC related equipment in a commercial setting. We also provide comprehensive training on chillers, boilers, and MUAs to take your career to the next level. Competitive wage and benefit program. Send resume to: MJ Mechanical Services, Inc. 2...
Security Vault Works provides turnkey installation and construction services to financial institutions, banking equipment manufacturers, select commercial enterprises, and US Government agencies. These turnkey services are provided coast-to-coast in the United States. Currently, we operate 10 branch offices in 9 U.S. states. See our website at www.svwinc.com for more information about our company....
Authority, Scope and Basic Function The position works within a project execution team to ensure that the company’s contractual obligations during installations are fulfilled and the site budget and quality requirements are satisfied. Act as the main point of contact for field staff and subcontractors during installation phase. Provide office and on-site support as required to field personnel/sub...
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...
When you choose Toll Brothers, you enjoy all the special advantages offered by "America's Luxury Home Builder™." Build Your Career with an Industry Leader Position: Assistant Construction Manager / Superintendent Location: Elgin, Illinois Join the 2014 Builder of the Year! Toll Brothers, Inc., America’s leading builder of luxury homes, seeks an experienced Assistant Construction Manager / Sup...
Take your HVAC Install experience to the next level! We value our employees and reward them for a job well done! MM Comfort Systems… an esteemed brand with people who enjoy working and winning together! Due to growth, MM Comfort Systems is seeking Lead HVAC Installers for the greater Seattle, WA area. Be part of a team you can be proud of. We need individuals with technical skills, excellent cu...
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...
SERVICE ELECTRICIAN TECH Local Electrical Contractor seeking highly skilled and motivated Journeyman Service Technicians. Must be a Team Player with a minimum of 5 years troubleshooting experience. This position is responsible for providing professional installation, troubleshooting and repair of electrical systems and components when responding to Service calls for high end residential, commerci...
HVAC Service Tech HVAC Service TechResidential & CommercialExperience & Tools a MUST.Great Benefits + Sign Up Bonus!Apply at 1643 Donna Road, WPB, FL.33409 Fax 561-0089 EOE/DFWP Keywords: ac a/c air conditioning repairs...
Growing company out of Rochester, MA which services all of MA and sometimes RI. Looking for career minded, hard working, honest tech to do sheet metal installation. HVAC experience a plus. Need good transportation and references. Also looking for sub-contractor on an as needed basis as well as the full time slot....
Utilities Power Distribution Electrical Coordinator - (SEAMLESS PIPE MANUFACTURER-CONSTRUCTION PROJECT) Who the position will report to (name or position): Project Manager Utilities Hernan Czudnowski List 5 to 8 primary position Duties and Responsibilities: Position will be coordinating, managing and reviewing the electrical equipment erection sequencing and engineering activities of third par...

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