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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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Job Summary: Responsible for maintaining, troubleshooting, and repairing, or arranging for repairs of all building operating systems on the site. May be assigned to a single building as the sole engineer under a limited property size and scope. Must have reliable transportation and be available for after hour emergency calls. Essential Job Duties: 1. Responsible for all preventative maintenance...
Construction Superintendent. Must be experienced in all phases of construction. Agriculture background or previous experience in construction of animal housing facilities a plus. Responsible for all activities including management and coordination of subcontractors, materials, site safety and security. Travel required. Medical insurance and ESOP. Apply at www.cencon.com or E-mail jwilliams@cencon....
PARKS TECHNICIAN Town of Palm Beach. FT w/ benefits. Starting hrly $13.35. Hrly range 13.35-17.34. Ground & landscape maint. of parks, streets, irrigation, and right of ways using equipment & hand tools. HS/GED & 1 yr maint. exp required. Class D license required, certified pesticide applicator preferred. Apply online at www.townofpalmbeach.com click Jobs. Closes 10/12 EOE M/F/D/V...
Storm Water Technician TOWN OF LAKE PARK Storm Water Technician II Under the direct supervision of the Division Foreman, perform semi-skilled to skilled work in the installation, maintenance and inspection of the Town's storm water collection system components. Operates Vac-con equipment, cleans storm drains and organizes data used for National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) rep...
Company Confidential KNOXVILLE, TN, 37909
Positions Open Carpenters and Helpers. Must be experienced have valid driver's license and good transportation. Provide detailed list of experience and wage requirements. Mail to: P.O.Box 23038 Knoxville,TN 37933 Email to: ***** Posting provided by:...
About Us CAT Scale Company provides a much needed weighing service to the trucking public since 1977 providing the commercial vehicle market with weight compliance and Legal-for-Trade weights. We are the largest truck scale network in the world with over 1,500 locations in the U.S. and Canada. CAT Scale Company is known for our high standards of accuracy, up time, and standing behind the weights...
Immediate opening for a Heavy Equipment Field and Shop Mechanic! Position consists of servicing and repairing MYR equipment and providing support to the area line construction crews in our Midwest project areas, project areas covered will be in Indiana and Ohio. Position is based in Indiana and will work both in the field and the shop-- will require travel, weekend work and some overtime. Duties...
HVAC SERVICE TECH FT Position available at our assisted living facility. 3-5 years of HVAC servicing preferred, and must hold universal refrigeration license. **Ask about our competitive benefit package** Please apply by mail, fax, online, email, or in person to: Greenfield Manor Attn: Sharon Delia 5953 Broadway Lancaster, NY 14086 PHONE: 684-8400 FAX: 684-8480 EMAIL: hrmanor@niagaraluth...
Gehan Homes is currently seeking a Project Manager for its Houston TX division. The Project Manager will plan organize monitor and oversee high-end residential home construction projects utilizing cross functional teams subcontractors and vendors to ensure the successful completion of projects within established time and cost objectives. This position will ensure delivery of defined requirements a...
HVAC Technician Job Details: Residential HVAC Technician Allied Construction is an industry leader in Home Performance with ENERGY STAR®. Backed by over 100 years of collective experience, the company was formed with a singular commitment to provide our customers with high quality, cost effective, on-time construction services. At Allied, we are dedicated to always exceeding the expectations of...
Job Purpose: Installation of door locks, finish hardware, bath accessories, mirrors, shower doors and wire shelving in new residential construction. Company supplies vehicle and tools. Duties: *Load Material in Company Trucks and deliver to Job Sites *Unload material and distribute throughout house prior to installation * Install hardware, mirrors , shower doors and wire shelving per company ...
Damage Restoration Technician A. E. Fickert, Inc. is a full service damage restoration firm with a 15,000 SqFt facility located in Moraine, OH and a 32,000 SqFt facility in Cincinnati, OH. We specialize in helping our residential and commercial customers recover from water, fire and storm damage while working with their insurance companies to restore their property. We are seeking to add excellen...
Forklift Team Lead This position is responsible for customer service, inventory, cycle counts and providing leadership. Must be computer literate. Must have forklift license and CDL Class A license. To apply and learn more about this position go to the Landair website at: https://careers-landair.icims.com/jobs Landair is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran...
H.V.A.C. Technician/Installer Philadelphia based H.V.A.C. company seeks senior service technicians/installers for full time employment. Ideal candidate will have at some experience with oil, steam, gas, boilers and furnaces and air conditioning and heat pumps, and commercial refrigeration a plus. The majority of our work consists of servicing and install of all types of H.V.A.C. equipment. Basic...
Company Confidential Arlington, WA, 98223
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...
Company Confidential Pittsburgh, PA, 15210
HVAC SENIOR SERVICE TECH. MIN 10 YRS EXP., COMMERICAL/ RESIDENTIAL . LICENSES REQUIRED, TOP WAGES, BENEFITS, BONUS PROGRAM Call 412-881-6100...
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...
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...
Company Confidential Scranton, PA, 18503
Sales 84 LUMBER COMPANY MANAGER TRAINEE 84 Lumber Company is now hiring Manager Trainees! Entry level position into our management career path, we promote 100% within, training coupled with career growth start here! Min Req: HS Diploma/GED, must be at least 18 years of age, consent to drug test & background check. Accepting Walk-in interviews - Wed 10/22 8-11 & 1-5, ask for Don 84 Lumber 21...
Company Confidential Greensboro, NC, 27408
Construction Safety Manager and Superintendent Location: Greensboro, North Carolina Base Pay: Based upon experience Employee Type: Full/Part Time Employee Industry: Federal Government, Construction Job Type: Federal Contracts Education: Experience: At least 5+ years Our firm is an established construction company seeking a several qualified candidates to join our firm in a safety and super...

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