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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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need people with Iron Work experience, with a good attitude and good work ethic....
The area's #1 construction & property management Company focused on the renovation of distressed residential & multi-family properties is hiring skilled carpenters to join our team of over 50 carpenters, tradesman, foreman, and managers. We are looking for candidates who feel they are the best at what they do. We are looking for carpenters, painters, & laborers all backgrounds wanted. DLP Constr...
Interviewing for Skilled Finish Carpenters for high quality residential work for Kingsport/ Johnson City area. In order to apply you must meet the following criteria: Must have a minimum of 5 years' experience with Skilled Finish Carpentery work Must be able to work and manage without supervision. Must pay attention to detail and perform quality work. Must have own reliable transportation. A...
Looking for experienced alarm technician. Must be able to work with DSC, GE(Caddx), and some Honeywell. Will also be expected to install CCTV. Must Pass drug and background check for licensing. Looking for full-time employee....
Company Confidential Dulac, LA, 70353
Sub Contractors needed for Installation of Rip-Rap Production of 390 tons per day/300LF Equipment needed Excavator 230 size or smaller than 300 Dozer D5 or something lighter than a D6N 20 Truck mats 8'x16' three ply 8 Tri-axle trucks Trucks are needed and we would be willing to rent the other equipment listed. Call Walt 763-488-5627...
Company Confidential Davie, FL, 33314
We are looking for high energy, self-motivated experienced HVAC Technicians as well as Helpers to work in a friendly, consistent and stable work environment in the Tri County area. Full time position, paid vacation & uniforms provided. A valid driver’s license is required. Will require to work irregular and extended hours when needed which will include weekends, holidays and on-call schedule. Plea...
Company Confidential Alpharetta, GA, 30009
Growing Atlanta homebuilding company seeking assistant construction manager. Candidates must be self starting, flexible and committed to administrative tasks alongside management. Competitive Salary. Excellent opportunity for growth....
About Us Well respected company started in 1999 that tests, certifies, repairs, installs and designs backflow prevention assemblies and systems, specializing in national contracts across the state of Michigan. We are looking for representatives in the field that know not only the assemblies, but the theories involved in backflow prevention/ cross connection prevention that govern them. Responsib...
About Us Well respected company started in 1999 that tests, certifies, repairs, installs and designs backflow prevention assemblies and systems, specializing in national contracts across the state of Michigan. We are looking for representatives in the field that know not only the assemblies, but the theories involved in backflow prevention/ cross connection prevention that govern them. Responsib...
--Longstanding Remodeling company looking to fill a position immediately in our Cabinet Fabrication department. Experience necessary in woodworking/cabinetry. Dun-Rite has been in business since 1985 and we have earned a reputation for quality and integrity. We are growing, on track for our best year in company history, and looking for individuals to fit our company culture. A pre-employment dru...
Job Description Zachry Industrial, Inc. is accepting applications for a Combo welder at the Monsanto plant in Muscatine, Iowa. Position Responsibilities: Minimum 2 years Combo Welder experience Must have current Zachry weld certs or pass weld test Must be able to read and interpret prints, drawings, schematics and plans Required to have all hand tools, power tools and layout tools Must be a...
Job Description Position Summary: Industrial Pipefiter: duties to include maintence of chemical equipment and piping systems. Be able to take field measurements and make sketchs of Iso's. Be capable of of working unplanned hours and overtime. Due to the requirements of the plant you must be able to do various jobs from boilermaking to project pipefitting and welding. Blueprint reading is a must f...
We have an immediate need for a Project Cost Specialist JOB DESCRIPTION Seeking a Project Controls Specialist with heavy cost controls experience to work on client plant site in Channelview, TX. Long-term opportunity; no relocation, no per diem. Requirements for consideration: - 10+ years cost experience - 2+ years project cost controls on capital projects - Engineering & Construction backgr...
Job Description Zachry Industrial Inc. is accepting applications for Insulators in Muscatine, Iowa Major roles and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Industrial Insulator with maintenance mechanic and rigger experience is preferred. Select type and size of insulation and related materials and equipment according to specifications. Install, repair and/or remove insulation on pipin...
Job Description Zachry Industrial, Inc. is currently seeking an experienced Industrial Instrumentation Techs for work in the Cincinnati, OH area Position Summary: Instrument technicians are responsible for installing, repairing, maintaining and calibrating electronic equipment and gauges that control, regulate and/or monitor a mechanical system. Position Highlights: Must have 4+ years’ experie...
Job Description ZACHRY Industrial, Inc.is accepting applications for Millwrights for work in the Midwest region Position Summary: PM experience required with conveyor systems, bearings, pumps and motors, rotary dryers, gear boxes, fans, air locks and feed screens. Maintains, services, installs, repairs and inspects production machinery and equipment in order to keep them in good working order at...
Job Description Zachry is currently accepting applications for an Civil position at the Monsanto job site in Muscatine, IA. Major roles and responsibilities include but not limited to: Perform duties related to general civil construction on a daily basis ensuring quality work for expedited commercial Carpentry and miscellaneous trade skills deployment of services as directed by supervisor and m...
Job Description Zachry is currently accepting applications for an Electrical position at the Monsanto job site in Muscatine, IA. Position Summary: Electricians will install, maintain electrical wiring, equipment and fixtures Position Responsibilities Troubleshooting and repair of lighting circuits,HID,Fluorescent fixtures, ballast and lamp replacements Must be able to read blue prints and sch...
Job Description ZACHRY Industrial, Inc. is currently accepting applications for experienced Industrial Journeyman Electricians for work in the Cincinnati, OH area Position Summary Industrial Journeyman Electricians will install, repair, and maintain electrical wiring, conduit, equipment and fixtures. They will work on underground cable and conduit installation, terminating and equipment install...
Job Description Zachry Industrial, Inc. is accepting applications for NCCCO Crane Operators for work in the Cincinnati, OH area. Qualifications: Minimum of 3 years journeyman level crane operating experience Must be able to meet all pre-employment contingencies Access to the job site requires meeting pre-set criteria of a Criminal Background Check CCCO certified DOT certified Must have rel...

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