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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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Description Position Summary: Performs routine maintenance service or repairs in a skilled area such as plumbing, carpentry, painting and plastering, HVAC or equipment servicing. Is responsive to preventative maintenance on equipment as assigned, and responds to requests, calls, and pages according to department standards. Under supervision, operates and safely maintains mechanical systems, and ...
Company Confidential Levittown, PA, 19054
Electrician/HVAC Tech/ Handy Person. Carpentry & plumbing exp helpful. Need tools, dependability & driver's license. Coverage swing - Bucks, Burlington, Coatesville. Call 267-251-9134...
Our company is looking for Journeymen Electricians for work in Chattanooga, Tn starting next week. Candidates MUST have reliable transportation, valid references, and two forms of ID. As a Journeyman Electrician you will be responsible for installing and repairing electrical systems, hydraulic, pneumatic and electronic components of industrial machinery and equipment. Specific responsibilities: ...
Project Manager High End Project ManagerPalm Beach Builder; Well organized highlymotivated quality self starter; excellentcommunication & computer skills; minimum5 years residential construction experience & strong background in structural through finishes; knowledge of Town of Palm Beachbuilding process & FL building codes; Tendering& construction management skills a must. Email resume/referernce...
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...
Universal Construction Co., Inc. is a Construction Management Firm seeking assistant project managers/ project managers with at least 3 years of construction management experience for projects in Joplin MO and surrounding area. Please send resume to: Universal Construction, Attn: Patti, 11200 W. 79th St, Lenexa KS 66214 EOE This job listing brought to you by The Joplin Globe...
HC126673: Conroe Machines Conroe TX See Below To Apply Immediate Openings Night Shift CNC Mill Operators. Job Duties: The primary function of this position is to set up and operate CNC Mill Machines according to Conroe Machine procedures and customer engineering drawings. •Demonstrated ability to setup a machine and run the job with minimal supervision. •Trouble shoot any issues on machi...
Position Purpose Responsible for performing scheduled and unscheduled maintenance and repairs on locomotives. Work may include but is not limited to fueling, sanding, daily inspections, diesel engine repairs, electrical system repairs, and air brake system repairs. Must be able to perform duties while adhering to company safety standards and all applicable local, state and federal rules regarding...
Doka is one of the world’s leading companies for developing, manufacturing and distributing formwork solutions for use in all fields of the construction sector. The Doka Group is a company of the Umdasch Group and employs more than 6,000 people in over 70 countries. Summary Of Position The Operations Manager handles all aspects of operations including order processing, inventory management and c...
The Petersburg Borough, Alaska Electric Department has an opening for the position of Electrician/Operator This is a full-time position, with a starting wage of $39.18 and full benefits. A complete job description and employment application can be obtained from the Borough's website at www.petersburgak.gov. Applications for the position will be accepted until the position is filled. Send comple...
Dokais one of the world’s leading companies for developing, manufacturing and distributing formwork solutions for use in all fields of the construction sector. The Doka Group is a company of the Umdasch Group and employs more than 6,000 people in over 70 countries. Summary of Position The Account Manager Trainee will learn the concrete forming business through a combination of in house training ...
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...
Georgia-Pacific (GP) is among the world's leading manufacturers of bath tissue, paper towels, napkins, tableware, paper-based packaging, office papers, cellulose, specialty fibers, nonwoven fabrics, building products and related chemicals. Our wood products business makes DensGlass® gypsum board often seen in commercial construction, DryPly® plywood and RESI-MIX® wood adhesives, among others. Our ...
Position Purpose: Work on-site with a Superintendent in overseeing the construction of homes within budget and in accordance with Gehan Homes’ practices and procedures in order to complete training needed to become qualified for the position of Superintendent. General Duties and Responsibilities: Assist the Superintendent in managing daily construction operations in designated communities; sche...
Wireless Construction Manager - Kansas City, MO Job Description: We have an exciting new opportunity to join a world class LTE Service and Equipment company base in the heart of Silicon Valley. Responsibilities: Manage the building of wireless sites on time and within budget Organize all documents of zoning and construction Assist the development and installation of power and backhaul servic...
ARE YOU SERIOUS ABOUT ADVANCING YOUR MITIGATION/RECONSTRUCTION ESTIMATOR CAREER AND DESIRE TO WORK FOR A PROGRESSIVE, EXPANDING, FINANCIALLY SOLID COMPANY IN A RECESSION-PROOF INDUSTRY?...If so, then READ ON! Our client is a full service restoration company specializing in all phases of restoration, including fire, water, smoke, mold and wind damage. Immediate Hire! Mitigation Division Manager ...
Building Maintenance Under limited supervision performs preventative maintenance and repair work of buildings and office facilities and equipment. Oversee and maintain building and grounds including, but not limited to HVAC, electrical, plumbing, perform, light janitorial and grounds maintenance. Experience and clean driving record required. Must work effectively with multiple priorities and per...
FRAMING CONTRACTORS Min. 3 yrs. exp. Year round work, 40+ hrs. Call 740-808-2503. email: ***** This listing brought to you by The Columbus Dispatch and www.columbusjobs.com/monster....
Company Confidential COLUMBUS, OH, 43215
SURVEY PARTY CHIEF/ CREW PERSONNEL Applicant must have a minimum of 5 years experience in ALTA, boundary, topo surveys. Experience with GPS, robotic and conventional Total Station equipment desired. References required and a pre-employment drug screening required. EOE, drug-free, smoke-free workplace, benefits. Fax resume to: 614-864-2011 Or email to: ***** This listing brought to you by ...
MACHINIST/SKILLED LABORERS Conventional machine shop seeks qualified machinists and skilled laborers to setup and operate shop equipment, and build and install mechanical assemblies. Occasional overnight travel within the USA required. Trades school certificate or equivalent combination of mechanical training and experience preferred. Must read blue prints. Capintec offers a very competitive be...

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