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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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Tracking Code 20135156 Job Description Build loads for delivery. Load and unload lumber and building supplies. Operates forklift. Keeps management apprised of any delays or discrepancies. Keeps lumber yard clean, well organized and safe . Other duties assigned as necessary. Required Skills Basic reading, writing comprehension and arithmetic skills required. These are normally acquired thro...
Tracking Code 20134445 Job Description As one of the industry's leading suppliers of building materials, we are always looking for our future leaders. Our Manager Trainee program is one of the finest in the industry and provides a solid foundation for you to build your future on. This position is our entry-level position into the management career path, and from this point you can build your own...
Exciting Opportunity for skilled HVAC Tech!! Arctic Enterprises Inc. is a Family-Owned and operated Company for the past 30+ years. We have an immediate opening for an experienced HVAC technician. The current position includes, but not limited to: provide maintenance/service, troubleshooting, and helping out with the installation of residential and light commercial HVAC systems. Must have EXCELL...
We have an immediate need for a Project Controls Specialist Lead JOB DESCRIPTION Seeking a Project Controls Specialist Lead 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: - 12+ years cost experience - 3+ years as a lead on project cost controls preferably on capital project...
Job Summary: Maintain mechanical infrastructure equipment to ensure safe and continuous operation. Ensure properly trained and licensed personnel and vendors address the range of services work with all actions taken being in compliance with all local, state and national codes and regulations. Essential Job Duties: 1. Ensure 24/7 emergency response support is provided. 2. Responsible for schedu...
Cable TV / Phone-Internet Installers & Supervisors Come join our team! VisionPro Corp 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 a $...
Construction Project Manager Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists "The people I work with are as passionate as I am." "I came to Uline for a job. Instead, I found a career." Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. We're a family-owned company known for our incredible customer service and quality products. Our people make the difference. We'r...
Construction Project Manager Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists "The people I work with are as passionate as I am." "I came to Uline for a job. Instead, I found a career." Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. We're a family-owned company known for our incredible customer service and quality products. Our people make the difference. We'r...
Responsible for troubleshooting and providing immediate preventative and corrective maintenance support to production lines and facilitating change-over. - Troubleshoot equipment problems and perform immediate repairs and preventative maintenance on equipment. - Overhaul and install new equipment. - Rebuild and fabricate parts. - Perform facility maintenance and maintain clean and safe work ar...
Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) is one of the nation's largest and most respected healthcare management companies, operating through its subsidiaries’ acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers nationwide. Founded in 1978, UHS subsidiaries now have more than 65,000 employees. The UHS business strategy is to build or purchase healthcare properties in rapidly gro...
Provide site development and road design support. Qualifications Required Education: Bachelor's Degree. Minimum years of experience: 12+. Minimum years of management experience (if any): 8-12. Licenses Required: PE or LS B. Computer Skills Required: Familiarity with AutoCAD and MS Office programs....
Pennoni Associates is seeking a dedicated Graduate Engineer to join our Civil Site and Design Division in our Philadelphia, PA office. This position requires an individual to be responsible for site development and design, including stormwater management design, AutoCAD, plan preparation, grading, various permits applications and report writing. The ideal candidate will report to the Division Mana...
Provide regular updates to the supervisor/project manager and is responsible for developing a final product that meets specified engineering design criteria as well as client specific requirements. This person will provide supervision of specified personnel to complete the assigned tasks and/or project. This person will independently complete tasks and assignments as directed by the project manage...
Manage daily operation of construction projects, including oversight of company resources and subcontractors, to successfully complete projects within contract budget, requirements, plans and specifications. Maintain standards of excellence in safety, quality and productivity on the job site. Serve as a company representative and point of contact with the public, owners, and subcontractors and sup...
Emphasizing the delivery of full service construction solutions from initial design all the way through to final build, a reputable and expanding company is ready to hire an experienced Traveling Tilt-Up Superintendent. This organization prides itself in possessing a long list of satisfied, repeat customers and owes their success to their team of dedicated professionals. This position does not req...
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 ...
Emphasizing the delivery of full service construction solutions from initial design all the way through to final build, a reputable and expanding company is ready to hire an experienced Traveling Tilt-Up Superintendent. This organization prides itself in possessing a long list of satisfied, repeat customers and owes their success to their team of dedicated professionals. This position does not req...
Director Plant Operations Holly Hill Hospital is part of Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS), one of the nation's largest and most respected health care management companies, operating more than 200 facilities. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Director of Plant Operations. Join the team of Holly Hill Hospital, a growing, private, psychiatric facility that has provided over 35 ...
The purpose of the Enclosure Superintendent is to assure the construction of the exterior enclosure systems with a strong working knowledge of all enclosure elements. Primary responsibilities are to focus on detailed production planning, safety of all field personnel, scheduling and integration with the Trade Partner field leadership. REPORTS TO: General Superintendent SALARY RANGE: $135K to $18...
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