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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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Qualified candidates should be experienced in customer service, with pizza experience a plus. Management or crew leadership experience is required. Ideal candidates are those that display enthusiasm, self-motivation, strong leadership skills and a willingness to do "Whatever It Takes" to ensure only the highest standards of customer service. Qualified manager candidates should have experience in s...
A large company in Oceanside is hiring for a Machine Shop Apprentice. Please apply now if you possess the skills below. - Must have 5-7 years of experience working with tooling as a machinist - Must have working knowledge of manual and CNC lathe, mill and punch press machines. - Must be capable of operating a 2 Axis NC Milling machine - Must be able to proficiently use a computer - Must have stabl...
Applies basic and some advanced technical knowledge to solve routine problems by interpreting manufacturers’ manuals or similar documents. Work requires familiarity with the interrelationships of circuits and judgment in planning work sequence, in selecting tools, testing instruments, and is reviewed for compliance with accepted practices. This technician works under immediate supervision and achi...
Overview: We're active members of the communities we serve. That's why at Stantec, we always design with community in mind. The Stantec community unites more than 14,000 employees working in over 230 locations. Our work—professional consulting in planning, engineering, architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, surveying, environmental sciences, project management, and project economic...
Overview: SHW Group, now Stantec, is seeking a marketing professional in our Plano Texas location to support our regional efforts. This office employes 60+ architects, engineers and planners. We're active members of the communities we serve. That's why at Stantec, we always design with community in mind. The Stantec community unites more than 14,000 employees working in over 230 locations. Our wor...
Overview: 3,000 Environmental Services staff. 20 technical specialties. 900 professional associations. An international team with local expertise. You could say we know a little something about the environment. Our passion for it drives our work. Grounded by safety, quality, and ethics, we come up with solutions that perfectly fit the site. We know what it takes to balance competing project intere...
Overview: Stantec’s California Buildings group is renowned for creating high-performance, fiscally responsible and award-winning buildings, places and interiors. We’re passionate about the design quality and sustainability of the built environment, and create designs that are timeless, intelligent and sustainable. In our multidisciplinary, team-based environment, collaboration is essential among a...
located in Elmont, Queens located in Elmont, Queens located in Elmont, Queens Construction Project Managers $180-220K + Bonus One of NY’s most prestigious high powered commercial construction conglomerates (located in Elmont, Queens) seeks degree in construction management, engineering or architecture with 6+ years diversified commercial construction experience as a part of our new growth strategy...
Construction Superintendents $180 – 220K + Bonus Assistant Superintendents $120 – 140K + Bonus One of NY’s most prestigious billion dollar high powered commercial construction conglomerates (located in Elmont, Queens) now seeks degree in accredited construction related curriculum with at least 4+ years, licensed NYC On-Site Construction Superintendents for expanding operation. Supervision of Forem...
Construction Production Manager Job Label:MAG_1461AB6AC8C-2 Nationally recognized custom builder is seeking a highly qualified, experienced and motivated Production Manager to join our award-winning team. Primary Responsibilities: Provide leadership, vision, innovation, communication and direction to our Production Team to ensure our role as the premier, custom home builder on the central coast, a...
Industrial Hygiene & Safety Deer Park, TX
Industrial Hygiene & Safety Deer Park, TX See below for info on the classes Learn to Become a Safety Facilitator at a Construction Site We are offering the following classes: 8 hr HAZWOPER Refresher 40 hr HAZWOPER 100 hr Construction Site Safety Technician (CSST) Safe Land and Safe Gulf Permit Writing 30 hr OSHA Outreach Construction 10 hr OSHA Outreach Construction 8 hr Confined Space Awareness L...
Residential Construction Management Position Residential Construction Manager & Estimator – We are currently seeking an honest, organized, self-motivated individual to manage, estimate and sell residential and light commercial construction projects. The individual will grow with a young residential & light commercial construction company in the North Atlanta Metro Area. We specialize in small to l...
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're loo...
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're loo...
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're loo...
The Global Design Manager for the Curio Brand will support the Senior Director of Design and Senior Vice President of Global Design Services with strategic portfolio growth initiatives and refinement of design within the portfolio of properties. What will it be like to work for this Hilton Worldwide Brand? Hilton Worldwide is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from...
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE: Provide first-tier industrial control systems (ICS) customer support. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: · Assist in analyzing and configuring building or SCADA control systems as defined by the project specification or scope of work on new or retrofit. · Receive, analyze and respond to customer calls/emails concerning ICS information, alerts, alarms, or requests for changes. · Provide pe...
POSITION SUMMARY: The Construction Manager is a full-time, exempt professional position, responsible for fulfilling the mission of SA Youth. The Construction Manager oversees green home construction and construction training for our YouthBuild program members ages 16-24 who have dropped out of school and are seeking “success beyond circumstance”. The Construction Manager is responsible for housing...
MANPOWER IS HIRING FOR: PM CONSTRUCTION ASSEMBLER - LINDON, UT Our client firmly believes that their employees drive the success of the company. With success in mind as the ultimate goal, they strive to create and provide an environment that offers challenging, stimulating and financially rewarding opportunities. Discover a work experience where diverse ideas are met with enthusiasm, and where you...
About the company Our client is a multinational business with a strong market presence in the construction industry. They offer construction materials and products including drywall panels, metal framings, ceiling products, finishing products, cement, and ceiling drywalls. They are currently seeking a Key Account Manager to enhance their market coverage in response to increased customer demand. Ou...

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