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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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Searching for a Shipping Crate Builder for Delaware OH. Must have carpenter skills! Will be working in a fast paced environment building crates to ship products in. Will also help load trucks & packing crates when needed. Shipping knowledge a plus!!...
Provide technical expertise to advance the CNG design process and implementation of new and innovative CNG tools and technology. Lead a work group of geographically dispersed Designers/Drafters and the oversight of CAD contract resources. Manage the production and contribute to the establishment and upkeep of technical drawings and packages for use by engineers, construction teams, project manager...
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Architectural CAD Operator with 5 to 8 years experience in wood frame construction. Should be versed in AUTOCAD Architecture 2013. Must have ability to construct Working Drawings from design sketches, modify drawings as per red line markups, and develop design/presentation drawings from design sketches....
Precision Roll Manufacturer in south Arlington with in-house machine shop needs experienced, skilled manual machinist with a dedication to excellence. Company is an industry leader known for excellent quality provided in a timely manner. We have very low attrition and are seeking someone in search of a long-term career. Must have 3+ years experience operating lathes, vertical mills, and welding. S...
Commercial Construction Superintendent needed for immediate employment. Must be experienced, hands-on, assertive and organized individual capable of coordinating construction activities as required to successfully complete the project on schedule and in budget. Must be able to maintain a high level of quality control, supervising all field/trade personnel, while administering good construction saf...
Hi! Are you seeking a full time janitorial and maintenance position? Duties will include: cleaning, stripping and waxing floors, cleaning restrooms, cleaning windows, emptying the trash, changing light bulbs, sweeping sidewalks and other paved areas, mowing the lawn, shoveling snow, will also spackle and mending holes and wall cracks. Other various duties as assigned. Must be able to lift up to 80...
J. Tropeano, Inc. is a Heavy Highway and Utility Contractor. Specializing in Major Roadway and Highway Construction, Water, Sewer, and Drainage Installation, as well as Site and Civil Construction. J. Tropeano, Inc. is seeking a full-time Superintendent for $1Million-$10Million projects in Massachusetts. Job Description: MassDOT, MBTA, DCR, and Various Municipality Roadway and Utility projects var...
Project Superintendent Position Company Introduction Intelligent Conservation Systems, Inc. (ICS) is the nation’s leading installer of electronic plumbing controls in the correctional market. Based out of Oviedo, Florida (minutes from Orlando), ICS manages the installation of I-CON systems, which are designed to provide water savings and institutional controls for federal, state and local correcti...
HVAC Designer (REVIT) $25 – 30/HR Minneapolis, MN Growing full-service engineering services and sheet metal manufacturer located in the Minneapolis metro area is seeking a seasoned HVAC Designer to join their team. In this important role, you will work closely with the engineering and architecture teams to ensure accurate and timely HVAC design for large projects. This will require extensive knowl...
Asplundh Tree Expert Co. is seeking Groundpersons, experienced Tree Trimmers, and experienced Forepersons for F/T year-round employment. Company paid vacations and holidays. Health insurance benefits. Retirement. Opportunities for advancement. Applicants must pass pre-employment drug test. Forepersons must have valid CDL license. Interested individuals should email Ron at ***** or A...
Estimator/Project Manager Construction company looking to hire self-motivated person to grow with us. We act as a concrete subcontractor and as a primary contractor for infrastructure related projects. You will work closely with upper management developing estimates and tracking project costs. Responsibilities Ability to review/comment on the plans and specs with understanding and confidence. Prep...
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...
Construction Company looking for concrete formsetters and finishers. Must have basic tools. All positions are temp to perm . If you are looking for a career opportunity, come join the Express Employment Professionals Team. Motivated and Dependable people a must. Great Pay and Benefits! Must be able to pass Criminal Background Check, Drug Test and Physical . Immediate Opening!!! Please APPLY IN PER...
CT licensed Journeymen wanted. Commercial and industrial experience required. MA & RI license a plus. Competitive wage and benefits including: Medical/DentalInsurance, Disability Insurance, Life Insurance, 401K Plan, Paid Vacations and Holidays....
Integrys Business Support, a subsidiary of Integrys Energy Group, is currently recruiting for a Gas Storage Technician I for our facility in Fisher, IL. This position reports to the Supervisor, Gas Storage. The entry level Technician I works under general supervision to support the maintenance of gas measurement equipment, system safety, electronic and pneumatic control and LNG equipment. Maintain...
Currently in need of a full time experienced heavy equipment operator including Bobcat, Front Loader, Hydraulic Cranes, Forklift and Skid Steer. 90 day contract to permanent, excellent benefits and pay increase after the contractual period! Job Functions - Operating heavy equipment in a safe and efficient manner - Loading and unloading materials in sorted bins and areas of a large outdoor yard - A...
HELLO WE ARE LOOKING FOR AN ASPHALT WORKERS THE MORE EXPERIENCE YOU HAVE IN ASPHALT THE MORE MONEY YOU WILL GET PAID. WE NEED SOMEONE WHO WANTS TO WORK & MAKE $$$ . VERY BUSY COMPANY FULL TIME WORKER 5 TO 6 DAYS A WEEK LOOKING FOR A SCREED MAN, LUTEMAN, RUN THE ROLLER, SHOVEL AND ROUGH RAKE CDL A IS A PLUS PLEASE EMAIL ASAP...
Talascend is seeking a Branch Warehouse Associate for a contract opportunity in Forest Park, Georgia. OVERVIEW: The Warehouse Associate performs warehouse duties and functions to support inventory integrity, order processing – picking, packing, staging, and shipping, and general maintenance and housekeeping duties to ensure a safe, clean, and orderly work environment. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: Exe...
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