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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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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...
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...
NYC Area plumber is looking for experienced plumber and sprinkler mechanics. Must have a valid drivers license, basic tools, & minimum of 5 years experience. Send all resumes with contact information to *****...
HC124817: Refugio County Memorial Hospital Refugio, TX See Below To Apply Refugio County Memorial Hospital is taking applications for Director of Nursing Services. Position is full time with paid health insurance, vacation, sick and holidays.....Monday-Friday. Applicant will supervise nursing personnel at Critical Access Hospital and should have prior management and supervisory experience. K...
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WELDERS GATX will be accepting applications on-site at its place of business located at 2610 Industrial Blvd. Waycross, Ga. 31503 on Thursday September 25, 2014 from 8:00 AM – 12 PM. Candidates must present Welding Certificates in order to complete an Application....
HC125203: Company Confidential Houston, TX See Below To Apply Construction Superintendent with minimum 5 years experience to work in field with experience in paving, underground utilities, etc. For immediate consideration, please submit your resume with contact information, via fax, to 713-473-1811....
WELCOME TO THE HIRING PAGE OF DUTCH GRADING AND ENGINEERING LLC LOCATED IN CORONA, CA. LEADING THE WAY IN THE INDUSTRY WITH HONESTY AND INTEGRITY. THIS IS A NEW BUSINESS, HOWEVER THE OWNER GREGORY VAN DER MEER HAS 14 YEARS EXPERIEINCE IN LAND DEVELOPMENT AND A TOTAL OF 55 YEARS COMBINED EXPERIENCE WITH THE FUTURE PARTNERS. WE ARE LOOKING FOR NON-UNION EXPERIENCED HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATORS THAT CA...
Seeking field superintendent to manage the construction of high end custom homes. Residential construction experience is required. Field superintendent will be managing the subcontractors on a daily basis on the job site located in Naples....
This is a 19 Billion a Year Industry! The Master’s Touch has helped over 1,100 people in 11 countries start their own business. Will you be next? We invented and patented the very first hard surface restoration system utilizing an extractor mechanism back in 2000. This device enables you to clean hard surfaces 10 times faster and 10 times easier than traditional cleaning methods. Find out today...
This is a 19 Billion a Year Industry! The Master’s Touch has helped over 1,100 people in 11 countries start their own business. Will you be next? We invented and patented the very first hard surface restoration system utilizing an extractor mechanism back in 2000. This device enables you to clean hard surfaces 10 times faster and 10 times easier than traditional cleaning methods. Find out today...
This is a 19 Billion a Year Industry! The Master’s Touch has helped over 1,100 people in 11 countries start their own business. Will you be next? We invented and patented the very first hard surface restoration system utilizing an extractor mechanism back in 2000. This device enables you to clean hard surfaces 10 times faster and 10 times easier than traditional cleaning methods. Find out today...
This is a 19 Billion a Year Industry! The Master’s Touch has helped over 1,100 people in 11 countries start their own business. Will you be next? We invented and patented the very first hard surface restoration system utilizing an extractor mechanism back in 2000. This device enables you to clean hard surfaces 10 times faster and 10 times easier than traditional cleaning methods. Find out today...
This is a 19 Billion a Year Industry! The Master’s Touch has helped over 1,100 people in 11 countries start their own business. Will you be next? We invented and patented the very first hard surface restoration system utilizing an extractor mechanism back in 2000. This device enables you to clean hard surfaces 10 times faster and 10 times easier than traditional cleaning methods. Find out today...
This is a 19 Billion a Year Industry! The Master’s Touch has helped over 1,100 people in 11 countries start their own business. Will you be next? We invented and patented the very first hard surface restoration system utilizing an extractor mechanism back in 2000. This device enables you to clean hard surfaces 10 times faster and 10 times easier than traditional cleaning methods. Find out today...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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