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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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Commercial Floor Estimator MC Commercial Floors Inc. Dallas, TX Commercial Flooring Company in search of: Experienced Commercial Floor Estimator, Proficient in Carpet, Resilient and Ceramic Tile. 5+ Years experience. Please submit resumes to: ***** The Dallas Morning News - 10/26/2014...
Niagara University, a private Catholic university sponsored by the Vincentian community, invites applications for the following positions: Preventative Maintenance Mechanic (FT) Locksmith (FT) HVAC Technician (FT) For complete job description, required qualifications and application instructions please visit www.niagara.edu. AA/EOE...
www.pinerun.org EOE Send resume to: ***** Fax: 215-340-5128 Ph: 215-340-5118 Pine Run Retirement Community 777 Ferry Road Doylestown, PA 18901 MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR Full Time Pine Run Retirement Community seeks an exceptional candidate to lead and direct a maintenance staff of 10 in performing a variety of routine, preventive and emergency maintenance JOB REQUIREMENTS: Minimum o...
HVAC TECH/MECHANIC: Self performs and completes all preventive, scheduled and emergent repair to all HVAC and mechanical systems. Full time, 40 hours/week including weekends. Ideal candidates must have minimum 3 years HVAC tech troubleshooting and repair experience. Must possess EPA Universal Refrigerant Recovery and Transition certificate. Canterbury Woods 705 Renaissance Dr., Williamsville,...
SEC Pipeline is looking to hire a Pipeline Superintendent for the Rocky Mountain Region. Wage is neg. DOE and per diem is avail. Please contact Rob Cowley 435-671-2430 or Maverick Peterson 435-733-1800...
HVAC TECHNICIAN La Roche College, a private liberal arts institution consistently ranked by The Princeton Review as a Best Northeastern College is seeking a full time HVAC Technician. Duties include: operation, maintenance and repair of HVAC related systems, including minor plumbing equipment; various routine maintenance assignments; assist Facilities Department with upkeep and repairs of...
Company Confidential Pittsburgh, PA, 15221
FT PW LABORER Forest Hills Boro seeks applicants for FT PW Laborer position. Skills req. include exp. in carpentry & landscaping. Ability to acquire certif. for pesticide/vermin control. Full req. in job description available at Boro website www.foresthillspa.org. Applicants must submit a letter and complete Boro employ. app. (available online or in office) & resume if available. Apply to: 207...
Company Confidential Carnegie, PA, 15106
SKILLED MACHINIST on Manual machines Lathe, Vert boring mill, drill press, Horz boring mill must have some tools. Union Shop, Health care, Vacation, must have PA Drivers License Carnegie Area, Daylight shift. Reply to: Box # 7037 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, P.O. Box 300, Pittsburgh, PA 15230...
GENERAL LABOR Motivated to learn must be a team player. Full employment, apply: 1660 Georgesville Rd. Columbus, OH 43228. From 9am-4pm This listing brought to you by The Columbus Dispatch and www.columbusjobs.com/monster....
Local Building Inspector Town of Northborough The Town of Northborough seeks applicants for part-time Local Building Inspector. Must posess Massachusetts Local Inspector Certification & Construction Supervisor License. Must be available to work evening & weekend hours. Complete description & requirements available at www.town.northborough.ma.us. AA/EOE...
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...
MASON for Landscape Construction Company (Sonoma, Marin & Napa) Experience w/ Layout (including reading plans), Brick, Natural Stone, Dry Stack, Block work, Flatwork. Valid CDL. Own Trans. Pay DOE. Vacations, holidays. Call 707-824-1882...
Painter Full time position for experienced painter with knowledge of drywall repair and wallpaper removal. Competitive salary. Benefits after 90 days. Apply in person to: Hanover Healthcare Center, 435 Avis NW Massillon, Oh 44646...
GENERAL LABOR JOB FAIR Immediate openings NOW paying up to $13 per hour. Tuscarawas, Carroll and Stark Counties. Jobs available in the oil field industry and manufacturing. All 3 shifts available. Great pay, benefits and bonuses. Apply in person: DOVER PUBLIC LIBRARY 525 North Walnut St. Dover, OH 44622. FRI., OCT. 31, 2014 Noon - 3 p.m. ONLY!!! IF UNABLE TO attend, Call 330-868-0115...
STAFFING PARTNERS OPEN INTERIVEW HIRING EVENT Tuesday, October 28th 9am-noon OhioMeanJobs Center- Stark County 822 - 30th. Street N.W., Canton Hiring for 27 different types of temp to hire positions in: manufacturing, food industry and landscaping. Bring your resume. Don't miss this great employment opportunity....
Company Confidential Edwardsville, IL
We are an independent company with a national affiliation looking for technically skilled individuals to excel personally and financially with our ongoing World Class training systems. We are looking for a Lead HVAC Service Technician that is EPA certified, that graduated from an accredited HVAC training program, and has a minimum of five years’ experience in the residential/light commercial HVAC ...
General Contractor has Immediate Openings for the following positions: Lead/Foreman Metal Building Iron Worker (Min. 5 yrs. exp. as a Foreman) Metal Building Iron Workers (Min 2 yr. exp) Competitive Pay & Benefits Apply in person with resume to: Human Resources 3211 Rio Mirada Drive (661) 316-0145...
HIGHLY EXPERIENCED auto collision technician/body man sought. MUST have experience with foreign and domestic cars. MUST be able to restore damaged vehicles to original integrity, function, and appearance. MUST have own tools. MUST be able to use these tools to remove or repair damaged parts, and weld as needed and properly install new parts. MUST be able to work with variety of metals, plastic...
Company Confidential Beech Creek, PA, 16822
Hiring carpenter/roofers to travel and set modular structures. Position is typically weekdays; however, weekends may be required. Must be able to climb ladders, bend, crawl, lift at least 75 pounds. Roofing and framing experience is required. OSHA Construction course completion is a plus. Please send resume to ***** provided by The Lock Haven Express...
Welder Willing to work! Overtime and some nights required. Must have 2 years experience and be self motivated. Please call for interview 580-541-1257 This job listing brought to you by The Enid News & Eagle...

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