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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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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...
Discover the difference. Discover Home. That isn’t just our company’s tagline but the words we live by each and every day we go to work. Home Properties offers an opportunity to dream big, grow your career, make a difference, do the right thing and be rewarded. Discover the Difference. As a Maintenance Technician, you aren’t just fixing a leaky faucet or replacing a hot water tank. It’s your cu...
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...
Job Summary: Responsible for maintaining, troubleshooting, and repairing, or arranging for repairs of all building operating systems on the site. May be assigned to a single building as the sole engineer under a limited property size and scope. Must have reliable transportation and be available for after hour emergency calls. Essential Job Duties: 1. Responsible for all preventative maintenance...
Responsible for installing fountain equipment. - Performs installations, removals and relocations of fountain equipment. - Maintain on-vehicle parts inventory and order new supplies as needed. - Maintain and complete required paperwork, such as work tickets, parts list etc. - Provide quality customer service. - High School diploma or GED required. - Refrigeration/HVAC trade or vocational cer...
Coca-Cola is made up of the people who make, market and distribute happiness, in the form of refreshing drinks throughout North America. The Coca-Cola Customer Care Team installs, repairs, removes and replaces vending machines, fountain equipment and coolers to ensure our products are readily available and meet the highest quality standards possible for customer consumption. At Coca-Cola, career ...
Responsible for performing mechanical repairs and preventative maintenance on company fleet vehicles. - Troubleshoot, diagnose and complete repairs on all types of vehicles. - Perform preventative maintenance in fleet. - Respond to service calls. - Maintain tools. - Clean work area. - Pick up and deliver vehicles. - 1+ years of mechanic experience on light and heavy equipment required. - 3+ years...
A highly respected, employee friendly commercial construction company is seeking a proven Superintendent to join their organization. This is for a full-time permanent position with projects in southern Florida. The immediate need is for a $220M project expected to last for several years and will be at the Ft. Lauderdale Hollywood airport. This company focuses on client relationship building and th...
POSITION: Estimator DEPARTMENT: Estimating ABOUT JENSEN: Jensen is one of the leading providers of landscape construction and maintenance services in Northern California. For over forty-five years, Jensen has provided professional landscape services creating seamless transitions from bare ground to lush green environments for architects, owners, general contractors, and developers. Jensen is on...
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....
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...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Production Architect/Intern Chantilly, VA Full-Time $40,000 - $65,000 Apply Apply Production Architect/Intern Chantilly, VA Full-Time $40,000 - $65,000 Apply Job Details Outstanding opportunity to join an Architect firm where you will learn and grow within the organization. What You Need for th...
!!!!!!NOW HIRING!!!!!!!!!! iforce is currently hiring for general assembly, quality inspection, pick/pack, & production. Interested candidates should apply online at www.iforceservices .com, or stop in the office located at 602, Tiffin Ave, Findlay, OH 45840, or call 419-721-6001 for more details. Candidates should be able to lift, move quickly, & set the bar at a higher standard. provided b...
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 ...
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General Contractor superintendent wanted with experience on commercial projects (including ground-up and remodels) up to $5 mil. in the Denver area. College degree preferred. A plus to speak Spanish. Englewood, CO....
Maintenance Manager Needed for small mobile home park, free rental and $400/ month for retired individual or couple look- ing to supplement retirement income. Must have truck and be experienced in many types of repairs incld: sheetrock, carpentry, electrical, and plumbing. Send detailed description of experience to: BOX # 3032 Fayetteville Publishing Co. PO Box 849 Fayetteville, NC 28302...
Door Control Services is seeking a COMMERCIAL OVERHEAD DOOR SERVICE TECHNICIAN to repair and maintain commercial overhead door and dock door systems to the customer’s satisfaction. This opportunity is for an experienced technician who will lend your mechanical/technical expertise to commercial, retail, institutional, and industrial customers. Job Responsibilities: · Use electrical, mechanical an...
General Purpose: - Ensure the customer experience is at world class level. - Provide solutions to end users with technical inquiries. - Assume an advocacy role within online communities. - Improve customer satisfaction scores. Position Summary, Responsibilities and Expectations: - Provide end-user technical support via phone, email, chat, forums, social media, and customer support tools. May...
Pest Control Technician (Experienced Preferred) EARLS PEST CONTROL OF SANTA CLARA COUNTY – San Jose, CA Pest Control Technician needed for family owned and operated company. We are a small, successful company that has been in business since 1952. We are looking for a dedicated team member to join us in the Pest Control Industry. Prefer Branch 2 Applicators or Field Rep License, however willing...
TruGreen is seeking Laborers to provide our lawn and landscape services. No experience necessary, we will provide training. Requires ability to frequently lift up to 50 lbs, operate various light equipment and a valid Driver"s license. Monday through Saturday hours are required. This position is a full-time, temporary position with the potential to turn into a permanent position. Position pays a ...

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