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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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Step 7 Boston, MA
Adecco is currently assisting a local client seeking an experienced Optical Engineer, in Southbridge, MA. This position is a Direct Placement opportunity. The Optical Engineer leads optical product design and development and recommends manufacturing strategies to meet specified cost targets. Responsibilities: •Designs optical systems, imaging and illumination, traditional and (imaging) fiber opt...
Marten Transport Canton, OH
United States Citizens Excepted Service Permanent Full Time Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1222611Our Mission: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?...
Minimum Requirements: Job Requirements: Minimum Experience Required: 1-3 years – In an industrial, maintenance and/or construction environment. Minimum Formal Education Required: Post Secondary Diploma/Certificate – Post secondary certification from an accredited college, university or technical institution in Environmental Health and Safety Professional Designation: None; working towards CET...
Minimum Requirements: Job Requirements: Minimum Experience Required: 1 - 3 years – In an industrial, industrial maintenance and/or construction environment. Minimum Formal Education Required: Post Secondary Diploma/Certificate – Post secondary certification from an accredited college, university or technical institution in Environmental Health and Safety Professional Designation: None; worki...
DUCT INSTALLER For work at Ft Bragg, 3 years experience, drug test, background check and access to Ft Bragg job site, driver's license and transportation required. Must provide references, Call (910) 401-0777 between Noon-2:00pm ONLY to schedule an appointment. EOE...
Everlast Roofing, Howe Indiana Maintenance Mechanic Everlast Roofing, Inc. Located in Howe, IN is currently in need of a Maintenance Mechanic to work on their manufacturing equipment. This candidate must be a self-starter, have solid troubleshooting ability, and should be able to prioritize the work load and multi task with minimal supervision. Experience with photocell, PLC controls, pneumatics...
Experienced Electricians needed immediately! Good wages. Call Shawn (620) 344-0743 for more information....
RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION COMPANY in business over four decades looking for experienced framing carpenters. Ongoing jobs in Emmet, Charlevoix and Grand Traverse Counties. $250 new hire bonus. $16 to $20/hr based on experience. Benefits and Health Care available after 90 days. Please send resume via email to *****....
IMMEDIATE OPENING FOR A MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN Michigan Milk Producers Association is a SQF Level 2 certified dairy processing facility in Constantine, MI. This facility operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We offer competitive wages and benefits, including a pension and 401K plan. Responsibilities will include trouble-shooting and repair of boiler, CIP, and production equipme...
get social humanserviceassistant jobs Silver Spring, MD
Company Description: Green JobWorks is a staffing company operating in the MD, DC, and VA area who focus on the construction and environmental remediation. We employ individuals with experience in commercial, industrial, and residential construction. These skills are including but not limited to remediation such as mold, asbestos, lead, and demolition, as well as masonry, carpentry, plumbing,... V...
Description For more than 30 years, Amdocs has ensured service providers’ success and embraced their biggest challenges. To win in the connected world, service providers rely on Amdocs to simplify the customer experience, harness the data explosion, stay ahead with new services and improve operational efficiency. With over 22,000 employees serving customers in more than 80 countries, Amdocs combi...
Mayo Clinic Minnesota, MN
Maintains and refinishes all interior and exterior facility architectural finishes and wall coverings, furniture, and equipment. Installs protective coverings on walls, doors and door casings. Letters, stencils and labels equipment and information boards. Finishes newly constructed items and equipment. Painter I specific Duties: Performs all duties of the Painter II job class and assists the super...
Whitney, Bradley & Brown, Inc. Lexington Park - NAS Patuxent River, MD
JOB TITLE: Senior Airborne Electronic Warfare Engineer, U.S. Coast Guard PROJECT OVERVIEW: DoD, Coast Guard, and NASA projects have a requirement for Senior Airborne Electronic Warfare Engineer with experience in supporting subsystem integration, analysis, test and evaluation activities that include, but are not limited to, airborne electronic warfare; threat detection /warning and countermeasur...
Whitney, Bradley & Brown, Inc. Lexington Park - NAS Patuxent River, MD
JOB TITLE: Senior Electrical Power Engineer PROJECT OVERVIEW: This opportunity is to support the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) 6.8 Corporate Business Office (CBO) with Programs and Systems Support (PASS) services. These services provide acquisition, budgeting, and/or sustainment to a variety of DoD Commands, Agencies, Field Activities, and other organizational DoD entities, including medical...
Posting date: September 18, 2014 Position Summary: Monitors all automated machinery performance and efficiencies. Performs preventative and corrective maintenance to assigned machines and areas. Accurately records information as required by the quality system or by instruction. Performs quality checks and makes machine adjustments to maintain quality and rates. Assists with the maintenance o...
Posting date: October 1, 2014 Position Summary: Performs corrective and preventive maintenance on production, utility, and facility equipment and instrumentation. Works independently in performing various tasks. Assists other maintenance personnel to resolve technical issues. Troubleshoots and repairs the following: PLC-based control systems in production and facility equipment. Digital and...
This position is located in our OK, Oklahoma City facility This is a temporary short term three month assignment. Prepares and maintains blueprints, maps, charts, graphs, and other technical drawings. 1. Prepares detailed drawings of elementary mechanical and electronic components, assemblies, and engineering change orders. 2. Prepares drawings from detailed notes and specifications. 3. Verif...
HC134547: Schill Steel Services Houston, TX Fax-713-880-0196 Cad Cam, Fast Cam and Master Cam Programmer needed. Insurance Benefits with Good Pay. Position open for immediate hire. Email resumes: *****...
This position is located in our HI, Hilo facility Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Program Technician to work within the Integrated Training Area Management (ITAM) Program to provide GIS support to Schofield's HI's ITAM and Range and Training Lands (RTLP) Programs. Import, create, and update digital data layers, creating and updating maps for the management of Army training lands, monitoring ...
ACME GLASS is hiring residential and commercial GLASS INSTALLER. Call 940-440-9951 *****...

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