10 Skilled Trades Jobs That Are Hiring

Skilled trades jobs are always in demand. There are always new construction and industrial manufacturing companies looking to hire. Whether you’re looking for a short-term contract position, a permanent opportunity, an entry-level position, or something highly specialized, HW Staffing has a job for you. We pride ourselves on connecting great people with great companies. Here are ten skilled trades jobs that are hiring.

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1. Industrial electrician

Responsible for electrical controls, equipment, and wiring in an industrial plant or worksite, these specialized electricians are responsible for testing, troubleshooting, installing and repairing electrical components.

2. Facility mechanic

These mechanics perform preventative maintenance and repair work for to equipment in an industrial facility. Depending on the exact role, you might need experience in mechanical drawings or a degree from a trade school.

3. HVAC Technician

An HVAC technician installs, maintains, and repairs heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems that control the temperature and air quality in buildings. Most employers look for a high school diploma and training from a vocational school.

4. Boiler operator

A boiler operator is responsible for maintaining heating systems in large buildings in the boiler, engine, and mechanical rooms. They handle equipment like low-pressure boilers, high-pressure boilers, power boilers, steam boilers, and hot water heating systems.

5. Welder

Welders fabricate and construct metal parts using intense heat to melt and fuse pieces together. They also inspect materials or structures that need welding and care for the equipment and machinery they work with. Most welders attend technical schools or community colleges to learn their trade.

6. Metal fabricator

Typically working for construction and manufacturing companies, metal fabricators cut, shape, position, and align different types of metal. Most of their products and metals are used to build structures. A high school diploma is required, along with strong reading and math skills.

7. Tool and die maker

A type of machinist, tool and die makers make jigs, fixtures, dies, molds, machine tools, cutting tools, gauges, and other tools that are needed in manufacturing processes. Most of their tools are computer-controlled or mechanically-controlled machines. A high school diploma is required, along with some technical instruction and on-the-job training.

8. Millwright

A high-precision craftsman or skilled tradesperson, a millwright installs, dismantles, repairs, and reassembles machinery in factories, power plants, and construction sites. Most jobs require a high school diploma and proof of experience with other mechanical equipment.

9. Machine operator

Machine operators are a type of tool and die makers who work with heavy machinery, from set-up to operation They work with computer-controlled equipment or more mechanically based machines to make sure they’re functioning well and producing quality products. Usually, on-the-job training or a 3 to 4-year apprenticeship is required.

10. Equipment operator

Equipment operators drive or operate pieces of machinery, like bulldozers, forklifts, backhoes, dump trucks, cargo trucks, and hydraulic trucks, that are used in industry and construction. A high school diploma and a commercial driver’s license are usually required and many complete an apprenticeship or vocational school program.

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