Skilled trades are a critical part of the nation’s workforce. The economy is improving and as baby boomers rapidly approach retirement, the need for tradespeople to replace them is continuing to increase. Many of these positions are in the industrial field. Here are four types of in-demand industrial careers and Lee Contracting’s open positions in the field.
Electricians install, repair, and maintain electrical wiring and equipment. Growth in the construction industry will mean more demand for electricians. At Lee Contracting, we currently are hiring: an electrical apprentice, master/journeyman electricians, journeyman electricians and an electrical estimator.
Carpenters can be involved in many different aspects of construction. They can do anything from framing walls and setting concrete forms to building bridges and installing cabinets. Growth in the industrial field will boost the demand for carpenters over the next few years. Lee Contracting is currently looking to hire a building department estimator.
- Industrial machinery mechanic
This career is expected to have much faster-than-average job growth between 2016 and 2026—as machinery gets increasingly sophisticated, more mechanics will be needed to keep the equipment in good working order. Lee Contracting is currently hiring the following positions for their maintenance and repair department: machinist, industrial maintenance technician, machine repair journeyman, industrial maintenance technician-hydraulics and a field machinist.
- Heavy truck driver
Most of the freight in the U.S. is transported by truck. Heavy truck drivers are needed to move goods from one place to another. Lee Contracting is hiring a CDL-A driver with 2 years of experience and a clean driving record.