Numbers of Production Occupations in Ames, IA

Occupation group

Production Occupations

Year Number
2005 2,960
2006 3,070
2007 3,570
2008 3,640
2009 3,420
2010 2,840
2011 2,940
2012 2,800
2013 2,700
2014 2,820
2015 2,590
2016 2,520
2017 2,990
2018 3,090

Individual occupations

First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers

Year Number
2005 160
2006 170
2007 230
2008 250
2009 200
2010 150
2011 160
2012 150
2013 130
2014 130
2015 140
2016 130
2017 250
2018 240

Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers

Year Number
2005 30
2006 40
2014 40

Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters

Year Number
2017 40
2018 40

Team Assemblers

Year Number
2005 170
2006 180
2010 320
2011 370
2012 540
2013 490
2014 530
2015 370
2016 380

Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other

Year Number
2011 60
2012 70
2013 100
2014 40
2015 40

Bakers

Year Number
2005 90
2006 30
2007 60
2008 40
2009 40
2010 60
2011 40
2012 60
2013 80
2014 50
2015 70
2016 80
2017 90
2018 60

Butchers and Meat Cutters

Year Number
2005 50
2006 40
2010 90
2012 90
2013 70
2014 50
2018 90

Food Batchmakers

Year Number
2006 50
2007 50
2008 50
2012 30

Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2007 90
2008 90

Food Processing Workers, All Other

Year Number
2008 50

Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2007 40
2014 50
2015 50
2016 40
2017 50
2018 70

Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2012 40
2017 60
2018 50

Machinists

Year Number
2006 100
2007 130
2008 130
2009 120
2010 90
2011 100
2012 60
2013 130
2014 120
2015 90
2016 60
2017 60
2018 40

Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2011 120
2018 40

Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2007 30
2008 40
2016 40

Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers

Year Number
2005 130
2006 170
2007 130
2008 110
2009 80
2010 70
2011 50
2012 110
2013 90
2014 150
2015 130
2016 140
2017 120
2018 60

Prepress Technicians and Workers

Year Number
2006 110
2007 110
2008 110
2009 80
2010 80
2011 40
2014 40
2015 40
2016 60
2017 70
2018 80

Printing Press Operators

Year Number
2005 120
2006 220
2007 290
2008 220
2009 150
2010 230
2011 200
2012 160
2013 120
2014 150
2015 150
2016 210
2017 140
2018 140

Print Binding and Finishing Workers

Year Number
2006 40
2007 40
2008 60
2009 7,060
2010 120
2011 90
2015 30
2017 30
2018 30

Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers

Year Number
2005 60
2006 50
2007 50
2011 40
2013 60
2014 50
2015 50
2016 40
2018 60

Power Plant Operators

Year Number
2007 50
2008 60
2009 70
2010 70

Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators

Year Number
2014 80
2016 50

Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators

Year Number
2005 30
2007 40
2008 40
2009 70
2010 70
2011 60
2012 40
2013 40
2014 40
2015 60
2016 50
2017 50
2018 40

Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2016 30

Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2009 50
2010 50
2016 60
2017 60

Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2009 100
2010 110
2011 90
2018 190

Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2005 60
2006 50
2009 30
2010 30
2015 40
2016 50

Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers

Year Number
2005 50
2007 90
2008 90
2009 120
2010 130
2011 130
2012 190
2013 190
2014 140
2015 130
2016 110
2017 140
2018 130

Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2005 180
2006 170
2007 210
2008 150
2009 170
2010 90
2011 80
2014 250
2015 250
2016 130

Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2007 30
2008 50
2011 50
2013 80
2014 80
2015 80

Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2006 90

Helpers--Production Workers

Year Number
2005 90
2006 80
2007 150
2008 140
2009 90
2010 40
2014 60
2015 70
2016 80
2017 90

Production Workers, All Other

Year Number
2012 60
2013 50
2014 150
2015 150
2016 140
2018 50