Numbers of Production Occupations in Asheville, NC

Occupation group

Production Occupations

Year Number
2005 16,830
2006 16,020
2007 16,030
2008 15,090
2009 14,230
2010 12,830
2011 13,810
2012 13,280
2013 13,400
2014 13,570
2015 14,340
2016 14,900
2017 14,710
2018 14,120

Individual occupations

First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers

Year Number
2005 1,020
2006 1,100
2007 1,070
2008 1,040
2009 1,020
2010 890
2011 960
2012 900
2013 810
2014 750
2015 820
2016 910
2017 900
2018 940

Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers

Year Number
2008 130
2009 120

Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers

Year Number
2007 640
2008 700
2009 810
2010 420
2011 470
2012 500
2013 340
2014 260
2015 260

Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers

Year Number
2011 150
2012 160
2013 70
2016 70

Engine and Other Machine Assemblers

Year Number
2006 150
2008 130
2009 80
2010 70
2011 70

Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters

Year Number
2005 80
2006 150
2007 70
2008 80
2009 70
2010 40
2011 30
2013 30

Team Assemblers

Year Number
2005 3,700
2006 2,940
2007 3,020
2008 2,310
2009 2,130
2010 1,700
2011 2,400
2012 2,110
2013 2,990
2014 3,020
2015 3,100
2016 2,790

Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other

Year Number
2007 250
2008 350
2009 180
2010 160
2011 190
2012 190
2013 190
2015 420
2016 580

Bakers

Year Number
2005 220
2006 170
2007 200
2008 260
2009 300
2010 310
2011 320
2012 280
2013 360
2014 450
2015 470
2016 410
2017 400
2018 390

Butchers and Meat Cutters

Year Number
2005 200
2006 160
2007 170
2008 150
2009 160
2010 200
2011 270
2012 240
2013 260
2014 230
2015 240
2016 220
2017 220
2018 250

Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers

Year Number
2005 30

Food Batchmakers

Year Number
2005 60
2006 120
2008 170
2009 120
2010 100
2012 80
2013 90
2015 80
2016 80
2017 70
2018 120

Food Processing Workers, All Other

Year Number
2007 230
2008 150
2009 130

Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2005 790
2006 760
2007 740
2008 550
2009 620
2010 550
2011 710
2012 960
2013 720
2014 640
2015 540
2016 530
2017 540
2018 410

Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2007 50
2012 40
2013 30
2014 50
2015 40
2016 80
2017 90
2018 110

Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2006 160
2007 70
2008 260
2010 290
2011 130
2012 80
2013 120
2014 240
2015 230
2016 160
2017 90
2018 100

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

Year Number
2005 430
2006 330
2007 310
2008 310
2009 230
2010 110
2011 140
2013 210
2014 190
2015 260
2016 210
2017 310
2018 270

Grinding/Lapping/Polishing/Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Pla

Year Number
2005 70
2006 80
2007 60
2008 50
2009 40
2010 70
2011 100
2012 80
2013 120
2014 110
2015 130
2016 90
2017 80
2018 120

Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2005 360
2006 390
2007 270
2008 260
2009 150
2010 150
2012 60
2014 180
2015 300

Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2007 160
2008 180
2017 50

Machinists

Year Number
2005 750
2006 710
2007 1,140
2008 1,300
2009 1,100
2010 1,260
2011 1,360
2012 1,190
2013 760
2014 810
2015 790
2016 770
2017 630
2018 930

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

Year Number
2005 480
2006 370
2007 270
2008 250
2009 280
2010 270
2011 300
2012 200
2013 200
2014 230
2015 270
2016 550
2017 540
2018 470

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

Year Number
2005 220
2006 120
2007 150
2008 110
2010 90
2011 170
2012 150
2013 180
2018 50

Tool and Die Makers

Year Number
2005 170
2006 140
2007 250
2008 240
2009 190
2010 140
2011 70
2012 110
2013 120
2014 100
2015 100
2016 70
2017 80
2018 100

Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers

Year Number
2005 250
2006 360
2007 330
2008 320
2009 260
2010 270
2011 400
2012 420
2013 340
2014 140
2015 230
2016 270
2017 270
2018 270

Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2007 70
2008 80
2009 40
2010 50
2011 40
2012 50
2013 50
2014 40
2015 60
2016 50
2017 130

Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2013 40

Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2007 60
2009 50
2010 70
2011 90
2012 40
2013 50
2016 60
2017 90
2018 90

Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners

Year Number
2005 50

Prepress Technicians and Workers

Year Number
2005 140
2006 80
2007 130
2009 100
2010 60
2011 60
2012 70
2013 90
2014 100
2015 60
2016 60
2017 60
2018 50

Printing Press Operators

Year Number
2005 240
2006 190
2007 220
2008 170
2009 200
2010 250
2011 240
2012 270
2013 260
2014 300
2015 150
2016 370
2017 290
2018 340

Print Binding and Finishing Workers

Year Number
2005 3,030
2007 40
2013 50
2014 50
2015 50
2016 70
2017 60
2018 50

Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers

Year Number
2005 310
2006 330
2007 320
2008 410
2009 460
2010 430
2011 340
2012 260
2013 240
2014 280
2015 310
2016 300
2017 310
2018 190

Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials

Year Number
2008 50
2009 50
2010 70
2011 80
2012 90
2014 80
2015 70
2016 70

Sewing Machine Operators

Year Number
2005 460
2006 400
2007 250
2008 240
2009 170
2010 300
2011 280
2012 220
2014 130
2015 200
2016 230
2017 250
2018 170

Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers

Year Number
2006 40

Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2005 50
2006 100
2007 80
2008 130
2009 50
2014 40
2015 30
2017 40

Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2006 70
2007 40
2008 240
2009 220
2011 60
2018 150

Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2005 150
2007 120
2010 50
2011 70
2012 50
2014 50

Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers

Year Number
2012 240
2013 270

Upholsterers

Year Number
2013 30
2014 40

Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers, All Other

Year Number
2006 60
2007 70
2008 60
2009 70
2013 40
2016 40
2017 30

Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters

Year Number
2005 70
2006 60
2007 120
2008 90
2009 100
2010 50
2011 30
2012 40
2014 70
2015 140
2016 150
2017 120
2018 100

Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood

Year Number
2005 70
2012 60
2013 60
2014 60
2015 70
2016 30
2017 40
2018 40

Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing

Year Number
2006 80
2007 60
2008 60
2009 50
2010 40
2011 90
2012 110
2013 80
2014 70
2015 60
2016 40

Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators

Year Number
2005 120
2006 90
2007 90
2008 70
2009 150
2010 150
2011 170
2012 160
2013 160
2014 150
2018 120

Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2006 30
2007 30
2018 40

Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Te

Year Number
2009 40
2010 50
2011 80
2012 120
2013 110
2014 130
2015 110
2016 180
2017 220
2018 210

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

Year Number
2016 30
2018 30

Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2005 60
2008 230
2009 80
2010 70
2011 60
2012 70
2013 60
2014 40
2015 60
2016 70
2017 120
2018 120

Cutters and Trimmers, Hand

Year Number
2011 40

Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2006 150
2007 160
2008 180
2009 170
2010 170
2011 140
2012 150
2013 270
2014 280
2015 280
2016 290
2017 420
2018 400

Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2006 80
2007 80
2008 60
2009 40
2011 310
2012 330
2013 80

Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2007 70
2014 70
2016 60
2017 50
2018 40

Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers

Year Number
2005 960
2006 940
2007 830
2008 800
2009 780
2010 660
2011 640
2012 630
2013 660
2014 780
2015 850
2016 960
2017 890
2018 920

Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers

Year Number
2005 40
2006 40
2016 60
2017 60
2018 60

Dental Laboratory Technicians

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

Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians

Year Number
2011 40
2012 40
2013 50
2014 50
2015 50

Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2005 400
2007 780
2008 570
2009 560
2010 710
2011 700
2012 360
2013 360
2014 340
2015 300
2016 440
2017 630
2018 690

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

Year Number
2005 420
2006 340
2007 360
2008 90
2010 320
2011 250
2012 100
2014 330
2016 200
2017 160
2018 170

Painters, Transportation Equipment

Year Number
2014 40
2015 40

Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators

Year Number
2005 60
2007 70
2008 80
2010 70
2011 50
2012 40

Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2011 100
2013 80
2014 50
2015 30
2016 50
2017 70
2018 60

Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2013 50
2014 50
2015 50
2016 40
2017 50

Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2018 40

Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2006 140
2007 130
2011 290
2013 320
2015 300
2016 280
2017 300

Helpers--Production Workers

Year Number
2005 790
2006 680
2007 330
2008 390
2009 360
2010 350
2011 330
2012 720
2013 570
2014 590
2015 620
2016 520
2017 500
2018 370

Production Workers, All Other

Year Number
2012 80
2013 110
2014 160
2015 140
2016 210
2017 130
2018 150