Numbers of Production Occupations in Billings, MT

Occupation group

Production Occupations

Year Number
2005 3,670
2006 3,700
2007 3,570
2008 3,560
2009 2,910
2010 2,750
2011 2,870
2012 3,150
2013 3,100
2014 3,100
2015 3,150
2016 3,340
2017 3,270
2018 3,360

Individual occupations

First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers

Year Number
2005 270
2006 280
2007 220
2008 200
2009 150
2010 190
2011 200
2012 260
2013 280
2014 280
2015 330
2016 320
2017 260
2018 250

Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters

Year Number
2005 120
2006 120
2007 140
2008 180
2009 150
2010 80

Team Assemblers

Year Number
2005 400
2006 280
2007 240
2008 250
2009 190
2010 140
2011 200
2012 140
2013 140
2014 100
2015 130
2016 230

Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other

Year Number
2005 40
2008 30
2015 40
2016 60

Bakers

Year Number
2005 100
2006 140
2007 170
2008 140
2009 130
2010 160
2011 150
2012 120
2013 120
2014 130
2015 90
2016 90
2017 120
2018 160

Butchers and Meat Cutters

Year Number
2005 30
2006 50
2007 90
2008 110
2009 60
2010 70
2011 80
2012 80
2013 100
2014 90
2015 80
2016 70
2017 70
2018 70

Food Batchmakers

Year Number
2011 170
2012 100
2013 50
2016 70

Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2007 30

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

Year Number
2006 60
2007 50
2012 30
2015 40
2016 80
2017 60

Machinists

Year Number
2005 160
2006 130
2007 150
2008 190
2009 210
2010 130
2011 100
2012 110
2013 80
2014 100
2015 70
2016 60
2017 70
2018 80

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

Year Number
2008 110

Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers

Year Number
2005 230
2006 310
2007 190
2008 300
2009 170
2010 170
2011 200
2012 250
2013 200
2014 380
2015 450
2016 470
2017 420
2018 380

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

Year Number
2016 50

Prepress Technicians and Workers

Year Number
2006 30
2007 30

Printing Press Operators

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

Print Binding and Finishing Workers

Year Number
2008 60
2009 50

Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers

Year Number
2005 170
2009 260
2010 150
2011 250
2012 230
2013 210
2014 150
2015 130
2016 130
2017 150
2018 190

Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials

Year Number
2007 50

Sewing Machine Operators

Year Number
2005 110
2006 100
2007 120
2008 60
2009 60
2010 80
2011 60
2014 30
2015 40
2016 40
2017 40
2018 80

Upholsterers

Year Number
2005 30

Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters

Year Number
2005 80
2006 100
2007 70
2008 80
2009 70
2010 90
2011 170
2012 210
2013 210
2014 200
2015 130
2016 120
2017 130
2018 110

Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators

Year Number
2006 30
2007 40
2008 50
2009 40
2010 40

Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators

Year Number
2005 50
2006 60
2007 50
2008 40
2012 110
2013 110
2014 70
2015 60
2016 40
2017 60
2018 50

Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers

Year Number
2005 420
2006 380
2007 280
2008 310
2009 160
2013 240
2015 340
2016 350
2017 410
2018 380

Plant and System Operators, All Other

Year Number
2017 40
2018 30

Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2009 150

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

Year Number
2016 50
2017 60
2018 70

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

Year Number
2010 30

Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2005 30
2007 60
2008 70
2009 60
2010 40
2011 70
2012 120
2013 70
2014 70
2015 30
2016 60
2017 40

Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers

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

Dental Laboratory Technicians

Year Number
2010 30
2016 70
2017 50

Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians

Year Number
2015 30
2016 30

Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders

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

Painters, Transportation Equipment

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

Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators

Year Number
2009 30
2011 30
2012 60

Helpers--Production Workers

Year Number
2005 370
2006 450
2007 390
2008 160
2009 110
2010 80
2011 50
2012 80
2013 120
2014 130
2015 120
2016 70

Production Workers, All Other

Year Number
2015 40
2016 50
2017 60