Numbers of Production Occupations in Birmingham-Hoover, AL

Occupation group

Production Occupations

Year Number
2005 33,730
2006 35,650
2007 36,780
2008 35,110
2009 29,940
2010 27,920
2011 27,930
2012 30,720
2013 30,460
2014 33,000
2015 33,140
2016 33,870
2017 33,870
2018 34,140

Individual occupations

First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers

Year Number
2005 2,870
2006 3,110
2007 3,120
2008 3,090
2009 2,630
2010 2,420
2011 2,370
2012 2,490
2013 2,540
2014 2,910
2015 2,890
2016 2,630
2017 2,370
2018 2,500

Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers

Year Number
2009 150
2010 190
2011 120
2015 80
2016 210
2017 160
2018 160

Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers

Year Number
2005 310
2006 310
2007 310
2008 160
2009 160
2010 140
2011 170
2012 250
2013 250
2014 290
2015 440
2016 500

Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers

Year Number
2005 60
2006 60
2007 120
2009 70

Engine and Other Machine Assemblers

Year Number
2009 90
2011 150

Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters

Year Number
2005 950
2006 1,160
2007 1,310
2008 740
2009 580
2010 440
2011 600
2012 530
2013 550
2014 440
2015 460
2016 510
2017 580
2018 480

Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators

Year Number
2008 110
2009 100
2010 140
2011 270
2012 300
2013 130

Team Assemblers

Year Number
2005 3,210
2006 3,870
2007 3,260
2008 2,900
2009 2,330
2010 2,050
2011 2,540
2012 3,040
2013 3,410
2014 4,010
2015 3,470
2016 2,940

Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other

Year Number
2005 410
2006 410
2007 510
2008 510
2009 470
2010 470
2011 430
2012 1,030
2013 990
2014 930
2015 550
2016 520

Bakers

Year Number
2005 400
2006 270
2007 260
2008 260
2009 260
2010 320
2011 430
2012 520
2013 480
2014 430
2015 450
2016 400
2017 470
2018 310

Butchers and Meat Cutters

Year Number
2005 470
2006 360
2007 340
2008 290
2009 370
2010 450
2011 480
2012 350
2013 340
2014 270
2015 290
2016 420
2017 530
2018 490

Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers

Year Number
2005 1,170
2006 550
2007 510
2008 560
2015 320
2016 780
2017 990
2018 1,060

Slaughterers and Meat Packers

Year Number
2011 190
2012 180

Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2011 90
2012 60
2015 40
2016 80
2017 50
2018 80

Food Batchmakers

Year Number
2005 250
2006 250
2007 200
2008 160
2009 110
2010 390
2011 370
2012 400
2013 260
2014 270
2015 360
2016 410
2017 430
2018 330

Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2005 220
2006 190
2007 90
2008 100
2009 130
2010 100
2011 80
2014 130

Food Processing Workers, All Other

Year Number
2005 1,090
2006 1,060
2007 710
2008 540
2009 350
2012 120
2016 140
2017 130

Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2006 270
2007 270
2009 430
2010 560
2011 290
2012 350
2013 160
2015 300
2016 330
2018 270

Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2011 60
2012 80
2013 50

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

Year Number
2006 580
2007 830
2008 770
2009 780
2010 820
2011 740
2012 570
2013 510
2014 440
2015 380
2016 340
2017 350
2018 180

Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2005 150
2006 160
2007 130
2008 170
2009 160
2010 140
2011 80
2012 80
2013 40
2014 70
2015 70
2016 80

Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2005 130
2006 150
2007 510
2008 680
2009 510
2015 190

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

Year Number
2005 800
2006 880
2007 1,100
2008 1,000
2009 1,040
2010 790
2011 680
2012 950
2013 1,220
2014 1,070
2015 1,100
2016 1,280
2017 1,220
2018 1,520

Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2005 150
2006 140
2007 150
2008 190
2009 190
2010 170
2011 70
2015 50

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

Year Number
2005 380
2006 300
2007 390
2008 320
2009 530
2010 430
2011 370
2013 330
2014 380
2015 400
2016 420
2017 520
2018 650

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

Year Number
2005 220
2006 250
2007 150
2008 170
2009 120
2010 140
2011 130
2012 130
2013 90
2014 130
2016 50
2017 40
2018 140

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

Year Number
2005 130
2006 130
2007 50
2008 80
2009 100
2010 100
2011 70
2012 60
2013 100
2014 110
2018 30

Machinists

Year Number
2005 1,490
2006 1,700
2007 1,730
2008 1,810
2009 1,550
2010 1,480
2011 1,580
2012 1,480
2013 1,400
2014 1,390
2015 1,370
2016 1,410
2017 1,120
2018 1,150

Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2005 290
2006 300
2007 230
2008 280
2009 300
2010 190
2011 260
2012 120
2015 230
2016 220
2017 190
2018 180

Pourers and Casters, Metal

Year Number
2005 130
2006 180
2007 260
2008 250
2009 220
2010 140
2011 180
2013 270

Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2005 30
2006 40
2007 40
2008 40
2011 30
2013 110
2014 110
2015 50
2016 50
2017 80
2018 110

Foundry Mold and Coremakers

Year Number
2007 190
2008 130
2010 120
2011 190
2012 170
2013 150
2015 60
2016 80
2017 100

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

Year Number
2005 360
2006 780
2007 680
2008 750
2009 340
2010 270
2011 200
2012 250
2013 410
2014 440
2015 550
2016 560
2017 350

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

Year Number
2005 500
2006 650
2007 600
2008 780
2009 460
2010 350
2011 100
2012 470
2013 690
2014 730
2015 890
2016 510
2017 580
2018 830

Tool and Die Makers

Year Number
2005 60
2006 110
2007 130
2008 150
2009 100
2010 90
2011 80
2012 100
2013 170
2014 150
2015 160
2016 160
2017 130
2018 220

Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers

Year Number
2005 2,020
2006 2,050
2007 2,050
2008 2,110
2009 1,750
2010 1,460
2011 1,430
2012 1,600
2013 1,760
2014 1,820
2015 2,020
2016 1,900
2017 1,960
2018 1,880

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

Year Number
2005 150
2006 220
2007 220
2008 170
2009 80
2010 110
2011 150
2012 190
2013 190
2014 300
2015 310
2016 470
2017 290
2018 230

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

Year Number
2005 80
2006 70
2007 90
2008 80
2009 30

Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2005 120
2009 50
2010 60
2011 50
2012 60
2014 170
2015 180
2016 140
2017 210
2018 270

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

Year Number
2005 180
2006 250
2007 280
2008 270
2009 260
2010 210
2011 190
2012 180
2013 180
2014 120
2015 80
2016 240
2017 330
2018 300

Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners

Year Number
2005 30
2007 50
2008 50
2009 60
2011 80
2012 80
2014 50
2015 50
2016 80
2017 40
2018 40

Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other

Year Number
2008 40
2009 100
2011 170
2012 170
2013 190
2014 130

Prepress Technicians and Workers

Year Number
2005 150
2006 120
2007 160
2008 140
2009 130
2010 70
2011 100
2014 100
2015 90
2016 80
2017 100
2018 110

Printing Press Operators

Year Number
2005 640
2006 730
2007 710
2008 680
2009 590
2010 670
2011 770
2012 670
2013 610
2014 550
2015 810
2016 1,100
2017 1,050
2018 900

Print Binding and Finishing Workers

Year Number
2005 210
2006 200
2007 17,040,180
2008 220,150
2009 240,140
2010 160
2011 110
2012 110
2013 90
2015 130
2016 130
2017 160
2018 90

Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers

Year Number
2005 700
2006 630
2007 470
2008 580
2009 470
2010 640
2011 450
2012 670
2013 570
2014 720
2015 580
2016 610
2017 590
2018 690

Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials

Year Number
2005 390
2006 360
2007 370
2008 340
2009 260
2010 310
2011 320
2012 340
2017 80

Sewing Machine Operators

Year Number
2005 560
2006 750
2007 820
2008 520
2009 300
2010 320
2011 280
2012 370
2013 170
2014 140
2015 70
2016 80
2017 120
2018 100

Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers

Year Number
2006 80
2007 70
2012 100
2013 120
2015 130

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

Year Number
2018 170

Upholsterers

Year Number
2007 50
2008 40
2009 40
2014 40

Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters

Year Number
2005 420
2006 490
2007 390
2008 220
2009 260
2010 210
2011 290
2012 190
2013 150
2014 140
2015 160
2016 200
2017 220
2018 280

Furniture Finishers

Year Number
2005 80
2006 50
2009 30
2010 40
2011 60

Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood

Year Number
2005 160
2008 200
2009 190
2010 210
2011 410
2012 350
2013 390
2014 250
2015 280
2016 190
2018 160

Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing

Year Number
2006 330
2007 310
2008 270
2009 120
2010 50
2011 60
2012 310
2013 190
2014 150
2015 80
2016 220
2017 250
2018 150

Power Distributors and Dispatchers

Year Number
2012 230
2013 120
2014 210
2015 210
2016 240
2017 270
2018 260

Power Plant Operators

Year Number
2008 360
2012 240
2014 480

Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators

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

Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators

Year Number
2005 440
2006 500
2007 490
2008 510
2009 340
2010 360
2011 310
2012 330
2013 290
2014 380
2015 350
2016 380
2017 330
2018 300

Chemical Plant and System Operators

Year Number
2007 40
2008 60

Gas Plant Operators

Year Number
2007 80
2010 60
2011 60
2012 50
2013 100
2014 160
2015 120
2016 140
2017 110
2018 170

Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers

Year Number
2010 110
2011 120
2016 40
2018 90

Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2005 80
2006 40
2007 80
2009 80
2011 30
2012 40
2014 280
2015 290
2016 290
2017 170
2018 100

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

Year Number
2005 90
2007 250
2008 280
2009 140
2010 110
2011 140
2012 60
2013 140
2014 200
2015 180
2018 100

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

Year Number
2006 180
2007 190
2008 260
2009 150
2010 170
2011 140
2012 80
2013 120
2014 120
2015 170
2016 160
2017 190
2018 220

Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand

Year Number
2005 260
2006 280
2007 240
2008 210
2009 150
2010 190
2011 170
2017 460
2018 310

Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2005 300
2006 320
2007 750
2008 660
2009 690
2010 380
2011 430
2012 470
2013 390
2014 480
2015 520
2016 470
2017 430
2018 510

Cutters and Trimmers, Hand

Year Number
2005 30
2012 30
2014 40

Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2005 70
2010 200
2011 190
2012 140
2013 100
2014 110
2015 170
2016 180
2017 390
2018 450

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

Year Number
2005 290
2006 220
2007 160
2008 130
2010 280
2011 300
2012 260
2013 170
2014 100
2015 180
2016 150
2017 340
2018 410

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

Year Number
2005 130
2006 130
2007 170
2008 120
2009 150
2010 150
2011 250
2012 250
2013 270
2014 250
2015 180
2016 200
2017 270
2018 230

Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers

Year Number
2005 1,350
2006 1,390
2007 1,510
2008 1,450
2009 1,190
2010 920
2011 830
2012 870
2013 1,170
2014 1,720
2015 1,970
2016 1,670
2017 1,320
2018 1,460

Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers

Year Number
2005 30
2007 50
2010 30
2012 60
2013 70
2015 140
2016 140
2017 140
2018 100

Dental Laboratory Technicians

Year Number
2005 80
2006 40
2009 170
2010 150
2011 70
2012 120
2014 330
2015 200
2016 230
2017 270
2018 110

Medical Appliance Technicians

Year Number
2016 60

Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians

Year Number
2006 160
2007 170
2008 140
2010 90

Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2005 860
2006 990
2007 1,280
2008 1,230
2009 1,060
2010 680
2011 580
2012 610
2013 650
2014 640
2015 700
2016 770
2017 590
2018 420

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

Year Number
2005 540
2006 760
2007 1,050
2008 850
2009 330
2010 180
2011 210
2012 400
2013 490
2014 580
2015 610
2016 410
2017 340
2018 350

Painters, Transportation Equipment

Year Number
2005 190
2006 150
2007 240
2008 230
2009 240
2010 220
2011 170
2012 170
2013 150
2014 140
2015 130
2016 160
2017 130
2018 130

Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers

Year Number
2005 150
2006 80
2007 160
2008 160
2009 170
2010 130
2011 120
2012 70
2013 80

Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators

Year Number
2005 40
2006 240
2007 200
2008 190
2009 140
2010 170
2011 150
2012 100
2016 50

Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2006 70
2007 60
2008 80
2009 70
2010 60
2011 50
2012 30

Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2005 70
2007 280
2008 230
2010 60
2011 90
2012 130
2013 80
2014 120
2016 50
2018 30

Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2005 90
2006 110
2007 150
2008 160
2009 120
2011 220
2012 250
2015 130
2016 140
2017 60
2018 90

Helpers--Production Workers

Year Number
2005 1,740
2006 1,780
2007 2,360
2008 2,310
2009 2,180
2010 1,790
2011 1,880
2012 1,660
2013 1,960
2014 2,110
2015 3,020
2016 3,360
2017 3,660
2018 3,300

Production Workers, All Other

Year Number
2012 430
2013 340
2014 260
2016 1,210
2017 1,610
2018 900