Numbers of Production Occupations in Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA

Occupation group

Production Occupations

Year Number
2005 10,720
2006 10,100
2007 10,330
2008 8,770
2009 7,590
2010 6,430
2011 6,330
2012 7,030
2013 7,320
2014 7,180
2015 7,380
2016 8,740
2017 8,420
2018 8,870

Individual occupations

First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers

Year Number
2005 600
2006 580
2007 410
2008 410
2009 360
2010 320
2011 380
2012 400
2013 450
2014 350
2015 400
2016 380
2017 440
2018 440

Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers

Year Number
2008 100
2009 110
2010 90
2011 120
2012 100
2013 80

Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers

Year Number
2005 690
2006 630
2007 610
2008 610
2009 560
2010 600
2011 490
2012 520
2013 420
2014 500
2016 610

Engine and Other Machine Assemblers

Year Number
2010 210
2011 290

Team Assemblers

Year Number
2007 970
2008 850
2009 760
2010 410
2011 470
2012 750
2013 1,090
2014 1,060
2015 870

Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other

Year Number
2005 250
2006 450
2011 690
2012 950
2015 1,320

Bakers

Year Number
2012 40
2013 50
2014 40
2015 30
2016 30

Butchers and Meat Cutters

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

Food Batchmakers

Year Number
2015 130

Food Processing Workers, All Other

Year Number
2008 560
2009 470

Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2006 150
2014 30

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

Year Number
2005 50
2006 60
2017 40
2018 50

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

Year Number
2012 30

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

Year Number
2005 300
2006 310
2007 170
2008 100
2009 80
2010 50
2011 60
2012 60
2013 60
2014 40

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

Year Number
2005 110

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

Year Number
2005 80
2006 100
2007 190
2008 180
2009 120
2014 30
2015 30
2016 30

Machinists

Year Number
2006 260
2007 460
2008 490
2009 510
2010 510
2011 570
2012 610
2013 690
2014 680
2015 630
2016 400
2017 350
2018 380

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

Year Number
2007 100
2008 180
2010 90
2011 150
2012 160
2013 160
2015 210
2016 270
2017 250
2018 130

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

Year Number
2007 30
2008 40
2009 40
2012 50
2013 50

Tool and Die Makers

Year Number
2005 100
2006 110
2007 170
2008 130
2010 30
2011 50
2012 80
2013 90
2014 60
2015 50
2016 50
2017 50
2018 50

Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers

Year Number
2005 190
2006 180
2008 100
2009 140
2010 90
2011 110
2012 80
2013 50
2014 40
2015 80
2017 240
2018 220

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

Year Number
2010 100
2011 110
2012 140

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

Year Number
2010 90
2011 90
2012 100
2013 120

Printing Press Operators

Year Number
2006 40
2007 40
2008 50
2009 60
2013 40
2014 60
2015 70
2017 50
2018 50

Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers

Year Number
2005 70
2006 40
2008 100
2009 80
2010 70
2013 90
2014 100
2015 120
2016 90
2017 80
2018 80

Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials

Year Number
2007 40

Sewing Machine Operators

Year Number
2013 40
2014 40
2015 30
2016 40

Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers

Year Number
2007 40

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

Year Number
2005 160
2011 150
2016 140
2017 140
2018 210

Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters

Year Number
2005 190
2006 120
2007 90
2008 80
2009 80
2010 30
2011 70
2015 60
2016 60

Furniture Finishers

Year Number
2006 40

Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood

Year Number
2005 80
2006 70
2007 40
2010 30
2018 40

Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing

Year Number
2006 190
2007 150
2010 80
2018 50

Power Plant Operators

Year Number
2005 140

Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators

Year Number
2008 40
2009 30
2010 30

Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators

Year Number
2005 170
2006 110
2007 120
2008 60
2009 70
2010 110
2011 140
2012 150
2014 100
2015 150
2016 140
2017 120
2018 70

Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2014 150

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

Year Number
2018 50

Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand

Year Number
2012 30

Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2005 90
2006 50
2008 480
2009 410
2010 430
2014 270
2015 230

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

Year Number
2014 70

Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers

Year Number
2005 440
2006 360
2007 210
2008 240
2009 230
2010 250
2011 260
2012 310
2013 330
2014 290
2015 260
2017 570
2018 600

Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2013 50
2014 90
2015 130
2016 130
2017 100
2018 90

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

Year Number
2005 180
2006 90
2010 60
2011 80
2012 90
2014 40
2015 40
2016 100
2017 120
2018 120

Painters, Transportation Equipment

Year Number
2012 120
2014 150
2015 150

Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers

Year Number
2005 40

Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators

Year Number
2010 30

Helpers--Production Workers

Year Number
2005 440
2006 210
2007 390
2008 210
2011 150
2012 160
2016 80
2017 110
2018 100

Production Workers, All Other

Year Number
2013 530
2014 220
2015 200
2017 400