Numbers of Production Occupations in Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY

Occupation group

Production Occupations

Year Number
2005 47,270
2006 46,010
2007 44,560
2008 43,030
2009 38,950
2010 35,330
2011 34,400
2012 34,320
2013 33,990
2014 35,980
2015 35,810
2016 35,540
2017 34,370
2018 35,090

Individual occupations

First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers

Year Number
2005 2,970
2006 2,880
2007 2,730
2008 2,670
2009 2,460
2010 2,240
2011 2,310
2012 2,460
2013 2,560
2014 2,650
2015 2,700
2016 2,670
2017 2,710
2018 2,700

Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers

Year Number
2007 100

Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers

Year Number
2006 260
2007 130
2011 40
2012 40
2013 90
2014 90
2015 100
2016 110
2017 110

Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers

Year Number
2005 1,230
2006 1,060
2007 1,420
2008 1,660
2009 1,460
2010 1,300
2011 1,510
2012 1,340
2013 1,200
2014 1,180
2015 1,190
2016 1,140

Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers

Year Number
2005 830
2007 500
2008 180
2009 180
2010 120
2011 170
2012 170
2016 390

Engine and Other Machine Assemblers

Year Number
2006 230
2007 160
2008 150
2009 70
2012 70
2013 70
2018 660

Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters

Year Number
2005 250
2006 310
2007 500
2008 570
2009 460
2010 200
2011 170
2012 200
2013 140
2014 110
2015 100
2016 120
2017 100
2018 120

Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators

Year Number
2007 130
2010 180
2011 90
2015 40
2016 80
2017 90
2018 70

Team Assemblers

Year Number
2005 5,500
2006 4,920
2007 4,300
2008 4,130
2009 3,550
2010 3,410
2011 3,120
2012 3,800
2013 4,000
2014 4,340
2015 5,350
2016 5,410

Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other

Year Number
2009 1,360
2010 1,070
2011 1,060
2012 380
2013 480
2014 570
2015 400
2016 450

Bakers

Year Number
2005 750
2006 870
2007 740
2008 800
2009 750
2010 630
2011 640
2012 500
2013 440
2014 570
2015 560
2016 710
2017 660
2018 870

Butchers and Meat Cutters

Year Number
2005 400
2006 360
2007 330
2008 460
2009 420
2010 380
2011 260
2012 320
2013 390
2014 370
2015 300
2016 220
2017 260
2018 280

Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers

Year Number
2005 330
2006 400
2007 370
2008 320
2009 320
2010 220
2011 180
2012 80
2016 150
2017 150
2018 70

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

Year Number
2005 80
2007 60
2008 60
2011 30
2012 30

Food Batchmakers

Year Number
2005 710
2006 860
2007 920
2008 750
2009 660
2010 520
2011 540
2012 450
2013 430
2014 490
2015 500
2016 550
2017 510
2018 550

Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2006 270
2007 350
2009 190
2010 230
2011 170
2012 160
2013 270
2018 110

Food Processing Workers, All Other

Year Number
2005 1,000
2006 740
2007 700
2008 240
2009 140
2012 30
2013 40
2014 50
2016 70
2017 70

Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2005 580
2006 660
2007 850
2008 800
2009 680
2010 620
2011 670
2012 720
2013 600
2014 580
2015 660
2016 600
2017 470
2018 330

Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2005 60
2006 140
2007 220
2008 200
2009 150
2010 90
2011 130
2012 180
2013 190
2014 170
2015 160
2016 200
2017 180
2018 160

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

Year Number
2005 280
2006 270
2007 310
2008 280
2009 300
2010 250
2011 240
2012 180
2013 130
2014 270
2015 280
2016 200

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

Year Number
2006 120
2007 120

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

Year Number
2005 190
2006 240
2007 380
2008 360
2009 300
2010 180
2011 150
2012 90
2013 100
2014 90
2015 130
2016 80
2017 70
2018 50

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

Year Number
2005 980
2006 970
2007 790
2008 760
2009 760
2010 610
2011 700
2012 870
2013 790
2014 720
2015 660
2016 660
2017 780
2018 980

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

Year Number
2005 210
2006 140
2009 100
2010 60
2011 70
2012 70
2016 30

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

Year Number
2005 540
2006 610
2007 520
2008 430
2009 290
2010 350
2011 430
2012 380
2013 420
2014 360
2015 410
2016 290
2017 280
2018 230

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

Year Number
2005 510
2006 430
2007 430
2008 300
2009 360
2010 280
2011 390
2012 250
2013 230
2014 140
2015 160
2016 190
2017 210
2018 170

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

Year Number
2005 140
2006 170
2007 150
2008 190
2010 260
2011 170
2012 180
2013 50
2014 60
2015 70
2016 60
2017 100
2018 60

Machinists

Year Number
2006 2,180
2007 1,890
2008 1,940
2009 1,830
2010 1,830
2011 1,870
2012 2,190
2013 2,640
2014 2,840
2015 2,600
2016 2,080
2017 2,080
2018 2,360

Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders

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

Pourers and Casters, Metal

Year Number
2011 60
2012 70
2013 60

Model Makers, Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2007 50
2011 50

Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2005 80
2006 40
2007 30

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

Year Number
2005 770
2006 640
2007 620
2008 600
2009 490
2010 370
2011 270
2012 430
2013 490
2014 530
2015 440
2016 440
2017 470
2018 470

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

Year Number
2005 360
2007 1,030
2008 780
2009 270
2010 400
2011 320
2012 390
2013 200
2014 230
2016 520
2017 570
2018 450

Tool and Die Makers

Year Number
2005 700
2006 580
2007 550
2008 530
2009 560
2010 580
2011 590
2012 720
2013 570
2014 680
2015 920
2016 860
2017 870
2018 370

Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers

Year Number
2006 1,340
2007 1,530
2008 1,710
2009 1,400
2010 1,150
2011 1,100
2012 1,130
2013 1,170
2014 1,220
2015 1,220
2016 1,220
2017 1,060
2018 1,240

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

Year Number
2005 160
2011 270
2012 280
2013 260
2014 260
2015 120
2016 130
2017 140
2018 70

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

Year Number
2005 170
2006 230
2007 210
2009 60
2010 50
2011 60
2012 60
2013 50
2015 50
2016 70
2017 110
2018 100

Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2005 80
2007 80
2011 30
2012 40

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

Year Number
2005 290
2006 190
2007 360
2008 280
2009 250
2010 160
2011 210
2012 90
2013 190
2014 130
2015 160
2016 170
2017 150
2018 150

Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners

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

Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other

Year Number
2008 380
2010 130
2011 120
2016 70
2017 70
2018 40

Prepress Technicians and Workers

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

Printing Press Operators

Year Number
2005 770
2006 650
2007 980
2008 1,030
2009 1,090
2010 1,130
2011 870
2012 960
2013 750
2014 840
2015 670
2016 890
2017 1,020
2018 1,200

Print Binding and Finishing Workers

Year Number
2005 300
2006 350
2007 61,060
2008 590,100
2009 48,070
2010 510
2011 580
2013 390
2014 250
2015 200
2016 110
2018 70

Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers

Year Number
2005 980
2006 890
2007 960
2008 1,010
2009 940
2010 730
2011 600
2012 570
2013 670
2014 650
2015 560
2016 660
2017 700
2018 710

Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials

Year Number
2005 350
2006 280
2007 280
2008 300
2009 290
2010 310
2012 200
2013 150
2014 140
2015 120
2016 110
2017 110

Sewing Machine Operators

Year Number
2005 1,230
2006 1,270
2007 960
2008 860
2009 730
2010 760
2011 400
2012 420
2013 370
2014 490
2015 440
2016 400
2017 420
2018 400

Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers

Year Number
2005 50
2009 50
2012 80
2013 70
2015 50
2016 40
2017 50

Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2007 40
2012 40
2013 40
2014 70
2015 60
2016 80

Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2010 40
2011 40
2017 40
2018 50

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

Year Number
2011 370

Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers, All Other

Year Number
2005 50
2007 70
2008 40
2015 30
2016 30

Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters

Year Number
2005 210
2006 270
2007 320
2008 200
2009 150
2010 170
2011 220
2012 200
2013 240
2014 230
2015 220
2016 220
2017 210
2018 230

Furniture Finishers

Year Number
2005 70
2006 60
2010 40
2011 60

Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood

Year Number
2005 100
2006 90
2007 80
2008 110
2009 110
2010 150
2011 120
2012 70
2013 50
2014 110
2016 130
2017 60
2018 60

Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing

Year Number
2005 70
2008 170
2009 80
2010 70
2011 100
2013 210
2014 260
2017 70
2018 80

Power Plant Operators

Year Number
2005 150
2006 180
2007 120
2010 40
2014 220
2015 120
2016 100
2017 70
2018 60

Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators

Year Number
2005 280
2006 380
2007 380
2008 470
2009 450
2010 420
2011 370
2012 290
2013 410
2014 410
2015 410
2016 320
2017 320
2018 320

Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators

Year Number
2005 390
2006 370
2007 320
2008 330
2009 370
2010 410
2011 420
2012 460
2013 420
2014 450
2015 390
2016 420
2017 430
2018 480

Chemical Plant and System Operators

Year Number
2005 460
2006 450
2007 470
2008 180
2009 140
2010 70
2011 70
2012 40
2013 70
2014 130
2015 120
2016 130
2017 130
2018 110

Gas Plant Operators

Year Number
2011 60
2012 40
2013 30
2018 40

Plant and System Operators, All Other

Year Number
2005 30

Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2005 250
2007 190
2008 190
2009 200
2010 210
2011 400
2012 460
2013 650
2014 810
2015 730
2016 690
2017 710
2018 840

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

Year Number
2005 520
2006 540
2007 480
2010 50
2011 60
2012 50
2013 70
2014 40
2015 50
2017 130
2018 170

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

Year Number
2006 280
2007 310
2008 290
2009 320
2010 320
2011 180
2012 120
2013 80
2014 70
2015 40
2016 90
2017 90

Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand

Year Number
2005 410
2006 400
2007 330
2008 270
2009 210
2011 190
2012 130
2013 130
2014 80
2015 80
2016 100

Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2005 870
2006 970
2007 1,180
2008 1,510
2009 1,430
2010 1,060
2011 820
2012 820
2013 750
2014 830
2015 870
2016 830
2017 580
2018 630

Cutters and Trimmers, Hand

Year Number
2010 90
2011 100
2012 110
2013 70

Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2005 320
2006 350
2007 300
2008 370
2009 340
2010 280
2011 270
2012 280
2013 250
2014 210
2015 210
2016 280
2017 280
2018 270

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

Year Number
2005 280
2006 280
2008 290
2009 310
2010 210
2011 290
2012 310
2013 370
2014 490
2015 450
2016 540
2017 510
2018 430

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

Year Number
2005 40
2007 100
2008 170
2009 190
2010 190
2011 170
2012 170
2013 110
2014 80
2015 80
2016 60
2017 80
2018 70

Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers

Year Number
2005 2,210
2006 2,160
2007 2,050
2008 2,190
2009 2,130
2010 2,110
2011 2,300
2012 2,110
2013 2,090
2014 2,380
2015 2,400
2016 2,470
2017 2,370
2018 2,420

Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers

Year Number
2005 80
2011 80
2013 50
2015 180
2016 180
2017 90
2018 80

Dental Laboratory Technicians

Year Number
2006 80
2007 240
2008 370
2009 500
2010 330
2011 350
2012 290
2016 280

Medical Appliance Technicians

Year Number
2005 130
2007 130
2008 100
2009 90
2012 50
2013 70
2014 90
2015 80
2016 60
2017 70
2018 30

Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians

Year Number
2007 80
2012 80
2014 80

Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2005 1,800
2006 1,910
2007 1,450
2008 1,330
2009 1,270
2010 1,640
2011 1,880
2012 1,850
2013 1,720
2014 2,160
2015 1,970
2016 1,910
2017 1,580
2018 1,650

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

Year Number
2005 320
2006 320
2007 300
2008 320
2009 430
2010 330
2011 400
2012 420
2013 320
2014 260
2015 190
2016 270
2017 350
2018 290

Painters, Transportation Equipment

Year Number
2007 160
2008 190
2009 130
2010 50
2011 50
2012 50
2013 50
2014 60
2015 50
2016 40
2017 40
2018 90

Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers

Year Number
2005 240
2006 190
2007 90
2008 100
2009 110
2010 140
2011 110
2012 90
2013 90
2014 80
2015 60

Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators

Year Number
2005 80,210
2006 70,170
2007 50,100
2008 110
2009 120,140
2010 250
2011 130
2012 90
2013 100
2014 60
2015 60
2016 90

Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2009 80
2010 120
2011 130
2012 110
2013 90
2014 80
2015 90
2016 50
2017 40
2018 50

Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2005 40
2008 40
2009 40
2016 70
2017 60
2018 60

Etchers and Engravers

Year Number
2010 50
2011 60
2012 50
2013 30

Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2005 120
2006 180
2007 220
2008 250
2009 330
2010 370
2011 470
2012 430
2013 400
2014 280
2015 340
2016 270
2017 310
2018 60

Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2005 670
2006 900
2007 690
2008 490
2009 440
2010 430
2011 550
2012 320
2013 270
2014 390
2015 460
2016 370
2017 370
2018 430

Helpers--Production Workers

Year Number
2005 1,640
2006 2,080
2007 2,400
2008 2,490
2009 2,060
2010 1,370
2011 1,380
2012 1,330
2013 1,230
2014 1,020
2015 990
2016 780
2017 570
2018 490

Production Workers, All Other

Year Number
2012 180
2013 190
2014 350
2015 360
2016 380
2017 350
2018 380