Numbers of Production Occupations in Charleston-North Charleston, SC

Occupation group

Production Occupations

Year Number
2005 18,170
2006 17,550
2007 18,360
2008 18,240
2009 16,430
2010 15,430
2011 16,320
2012 16,920
2013 17,530
2014 18,660
2015 19,010
2016 19,440
2017 19,760
2018 19,580

Individual occupations

First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers

Year Number
2005 1,220
2006 1,130
2007 1,140
2008 1,310
2009 1,160
2010 1,080
2011 1,130
2012 1,290
2013 1,330
2014 1,600
2015 1,710
2016 1,650
2017 1,740
2018 1,540

Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers

Year Number
2005 200
2006 180
2010 110
2011 80
2012 100
2013 140
2014 230
2015 230
2016 160

Engine and Other Machine Assemblers

Year Number
2007 430
2009 430
2011 100

Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters

Year Number
2005 130
2006 90
2007 140
2008 430
2009 280
2010 230
2011 210
2012 120
2013 110
2014 130
2015 170
2016 160
2017 160
2018 170

Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators

Year Number
2005 120
2006 390
2007 370
2010 120
2011 120
2013 110
2014 140
2015 230
2016 260
2017 280
2018 330

Team Assemblers

Year Number
2005 3,900
2006 3,900
2007 4,180
2008 2,880
2009 2,920
2010 2,960
2011 4,110
2012 3,450
2013 3,530
2014 2,700
2015 2,700
2016 3,290

Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other

Year Number
2005 250
2006 350
2007 160
2008 110
2009 60
2010 80
2011 360
2012 250
2013 250
2014 120
2015 150
2016 90

Bakers

Year Number
2005 130
2006 100
2007 250
2008 280
2009 250
2010 170
2011 280
2012 270
2013 260
2014 230
2015 250
2016 300
2017 290
2018 320

Butchers and Meat Cutters

Year Number
2005 330
2006 220
2007 250
2008 220
2009 280
2010 260
2011 300
2012 280
2013 300
2014 340
2015 370
2016 360
2017 310
2018 200

Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers

Year Number
2006 30
2009 70
2010 50
2011 50
2012 50
2013 90
2015 80

Food Batchmakers

Year Number
2007 30
2015 80
2016 120
2017 90
2018 60

Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2005 60
2006 70
2007 30

Food Processing Workers, All Other

Year Number
2005 620
2007 550

Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2005 120
2006 150
2007 250
2011 370
2012 400
2013 360
2014 850
2015 820
2016 840
2017 780
2018 890

Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2013 60
2014 70
2015 90
2016 90
2017 80
2018 80

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

Year Number
2005 80
2006 50
2008 30
2010 80
2011 70
2014 160
2015 120
2017 100
2018 60

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

Year Number
2008 80
2009 70
2010 60
2012 90
2016 500
2017 820
2018 800

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

Year Number
2006 460
2007 420
2008 330
2009 360
2010 280
2011 400
2012 240
2013 220
2014 60
2015 120
2016 170
2017 180
2018 220

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

Year Number
2005 30

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

Year Number
2005 90
2006 110
2007 90
2008 50
2009 60
2010 60
2012 90
2013 120
2014 110
2015 120
2016 130
2017 140
2018 100

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

Year Number
2005 50
2006 70
2007 50
2008 60
2009 60
2010 60
2011 40
2012 50
2013 40
2015 40

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

Year Number
2007 100
2008 120
2009 110

Machinists

Year Number
2005 560
2006 630
2007 690
2008 760
2009 820
2010 940
2011 840
2012 590
2013 570
2014 710
2015 750
2016 760
2017 570
2018 640

Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2007 170
2008 150
2009 150
2010 100
2011 140
2012 140
2016 230

Pourers and Casters, Metal

Year Number
2005 130
2006 120
2007 160
2008 150
2009 150
2010 100
2011 120
2012 130
2013 140

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

Year Number
2011 30
2012 40
2013 90
2014 110
2015 90
2016 100

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

Year Number
2005 40
2006 30
2007 30
2009 40
2017 580

Tool and Die Makers

Year Number
2007 120
2008 110
2009 120
2010 40
2012 80
2013 80
2014 90
2016 160
2017 160
2018 130

Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers

Year Number
2005 760
2006 560
2007 550
2008 820
2009 600
2010 630
2011 700
2012 630
2013 680
2014 530
2015 500
2016 560
2017 620
2018 870

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

Year Number
2006 60
2007 70
2008 70
2009 50
2010 60
2011 120
2012 60
2013 40
2015 30

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

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

Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2010 50
2011 40

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

Year Number
2005 50
2006 50
2007 60
2008 40
2009 30

Prepress Technicians and Workers

Year Number
2005 40

Printing Press Operators

Year Number
2005 220
2006 230
2008 160
2009 160
2010 150
2011 150
2012 100
2013 120
2014 60
2015 60
2016 90
2017 130
2018 180

Print Binding and Finishing Workers

Year Number
2007 50
2009 4,060
2010 40

Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers

Year Number
2005 470
2006 380
2007 360
2008 420
2009 420
2010 390
2011 250
2012 370
2013 500
2014 470
2015 430
2016 360
2017 450
2018 570

Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials

Year Number
2005 120
2006 160
2007 220
2008 190
2009 150
2010 200
2016 50
2017 130
2018 150

Sewing Machine Operators

Year Number
2005 230
2006 300
2007 270
2008 230
2009 150
2010 140
2011 180
2012 170
2013 150
2014 190
2015 220
2016 290
2017 260
2018 320

Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2006 70
2007 50
2009 100
2010 90

Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2009 40
2010 40

Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2005 160
2008 180
2009 170
2010 150
2014 110
2017 100
2018 110

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

Year Number
2005 140
2006 140
2007 130
2008 30
2009 40
2012 60
2013 50

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

Year Number
2008 110
2009 50
2010 110
2011 230
2012 240
2013 160
2016 140

Upholsterers

Year Number
2010 30
2014 80
2015 100
2016 50
2018 60

Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters

Year Number
2005 230
2006 260
2007 110
2008 60
2010 70
2011 90
2012 130
2013 140
2014 160
2015 90
2016 120
2017 140
2018 180

Furniture Finishers

Year Number
2005 30

Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood

Year Number
2006 60
2007 40
2009 30
2014 50
2015 130
2017 110

Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing

Year Number
2005 90
2006 110
2007 80
2009 40
2010 60
2011 50
2015 70
2016 60
2017 60
2018 70

Power Plant Operators

Year Number
2005 220
2006 220
2008 200
2011 140
2012 130
2013 70
2014 190
2015 150

Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators

Year Number
2005 120
2006 120
2008 70
2009 90
2010 80
2013 90
2014 110

Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators

Year Number
2005 210
2006 210
2007 240
2008 270
2009 240
2010 300
2011 270
2012 320
2013 330
2014 470
2015 530
2016 530
2017 510
2018 490

Chemical Plant and System Operators

Year Number
2008 240
2009 260
2010 270
2011 250
2012 310
2013 340
2014 260
2015 200
2016 200
2017 230
2018 210

Gas Plant Operators

Year Number
2012 70
2013 60
2014 50

Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers

Year Number
2009 80
2014 40
2015 40

Plant and System Operators, All Other

Year Number
2005 50
2006 40
2013 60
2014 50

Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2006 30
2007 50
2008 110
2009 60
2010 70
2011 40
2012 60
2013 120
2014 110
2015 120
2016 120
2017 150
2018 140

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

Year Number
2005 350
2006 230
2008 110
2010 50
2011 70
2012 80
2013 90
2014 80
2015 100
2016 70
2017 150

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

Year Number
2014 30

Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand

Year Number
2007 70
2008 50
2009 50
2010 30
2013 40
2014 50
2016 60
2017 70
2018 80

Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2006 90
2007 120
2008 130
2009 150
2010 120
2011 180
2012 110
2013 150
2014 110
2015 160
2016 100
2017 200
2018 270

Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2005 70
2007 70
2008 100
2009 40
2010 40
2011 70
2012 50

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

Year Number
2007 340
2008 330
2009 230
2012 50
2013 150
2014 140
2015 140
2017 190

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

Year Number
2005 130
2006 90
2007 80
2008 70
2009 50
2011 50
2012 40
2013 60
2014 50
2015 150
2017 150

Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers

Year Number
2005 900
2006 1,100
2007 1,080
2008 1,120
2009 1,030
2010 850
2011 860
2012 1,010
2013 1,190
2014 1,350
2015 1,320
2016 1,170
2017 1,360
2018 1,360

Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers

Year Number
2009 50
2015 60

Dental Laboratory Technicians

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

Medical Appliance Technicians

Year Number
2009 40
2010 50

Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians

Year Number
2010 50
2011 50
2012 50
2015 50
2017 50
2018 30

Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2005 270
2006 380
2007 390
2008 420
2009 320
2010 370
2011 290
2012 310
2013 360
2014 360
2015 340
2016 280
2017 340
2018 320

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

Year Number
2005 130
2006 130
2007 110
2008 150
2009 110
2010 110
2011 100
2012 70
2013 80
2014 110
2015 110
2016 90
2017 70
2018 100

Painters, Transportation Equipment

Year Number
2005 200
2006 150
2007 170
2008 130
2009 120
2010 120
2011 110
2012 150
2013 120
2014 180
2015 220
2016 300
2017 250
2018 340

Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers

Year Number
2005 30
2006 50
2007 70
2008 80
2009 80
2010 100
2011 90
2012 80
2013 80
2014 70
2015 60
2018 40

Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators

Year Number
2005 140
2006 160
2007 110
2008 130
2009 120
2010 120
2011 80
2012 70
2013 60
2014 30
2016 40

Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2005 30
2017 50

Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2012 50

Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2010 130
2011 80
2012 90
2013 100
2015 110
2016 210

Helpers--Production Workers

Year Number
2005 1,050
2006 800
2007 1,150
2008 1,040
2009 990
2010 990
2011 1,000
2012 860
2013 710
2014 910
2015 930
2016 950
2017 410
2018 330