Numbers of Production Occupations in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

Occupation group

Production Occupations

Year Number
2005 64,810
2006 65,170
2007 63,740
2008 63,270
2009 55,630
2010 50,520
2011 51,370
2012 56,060
2013 54,400
2014 57,580
2015 81,180
2016 83,860
2017 78,970
2018 81,440

Individual occupations

First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers

Year Number
2005 4,880
2006 4,830
2007 4,910
2008 4,990
2009 4,650
2010 4,090
2011 4,070
2012 3,990
2013 4,000
2014 4,050
2015 5,310
2016 5,250
2017 5,060
2018 5,380

Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers

Year Number
2005 120
2014 70
2015 110
2016 90
2017 110
2018 170

Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers

Year Number
2006 790
2007 930
2008 800
2009 850
2010 880
2011 920
2012 1,260
2013 1,290
2014 1,290
2015 1,290
2016 1,130

Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers

Year Number
2009 120
2010 70
2011 60
2012 80
2013 150
2014 180
2015 260
2016 270

Engine and Other Machine Assemblers

Year Number
2005 400
2006 320
2007 340
2008 230
2009 160
2010 310
2011 280
2012 150
2013 60
2015 150
2016 200
2017 120
2018 100

Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters

Year Number
2005 500
2006 670
2007 780
2008 680
2009 620
2010 660
2011 600
2012 770
2013 650
2014 610
2015 660
2016 890
2017 730
2018 710

Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators

Year Number
2005 70
2009 60
2010 80
2017 60
2018 90

Team Assemblers

Year Number
2005 10,470
2006 10,460
2007 9,770
2008 9,550
2009 8,380
2010 6,690
2011 6,680
2012 7,760
2013 7,100
2014 7,830
2015 13,060
2016 13,330

Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other

Year Number
2005 710
2006 1,050
2007 1,410
2008 1,390
2009 1,040
2010 1,090
2011 1,020
2012 1,220
2013 960
2014 1,000
2015 950
2016 1,300

Bakers

Year Number
2005 440
2006 390
2007 360
2008 530
2009 560
2010 590
2011 760
2012 980
2013 1,000
2014 940
2015 1,020
2016 1,010
2017 1,110
2018 1,030

Butchers and Meat Cutters

Year Number
2005 450
2006 430
2007 540
2008 690
2009 700
2010 700
2011 670
2012 780
2013 790
2014 780
2015 810
2016 720
2017 630
2018 570

Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers

Year Number
2007 1,220
2008 1,330
2009 1,220
2010 460
2011 420
2012 530
2013 790
2014 760
2015 720
2016 1,240
2017 1,190
2018 1,150

Slaughterers and Meat Packers

Year Number
2007 350
2008 350
2009 330
2010 360
2011 420
2012 430

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

Year Number
2011 90
2012 70
2013 40
2014 40

Food Batchmakers

Year Number
2005 130
2006 170
2007 210
2008 170
2009 160
2010 270
2011 370
2012 330
2013 270
2014 320
2015 350
2016 450
2017 510
2018 750

Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2005 130
2006 130
2007 130
2008 150
2009 160
2010 210
2011 280
2012 250
2013 470
2015 340
2016 70

Food Processing Workers, All Other

Year Number
2005 300
2006 600
2007 650
2008 540
2009 610
2013 110
2014 170
2015 220
2016 190

Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2005 740
2006 670
2007 850
2008 1,070
2009 1,020
2010 670
2011 520
2012 780
2013 910
2014 1,110
2015 1,000
2016 1,210
2017 1,030
2018 910

Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2005 70
2006 100
2007 70
2008 70
2009 200
2010 190
2011 190
2012 100
2013 90
2014 150
2015 230
2016 240
2017 170
2018 130

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

Year Number
2005 580
2006 560
2007 590
2008 570
2009 410
2010 270
2011 300
2012 840
2013 980
2014 1,050
2015 1,300
2016 1,170
2017 1,650
2018 1,400

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

Year Number
2005 300
2006 290
2007 380
2008 300
2009 280
2010 190
2011 140
2012 140
2013 200
2014 240
2015 460
2016 330
2017 150
2018 90

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

Year Number
2005 170
2006 180
2007 230
2008 160
2011 440
2012 310
2013 340
2014 170
2015 420
2016 380
2017 280
2018 170

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

Year Number
2005 1,870
2006 1,860
2007 1,430
2008 1,190
2009 1,050
2010 990
2011 1,290
2012 1,240
2013 1,190
2014 1,010
2015 1,470
2016 1,780
2017 1,940
2018 2,040

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

Year Number
2005 320
2006 350
2007 350
2008 300
2009 260
2010 190
2011 190
2012 110
2013 80
2014 50
2015 130
2016 140
2017 130
2018 70

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

Year Number
2005 620
2006 500
2007 550
2008 510
2009 460
2010 470
2011 420
2012 460
2013 340
2014 560
2015 1,440
2016 1,370
2017 1,060
2018 950

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

Year Number
2005 420
2006 420
2007 470
2008 540
2009 500
2010 390
2011 240
2012 340
2013 350
2014 470
2015 420
2016 410
2017 280
2018 200

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

Year Number
2005 160
2006 180
2007 230
2008 360
2009 320
2010 170
2011 200
2015 250
2017 110
2018 80

Machinists

Year Number
2005 2,780
2006 2,610
2007 2,290
2008 2,280
2009 1,690
2010 2,040
2011 2,350
2012 3,600
2013 3,070
2014 3,190
2015 3,950
2016 3,720
2017 3,980
2018 4,000

Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2007 150
2008 170
2009 160
2011 170
2012 180
2013 160
2015 340
2016 380
2017 340
2018 290

Pourers and Casters, Metal

Year Number
2006 230
2007 260
2009 80
2010 50
2011 50
2014 40
2015 70
2016 90
2017 50

Model Makers, Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2011 30
2012 50
2013 40
2014 40
2015 60
2016 60

Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2006 40
2007 30
2009 40
2010 40
2016 40
2017 70
2018 40

Foundry Mold and Coremakers

Year Number
2006 80
2011 40
2012 60
2015 60
2016 80

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

Year Number
2005 930
2006 960
2007 1,080
2008 1,160
2009 1,050
2010 1,290
2011 1,180
2012 1,610
2013 1,100
2014 1,230
2015 1,570
2016 2,000
2017 2,110
2018 2,140

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

Year Number
2005 440
2006 500
2007 590
2008 560
2009 410
2010 320
2011 360
2012 370
2013 470
2014 540
2015 1,110
2016 1,480
2017 960
2018 910

Tool and Die Makers

Year Number
2005 320
2006 400
2007 430
2008 480
2009 390
2010 320
2011 340
2012 310
2013 320
2014 260
2015 380
2016 430
2017 400
2018 450

Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers

Year Number
2005 1,900
2006 1,940
2007 1,780
2008 1,650
2009 1,580
2010 1,610
2011 1,320
2012 1,550
2013 1,490
2014 1,750
2015 2,620
2016 3,000
2017 3,070
2018 3,160

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

Year Number
2005 380
2006 340
2007 380
2008 340
2009 360
2010 390
2011 380
2012 360
2013 260
2014 200
2015 320
2016 270
2017 260
2018 210

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

Year Number
2005 170
2006 220
2007 180
2008 160
2009 170
2010 170
2011 200
2012 110
2013 120
2014 120
2015 240
2016 190
2017 120
2018 70

Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2006 30

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

Year Number
2005 260
2006 250
2007 290
2008 360
2009 350
2010 290
2011 250
2012 250
2013 210
2014 240
2015 320
2016 350
2017 340
2018 310

Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners

Year Number
2005 80
2006 130
2007 190
2009 40
2010 70
2011 90
2012 180
2013 200
2014 240
2015 100
2016 80

Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other

Year Number
2015 50
2017 60
2018 100

Prepress Technicians and Workers

Year Number
2005 510
2006 350
2007 300
2008 300
2009 300
2010 280
2011 280
2012 250
2013 270
2014 210
2015 290
2016 210
2017 220
2018 210

Printing Press Operators

Year Number
2005 1,160
2006 1,170
2007 1,160
2008 1,180
2009 1,110
2010 1,100
2011 1,190
2012 1,120
2013 1,540
2014 1,650
2015 1,630
2016 1,360
2017 1,400
2018 1,680

Print Binding and Finishing Workers

Year Number
2005 250,560
2006 260,460
2007 220,410
2008 270,350
2009 270,180
2010 300
2011 280
2012 190
2013 150
2014 70
2015 130
2016 130
2017 180
2018 130

Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers

Year Number
2005 1,110
2006 1,000
2007 890
2008 1,130
2009 1,190
2010 1,100
2011 770
2012 610
2013 730
2014 780
2015 970
2016 880
2017 1,170
2018 1,450

Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials

Year Number
2005 680
2006 560
2007 380
2008 500
2009 400
2010 480
2011 400
2012 450
2013 360
2014 320
2015 410
2016 360
2017 280
2018 150

Sewing Machine Operators

Year Number
2005 1,280
2006 1,190
2007 1,040
2008 930
2009 770
2010 660
2011 720
2012 650
2013 870
2014 890
2015 1,250
2016 1,260
2017 1,270
2018 1,190

Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers

Year Number
2009 30

Sewers, Hand

Year Number
2005 30
2007 70

Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers

Year Number
2005 280
2006 140
2007 210
2008 180
2009 220
2010 170
2011 200
2012 180
2013 200
2014 180
2015 280
2016 270
2017 240
2018 180

Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2005 410
2006 500
2007 460
2008 540
2009 190
2010 120
2011 190
2012 260
2013 250
2014 200
2015 370
2016 300
2017 350
2018 350

Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2005 170
2006 90
2007 120
2008 100
2009 130
2010 110
2011 70
2012 50
2015 80
2016 80
2017 130
2018 100

Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2005 820
2006 1,200
2007 1,040
2008 940
2009 390
2010 520
2011 600
2012 530
2013 390
2014 480
2015 580
2016 530
2017 430
2018 570

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

Year Number
2005 2,350
2006 1,950
2007 1,850
2008 1,620
2009 1,230
2010 1,010
2011 1,350
2012 1,930
2013 1,840
2014 1,390
2015 1,990
2016 2,210
2017 1,640
2018 1,690

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

Year Number
2007 200
2008 240
2009 270
2010 130
2011 220
2012 220
2013 300
2014 340
2015 780
2016 960
2017 710
2018 800

Upholsterers

Year Number
2005 100
2006 190
2007 180
2008 150
2009 180
2010 150
2011 150
2012 100
2013 100
2014 90
2015 100
2016 90
2017 160
2018 170

Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers, All Other

Year Number
2005 370
2006 270
2009 120
2010 140
2011 130
2012 140
2013 160
2014 100
2017 170
2018 310

Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters

Year Number
2005 590
2006 720
2007 780
2008 940
2009 690
2010 550
2011 390
2012 320
2013 340
2014 430
2016 1,190
2017 880
2018 460

Furniture Finishers

Year Number
2005 120
2006 150
2007 160
2008 160
2009 80
2010 70
2011 50
2012 40
2013 50
2014 60
2015 130
2016 120
2017 150
2018 170

Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood

Year Number
2005 130
2006 200
2007 150
2008 200
2009 70
2010 100
2011 130
2012 140
2013 110
2014 180
2015 310
2016 540
2017 760
2018 800

Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing

Year Number
2005 380
2006 260
2007 330
2008 520
2009 390
2010 370
2011 560
2012 540
2013 450
2014 310
2015 800
2016 1,150
2017 1,150
2018 1,080

Nuclear Power Reactor Operators

Year Number
2017 210

Power Plant Operators

Year Number
2007 50
2008 180
2009 130
2010 130
2011 160
2012 240
2015 130
2016 220
2017 190
2018 290

Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators

Year Number
2005 60
2006 70
2007 90
2008 160
2009 120
2010 110
2011 60
2012 70
2015 70
2016 100
2017 100
2018 110

Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators

Year Number
2005 360
2006 410
2007 510
2008 540
2009 510
2010 510
2011 570
2012 520
2013 600
2014 570
2015 700
2016 600
2017 690
2018 680

Chemical Plant and System Operators

Year Number
2005 350
2006 250
2007 270
2008 250
2009 260
2010 230
2011 240
2012 260
2013 240
2014 290
2015 250
2016 130

Gas Plant Operators

Year Number
2011 100
2012 70
2016 50
2017 60
2018 60

Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers

Year Number
2008 30
2016 50

Plant and System Operators, All Other

Year Number
2006 50

Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2005 560
2006 520
2007 280
2008 400
2009 290
2010 340
2011 210
2012 310
2013 230
2014 320
2015 760
2016 990
2017 810
2018 910

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

Year Number
2006 50
2007 30
2008 50
2009 30
2010 60
2011 50
2012 80
2013 110
2014 90
2015 240
2016 270
2017 190
2018 160

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

Year Number
2006 240
2007 280
2008 310
2009 290
2010 150
2011 150
2012 140
2013 40
2014 70
2015 120
2016 140
2017 150
2018 200

Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand

Year Number
2005 120
2006 150
2007 130
2008 130
2009 120
2010 150
2011 130
2012 150
2013 80
2014 160
2015 270
2016 320
2017 190
2018 140

Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2005 1,020
2006 1,190
2007 1,150
2008 1,860
2009 1,680
2010 1,490
2011 970
2012 1,080
2013 940
2014 1,150
2015 1,650
2016 1,650
2017 1,960
2018 2,180

Cutters and Trimmers, Hand

Year Number
2005 180
2006 150
2007 150
2008 150
2009 160
2010 90
2011 50
2012 70
2013 80
2014 70
2015 60
2016 80
2017 60
2018 50

Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2007 2,020
2009 660
2010 650
2011 470
2012 630
2013 410
2014 490
2015 640
2016 620
2017 400
2018 460

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

Year Number
2005 330
2006 460
2007 820
2008 1,040
2009 790
2010 480
2011 290
2012 260
2013 630
2014 470
2015 1,100
2016 920
2017 1,250
2018 1,250

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

Year Number
2006 110
2007 80
2008 80
2009 120
2010 120
2011 230
2014 350
2015 400
2016 470
2018 270

Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers

Year Number
2005 3,600
2006 3,630
2007 3,270
2008 2,740
2009 2,600
2010 2,450
2011 3,050
2012 2,650
2013 2,880
2014 2,990
2015 4,990
2016 4,920
2017 4,590
2018 4,600

Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers

Year Number
2005 80
2006 80
2008 60
2010 120
2011 120
2012 110
2013 70
2014 100
2016 70
2017 60

Dental Laboratory Technicians

Year Number
2005 470
2006 370
2007 200
2008 200
2009 180
2010 250
2011 310
2012 310
2013 370
2014 280
2016 400
2017 420
2018 330

Medical Appliance Technicians

Year Number
2012 60
2013 80

Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians

Year Number
2005 70
2006 80
2008 90
2009 140
2010 180
2011 140
2014 80
2015 80
2016 100
2017 80

Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2005 3,080
2006 3,080
2007 2,880
2008 2,490
2009 2,100
2010 2,140
2011 2,170
2012 1,920
2013 2,070
2014 2,740
2015 4,450
2016 4,180
2017 3,920
2018 3,190

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

Year Number
2005 540
2006 530
2007 500
2008 480
2009 510
2010 360
2011 400
2012 380
2013 410
2014 400
2015 650
2016 900
2017 890
2018 830

Painters, Transportation Equipment

Year Number
2005 420
2006 490
2007 350
2008 400
2009 400
2010 300
2011 230
2012 240
2013 320
2014 490
2015 750
2016 700
2017 590
2018 600

Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers

Year Number
2006 210
2007 220
2008 230
2009 190
2010 160
2011 180
2012 130
2013 140
2014 110
2015 130
2016 90
2017 40
2018 70

Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators

Year Number
2005 370
2006 390
2007 300,400
2008 220,310
2009 280
2010 270
2011 370
2012 600
2013 650
2015 180
2016 210
2017 170
2018 120

Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2005 130
2006 160
2007 140
2008 220
2009 130
2010 90
2011 60
2012 90
2013 80
2016 40
2017 40
2018 50

Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2005 90
2006 110
2007 50
2008 50
2009 90
2011 100
2012 50
2013 80
2014 50
2015 40
2016 30

Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2005 40
2010 30

Etchers and Engravers

Year Number
2009 50
2011 40
2012 50
2013 30
2016 30
2018 40

Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2006 120
2007 200
2008 170
2009 120
2015 90
2016 70

Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2005 660
2006 620
2007 860
2008 1,030
2009 880
2010 650
2011 540
2012 520
2013 530
2014 550
2015 1,140
2016 1,230
2017 1,150
2018 1,280

Tire Builders

Year Number
2016 200

Helpers--Production Workers

Year Number
2005 2,820
2006 3,530
2007 3,120
2008 3,360
2009 2,550
2010 3,020
2011 3,230
2012 3,300
2013 2,670
2014 3,240
2015 4,630
2016 4,670
2017 4,380
2018 4,420

Production Workers, All Other

Year Number
2012 700
2013 620
2014 780
2015 1,150
2016 1,240
2017 810
2018 890