Numbers of Production Occupations in Chattanooga, TN-GA

Occupation group

Production Occupations

Year Number
2005 27,210
2006 27,320
2007 26,710
2008 26,460
2009 22,940
2010 20,480
2011 19,270
2012 21,390
2013 21,230
2014 22,960
2015 20,720
2016 21,720
2017 22,750
2018 25,410

Individual occupations

First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers

Year Number
2005 1,590
2006 1,610
2007 1,390
2008 1,480
2009 1,430
2010 1,280
2011 1,150
2012 1,280
2013 1,350
2014 1,580
2015 1,270
2016 1,250
2017 1,410
2018 1,680

Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers

Year Number
2005 180
2006 90
2007 120
2008 90
2009 90
2012 170
2015 40
2016 100

Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters

Year Number
2005 600
2006 630
2007 930
2008 990
2009 840
2010 390
2011 400
2012 430
2013 350
2014 310
2015 250
2016 370
2017 520
2018 660

Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators

Year Number
2005 30

Team Assemblers

Year Number
2005 3,570
2006 4,760
2007 4,850
2008 4,130
2009 2,430
2010 2,100
2011 2,000
2012 2,450
2013 3,360
2014 4,740
2015 4,560
2016 4,360

Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other

Year Number
2005 390
2006 450
2007 470
2008 460
2009 530
2010 350
2014 280
2016 540

Bakers

Year Number
2005 380
2006 320
2007 220
2011 280
2012 270
2013 270
2014 150
2015 230
2016 380
2017 430
2018 520

Butchers and Meat Cutters

Year Number
2005 100
2006 150
2007 110
2008 130
2009 150
2010 140
2011 120
2012 120
2013 130
2014 160
2015 180
2016 170
2017 170
2018 130

Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers

Year Number
2016 300
2017 600

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

Year Number
2012 50

Food Batchmakers

Year Number
2005 80
2006 60
2008 160
2009 300
2010 270
2012 120
2013 80
2014 220
2015 280
2016 400
2017 350
2018 500

Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2009 30

Food Processing Workers, All Other

Year Number
2007 570
2008 610
2009 660
2012 40
2017 290
2018 380

Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2005 120
2006 180
2007 160
2008 220
2009 200
2010 190
2011 240
2012 210
2014 120
2015 120
2016 100
2017 200
2018 230

Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2008 50
2009 30
2010 50
2011 70
2012 60
2013 60
2014 40

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

Year Number
2007 430
2008 120
2009 150
2010 140
2011 80
2012 100
2014 150
2017 150

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

Year Number
2009 40
2013 90
2014 100
2015 60
2016 40
2017 40

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

Year Number
2005 90
2006 60
2007 70
2008 50
2009 40
2011 30
2015 80

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

Year Number
2005 590
2006 510
2007 720
2008 580
2009 470
2010 260
2011 350
2012 460
2013 420
2014 660
2015 550
2016 520
2017 480
2018 440

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

Year Number
2005 30
2007 110
2008 90
2009 50
2010 50
2011 40

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

Year Number
2005 190
2006 190
2007 210
2008 220
2009 220
2010 190
2011 70
2012 60
2013 80
2014 100
2015 150
2016 130

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

Year Number
2005 130
2006 130
2007 40
2008 40
2009 30
2010 40
2011 50

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

Year Number
2005 80
2006 90
2007 40
2008 40
2009 30
2010 50
2011 60
2015 40
2016 50

Machinists

Year Number
2005 760
2006 760
2007 700
2008 770
2009 680
2010 670
2011 710
2012 670
2013 630
2014 820
2015 740
2016 790
2017 400
2018 510

Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2005 40
2014 40

Model Makers, Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2007 30
2015 30
2016 30
2017 40

Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2009 40
2010 30

Foundry Mold and Coremakers

Year Number
2008 70
2012 60
2013 70
2014 80
2015 70
2016 70

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

Year Number
2005 340
2006 240
2007 160
2008 170
2009 150
2012 120
2013 120
2014 150
2016 350
2017 390
2018 200

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

Year Number
2005 500
2006 280
2007 190
2008 260
2009 130
2010 110
2011 80
2012 130
2013 170
2014 170
2015 160
2016 170
2017 260
2018 360

Tool and Die Makers

Year Number
2005 170
2006 130
2007 120
2008 80
2009 110
2010 90
2011 100
2012 80
2013 50
2014 110
2015 140
2016 140
2017 120
2018 130

Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers

Year Number
2005 930
2006 1,160
2007 1,250
2008 1,220
2009 1,180
2010 1,050
2011 1,090
2012 1,110
2013 1,090
2014 1,020
2015 1,090
2016 1,350
2017 1,770
2018 1,600

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

Year Number
2006 120
2007 190
2008 160
2009 100
2010 60
2011 40
2013 50
2015 350
2016 370

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

Year Number
2005 90
2006 120
2007 80
2011 50
2012 40

Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2015 40
2017 30

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

Year Number
2005 90
2006 50
2007 50
2008 90
2009 80
2010 70
2012 30
2013 110
2014 70
2015 80
2018 80

Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners

Year Number
2009 30
2011 40

Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other

Year Number
2015 30
2016 40
2017 60
2018 60

Prepress Technicians and Workers

Year Number
2005 90
2006 70
2010 80
2011 120
2012 170
2013 140
2014 120
2015 80
2016 70
2017 80
2018 80

Printing Press Operators

Year Number
2005 440
2006 450
2007 520
2008 510
2009 500
2010 460
2011 540
2012 610
2013 560
2014 440
2015 410
2016 680
2017 810
2018 800

Print Binding and Finishing Workers

Year Number
2005 140,100
2006 120,130
2007 50
2008 12,090
2009 11,060
2010 130
2011 150
2012 160
2013 80
2014 70
2015 90
2017 240

Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers

Year Number
2005 320
2006 310
2007 240
2008 190
2009 340
2010 420
2011 440
2012 360
2013 240
2014 420
2015 490
2016 610
2017 440
2018 550

Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials

Year Number
2005 90
2006 310
2009 80
2010 70
2011 60
2012 80
2013 150
2014 120
2015 120
2016 30
2017 50

Sewing Machine Operators

Year Number
2005 460
2006 380
2007 400
2008 300
2009 310
2010 260
2011 250
2012 180
2013 160
2014 160
2015 150
2016 200
2017 210
2018 210

Sewers, Hand

Year Number
2014 50
2015 50

Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers

Year Number
2005 30
2011 30

Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2005 40
2008 230
2009 210
2010 140
2011 140
2012 150
2013 180
2014 160
2015 160
2016 160
2017 100

Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2006 30
2008 50
2012 70
2013 90
2014 80
2017 90
2018 70

Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2006 630
2008 610
2011 240
2014 620
2015 540
2016 530
2018 730

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

Year Number
2007 1,630
2008 1,240
2011 620
2017 910
2018 750

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

Year Number
2011 320
2012 320
2013 240

Upholsterers

Year Number
2009 30

Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers, All Other

Year Number
2006 180
2007 290
2008 160
2014 60
2015 50
2016 50

Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters

Year Number
2005 190
2006 270
2007 140
2008 170
2009 110
2011 60
2012 140
2013 130
2014 160
2015 120
2016 120
2017 100
2018 80

Furniture Finishers

Year Number
2005 60
2009 60
2010 40
2011 40

Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood

Year Number
2008 40
2014 40
2015 30

Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing

Year Number
2005 120
2006 90
2008 110
2009 120
2010 90
2011 50
2012 50
2013 100
2014 80
2015 100
2016 120
2017 190
2018 180

Power Plant Operators

Year Number
2007 70
2016 80
2017 80
2018 80

Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators

Year Number
2008 40
2013 40

Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators

Year Number
2005 120
2006 110
2007 110
2008 140
2009 150
2010 190
2011 150
2012 140
2013 110
2014 120
2015 130
2016 180
2017 170
2018 190

Chemical Plant and System Operators

Year Number
2005 120
2006 110
2007 190
2009 220
2010 90
2011 170
2012 220
2013 220
2014 170
2015 80
2016 40

Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2007 70
2008 30
2010 70
2011 130
2012 90
2013 30
2015 130
2016 160
2017 140
2018 120

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

Year Number
2005 50
2006 50
2007 60
2008 150
2009 130
2010 120
2011 60
2012 60
2013 40
2017 40
2018 90

Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand

Year Number
2006 250
2007 310
2008 130
2009 60
2010 60
2011 50
2012 60
2013 80
2014 90
2016 40

Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2005 480
2006 430
2007 150
2009 450
2011 190
2012 160
2013 190
2014 110
2015 150
2016 130
2017 200
2018 180

Cutters and Trimmers, Hand

Year Number
2005 40
2006 40
2007 90
2012 30
2013 40
2014 50

Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2005 170
2006 180
2007 280
2008 230
2009 290
2010 150
2011 240
2012 140
2017 80
2018 110

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

Year Number
2005 320
2006 240
2008 130
2009 70
2010 70
2011 120
2012 190
2018 230

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

Year Number
2006 110

Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers

Year Number
2005 1,130
2006 970
2007 760
2008 840
2009 890
2010 850
2011 930
2012 840
2013 950
2014 940
2015 890
2016 930
2017 1,070
2018 1,010

Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers

Year Number
2005 40
2006 40
2014 40
2015 40

Dental Laboratory Technicians

Year Number
2005 90
2006 110
2007 130
2008 110
2011 50
2012 60
2013 50
2017 90
2018 90

Medical Appliance Technicians

Year Number
2005 60
2012 40
2014 70
2016 30

Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians

Year Number
2006 40
2010 60
2012 50
2014 40
2015 40

Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2005 1,000
2006 640
2007 830
2009 1,700
2010 1,540
2011 620
2012 450
2013 400
2014 640
2015 730
2016 680
2017 440

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

Year Number
2005 210
2006 170
2007 220
2008 200
2009 210
2010 170
2011 180
2012 190
2013 160
2014 190
2015 190
2016 180
2017 210
2018 360

Painters, Transportation Equipment

Year Number
2005 40
2006 40
2007 30
2008 70
2009 90
2010 90
2011 90
2012 60
2013 80
2014 90
2015 90
2017 40
2018 40

Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers

Year Number
2005 50
2006 50
2007 70
2008 80
2009 80
2010 60
2011 50
2012 40
2013 40
2014 40

Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators

Year Number
2005 180
2006 80,190
2007 140,210
2008 150,190
2009 240,150
2010 290
2011 320
2012 340
2013 390
2014 300
2016 630
2017 630

Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2006 60
2010 60

Etchers and Engravers

Year Number
2007 40
2008 40

Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2008 40
2009 40
2017 140
2018 90

Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2005 320
2006 340
2007 270
2009 60
2010 60
2011 110
2012 90
2013 160
2014 110
2015 100
2017 60

Helpers--Production Workers

Year Number
2005 1,920
2006 1,640
2007 1,080
2008 1,430
2009 1,110
2010 1,290
2011 1,230
2012 1,240
2013 900
2014 770
2015 620
2016 660
2017 910
2018 640

Production Workers, All Other

Year Number
2012 2,630
2015 190
2016 230
2017 340
2018 840