Numbers of Production Occupations in Columbia, SC

Occupation group

Production Occupations

Year Number
2005 25,900
2006 26,570
2007 25,480
2008 24,900
2009 22,310
2010 20,690
2011 23,140
2012 22,790
2013 24,320
2014 25,070
2015 25,020
2016 24,840
2017 22,860
2018 24,490

Individual occupations

First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers

Year Number
2005 1,710
2006 1,630
2007 1,630
2008 1,620
2009 1,490
2010 1,320
2011 1,430
2012 1,410
2013 1,700
2014 1,990
2015 1,840
2016 1,830
2017 1,700
2018 1,760

Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers

Year Number
2006 400
2007 340
2008 440
2009 290
2010 410
2011 380
2013 250
2014 170
2015 140
2016 290

Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers

Year Number
2007 150
2008 180
2009 150
2010 60
2011 60
2012 80

Engine and Other Machine Assemblers

Year Number
2011 110
2012 70
2013 70

Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters

Year Number
2005 290
2006 200
2007 240
2008 190
2009 360
2010 390
2011 380
2012 170
2013 200
2014 260
2015 320
2017 220
2018 290

Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators

Year Number
2007 80
2008 80
2009 70
2010 70
2011 90
2012 90
2013 90
2014 110
2015 120
2016 150
2017 160
2018 70

Team Assemblers

Year Number
2005 4,020
2006 4,150
2007 3,240
2008 3,860
2009 3,650
2010 3,890
2011 4,210
2012 4,310
2013 4,930
2014 5,210
2015 5,140
2016 4,690

Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other

Year Number
2006 620
2008 220
2009 140
2010 250
2011 240
2012 150
2013 120
2014 110
2015 70

Bakers

Year Number
2005 240
2006 150
2007 110
2008 70
2009 240
2010 280
2011 330
2012 170
2013 220
2014 300
2015 260
2016 310
2017 270
2018 320

Butchers and Meat Cutters

Year Number
2005 140
2006 160
2007 190
2008 190
2009 210
2010 170
2011 250
2012 230
2013 280
2014 260
2015 240
2016 280
2017 260
2018 260

Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers

Year Number
2005 1,010
2006 1,060
2009 1,350
2010 160
2018 1,550

Slaughterers and Meat Packers

Year Number
2005 390
2006 420
2008 670
2011 510
2012 560
2013 480
2014 540
2015 340
2018 120

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

Year Number
2016 90
2017 80

Food Batchmakers

Year Number
2005 140
2006 160
2007 180
2008 250
2009 230
2010 350
2011 180
2012 110
2013 170
2014 180
2015 180
2016 130
2017 150
2018 210

Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2005 90
2006 90
2007 100
2008 130
2009 110
2010 160
2011 100
2012 50
2013 40

Food Processing Workers, All Other

Year Number
2005 230
2006 140
2008 30
2014 50
2016 40

Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2005 110
2006 130
2007 240
2008 390
2009 370
2010 210
2011 170
2012 150
2014 310
2015 320
2016 190
2017 170
2018 220

Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2006 30
2007 50
2008 70
2009 50
2010 110
2011 110
2012 100

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

Year Number
2005 220
2006 340
2007 200
2008 190
2009 130
2014 240
2016 280
2017 420
2018 400

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

Year Number
2005 50
2006 60
2007 120
2008 250
2009 240
2010 170
2011 50
2012 90
2013 120
2014 110
2015 160
2016 130
2018 30

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

Year Number
2005 550
2006 910
2007 600
2008 650
2009 500
2010 330
2011 300
2012 280
2013 280
2014 540
2015 480
2016 470
2017 200
2018 170

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 50
2006 60
2007 140
2008 180
2009 160
2010 140
2011 120
2012 110
2013 120
2015 70
2016 90
2017 80

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

Year Number
2005 50
2006 50
2007 40
2009 40
2011 30
2013 30
2017 70

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

Year Number
2005 80
2006 50

Machinists

Year Number
2005 960
2006 720
2007 780
2008 660
2009 660
2010 420
2011 630
2012 650
2013 670
2014 710
2015 680
2016 830
2017 580
2018 980

Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2006 40
2007 50
2008 40

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

Year Number
2006 120
2007 310
2008 380
2009 250
2010 150
2011 180
2012 180
2013 130
2014 180
2015 180
2016 260
2017 310
2018 330

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

Year Number
2005 110
2006 160
2007 130
2008 120
2009 60
2010 210
2012 170
2014 100
2015 100
2016 90
2017 80
2018 60

Tool and Die Makers

Year Number
2005 160
2006 170
2007 170
2008 200
2009 140
2010 140
2011 100
2012 100
2013 100
2014 110
2015 90
2016 130
2017 160
2018 180

Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers

Year Number
2005 860
2006 970
2007 1,270
2008 1,240
2009 1,040
2010 800
2011 860
2012 730
2013 580
2014 820
2015 1,110
2016 1,170
2017 1,010
2018 780

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

Year Number
2005 90
2006 80
2007 60
2008 70
2009 60
2010 80
2011 70
2013 110
2014 80
2015 70

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

Year Number
2006 50
2007 50
2008 40
2014 50
2015 50
2016 40
2017 30
2018 50

Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners

Year Number
2011 40
2012 50
2013 40

Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other

Year Number
2008 190
2009 220
2014 70
2016 60
2017 60
2018 50

Prepress Technicians and Workers

Year Number
2005 100
2006 100
2007 110
2008 170
2009 70
2010 90
2011 80
2012 80
2013 60
2014 60
2015 50
2016 110
2017 90
2018 90

Printing Press Operators

Year Number
2005 510
2006 360
2007 370
2008 370
2009 390
2010 370
2011 290
2012 310
2013 320
2014 330
2015 310
2016 360
2017 390
2018 430

Print Binding and Finishing Workers

Year Number
2005 140
2006 150,150
2007 12,080
2008 120
2009 13,080
2010 110
2011 140
2012 110
2013 90
2014 120
2015 130
2016 110
2017 80
2018 100

Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers

Year Number
2005 560
2006 660
2007 790
2008 550
2009 530
2010 560
2011 650
2012 640
2013 600
2014 510
2015 460
2016 420
2017 470
2018 490

Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials

Year Number
2005 230
2006 230
2007 190
2008 210
2009 200
2010 190
2011 110
2012 80
2014 140
2015 210
2016 240
2017 200
2018 150

Sewing Machine Operators

Year Number
2005 330
2006 420
2007 500
2008 410
2009 200
2010 270
2011 250
2012 190
2013 160
2014 180
2017 150
2018 240

Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers

Year Number
2008 30
2010 40
2011 40
2017 60

Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2005 80
2006 70
2008 50
2014 90
2015 60
2016 60
2018 50

Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2005 50
2006 50
2008 190

Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2005 270
2006 310
2007 130
2008 160
2009 140
2010 100
2011 140
2012 140
2013 120
2014 140
2015 160
2016 170
2017 160
2018 120

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

Year Number
2005 380
2006 350
2007 90
2008 170
2009 120
2012 80
2013 270
2014 360
2015 370
2016 160
2017 200
2018 130

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

Year Number
2007 190
2010 350
2011 540
2012 370
2014 760
2015 940
2016 660
2017 600
2018 700

Upholsterers

Year Number
2011 40
2012 30
2015 50
2016 50
2017 40
2018 50

Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers, All Other

Year Number
2005 50
2006 80
2008 70
2010 70
2011 70
2013 240
2014 240

Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters

Year Number
2005 310
2006 290
2008 160
2009 110
2010 130
2011 130
2012 160
2013 230
2014 240
2016 110
2017 80
2018 110

Furniture Finishers

Year Number
2005 30

Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood

Year Number
2006 40
2007 50
2008 180
2011 90
2012 70
2013 80
2014 60
2015 60
2016 130
2017 110
2018 180

Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing

Year Number
2005 110
2006 60
2008 100
2009 80
2014 30
2015 60
2016 90
2017 100
2018 150

Nuclear Power Reactor Operators

Year Number
2017 270

Power Plant Operators

Year Number
2006 220
2007 250
2009 150
2010 140
2011 130
2012 120
2013 100
2014 90

Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators

Year Number
2006 150
2007 80
2008 80
2009 70
2010 70
2011 80
2012 90
2013 40
2018 80

Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators

Year Number
2005 190
2006 150
2007 330
2008 320
2009 300
2010 190
2011 250
2012 270
2013 260
2014 240
2015 230
2016 380
2017 390
2018 480

Chemical Plant and System Operators

Year Number
2007 760
2008 800
2009 810
2010 730
2011 440
2012 460
2013 280
2014 230
2015 210
2017 290
2018 280

Gas Plant Operators

Year Number
2007 40
2008 40
2009 90
2011 110
2012 90
2013 60
2015 110

Plant and System Operators, All Other

Year Number
2007 40

Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2005 260
2006 250
2007 230
2008 190
2009 170
2010 120
2012 140
2013 140
2014 310
2015 270
2016 250
2017 230
2018 220

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

Year Number
2005 100
2006 70
2010 210

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

Year Number
2005 60
2006 90
2007 80
2008 100
2009 90
2010 130
2011 100
2012 70
2013 50
2014 40
2018 40

Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand

Year Number
2005 40
2006 30
2007 30
2011 70
2012 60
2013 60
2017 90
2018 90

Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2005 200
2006 210
2007 270
2008 400
2009 320
2010 360
2012 410
2014 210
2015 180
2016 210
2018 370

Cutters and Trimmers, Hand

Year Number
2006 60
2007 50

Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2005 820
2006 940
2007 440
2008 260
2009 190
2010 280
2011 550
2012 610
2013 500
2014 210
2015 260
2016 310
2017 220
2018 220

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

Year Number
2005 570
2006 460
2007 510
2008 200
2009 140
2010 120
2014 80
2015 130
2016 180
2017 180
2018 220

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

Year Number
2005 110
2006 80
2007 90
2008 80
2009 90
2010 70
2014 70
2015 100
2016 120
2017 80
2018 60

Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers

Year Number
2005 2,160
2006 1,750
2007 1,510
2008 1,350
2009 1,220
2010 1,100
2011 1,280
2012 1,400
2013 1,410
2014 1,290
2015 1,420
2016 1,580
2017 1,550
2018 1,690

Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers

Year Number
2006 80
2007 80
2010 50
2016 60
2017 60

Dental Laboratory Technicians

Year Number
2005 30
2007 40
2008 50

Medical Appliance Technicians

Year Number
2005 30

Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians

Year Number
2005 50
2010 80
2011 120
2012 140
2013 180
2014 150

Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2005 980
2006 1,340
2007 500
2008 470
2009 430
2010 510
2011 680
2012 520
2013 570
2014 390
2015 500
2016 570
2017 610
2018 630

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

Year Number
2005 190
2006 240
2007 240
2008 290
2009 140
2010 200
2011 200
2012 200
2013 150
2014 140
2015 130
2016 160
2017 170
2018 170

Painters, Transportation Equipment

Year Number
2005 70
2007 190
2008 140
2009 70
2010 130
2011 160
2012 140
2013 100
2014 130
2015 180
2016 180
2017 140
2018 110

Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers

Year Number
2005 70
2006 70
2007 110
2008 140
2009 150
2010 130
2011 110
2012 80
2013 90
2014 70
2016 70
2017 40

Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators

Year Number
2005 150
2006 130
2007 110
2008 170
2009 190
2010 170
2011 110
2012 80
2013 70
2014 40
2015 30
2016 40

Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2008 40
2010 70
2011 80
2012 60
2016 150
2017 160
2018 120

Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2005 80
2006 70
2007 200
2014 70
2017 120

Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2007 170
2008 190
2009 90
2013 620
2014 730
2015 770
2016 660
2017 630

Helpers--Production Workers

Year Number
2005 1,190
2006 1,230
2007 1,210
2008 1,100
2009 800
2010 790
2011 1,080
2012 1,030
2013 1,300
2014 1,350
2015 1,260
2016 480
2017 460
2018 420

Production Workers, All Other

Year Number
2012 160
2013 280
2014 140
2015 80