Numbers of Production Occupations in Columbus, IN

Occupation group

Production Occupations

Year Number
2005 9,250
2006 9,130
2007 9,090
2008 8,800
2009 8,320
2010 7,260
2011 8,050
2012 9,020
2013 9,000
2014 10,060
2015 10,070
2016 12,690
2017 12,130
2018 12,620

Individual occupations

First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers

Year Number
2005 440
2006 460
2007 480
2008 480
2009 450
2010 460
2011 530
2012 580
2013 550
2014 620
2015 700
2016 890
2017 860
2018 880

Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers

Year Number
2007 40
2016 40

Engine and Other Machine Assemblers

Year Number
2007 360
2008 340

Team Assemblers

Year Number
2006 1,420
2007 1,400
2008 1,830
2009 1,770
2010 1,480
2011 1,800
2012 1,550
2013 1,660
2014 2,580
2015 2,390
2016 3,750

Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other

Year Number
2005 140
2007 100
2008 110
2009 170
2010 160
2011 310
2013 950
2015 150
2016 80

Bakers

Year Number
2008 70
2009 60
2010 60

Butchers and Meat Cutters

Year Number
2008 30

Food Batchmakers

Year Number
2014 40
2015 40
2016 40
2017 50
2018 50

Food Processing Workers, All Other

Year Number
2007 430
2008 410
2009 380

Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2006 260
2007 760
2008 780
2011 650
2012 790
2013 750
2014 920
2015 1,000
2016 970
2017 1,050
2018 960

Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2008 30
2015 40
2017 30
2018 30

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

Year Number
2018 40

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

Year Number
2006 150
2007 120
2008 180
2012 230
2013 290
2014 330
2015 350
2016 470
2017 320
2018 240

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

Year Number
2007 640
2008 500
2009 420
2010 350
2011 110
2012 170
2013 270
2014 310
2015 300
2016 260
2017 250
2018 280

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

Year Number
2008 90
2009 90

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

Year Number
2008 120
2009 120
2010 60
2011 110
2012 110
2013 60
2015 40
2017 40
2018 50

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

Year Number
2005 300
2006 500
2007 340
2008 280
2009 180
2010 140
2011 160
2012 90
2013 130
2014 170
2015 210
2016 120
2017 160
2018 190

Machinists

Year Number
2005 290
2006 370
2007 460
2008 340
2009 300
2010 360
2011 300
2012 320
2013 310
2014 340
2015 360

Foundry Mold and Coremakers

Year Number
2015 30

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

Year Number
2005 150
2007 360
2011 290
2012 350
2013 290
2014 230
2015 280
2016 290
2017 350
2018 380

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

Year Number
2006 630
2007 470
2018 80

Tool and Die Makers

Year Number
2005 130
2006 140
2007 150
2008 110
2009 110
2010 130
2011 140
2012 170
2013 230
2014 290
2015 260
2016 270
2017 230
2018 190

Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers

Year Number
2006 350
2007 320
2010 160
2011 170
2012 160
2014 250
2015 300
2016 310
2017 270
2018 270

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

Year Number
2008 50
2014 60
2018 140

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

Year Number
2008 40
2009 40
2010 50
2011 70
2012 40
2013 60
2014 60
2015 70
2016 80
2017 100
2018 100

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

Year Number
2015 90
2017 130
2018 170

Printing Press Operators

Year Number
2005 40
2006 30
2014 40
2015 40
2016 50
2017 30
2018 50

Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers

Year Number
2005 90
2006 110
2007 110
2012 70
2013 80
2014 70
2015 50
2017 40

Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters

Year Number
2009 30

Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators

Year Number
2008 30
2009 30

Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2007 30
2014 30
2015 30
2016 60

Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2013 70
2014 100
2015 110
2016 120

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

Year Number
2017 50
2018 50

Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers

Year Number
2005 580
2006 620
2007 630
2008 640
2009 620
2010 620
2011 630
2012 680
2013 620
2014 670
2015 730
2016 1,070
2017 1,050
2018 1,070

Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2013 60

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

Year Number
2005 190
2006 180
2007 210
2008 140
2009 110
2010 100
2011 90
2012 90
2013 90
2014 190
2016 360
2017 320
2018 170

Painters, Transportation Equipment

Year Number
2011 120
2012 150

Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators

Year Number
2010 30

Helpers--Production Workers

Year Number
2005 1,010
2006 870
2008 560
2009 490
2010 730
2011 310
2012 490
2013 550
2014 520
2015 670
2016 560
2017 1,020

Production Workers, All Other

Year Number
2012 280
2013 300
2014 190
2015 200
2016 130
2017 40
2018 40