Numbers of Production Occupations in Columbus, OH

Occupation group

Production Occupations

Year Number
2005 62,300
2006 63,360
2007 62,710
2008 61,660
2009 54,890
2010 49,690
2011 51,320
2012 53,280
2013 58,050
2014 57,030
2015 59,320
2016 56,910
2017 57,220
2018 55,800

Individual occupations

First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers

Year Number
2005 3,990
2006 4,020
2007 3,900
2008 4,020
2009 3,550
2010 3,140
2011 3,080
2012 3,160
2013 3,160
2014 3,130
2015 3,390
2016 3,490
2017 3,760
2018 3,760

Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers

Year Number
2013 50

Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers

Year Number
2006 40
2007 90
2008 50
2009 80
2010 80
2011 90
2012 80
2013 60
2014 40
2017 80

Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers

Year Number
2005 670
2006 730
2007 1,120
2008 920
2009 1,010
2011 830
2012 980
2013 1,340
2014 1,070
2015 1,520
2016 1,220

Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers

Year Number
2007 300
2008 350
2011 190
2012 230
2013 220
2014 230
2015 150
2016 130

Engine and Other Machine Assemblers

Year Number
2005 90
2006 50
2007 80
2009 840
2013 150
2015 460
2016 460
2017 390

Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters

Year Number
2005 210
2007 620
2008 860
2009 550
2010 510
2011 400
2012 370
2013 540
2014 440
2015 570
2016 480
2017 480
2018 500

Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators

Year Number
2005 100
2009 70
2010 80
2012 160
2013 130

Team Assemblers

Year Number
2005 11,450
2006 9,730
2007 8,650
2008 8,740
2009 7,420
2010 8,000
2011 8,650
2012 9,250
2013 8,860
2014 8,980
2015 7,970
2016 6,540

Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other

Year Number
2007 7,320
2008 4,190
2009 3,620
2010 1,940
2013 6,740
2014 2,770
2015 3,870
2016 4,230

Bakers

Year Number
2005 710
2006 500
2007 610
2008 940
2009 940
2010 1,100
2011 1,050
2012 1,170
2013 1,090
2014 1,100
2015 1,050
2016 810
2017 1,060
2018 1,070

Butchers and Meat Cutters

Year Number
2005 560
2006 480
2007 530
2008 690
2009 750
2010 760
2011 610
2012 820
2013 800
2014 880
2015 750
2016 740
2017 590
2018 530

Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers

Year Number
2006 210
2007 130
2008 120
2009 80
2012 170
2013 170
2014 200
2015 320
2016 280
2017 350

Slaughterers and Meat Packers

Year Number
2005 130
2006 130
2013 50

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

Year Number
2005 170
2006 160
2007 50
2008 40
2009 40
2015 40

Food Batchmakers

Year Number
2005 350
2006 300
2007 410
2008 460
2009 490
2010 410
2011 430
2013 1,000
2014 870
2015 820
2016 670
2017 440
2018 640

Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2005 200
2006 160
2007 110
2008 130
2012 80
2013 100
2014 100
2015 60
2016 50
2017 90

Food Processing Workers, All Other

Year Number
2005 1,830
2006 4,020
2007 2,870
2008 3,590
2009 1,960
2013 210
2014 130
2015 200
2016 340
2017 280
2018 270

Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2005 1,560
2006 1,810
2007 1,230
2008 1,080
2009 890
2010 630
2011 680
2012 480
2014 830
2015 890
2016 500
2017 610
2018 760

Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2005 100
2006 110
2008 40
2009 40
2010 80
2011 100
2012 110
2013 70
2014 90
2015 100
2016 160
2017 150
2018 140

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

Year Number
2005 380
2006 670
2007 740
2008 840
2009 640
2010 450
2011 320
2012 540
2013 510
2014 430
2015 360
2016 320
2017 480
2018 620

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

Year Number
2005 120
2007 260
2008 260
2009 80
2010 80
2011 70
2012 50
2013 90
2015 100
2016 110
2017 130

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

Year Number
2005 130
2006 160
2007 200
2008 150
2009 130
2010 100
2012 190
2013 260
2014 220
2017 220

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

Year Number
2005 2,480
2006 2,430
2007 2,250
2008 2,080
2009 1,750
2010 1,230
2011 860
2012 1,030
2013 1,070
2014 1,430
2015 1,520
2016 1,460
2017 1,550
2018 1,470

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

Year Number
2005 160
2006 260
2007 190
2008 150
2009 100
2010 140
2011 100
2012 100
2013 40

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

Year Number
2005 500
2006 550
2007 410
2008 330
2009 250
2010 370
2011 350
2012 450
2013 160
2014 120
2015 300
2016 520
2017 510
2018 380

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

Year Number
2005 260
2006 290
2007 280
2008 170
2009 130
2010 140
2011 120
2012 60
2016 60
2017 70
2018 40

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

Year Number
2005 30
2006 60
2007 70
2008 60
2010 40
2011 50
2012 50
2013 50
2014 50
2017 50
2018 70

Machinists

Year Number
2005 1,550
2006 1,700
2007 1,380
2008 1,680
2009 1,600
2010 1,790
2011 2,090
2012 1,780
2013 1,760
2014 1,680
2015 1,970
2016 1,870
2017 1,500
2018 1,200

Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2009 160
2010 140
2011 70
2014 30
2016 90

Pourers and Casters, Metal

Year Number
2007 60
2008 110
2009 70
2010 60
2016 60

Model Makers, Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2006 90
2012 40
2013 70
2014 70

Foundry Mold and Coremakers

Year Number
2005 40
2006 70
2016 80

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

Year Number
2005 990
2006 750
2007 890
2008 1,210
2009 1,200
2010 760
2011 470
2012 530
2013 1,170
2014 1,440
2015 1,760
2016 2,400
2017 1,970
2018 2,200

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

Year Number
2005 500
2006 580
2007 470
2008 330
2009 210
2010 300
2011 300
2012 330
2013 410
2014 690
2015 670
2016 610
2017 810
2018 1,000

Tool and Die Makers

Year Number
2005 700
2006 700
2007 740
2008 480
2009 340
2010 270
2011 410
2012 460
2013 460
2014 370
2015 300
2016 400
2017 420
2018 470

Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers

Year Number
2005 1,890
2006 1,810
2007 1,880
2008 1,730
2009 1,340
2010 1,280
2011 1,200
2012 1,120
2013 1,180
2014 1,390
2015 1,530
2016 1,960
2017 1,830
2018 2,180

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

Year Number
2006 340
2007 520
2008 660
2009 520
2010 290
2011 140
2013 580
2014 1,150
2017 140
2018 170

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

Year Number
2005 110
2006 120
2007 110
2008 50
2012 90
2013 40
2015 60
2016 50
2017 50

Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2007 60
2009 40
2010 30
2011 30
2014 40

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

Year Number
2006 180
2007 120
2008 240
2009 120
2010 100
2011 70
2012 70
2013 70
2014 110
2015 260
2016 370
2017 340
2018 210

Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners

Year Number
2005 70
2007 60
2008 40
2009 40

Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other

Year Number
2006 570
2007 620
2008 640
2009 270
2010 160
2011 130
2014 90
2015 150
2016 160
2017 110
2018 130

Prepress Technicians and Workers

Year Number
2008 280
2009 240
2010 230
2011 260
2012 210
2013 240
2014 250
2015 250
2016 230
2017 180
2018 200

Printing Press Operators

Year Number
2005 1,100
2006 970
2007 950
2008 910
2009 890
2010 1,420
2011 1,420
2012 1,380
2013 1,480
2014 1,510
2015 1,380
2016 1,410
2017 1,810
2018 1,700

Print Binding and Finishing Workers

Year Number
2005 420,170,800
2006 270,120,640
2007 330,100,840
2008 420,660
2009 500,630
2010 450
2011 530
2012 480
2013 640
2014 560
2015 660
2016 570
2017 510
2018 490

Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers

Year Number
2005 1,580
2006 1,420
2007 1,310
2008 1,150
2009 850
2010 780
2011 730
2012 690
2013 780
2014 1,020
2015 970
2016 1,170
2017 1,080
2018 1,250

Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials

Year Number
2005 260
2006 310
2007 270
2008 280
2010 370
2011 500
2012 480
2013 550
2014 380
2015 260
2016 250
2017 150
2018 210

Sewing Machine Operators

Year Number
2005 570
2006 420
2007 400
2008 460
2009 460
2010 400
2011 420
2012 380
2013 170
2014 190
2015 200
2016 220
2017 250
2018 440

Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers

Year Number
2005 70
2006 120
2007 140
2011 210
2016 40
2017 50
2018 50

Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2005 50
2007 40
2008 40
2013 40

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

Year Number
2005 350
2006 150
2007 360
2008 270
2009 230
2011 190
2014 80

Upholsterers

Year Number
2005 60
2006 70
2008 60
2009 50
2011 60
2016 100
2017 50
2018 60

Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers, All Other

Year Number
2006 40

Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters

Year Number
2005 250
2006 310
2007 330
2008 470
2009 370
2010 240
2011 150
2012 200
2013 280
2014 310
2015 450
2016 330
2017 320
2018 300

Furniture Finishers

Year Number
2005 60
2006 70
2007 40
2008 40
2009 60
2010 50
2011 50
2015 80
2016 50

Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood

Year Number
2005 310
2006 270
2007 150
2008 80
2009 40
2010 60
2011 60
2012 220
2013 240
2014 220
2015 90
2016 70
2017 80
2018 70

Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing

Year Number
2005 120
2006 100
2008 60
2009 70
2010 90
2012 50
2014 180
2015 310
2016 300
2017 300
2018 230

Woodworkers, All Other

Year Number
2008 320
2009 380
2010 350
2014 50
2017 50

Power Distributors and Dispatchers

Year Number
2006 40
2007 40
2009 80
2010 70
2011 190
2012 210
2013 220
2014 130
2015 90
2016 120

Power Plant Operators

Year Number
2005 80
2006 70
2007 80
2009 170
2010 230
2011 160
2012 170
2015 260
2016 260
2017 220

Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators

Year Number
2005 230
2006 300
2007 350
2008 330
2009 250
2010 160
2011 140
2012 110
2013 140
2014 220
2015 170
2016 160
2017 120
2018 130

Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators

Year Number
2005 570
2006 660
2007 670
2008 690
2009 550
2010 530
2011 510
2012 510
2013 530
2014 570
2015 720
2016 700
2017 640
2018 530

Gas Plant Operators

Year Number
2016 90

Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers

Year Number
2011 40
2012 60
2013 40
2014 40
2015 60
2016 90
2018 80

Plant and System Operators, All Other

Year Number
2016 40
2017 70
2018 110

Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2005 150
2007 230
2008 380
2009 450
2010 450
2011 210
2012 150
2013 520
2014 590
2015 650
2016 740
2018 1,170

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

Year Number
2005 500
2006 810
2007 730
2010 160
2015 490
2016 290
2017 220
2018 570

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

Year Number
2005 80
2006 100
2007 70
2008 60
2009 40
2011 170
2012 220
2013 130
2014 100
2015 110
2016 50
2017 120
2018 140

Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand

Year Number
2005 190
2006 410
2007 280
2008 340
2009 290
2011 40
2013 60
2015 40
2016 30

Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2005 790
2006 770
2007 710
2008 820
2009 710
2010 1,070
2011 1,270
2012 1,200
2013 770
2014 650
2015 870
2016 830
2017 650
2018 760

Cutters and Trimmers, Hand

Year Number
2005 40
2009 30
2010 40
2011 80
2012 60
2013 80
2014 50
2015 40

Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2005 540
2006 400
2007 280
2008 230
2009 260
2010 370
2013 240
2015 260
2016 340
2017 590
2018 480

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

Year Number
2005 740
2006 620
2007 520
2008 380
2009 360
2010 350
2011 410
2012 480
2013 300
2014 390
2015 560
2016 620
2017 770
2018 540

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

Year Number
2008 80
2009 170
2010 130
2011 90
2012 50
2013 330
2014 250
2015 320
2016 90
2017 140
2018 50

Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers

Year Number
2005 3,520
2006 3,220
2007 3,240
2008 2,920
2009 2,500
2010 2,640
2011 2,550
2012 2,860
2013 2,640
2014 3,620
2015 4,290
2016 4,640
2017 4,680
2018 4,230

Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers

Year Number
2005 80
2006 120
2007 100
2008 80
2012 80
2013 100
2014 60
2015 60

Dental Laboratory Technicians

Year Number
2005 240
2006 200
2007 170
2008 180
2009 330
2010 220
2011 250
2012 210
2013 200
2014 210
2015 150
2016 120
2017 100
2018 140

Medical Appliance Technicians

Year Number
2006 60
2007 100
2008 110
2009 180
2010 90
2014 110
2015 120
2018 250

Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians

Year Number
2010 220
2013 140
2016 240
2017 500

Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2005 2,030
2006 2,390
2007 2,170
2008 2,210
2009 2,040
2010 2,040
2011 2,220
2012 2,520
2013 2,750
2014 2,720
2015 2,550
2016 2,600
2017 2,210
2018 1,720

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

Year Number
2005 400
2006 450
2007 450
2008 510
2009 460
2010 420
2011 340
2012 540
2013 640
2014 660
2015 800
2016 750
2017 760
2018 430

Painters, Transportation Equipment

Year Number
2005 210
2006 200
2007 240
2008 290
2009 330
2010 290
2011 240
2012 150
2013 210
2017 200
2018 190

Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers

Year Number
2005 90
2006 100
2007 90
2008 120
2009 160
2010 120
2011 90
2012 60
2016 30

Semiconductor Processors

Year Number
2016 170

Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators

Year Number
2005 140,140
2006 120,170
2007 300
2008 300
2009 300
2010 340
2011 380
2012 310
2013 200
2014 170
2015 150
2016 220
2017 160
2018 110

Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2006 210
2007 160
2008 130
2013 70
2014 70
2015 110
2016 150
2017 150

Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2005 60
2006 70
2009 530
2012 110
2015 90
2016 40
2017 60
2018 160

Etchers and Engravers

Year Number
2010 60
2012 30
2014 40

Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2007 200
2008 190
2009 190
2010 220
2011 170
2012 200
2013 180
2014 240
2015 280
2016 250
2017 310
2018 390

Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2005 440
2006 380
2007 470
2008 570
2009 400
2010 260
2011 370
2012 530
2013 620
2014 380
2015 300
2016 310
2017 410
2018 590

Helpers--Production Workers

Year Number
2005 3,900
2006 2,960
2007 3,480
2008 3,770
2009 3,200
2010 2,530
2011 1,970
2012 2,660
2013 2,490
2014 2,400
2015 1,900
2016 2,020
2017 1,560
2018 2,110

Production Workers, All Other

Year Number
2012 1,620
2014 3,500
2015 3,470
2016 1,700
2017 1,940
2018 2,000