Numbers of Production Occupations in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

Occupation group

Production Occupations

Year Number
2005 51,470
2006 51,360
2007 50,560
2008 51,200
2009 46,170
2010 44,490
2011 45,810
2012 46,250
2013 47,310
2014 47,600
2015 51,110
2016 52,490
2017 52,160
2018 51,300

Individual occupations

First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers

Year Number
2005 3,110
2006 3,370
2007 3,310
2008 3,400
2009 3,010
2010 2,720
2011 2,870
2012 2,760
2013 2,930
2014 2,880
2015 2,980
2016 3,230
2017 3,390
2018 3,590

Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers

Year Number
2006 80
2009 50
2010 90
2011 70
2012 60
2013 40
2014 50

Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers

Year Number
2005 1,220
2006 1,250
2007 1,470
2008 1,430
2009 1,060
2010 1,160
2011 1,570
2012 1,690
2013 1,630
2014 1,330
2015 1,450
2016 1,290

Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers

Year Number
2005 240
2006 310
2007 320
2008 290
2009 930
2010 690
2011 740
2012 770
2013 1,100
2014 1,020
2015 1,010

Engine and Other Machine Assemblers

Year Number
2014 120
2015 190
2016 210

Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters

Year Number
2005 490
2006 570
2007 630
2008 650
2009 550
2010 500
2011 550
2012 630
2013 520
2014 570
2015 440
2016 550

Team Assemblers

Year Number
2005 4,230
2006 3,810
2007 4,600
2008 4,770
2009 3,980
2010 3,250
2011 3,220
2012 3,070
2013 3,490
2014 3,370
2015 2,820
2016 2,420

Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other

Year Number
2005 2,220
2006 2,190
2007 1,780
2008 1,930
2009 1,200
2010 1,430
2011 1,240
2012 1,590
2013 1,370
2014 1,820
2015 3,000
2016 3,000

Bakers

Year Number
2005 1,540
2006 1,640
2007 1,570
2008 1,550
2009 1,250
2010 1,430
2011 1,430
2012 1,440
2013 1,400
2014 1,990
2015 2,340
2016 2,220
2017 2,090
2018 1,860

Butchers and Meat Cutters

Year Number
2005 1,350
2006 1,220
2007 1,170
2008 920
2009 870
2010 1,040
2011 1,530
2012 1,740
2013 1,290
2014 1,050
2015 910
2016 1,050
2017 1,000
2018 960

Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers

Year Number
2005 230
2007 400
2008 370
2009 350
2010 250
2011 210
2012 140
2015 230
2016 250
2017 280
2018 270

Slaughterers and Meat Packers

Year Number
2006 110
2007 320
2008 660
2009 590
2010 590
2011 570
2012 370
2014 240
2017 280
2018 320

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

Year Number
2009 60
2010 110
2011 90
2012 80
2013 90
2014 140
2015 170
2017 320
2018 260

Food Batchmakers

Year Number
2005 710
2007 590
2010 870
2011 790
2012 810
2013 870
2014 970
2015 1,330
2016 1,430
2017 1,230
2018 1,120

Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2005 220
2006 250
2007 250
2008 270
2009 250
2010 220
2011 130
2012 100
2013 90
2014 90
2015 100
2016 90
2017 190
2018 270

Food Processing Workers, All Other

Year Number
2005 1,410
2006 1,450
2007 1,410
2008 970
2009 800
2012 470
2013 490
2014 350
2015 420
2016 520
2017 660
2018 800

Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2005 900
2007 800
2008 430
2009 480
2010 450
2011 510
2012 550
2013 440
2014 520
2015 400
2016 460
2017 310
2018 300

Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic

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

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

Year Number
2005 230
2006 250
2007 300
2008 210
2009 280
2010 340
2011 240
2012 140
2013 290
2014 250
2015 540
2016 480
2017 430

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

Year Number
2007 120
2008 100
2009 100
2010 110
2011 190
2012 150
2015 100
2016 110
2018 120

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

Year Number
2006 60
2007 50
2008 60
2009 60
2010 50
2016 70
2017 80
2018 60

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

Year Number
2005 1,020
2006 960
2007 790
2008 1,010
2009 890
2010 900
2011 610
2012 550
2013 650
2014 670
2015 820
2016 750
2017 790
2018 700

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

Year Number
2006 100
2007 50
2008 70
2014 80
2015 80

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

Year Number
2006 240
2007 130
2008 220
2009 160
2010 200
2011 220
2012 320
2013 480
2014 490
2015 640
2016 460
2017 310
2018 220

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

Year Number
2005 270
2006 280
2007 190
2008 140
2009 130
2010 130
2014 80
2015 40
2016 60
2017 80
2018 80

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

Year Number
2005 150
2006 140
2007 60
2008 60
2010 60
2016 30
2017 30

Machinists

Year Number
2005 1,790
2006 1,770
2007 1,800
2008 2,200
2009 2,050
2010 1,780
2011 1,970
2012 1,880
2013 2,070
2014 1,890
2015 2,120
2016 2,040
2017 1,860
2018 1,940

Pourers and Casters, Metal

Year Number
2012 30
2013 50
2014 60

Model Makers, Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2014 40
2015 40

Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2008 40

Foundry Mold and Coremakers

Year Number
2005 40
2006 50
2008 50
2013 40
2017 50

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

Year Number
2005 900
2007 660
2008 520
2009 500
2010 480
2011 460
2012 630
2013 690
2014 680
2015 900
2016 970
2018 1,550

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

Year Number
2005 1,140
2006 1,480
2007 890
2008 700
2009 680
2010 720
2011 500
2012 390
2013 300
2017 530
2018 410

Tool and Die Makers

Year Number
2005 260
2006 250
2007 190
2008 170
2009 120
2010 110
2011 150
2012 180
2013 200
2014 130
2015 140

Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers

Year Number
2005 1,470
2006 1,530
2007 1,760
2008 1,470
2009 1,270
2010 1,220
2011 1,330
2012 1,710
2013 1,930
2014 1,980
2015 2,160
2016 2,060
2017 1,890
2018 1,850

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

Year Number
2005 200
2006 190
2007 160
2008 170
2009 130
2010 110
2011 140
2012 240
2013 190
2014 110
2015 50
2016 110
2017 110
2018 170

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

Year Number
2005 130
2007 80
2008 40
2009 30
2010 30
2012 70
2015 40
2016 50
2017 40
2018 30

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

Year Number
2005 200
2006 220
2007 210
2008 270
2009 320
2010 250
2011 140
2012 110
2013 200
2014 270
2015 310
2016 210
2017 120
2018 90

Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners

Year Number
2006 40

Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other

Year Number
2005 340
2006 310
2007 210
2008 170
2009 130
2010 90
2011 60
2013 140
2014 180
2015 260
2017 390
2018 360

Prepress Technicians and Workers

Year Number
2005 460
2006 450
2007 350
2008 320
2009 350
2010 320
2011 340
2012 290
2013 230
2014 260
2015 320
2016 400
2017 290
2018 240

Printing Press Operators

Year Number
2005 1,770
2006 1,590
2007 1,760
2008 1,530
2009 1,400
2010 1,460
2011 1,420
2012 1,340
2013 1,440
2014 1,390
2015 1,450
2016 1,450
2017 1,830
2018 1,740

Print Binding and Finishing Workers

Year Number
2005 340
2006 480,540
2007 610,250
2008 610,340
2009 520,260
2010 550
2011 840
2012 830
2013 690
2014 580
2015 500
2016 420
2017 260
2018 240

Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers

Year Number
2006 1,420
2007 1,560
2008 1,930
2009 2,370
2010 2,250
2011 2,180
2012 1,780
2013 1,760
2014 1,700
2015 1,470
2016 1,280
2017 1,070
2018 1,620

Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials

Year Number
2005 620
2006 720
2007 670
2008 450
2012 490
2013 490
2014 500
2016 480
2017 410
2018 190

Sewing Machine Operators

Year Number
2005 1,190
2006 1,610
2007 1,220
2008 1,300
2009 920
2010 820
2011 880
2012 940
2013 850
2014 990
2015 1,240
2016 1,120
2017 890
2018 900

Sewers, Hand

Year Number
2017 40

Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers

Year Number
2005 420
2006 300
2007 310
2010 330
2012 550
2017 100
2018 100

Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2008 80
2009 100
2011 150
2012 90
2014 50
2015 40
2016 40
2017 90

Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers

Year Number
2008 30
2015 80

Upholsterers

Year Number
2006 100
2007 170
2008 260
2009 320
2010 250
2012 70
2013 160
2015 210
2017 180
2018 180

Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers, All Other

Year Number
2016 50
2018 40

Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters

Year Number
2005 850
2007 790
2008 970
2009 940
2010 760
2011 710
2012 740
2013 840
2014 770
2015 810
2016 870
2017 1,080
2018 1,370

Furniture Finishers

Year Number
2005 110
2007 130
2008 140
2009 270
2010 220
2011 280
2012 270
2013 310
2014 230
2015 290
2016 270
2017 230
2018 120

Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood

Year Number
2005 170
2006 210
2007 270
2008 230
2009 210
2010 110
2011 120
2012 30
2013 90
2014 80
2015 80
2016 70
2017 90
2018 110

Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing

Year Number
2005 320
2006 300
2007 370
2008 450
2009 300
2010 320
2011 280
2012 320
2013 410
2014 580
2015 490
2016 310
2017 280
2018 290

Woodworkers, All Other

Year Number
2008 40
2009 30
2018 40

Power Distributors and Dispatchers

Year Number
2008 30
2009 70
2010 50
2011 50
2014 60
2015 60
2016 50
2018 50

Power Plant Operators

Year Number
2008 160
2009 270
2010 260
2011 410
2012 280
2013 270
2014 320
2015 290
2016 190
2017 170
2018 200

Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators

Year Number
2005 560
2007 270
2008 300
2009 290
2010 440
2011 500
2012 400
2013 370
2014 340
2015 420
2016 420
2018 790

Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators

Year Number
2005 480
2006 410
2007 560
2008 630
2009 620
2010 630
2011 630
2012 650
2013 700
2014 730
2015 730
2016 590
2017 590
2018 730

Chemical Plant and System Operators

Year Number
2011 140
2012 120
2013 50
2016 50

Gas Plant Operators

Year Number
2013 160
2014 110
2015 160
2016 200
2017 210
2018 160

Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers

Year Number
2005 280
2006 250
2007 230
2010 260
2011 280
2012 320
2013 260
2015 280
2016 330
2017 290
2018 300

Plant and System Operators, All Other

Year Number
2005 160
2006 140
2007 120
2008 140
2009 100
2010 120
2011 100
2012 110
2013 140
2014 140
2016 430
2017 570
2018 390

Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2007 300
2008 330
2009 210
2010 220
2011 270
2012 200
2013 290
2014 210
2015 300
2016 340
2017 370
2018 320

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

Year Number
2009 370
2010 330
2011 350
2013 330
2014 560
2015 790
2016 820
2017 770
2018 820

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

Year Number
2005 120
2006 140
2007 120
2008 120
2009 70
2010 90
2012 200
2013 240
2014 190
2015 190
2016 190
2017 310
2018 260

Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand

Year Number
2005 230
2006 250
2007 240
2008 230
2009 130
2010 100
2011 140
2012 190
2013 210
2014 220
2015 170
2016 120
2017 60

Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2005 500
2006 610
2007 600
2008 550
2009 470
2010 430
2011 330
2012 350
2013 320
2014 520
2015 610
2016 570
2017 430
2018 390

Cutters and Trimmers, Hand

Year Number
2005 90
2006 120
2007 90
2010 30
2011 30
2015 60
2016 70
2017 80

Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2005 350
2006 400
2007 310
2008 340
2009 350
2010 340
2011 200
2012 130
2013 100
2014 160
2015 410
2016 450
2017 520
2018 480

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

Year Number
2005 220
2006 220
2007 270
2008 280
2009 370
2010 380
2011 340
2012 410
2013 350
2016 450
2017 380
2018 510

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

Year Number
2005 80
2006 80
2007 60
2008 70
2009 60
2010 50
2013 120
2015 80
2016 90
2017 70
2018 70

Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers

Year Number
2005 2,210
2006 1,920
2007 1,740
2008 1,910
2009 1,750
2010 1,870
2011 2,030
2012 2,180
2013 2,300
2014 2,290
2015 2,260
2016 2,590
2017 2,900
2018 3,130

Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers

Year Number
2005 80
2009 60
2010 30
2012 60
2013 50
2014 120

Dental Laboratory Technicians

Year Number
2008 340
2009 340
2010 440
2011 400
2012 400
2013 340
2014 380
2015 230
2016 320
2017 320
2018 330

Medical Appliance Technicians

Year Number
2013 130
2015 80
2016 100

Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians

Year Number
2007 110
2010 610
2011 480
2012 300
2013 270
2014 190
2015 240
2016 300
2017 370

Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2005 1,640
2006 2,270
2007 2,050
2008 2,530
2009 2,050
2010 1,980
2011 1,670
2012 1,640
2013 1,820
2014 2,100
2015 2,430
2016 2,910
2017 2,970
2018 2,400

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

Year Number
2005 290
2006 270
2007 310
2008 400
2009 370
2010 320
2011 430
2012 650
2013 730
2014 800
2015 800
2016 750
2017 600
2018 490

Painters, Transportation Equipment

Year Number
2005 470
2006 370
2007 530
2008 460
2009 620
2010 530
2011 460
2012 320
2013 290
2014 350
2015 430
2016 450
2017 550
2018 670

Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers

Year Number
2005 250
2006 370
2007 400
2008 340
2009 360
2010 330
2011 270
2012 100
2013 50

Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators

Year Number
2005 680,330
2006 360
2007 360
2008 300
2009 230
2010 250
2011 220
2012 210
2013 180
2014 130
2015 160
2016 150
2017 160
2018 80

Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2005 180
2006 230
2007 120
2008 70
2009 80
2010 110
2015 90
2016 90

Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2005 30
2009 40
2010 40
2011 40
2013 40
2014 80
2015 90
2016 50
2017 40
2018 40

Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2018 40

Etchers and Engravers

Year Number
2007 80
2009 140
2011 80
2012 30
2014 40
2015 50

Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2008 250
2009 260
2010 150
2011 280
2012 200
2013 230
2014 210
2015 210
2016 250
2017 140
2018 280

Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2005 590
2006 620
2007 570
2008 510
2009 370
2010 440
2011 450
2012 570
2013 610
2014 650
2015 550
2016 360

Helpers--Production Workers

Year Number
2005 2,500
2006 2,300
2007 2,290
2008 2,450
2009 2,000
2010 2,180
2011 2,220
2012 2,520
2013 2,530
2014 2,460
2015 2,270
2016 2,860
2017 2,320
2018 2,770

Production Workers, All Other

Year Number
2012 1,250
2013 1,230
2014 1,110
2015 760
2016 670
2017 690
2018 740