Numbers of Production Occupations in Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA

Occupation group

Production Occupations

Year Number
2005 18,050
2006 18,780
2007 19,030
2008 18,500
2010 17,710
2011 18,730
2012 18,870
2013 17,640
2014 17,530
2015 18,930
2016 18,160
2017 19,120
2018 17,620

Individual occupations

First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers

Year Number
2005 1,060
2006 1,040
2007 1,000
2008 1,050
2009 1,060
2010 980
2011 1,020
2012 1,010
2013 970
2014 1,100
2015 1,170
2016 1,170
2017 1,250
2018 1,270

Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers

Year Number
2007 60
2008 130
2009 130
2010 120
2011 70
2012 140
2014 610
2015 560
2016 270

Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers

Year Number
2005 290
2006 200
2007 170
2009 210
2010 240
2011 190

Engine and Other Machine Assemblers

Year Number
2008 230

Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters

Year Number
2005 210
2006 310
2007 380
2008 520
2009 380
2010 310
2011 180
2012 110
2015 180
2016 120
2017 100

Team Assemblers

Year Number
2005 1,730
2006 1,390
2007 1,240
2008 1,670
2009 1,460
2010 1,970
2011 1,840
2012 2,400
2013 1,480
2014 1,720
2015 1,960
2016 1,930

Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other

Year Number
2006 620
2007 1,060
2008 860
2009 770
2010 410
2011 800
2012 920
2013 930
2014 520
2015 560
2016 640

Bakers

Year Number
2005 290
2006 330
2007 270
2008 200
2010 140
2011 220
2012 220
2013 300
2014 380
2015 420
2016 340

Butchers and Meat Cutters

Year Number
2005 220
2006 290
2007 330
2008 260
2009 320
2010 420
2011 410
2012 530
2013 430
2014 580
2015 430
2016 570
2017 550
2018 680

Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers

Year Number
2008 340
2013 480
2014 490
2015 680
2017 650
2018 790

Slaughterers and Meat Packers

Year Number
2009 1,100
2010 750
2011 770
2018 470

Food Batchmakers

Year Number
2005 220
2006 460
2007 590
2008 510
2011 350
2012 200
2013 310
2014 180
2015 320
2016 340
2017 440
2018 390

Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2005 40
2014 60
2015 90
2016 60

Food Processing Workers, All Other

Year Number
2005 610
2006 660
2007 550
2008 720
2014 450
2015 640
2016 210
2017 150

Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2010 40
2011 50
2013 150
2014 110
2015 300
2016 280
2017 350
2018 130

Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2009 40
2013 40
2016 30
2017 50
2018 40

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

Year Number
2007 100

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

Year Number
2005 340
2006 320
2007 190
2008 140
2009 130
2010 230
2011 310
2012 440
2013 510
2014 510
2016 410
2017 360
2018 360

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

Year Number
2006 90
2008 140
2009 120

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

Year Number
2007 60
2008 60
2009 60
2010 50
2011 120
2012 150
2013 160
2014 70
2018 70

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

Year Number
2005 40
2006 30
2011 70
2012 80
2013 80

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

Year Number
2008 90
2009 90

Machinists

Year Number
2005 250
2006 350
2007 590
2008 660
2009 520
2010 420
2011 350
2012 400
2013 400
2014 430
2015 340
2016 270
2017 210
2018 310

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

Year Number
2005 40
2006 60
2007 110
2010 240
2011 350
2012 320
2013 340
2014 60
2015 190
2016 170
2017 370
2018 230

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

Year Number
2005 150
2006 180
2007 150
2008 140
2009 110
2010 150
2011 270
2012 410
2013 590
2014 550
2015 810
2016 560
2017 530
2018 390

Tool and Die Makers

Year Number
2005 90
2006 120
2007 140
2008 150
2009 120
2010 120
2011 110
2012 130
2013 40
2014 40
2015 50
2016 80
2017 70
2018 70

Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers

Year Number
2005 730
2006 840
2007 790
2008 830
2009 620
2010 470
2011 440
2012 470
2013 610
2014 650
2015 680
2016 640
2017 640
2018 660

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

Year Number
2006 40
2010 110
2011 130
2012 140
2013 110
2014 80

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

Year Number
2018 60

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

Year Number
2005 30
2006 30
2009 30
2010 30
2011 40
2016 30
2018 40

Prepress Technicians and Workers

Year Number
2005 270
2006 250
2007 230
2008 210
2009 180
2010 180
2011 110
2012 110
2013 60
2014 40
2015 70
2016 80
2017 80
2018 60

Printing Press Operators

Year Number
2005 740
2006 620
2007 800
2008 870
2009 810
2010 710
2011 770
2012 610
2013 600
2014 480
2015 560
2016 450
2017 490
2018 550

Print Binding and Finishing Workers

Year Number
2005 76,050
2006 800
2007 50
2008 350
2009 100
2010 370
2011 240
2012 350
2013 400
2014 350
2015 210
2016 300
2017 300
2018 230

Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers

Year Number
2005 620
2006 680
2007 620
2008 460
2009 450
2010 330
2011 480
2012 360
2013 440
2014 410
2015 530
2016 540
2017 680
2018 830

Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials

Year Number
2007 110
2008 140
2009 170
2010 150
2011 160
2012 170
2013 160
2014 180
2015 100
2018 90

Sewing Machine Operators

Year Number
2005 40
2006 110
2007 90
2009 60
2010 70
2011 60
2012 60
2013 30
2015 70
2016 50
2017 60
2018 60

Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers

Year Number
2008 110
2009 70
2010 60
2011 40
2012 30
2013 60
2014 70
2015 60

Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers, All Other

Year Number
2008 50
2009 30

Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters

Year Number
2005 380
2006 330
2007 250
2008 220
2009 230
2010 220
2011 150
2012 130
2013 210
2014 190
2015 220
2016 230
2017 200
2018 260

Furniture Finishers

Year Number
2017 40
2018 30

Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing

Year Number
2005 70
2006 100
2007 80
2008 90
2009 80
2011 30
2014 80
2016 120
2017 180
2018 170

Woodworkers, All Other

Year Number
2013 90
2014 90

Power Plant Operators

Year Number
2007 40
2015 80

Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators

Year Number
2005 40
2006 30
2007 40
2008 40
2009 60
2010 50
2011 50
2012 50
2013 60
2014 60
2015 30
2016 30
2017 40
2018 30

Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators

Year Number
2005 120
2006 190
2007 230
2008 270
2009 260
2010 220
2011 200
2012 190
2013 240
2014 260
2015 260
2016 230
2017 220
2018 190

Gas Plant Operators

Year Number
2005 60
2006 100
2008 60
2010 100

Plant and System Operators, All Other

Year Number
2018 70

Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2005 150
2006 280
2017 160
2018 200

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

Year Number
2014 90
2016 50
2017 90
2018 70

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

Year Number
2005 80
2006 130
2007 70
2008 60
2010 70
2011 100
2012 90
2013 130
2018 110

Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand

Year Number
2008 50

Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2005 150
2006 210
2007 100
2008 100
2009 110
2011 270
2012 310
2013 200
2014 230
2015 300
2016 470
2017 560
2018 500

Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2005 30
2006 70
2007 50
2010 110
2011 180
2013 50
2016 150
2017 160
2018 160

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

Year Number
2007 110
2013 50
2015 40
2016 150
2017 190
2018 210

Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers

Year Number
2005 470
2006 620
2007 670
2008 690
2009 630
2010 690
2011 780
2012 760
2013 670
2014 820
2015 970
2016 800
2017 710
2018 730

Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers

Year Number
2005 50

Dental Laboratory Technicians

Year Number
2005 40
2006 130
2007 140
2008 150
2009 90
2010 70
2011 60
2012 50
2014 80
2015 110
2016 90
2017 70
2018 80

Medical Appliance Technicians

Year Number
2009 60
2010 60
2011 40

Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians

Year Number
2005 160
2008 90
2009 70
2011 60
2012 50
2013 70
2018 50

Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2005 790
2006 580
2007 450
2008 630
2009 660
2010 860
2011 1,000
2012 1,420
2013 1,130
2014 1,120
2015 720
2016 590
2017 350
2018 540

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

Year Number
2005 120
2006 120
2007 140
2008 150
2009 130
2012 310
2013 90
2014 110
2015 100
2016 140
2017 130
2018 130

Painters, Transportation Equipment

Year Number
2006 160
2007 120
2008 100
2009 50
2010 40
2011 90
2012 80
2013 140
2014 110
2015 120
2016 80
2017 50
2018 50

Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers

Year Number
2007 40
2008 40
2009 30
2014 80
2015 80
2018 40

Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators

Year Number
2005 80
2006 70
2007 70
2008 70
2010 100
2011 140
2012 110
2013 80
2014 130
2015 90

Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2006 110

Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2011 200
2012 210
2013 140
2014 40
2018 80

Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2005 70
2007 200
2008 170
2009 140
2010 100
2011 80
2015 120
2016 160
2017 130
2018 140

Helpers--Production Workers

Year Number
2005 380
2006 280
2007 280
2008 320
2009 350
2010 720
2011 610
2012 670
2013 360
2014 430
2015 290
2016 590
2017 700
2018 630

Production Workers, All Other

Year Number
2012 1,550
2013 1,140
2014 730
2016 1,060
2017 1,310
2018 300