Numbers of Production Occupations in Kansas City, MO-KS

Occupation group

Production Occupations

Year Number
2005 64,510
2006 64,440
2007 64,970
2008 67,550
2009 60,510
2010 57,060
2011 55,670
2012 56,530
2013 57,810
2014 57,990
2015 59,110
2016 62,670
2017 63,230
2018 64,540

Individual occupations

First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers

Year Number
2005 4,130
2006 3,820
2007 3,770
2008 4,010
2009 3,690
2010 3,500
2011 3,530
2012 3,710
2013 3,800
2014 4,030
2015 4,140
2016 4,420
2017 4,140
2018 4,240

Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers

Year Number
2017 190
2018 190

Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers

Year Number
2005 30
2008 40
2009 110
2012 110
2013 120
2014 90
2015 100
2016 30
2017 40

Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers

Year Number
2005 1,670
2006 1,450
2007 990
2008 1,200
2009 1,010
2010 1,080
2011 1,100
2012 1,160
2013 1,590
2014 1,520
2015 1,440
2016 1,180

Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers

Year Number
2005 230
2006 190
2007 130
2009 60
2010 80
2011 40
2012 30

Engine and Other Machine Assemblers

Year Number
2007 560
2008 800
2011 380
2012 400
2013 270
2014 100
2015 80
2016 40

Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters

Year Number
2005 1,000
2006 550
2007 610
2008 460
2009 510
2010 410
2011 430
2012 440
2013 1,610
2014 1,000
2015 1,240
2016 300
2017 360
2018 140

Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators

Year Number
2015 40

Team Assemblers

Year Number
2005 11,290
2006 12,140
2007 8,850
2008 7,660
2009 7,030
2010 6,330
2011 7,100
2012 6,340
2013 10,030
2014 11,240
2015 11,220
2016 12,800

Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other

Year Number
2005 1,500
2006 1,510
2007 4,980
2008 4,390
2010 5,720
2011 6,330
2012 6,150
2013 1,540
2014 1,370
2015 1,240
2016 1,790

Bakers

Year Number
2005 1,020
2006 1,110
2007 910
2008 950
2009 850
2010 880
2011 690
2012 700
2013 730
2014 950
2015 990
2016 1,280
2017 1,480
2018 1,770

Butchers and Meat Cutters

Year Number
2005 750
2006 750
2007 750
2008 760
2009 600
2010 650
2011 650
2012 810
2013 970
2014 960
2015 790
2016 690
2017 850
2018 850

Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers

Year Number
2005 300
2006 380
2007 410
2008 290
2009 340
2010 250
2011 250
2012 240
2013 230
2014 400
2015 440
2016 410
2017 430
2018 410

Slaughterers and Meat Packers

Year Number
2005 50
2008 190
2009 220
2010 140
2013 40
2014 200
2015 310
2016 230

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

Year Number
2005 100
2007 40
2008 60
2009 80
2010 60
2013 40
2014 50
2015 50
2017 70
2018 50

Food Batchmakers

Year Number
2005 860
2006 700
2007 550
2008 400
2009 460
2010 460
2011 460
2012 600
2013 540
2014 560
2015 840
2016 740
2017 840
2018 720

Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2005 190
2006 110
2007 90
2008 70
2009 70
2010 60
2011 50
2016 190
2017 310
2018 290

Food Processing Workers, All Other

Year Number
2005 1,060
2006 850
2007 2,110
2008 2,140
2009 1,880
2014 230
2015 210
2016 200
2017 140
2018 110

Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2005 590
2006 780
2007 550
2008 640
2009 730
2010 880
2011 830
2012 860
2013 920
2014 1,140
2015 930
2016 890
2017 810
2018 820

Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2005 50
2006 60
2007 90
2008 110
2009 130
2010 150
2011 180
2012 160
2013 100
2014 120
2015 90
2016 130
2017 220
2018 210

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

Year Number
2005 170
2006 250
2007 290
2008 320
2009 140
2010 180
2011 260
2012 460
2013 450
2014 530
2015 500
2016 670
2017 510
2018 510

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

Year Number
2007 30
2009 50
2010 70
2011 70
2012 100
2013 110

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

Year Number
2010 30
2011 60
2012 50
2013 50
2016 90
2017 80

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

Year Number
2005 1,080
2006 1,070
2007 1,070
2008 1,750
2009 1,520
2010 1,240
2011 1,120
2012 1,500
2013 1,530
2014 1,170
2015 770
2016 820
2017 460
2018 460

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

Year Number
2005 150
2006 110
2007 80
2008 100
2009 110
2010 120
2011 100
2012 100
2013 70
2014 120
2015 130

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

Year Number
2005 500
2006 360
2007 450
2008 470
2009 400
2010 480
2011 390
2012 530
2013 430
2014 410
2015 450
2016 440
2017 360
2018 280

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

Year Number
2005 260
2006 290
2007 380
2008 440
2009 290
2010 190
2011 100
2012 160
2013 160
2014 170
2015 100
2016 80
2017 60
2018 60

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

Year Number
2005 90
2006 110
2007 100
2008 200
2009 180
2010 160
2011 110
2012 160
2013 240
2014 180
2015 120
2016 110
2017 110
2018 110

Machinists

Year Number
2005 1,690
2006 1,770
2007 2,150
2008 2,050
2009 1,810
2010 1,470
2011 1,660
2012 1,610
2013 1,730
2014 1,550
2015 1,530
2016 1,680
2017 1,530
2018 1,530

Foundry Mold and Coremakers

Year Number
2005 90
2006 90
2007 40
2008 40
2013 50
2014 40
2017 30

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

Year Number
2005 680
2006 720
2007 750
2008 970
2009 940
2010 830
2011 920
2012 990
2013 1,230
2014 870
2015 770
2016 910
2017 930
2018 1,580

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

Year Number
2005 390
2006 180
2007 270
2008 300
2009 380
2010 360
2011 230
2012 210
2013 300
2014 260
2015 180
2016 750
2017 1,210
2018 1,370

Tool and Die Makers

Year Number
2005 380
2006 410
2007 550
2008 560
2009 500
2010 440
2011 430
2012 320
2013 250
2014 300
2015 450
2016 460
2017 360
2018 500

Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers

Year Number
2005 1,970
2006 1,870
2007 2,440
2008 2,740
2009 2,580
2010 1,980
2011 1,720
2012 1,390
2013 1,480
2014 1,930
2015 2,180
2016 2,020
2017 2,210
2018 2,500

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

Year Number
2005 160
2006 170
2007 220
2008 160
2009 130
2010 80
2011 130
2012 110
2013 190
2014 140
2015 70
2016 220
2017 320
2018 310

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

Year Number
2006 130
2010 80
2011 60
2012 70
2013 70
2014 110
2015 150
2016 90
2017 90
2018 70

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

Year Number
2005 80
2007 210
2009 140
2010 130
2011 130
2012 110
2013 180
2015 180
2016 130
2017 150

Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners

Year Number
2005 60

Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other

Year Number
2005 80
2006 100
2009 270
2010 30
2013 150

Prepress Technicians and Workers

Year Number
2005 700
2006 580
2007 540
2008 550
2009 480
2010 440
2011 390
2012 380
2013 410
2014 510
2015 550
2016 510
2017 420
2018 360

Printing Press Operators

Year Number
2005 2,770
2006 2,660
2007 2,470
2008 2,450
2009 2,080
2010 2,270
2011 2,260
2012 2,330
2013 2,180
2014 2,280
2015 2,070
2016 2,310
2017 2,260
2018 2,350

Print Binding and Finishing Workers

Year Number
2005 620,150,370
2006 670,180,220
2007 990,120,250
2008 880,130,360
2009 740,100,370
2010 580
2011 550
2012 590
2013 730
2014 800
2015 840
2016 880
2017 660
2018 570

Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers

Year Number
2005 2,050
2006 2,020
2007 1,850
2008 1,470
2009 1,320
2010 1,500
2011 1,600
2012 1,510
2013 1,310
2014 1,730
2015 1,760
2016 1,640
2017 1,620
2018 1,520

Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials

Year Number
2005 360
2006 400
2007 320
2008 430
2009 410
2010 430
2011 340
2012 330
2013 320
2014 160
2015 230
2016 200
2017 240
2018 280

Sewing Machine Operators

Year Number
2005 620
2006 590
2007 560
2008 590
2009 490
2010 500
2011 500
2012 520
2013 460
2014 400
2015 400
2016 460
2017 610
2018 710

Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers

Year Number
2005 30

Sewers, Hand

Year Number
2007 40
2010 110
2015 30
2016 70

Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers

Year Number
2005 320
2006 150
2007 280
2008 290
2009 220
2010 130
2011 100
2012 160
2013 130
2014 90
2016 120
2018 120

Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2005 60
2006 50
2007 40
2008 70
2009 70
2010 60
2013 40
2014 50
2015 40
2016 50
2017 70
2018 80

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

Year Number
2005 220
2006 160
2007 200
2008 140
2009 140
2010 120
2015 90
2016 100
2017 90

Upholsterers

Year Number
2005 150
2006 160
2007 130
2008 150
2010 130
2011 100
2012 90
2013 130
2014 130
2015 100
2016 150
2017 140
2018 160

Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers, All Other

Year Number
2007 110
2008 110
2011 40
2012 70

Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters

Year Number
2005 1,170
2006 1,180
2007 1,030
2008 940
2009 660
2010 570
2011 480
2012 570
2013 570
2014 660
2015 730
2016 750
2017 870
2018 720

Furniture Finishers

Year Number
2005 170
2006 100
2007 50
2011 70
2012 70
2013 90
2014 80
2015 80
2016 30
2017 70
2018 50

Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood

Year Number
2005 230
2006 190
2007 140
2009 110
2011 110
2012 110
2013 110
2014 70
2015 110
2016 130
2017 200
2018 260

Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing

Year Number
2005 450
2006 420
2007 390
2008 310
2009 270
2010 240
2011 240
2012 150
2014 190
2015 180
2016 220
2017 210
2018 320

Woodworkers, All Other

Year Number
2010 60
2011 80
2016 80

Power Distributors and Dispatchers

Year Number
2005 50
2009 50
2010 50
2011 30
2015 80
2017 80

Power Plant Operators

Year Number
2007 500
2008 550
2009 500
2010 420
2011 360
2014 490
2015 500
2016 520
2017 470
2018 320

Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators

Year Number
2005 120
2006 130
2007 160
2008 130
2009 180
2010 160
2011 140
2012 80
2013 110
2014 90
2015 80
2016 70
2017 100
2018 120

Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators

Year Number
2005 480
2006 620
2007 570
2008 680
2009 710
2010 730
2011 600
2012 580
2013 590
2014 640
2015 600
2016 650
2017 600
2018 710

Chemical Plant and System Operators

Year Number
2005 50
2009 130
2010 190

Gas Plant Operators

Year Number
2007 90
2008 90
2009 80
2011 60
2012 50
2013 40
2015 140
2017 140

Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers

Year Number
2010 130
2011 100
2012 80
2013 130
2014 160
2015 70
2016 160
2017 50
2018 60

Plant and System Operators, All Other

Year Number
2009 140
2011 40
2013 120

Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2005 310
2006 160
2007 120
2009 440
2010 460
2011 360
2012 250
2013 470
2014 440
2015 660
2016 740
2017 820
2018 850

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

Year Number
2005 190
2006 250
2007 270
2008 140
2009 130
2010 120
2011 100
2012 150
2013 150
2014 200
2015 140
2016 160
2017 150
2018 150

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

Year Number
2005 150
2006 170
2007 130
2008 180
2009 120
2010 150
2011 120
2012 150
2013 130
2014 130
2015 140
2016 150
2017 150
2018 160

Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand

Year Number
2005 190
2006 190
2007 190
2008 150
2009 130
2010 150
2011 260
2012 230
2013 310
2014 130
2015 100
2016 130
2017 160
2018 160

Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2005 1,140
2006 1,150
2007 1,200
2008 1,410
2009 1,250
2010 1,170
2011 1,000
2012 1,220
2013 1,220
2014 970
2015 1,050
2016 710
2017 820
2018 780

Cutters and Trimmers, Hand

Year Number
2005 30
2006 80
2007 290
2008 280
2010 60
2011 50
2012 90
2013 90
2014 100
2018 30

Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2005 740
2006 680
2007 590
2008 780
2009 810
2010 700
2011 490
2012 410
2013 410
2014 340
2015 330
2016 340
2017 450
2018 610

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

Year Number
2005 460
2006 530
2007 540
2008 470
2009 450
2010 460
2011 470
2012 490
2013 370
2014 290
2015 270
2016 450
2017 680
2018 880

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

Year Number
2005 40
2006 60
2007 70
2008 80
2009 40
2010 40
2012 50
2013 70
2014 70
2015 110
2016 190
2017 170
2018 100

Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers

Year Number
2005 2,910
2006 2,740
2007 3,080
2008 3,320
2009 3,050
2010 2,840
2011 2,920
2012 3,430
2013 3,430
2014 3,520
2015 3,590
2016 3,480
2017 3,720
2018 3,640

Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers

Year Number
2005 140
2006 130
2007 170
2008 200
2009 220
2010 170
2011 200
2012 140
2013 160
2017 90
2018 90

Dental Laboratory Technicians

Year Number
2005 570
2006 540
2007 580
2008 440
2009 490
2010 530
2011 600
2012 640
2013 620
2014 560
2015 470
2016 690
2017 700
2018 550

Medical Appliance Technicians

Year Number
2006 40
2009 70
2010 100
2011 80
2012 40
2014 40
2016 80
2017 80
2018 100

Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians

Year Number
2005 180
2006 330
2007 450
2008 610
2009 480
2010 340
2011 170
2012 210
2013 200
2014 160
2015 260
2016 240
2017 200
2018 200

Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2005 2,910
2006 2,870
2007 3,250
2008 4,440
2009 4,160
2010 3,900
2011 3,120
2012 3,570
2013 3,170
2014 2,740
2015 2,490
2016 3,510
2017 3,600
2018 4,240

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

Year Number
2005 480
2006 570
2007 640
2008 580
2009 570
2010 440
2011 350
2012 250
2013 350
2014 310
2015 270
2016 250
2017 230
2018 270

Painters, Transportation Equipment

Year Number
2005 460
2006 580
2007 760
2008 730
2009 520
2010 400
2011 460
2012 350
2013 310
2014 420
2015 490
2016 470
2017 520
2018 390

Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers

Year Number
2005 120
2006 160
2007 280
2008 300
2009 290
2010 240
2011 120
2012 60
2013 50
2014 70
2015 110
2016 110
2017 80

Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators

Year Number
2005 340
2006 490
2007 240,430
2008 230,530
2009 90,400
2010 390
2011 250
2012 220
2013 210
2017 200
2018 220

Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2005 220
2006 260
2009 80
2010 100
2011 150
2012 100
2013 160
2015 160
2016 160
2017 170
2018 170

Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2005 70
2006 70
2007 60
2008 40
2009 30
2010 30
2011 40
2012 70
2013 50
2014 70
2015 80
2016 80
2017 110
2018 90

Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2005 70
2007 50
2015 70
2016 70
2017 70

Etchers and Engravers

Year Number
2006 40
2007 40
2008 40
2009 40
2010 50
2011 60
2012 120
2013 90
2014 100
2015 80
2017 90

Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2005 160
2006 210
2007 230
2008 550
2009 410
2010 420
2011 330
2012 240
2013 190
2014 80
2016 680
2017 670
2018 660

Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2005 1,440
2006 1,250
2007 1,220
2008 1,430
2009 1,440
2010 1,120
2011 1,050
2012 1,070
2013 1,140
2014 1,130
2015 1,010
2016 980
2017 1,120
2018 1,190

Tire Builders

Year Number
2006 180
2007 100
2009 190
2010 130
2011 170

Helpers--Production Workers

Year Number
2005 2,480
2006 2,740
2007 2,940
2008 3,270
2009 2,770
2010 2,520
2011 1,990
2012 1,950
2013 1,800
2014 1,940
2015 2,150
2016 2,510
2017 1,990
2018 1,360

Production Workers, All Other

Year Number
2012 1,400
2013 1,400
2014 1,330
2015 1,480
2016 1,240
2017 1,180
2018 1,090