Numbers of Production Occupations in Knoxville, TN

Occupation group

Production Occupations

Year Number
2005 26,790
2006 26,640
2007 25,130
2008 24,090
2009 21,010
2010 19,990
2011 20,630
2012 21,870
2013 21,090
2014 24,430
2015 28,840
2016 27,160
2017 26,270
2018 26,260

Individual occupations

First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers

Year Number
2005 1,780
2006 1,530
2007 1,480
2008 1,400
2009 1,350
2010 1,670
2011 1,640
2012 1,740
2013 1,420
2014 1,490
2015 1,770
2016 1,730
2017 2,070
2018 2,110

Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers

Year Number
2005 270
2006 280
2007 150
2008 100
2009 160
2010 190
2011 220
2012 220
2013 200

Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers

Year Number
2007 30
2016 50

Engine and Other Machine Assemblers

Year Number
2016 120
2017 380

Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters

Year Number
2005 260
2006 220
2007 190
2008 110
2009 310
2010 290
2011 410
2012 190
2013 220
2014 190
2015 580
2016 480
2017 480
2018 200

Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators

Year Number
2007 250
2008 290
2009 100
2011 160
2015 120
2016 110
2018 240

Team Assemblers

Year Number
2005 4,450
2006 5,180
2007 5,320
2008 5,670
2009 4,790
2010 4,700
2011 4,900
2012 4,750
2013 4,470
2014 5,460
2015 5,470
2016 5,810

Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other

Year Number
2005 370
2006 760
2007 1,510
2008 1,760
2009 1,110
2010 920
2011 960
2012 960
2013 460
2014 630
2015 770
2016 790

Bakers

Year Number
2005 430
2006 320
2007 450
2008 190
2009 180
2010 220
2011 310
2012 510
2013 390
2014 580
2015 440
2016 530
2017 400
2018 330

Butchers and Meat Cutters

Year Number
2005 260
2006 290
2007 270
2008 250
2009 180
2010 130
2011 150
2012 270
2013 320
2014 350
2015 270
2016 300
2017 240
2018 200

Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers

Year Number
2006 40
2007 40
2008 40
2009 50
2011 90
2013 90
2014 90
2015 130
2016 90
2017 170
2018 180

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

Year Number
2009 60
2010 50
2015 50
2016 50
2018 450

Food Batchmakers

Year Number
2007 100
2008 100
2009 110
2011 80
2012 110
2013 290
2014 320
2015 1,280
2016 640
2017 520
2018 370

Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2005 60
2010 30
2018 50

Food Processing Workers, All Other

Year Number
2007 730
2008 950
2009 910
2012 140
2013 110
2014 200
2015 120
2018 110

Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2005 220
2006 210
2007 260
2008 190
2009 200
2010 170
2011 170
2012 100
2013 110
2014 210
2015 310
2016 250
2017 140
2018 120

Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2005 50
2006 50
2007 50
2008 40
2010 40
2011 50
2012 40
2015 60
2016 80
2017 50
2018 70

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

Year Number
2005 330
2006 350
2009 70
2010 130
2011 180
2012 190
2013 230
2014 380
2015 390
2018 80

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

Year Number
2008 110
2011 40
2015 50

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

Year Number
2005 30
2006 50
2009 210
2010 200
2012 130
2013 180
2014 190
2015 180
2016 130
2017 150
2018 170

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

Year Number
2005 950
2006 960
2007 930
2008 670
2009 630
2010 400
2011 480
2012 610
2013 660
2014 680
2015 630
2016 670
2017 480
2018 340

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

Year Number
2005 220
2006 110
2008 120
2009 140
2010 70
2011 100
2012 130
2013 100
2014 30

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

Year Number
2005 300
2006 320
2007 350
2008 200
2009 110
2010 70
2011 90
2012 130
2013 140
2014 240
2015 210
2016 210
2017 120
2018 160

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

Year Number
2005 170
2006 330
2007 350
2008 210
2009 40
2012 40
2013 40
2014 90
2015 80
2016 130

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

Year Number
2006 90
2007 90
2008 90
2012 60
2013 50
2014 90
2015 60
2016 80
2018 570

Machinists

Year Number
2005 1,510
2006 1,600
2007 940
2008 700
2009 520
2010 680
2011 710
2012 890
2013 940
2014 890
2015 1,110
2016 800
2017 800
2018 980

Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2007 170
2008 170
2009 220
2012 150
2013 180
2014 140
2015 130
2016 140
2017 100
2018 50

Pourers and Casters, Metal

Year Number
2007 220
2008 210
2015 50

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

Year Number
2005 220
2006 150
2007 120
2008 160
2009 120
2010 150
2011 150
2012 190
2013 220
2014 250
2015 280
2016 320
2017 190
2018 290

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

Year Number
2006 50
2007 30
2009 80
2010 60
2011 80
2012 250
2013 240
2014 330
2015 380
2016 560
2017 530
2018 450

Tool and Die Makers

Year Number
2005 280
2006 250
2007 210
2008 140
2009 160
2010 140
2011 120
2012 100
2013 110
2014 180
2015 230
2016 330
2017 320
2018 290

Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers

Year Number
2005 1,310
2006 1,120
2007 1,430
2008 1,180
2009 800
2010 660
2011 590
2012 550
2013 490
2014 400
2015 760
2016 820
2017 1,100
2018 1,480

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

Year Number
2005 190
2007 120
2009 40
2010 60
2011 110
2012 120
2013 130
2015 460
2016 390
2017 70

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

Year Number
2007 50
2009 90
2010 80
2012 60
2013 80
2014 70
2015 80
2016 60
2018 30

Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2012 30

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

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

Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other

Year Number
2013 30
2015 90
2016 110
2017 110
2018 450

Prepress Technicians and Workers

Year Number
2005 180
2006 210
2007 190
2008 110
2009 70
2010 60
2011 60
2012 40
2013 40
2014 50
2015 110
2016 90
2017 70
2018 70

Printing Press Operators

Year Number
2005 270
2006 450
2007 380
2008 380
2009 300
2010 430
2011 380
2012 340
2013 340
2014 330
2015 350
2016 320
2017 370
2018 360

Print Binding and Finishing Workers

Year Number
2005 80
2006 90
2007 170,100
2008 170,120
2009 17,090
2010 120
2011 100
2012 50
2013 40
2016 30
2018 60

Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers

Year Number
2005 410
2006 370
2007 260
2008 210
2009 350
2010 690
2011 630
2012 460
2013 330
2014 380
2015 470
2016 570
2017 700
2018 640

Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials

Year Number
2005 170
2006 130
2010 130
2011 70
2012 70
2013 50
2014 50
2015 40

Sewing Machine Operators

Year Number
2005 800
2006 750
2007 580
2008 480
2009 460
2010 430
2011 340
2012 350
2013 470
2014 380
2015 640
2016 580
2017 810
2018 600

Sewers, Hand

Year Number
2016 40
2017 50

Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers

Year Number
2008 90
2009 80
2010 70
2011 60
2012 60
2013 70

Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2006 50
2007 50
2011 50
2012 50
2013 50
2015 30
2016 90
2017 120

Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2005 30
2007 40
2008 40
2009 30
2015 40
2018 60

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

Year Number
2007 60
2008 100

Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers

Year Number
2007 50

Upholsterers

Year Number
2007 70
2008 110
2012 140
2014 50
2015 90
2016 80
2017 80
2018 60

Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers, All Other

Year Number
2012 30
2013 30
2017 120
2018 130

Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters

Year Number
2005 350
2006 420
2007 620
2008 560
2009 340
2010 230
2011 130
2012 130
2013 120
2014 180
2015 130
2016 180
2017 200
2018 190

Furniture Finishers

Year Number
2005 40
2008 40
2009 30
2018 30

Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood

Year Number
2005 80
2008 160
2009 130
2011 30
2015 70

Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing

Year Number
2005 110
2006 130
2009 30
2012 130
2013 50
2014 50
2016 70
2017 160
2018 120

Power Plant Operators

Year Number
2005 40
2006 40
2010 60
2011 70
2012 80
2013 80
2014 50
2015 100
2016 100
2017 100
2018 100

Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators

Year Number
2005 160
2006 180
2007 100
2008 80
2009 80
2010 40
2011 40
2012 40
2013 90
2016 90
2017 180
2018 200

Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators

Year Number
2005 490
2006 470
2007 400
2008 390
2009 410
2010 370
2011 380
2012 260
2013 250
2014 250
2015 410
2016 490
2017 350
2018 350

Plant and System Operators, All Other

Year Number
2010 30
2011 60
2012 40
2013 40
2015 70
2016 100
2017 110
2018 60

Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2005 820
2006 890
2008 50
2012 110
2013 320
2014 310
2017 340
2018 440

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

Year Number
2005 110
2006 110
2007 130
2011 100

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

Year Number
2005 50
2007 90
2008 130
2009 120
2010 60
2011 40
2012 50
2015 90
2016 80
2017 60

Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand

Year Number
2005 40
2007 100
2008 60
2009 60
2011 80
2012 110
2013 90
2014 50
2015 40
2016 50

Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2005 750
2006 740
2007 190
2008 180
2009 120
2010 130
2011 150
2012 170
2013 90
2014 220
2015 270
2016 250
2017 150
2018 140

Cutters and Trimmers, Hand

Year Number
2005 60
2006 40
2007 50
2009 70
2010 40
2011 40

Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2006 130
2007 170
2008 170
2009 250
2010 220
2011 240
2012 170
2013 90
2014 70
2015 120
2016 120
2017 210
2018 90

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

Year Number
2005 230
2006 170
2007 240
2008 210
2009 160
2010 70
2011 90
2012 220
2013 120
2014 120
2016 140
2017 210

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

Year Number
2005 60
2007 370
2008 390
2009 120
2010 120
2011 130
2012 80
2014 100
2015 180
2016 210
2017 150
2018 70

Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers

Year Number
2005 1,280
2006 990
2007 820
2008 870
2009 920
2010 820
2011 880
2012 1,000
2013 1,320
2014 1,140
2015 1,220
2016 1,260
2017 1,400
2018 1,410

Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers

Year Number
2005 50
2011 40
2012 50
2013 70
2014 60
2015 50

Dental Laboratory Technicians

Year Number
2005 70
2006 60
2009 70
2012 60
2013 60
2017 100
2018 90

Medical Appliance Technicians

Year Number
2018 90

Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians

Year Number
2009 50
2011 110
2013 270
2014 220

Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2005 400
2006 270
2007 550
2008 610
2009 730
2010 530
2011 530
2012 520
2013 570
2014 1,040
2015 1,100
2016 1,030
2017 600
2018 590

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

Year Number
2005 260
2006 200
2007 290
2008 300
2009 240
2010 130
2011 130
2012 90
2013 200
2014 200
2015 230
2016 140
2017 200
2018 180

Painters, Transportation Equipment

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

Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers

Year Number
2007 50
2008 80
2009 70
2010 70
2011 40

Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators

Year Number
2011 90
2012 90
2013 80
2014 50
2015 40
2016 40
2017 40

Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2005 30
2008 40
2011 30
2016 40

Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2014 40
2016 60
2017 80
2018 80

Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2005 40
2014 210
2016 310
2017 230
2018 160

Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2005 170
2006 180
2007 110
2008 130
2009 140
2010 110
2011 150
2012 250
2013 200
2014 230
2015 90
2017 230
2018 210

Tire Builders

Year Number
2011 160
2012 170

Helpers--Production Workers

Year Number
2005 980
2006 920
2007 770
2008 710
2009 550
2010 460
2011 600
2012 580
2013 1,170
2014 1,190
2016 1,240
2017 1,370
2018 730

Production Workers, All Other

Year Number
2012 1,360
2013 680
2014 860
2015 470
2016 580
2017 1,480
2018 1,570