Numbers of Production Occupations in Spartanburg, SC

Occupation group

Production Occupations

Year Number
2005 22,330
2006 20,010
2007 21,340
2008 21,020
2009 19,600
2010 18,210
2011 18,390
2012 17,860
2013 17,830
2014 19,250
2015 20,940
2016 22,010
2017 23,630
2018 26,480

Individual occupations

First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers

Year Number
2005 1,220
2006 1,270
2007 1,290
2008 1,340
2009 1,310
2010 1,140
2011 1,130
2012 1,080
2013 1,270
2014 1,330
2015 1,410
2016 1,390
2017 1,470
2018 1,540

Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers

Year Number
2009 70
2013 160
2015 300
2016 180

Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters

Year Number
2005 120
2006 210
2007 120
2009 170
2010 130
2011 90
2012 60
2013 50
2014 170
2015 160
2016 180
2017 140
2018 170

Team Assemblers

Year Number
2005 5,200
2006 4,920
2007 6,420
2008 6,230
2009 5,990
2010 5,620
2011 5,730
2012 5,840
2013 5,490
2014 6,850
2015 7,140
2016 8,150

Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other

Year Number
2008 40

Bakers

Year Number
2006 60
2007 50
2008 40
2011 80
2012 60
2013 70
2014 120
2015 140
2016 160
2017 160
2018 170

Butchers and Meat Cutters

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

Food Batchmakers

Year Number
2006 130
2008 350
2013 90
2014 90
2015 80
2017 160
2018 170

Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2008 140
2009 70

Food Processing Workers, All Other

Year Number
2005 50
2007 140
2008 120

Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2005 440
2006 340
2007 440
2008 390
2009 360
2010 380
2011 330
2012 380
2013 240
2014 230
2015 350
2016 220
2017 210
2018 170

Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2016 40
2017 30

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

Year Number
2007 300
2008 230
2009 350
2010 320
2011 320
2012 480
2013 220
2014 190

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

Year Number
2008 60
2009 60
2014 40
2015 40

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

Year Number
2005 590
2006 400
2007 390
2008 350
2009 440
2010 280
2011 210
2012 270
2013 290
2014 250
2015 310
2016 260
2017 340
2018 360

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

Year Number
2005 170
2006 130
2007 90
2008 130
2009 110
2011 60
2012 80
2013 70
2014 80
2015 130
2016 90
2017 100
2018 120

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

Year Number
2007 170
2008 170
2009 160
2017 120
2018 120

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

Year Number
2005 90
2008 40
2009 40

Machinists

Year Number
2005 1,000
2006 950
2007 690
2008 740
2009 700
2010 710
2011 670
2012 580
2013 570
2014 720
2015 800
2016 650
2017 740
2018 890

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

Year Number
2005 310
2007 160
2008 210
2009 200
2012 150
2013 90
2014 70
2015 100
2016 330
2017 450
2018 590

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

Year Number
2006 90
2007 80
2008 40
2009 30
2010 160
2011 170
2012 180
2013 50
2014 60
2015 50
2016 280
2017 300
2018 260

Tool and Die Makers

Year Number
2005 240
2006 220
2007 210
2008 190
2009 170
2010 120
2011 120
2012 140
2013 150
2014 130
2015 150
2016 260
2017 220
2018 240

Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers

Year Number
2005 650
2006 680
2007 750
2008 710
2009 610
2010 420
2011 430
2012 450
2013 530
2014 610
2015 620
2016 620
2017 550
2018 680

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

Year Number
2005 160
2006 90
2007 120
2013 70
2014 60
2015 50
2016 60
2017 140
2018 120

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

Year Number
2008 90
2009 90
2013 30
2015 60

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

Year Number
2005 140
2006 110
2007 80
2008 40
2012 100
2013 100
2015 40

Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners

Year Number
2008 40
2009 70
2010 90
2011 60

Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other

Year Number
2009 250

Prepress Technicians and Workers

Year Number
2007 70
2008 70
2009 80
2010 90
2011 70
2012 60
2017 30
2018 60

Printing Press Operators

Year Number
2007 250
2008 290
2009 340
2010 370
2011 310
2012 280
2013 310
2014 300
2015 320
2016 350
2017 380
2018 400

Print Binding and Finishing Workers

Year Number
2005 70
2007 14,030
2008 130
2009 130
2013 70
2014 70
2017 120
2018 130

Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers

Year Number
2006 180
2007 160
2008 160
2009 140
2010 230
2011 300
2012 260
2013 240
2014 230
2015 310
2016 360
2017 250
2018 360

Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials

Year Number
2005 140
2006 170
2008 60
2009 120
2010 130
2011 110
2012 80
2013 80
2014 50
2015 40
2017 110
2018 80

Sewing Machine Operators

Year Number
2006 290
2007 260
2008 220
2009 160
2010 210
2011 240
2012 230
2013 350
2014 370
2016 670
2017 480
2018 390

Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2006 70
2007 60
2008 70
2010 50
2011 50
2012 130
2013 140
2014 130
2015 190
2016 100
2017 150
2018 140

Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2007 110
2008 130
2009 130
2011 170
2012 90
2013 90
2015 160
2016 210
2017 120
2018 110

Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2005 650
2006 580
2007 500
2008 500
2009 520
2010 470
2011 570
2012 530
2013 530
2014 530
2015 550
2016 720
2017 540
2018 340

Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2005 460
2006 200
2007 200
2008 170
2009 240
2011 300
2012 250
2013 430
2014 440
2015 440
2016 530
2017 710
2018 750

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

Year Number
2007 210
2008 290
2009 180
2010 150
2011 100
2012 140
2013 120
2014 150
2015 240
2016 200
2017 290
2018 250

Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers, All Other

Year Number
2010 30
2011 40

Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters

Year Number
2005 90
2006 90
2007 70
2011 70
2012 70
2015 90
2016 70

Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood

Year Number
2017 110
2018 90

Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing

Year Number
2011 40
2012 40
2013 30
2016 30

Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators

Year Number
2006 130
2007 90
2008 110
2009 70
2010 70
2011 80
2012 90
2013 80
2015 120
2016 120
2017 200
2018 330

Chemical Plant and System Operators

Year Number
2006 240
2007 240
2008 270
2009 390
2010 350
2011 380
2012 200
2013 350
2014 250
2015 260
2016 210
2017 170
2018 210

Plant and System Operators, All Other

Year Number
2007 40

Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2006 60
2007 70
2008 130
2009 150
2010 130
2011 80
2012 70
2013 90
2014 100
2015 150
2016 440
2017 480
2018 400

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

Year Number
2006 60
2007 70
2008 40
2017 40
2018 30

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

Year Number
2005 50

Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand

Year Number
2007 90
2008 80

Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2005 150
2006 210
2007 440
2008 450
2009 290
2010 290
2011 210
2012 190
2013 150
2014 120
2017 330
2018 170

Cutters and Trimmers, Hand

Year Number
2006 70
2007 60

Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2009 40
2010 30
2013 100
2014 120
2016 230
2017 200

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

Year Number
2008 70
2013 30

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

Year Number
2005 70
2013 30
2016 40
2017 50
2018 50

Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers

Year Number
2005 1,720
2006 1,070
2007 1,000
2008 1,200
2009 950
2010 1,140
2011 1,210
2012 1,330
2013 1,090
2014 1,200
2015 1,420
2016 1,430
2017 1,250
2018 1,420

Dental Laboratory Technicians

Year Number
2008 30
2011 50
2012 40
2015 70

Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2005 450
2007 340
2008 260
2009 520
2010 650
2011 600
2012 250
2013 240
2014 300
2015 330
2016 400
2017 300
2018 310

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

Year Number
2006 190
2007 190
2008 170
2009 200
2010 140
2011 100
2012 70
2013 110
2014 80
2015 130
2016 160
2017 170
2018 200

Painters, Transportation Equipment

Year Number
2005 60
2006 80
2007 50
2008 60
2009 40
2010 50
2011 30
2015 40
2016 40
2018 30

Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators

Year Number
2005 70
2006 80
2007 60
2010 60
2011 30

Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2018 40

Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2005 320
2006 360
2007 430
2008 350
2010 380
2011 470
2012 420
2013 180
2015 200
2016 300
2017 270
2018 310

Helpers--Production Workers

Year Number
2005 1,950
2006 1,750
2007 2,030
2008 1,810
2009 830
2010 660
2011 800
2012 1,140
2013 1,210
2014 1,050
2015 510
2016 330
2017 320
2018 390

Production Workers, All Other

Year Number
2016 110
2017 120
2018 50