Numbers of Production Occupations in Delaware

Occupation group

Production Occupations

Year Number
2001 32,460
2002 28,640
2003 26,340
2004 26,560
2005 28,270
2006 26,730
2007 26,450
2008 24,110
2009 22,760
2010 20,790
2011 21,460
2012 19,840
2013 19,420
2014 18,330
2015 19,780
2016 18,600
2017 19,200
2018 19,760

Individual occupations

First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers

Year Number
2001 2,130
2002 1,760
2003 1,470
2004 1,600
2005 1,370
2006 1,320
2007 1,460
2008 1,500
2009 1,500
2010 1,400
2011 1,360
2012 1,320
2013 1,230
2014 1,280
2015 1,340
2016 1,280
2017 1,280
2018 1,360

Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers

Year Number
2007 110
2008 140

Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers

Year Number
2001 40

Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers

Year Number
2001 470
2005 100
2006 140
2007 170
2008 370
2009 390
2013 550
2014 340
2015 290
2016 290

Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers

Year Number
2002 80
2012 40
2013 110
2014 30
2016 50

Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters

Year Number
2001 320
2002 250
2003 300
2004 180
2005 300
2006 330
2007 380
2008 260
2009 290
2010 200
2011 170
2012 140
2013 90
2014 140
2015 170
2016 130
2017 150
2018 140

Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators

Year Number
2001 50

Team Assemblers

Year Number
2001 1,760
2002 1,490
2003 1,460
2004 2,880
2005 3,080
2006 2,780
2007 1,230
2008 830
2009 710
2010 870
2011 630
2012 530
2016 730

Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other

Year Number
2004 640
2008 2,120
2011 550
2012 560
2013 400
2014 530
2015 530
2016 570

Bakers

Year Number
2001 200
2003 550
2004 640
2005 460
2006 560
2007 390
2008 330
2009 350
2010 280
2011 370
2012 310
2013 430
2014 510
2015 500
2016 410
2017 330
2018 350

Butchers and Meat Cutters

Year Number
2004 480
2005 280
2006 250
2007 310
2008 300
2009 270
2010 190
2011 220
2012 360
2013 430
2014 370
2015 400
2016 310
2017 310
2018 160

Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers

Year Number
2001 4,100
2002 4,050
2003 3,900
2005 3,300
2006 3,310
2007 4,840
2008 4,500
2009 4,360
2010 4,960
2011 5,060
2012 4,640
2013 4,140
2014 3,520
2015 3,800
2016 4,270
2017 5,350
2018 5,540

Slaughterers and Meat Packers

Year Number
2011 420
2012 400
2013 320
2014 440
2015 490
2016 410
2017 210
2018 390

Food Batchmakers

Year Number
2001 110
2002 120
2003 90
2004 120
2005 90
2006 100
2008 40
2010 30
2011 310
2012 280
2013 340
2014 240
2015 260
2016 210
2017 190
2018 220

Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2001 40
2002 40
2003 60
2004 40
2005 100
2006 100
2007 150
2008 110
2009 90
2010 50
2012 100
2013 80
2015 50
2016 50
2017 110

Food Processing Workers, All Other

Year Number
2004 270
2005 400
2006 270
2007 400
2008 450
2013 190
2014 250
2015 250
2016 250
2017 340
2018 340

Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2004 70
2005 90
2006 90
2007 190
2008 180
2009 160
2010 100
2011 80
2012 110
2013 230
2014 190
2016 70
2017 90
2018 90

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

Year Number
2001 480
2002 370
2003 290
2004 220
2005 290
2006 250
2007 270
2008 110
2009 180
2010 370
2013 150
2014 230
2015 250
2016 250
2018 220

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

Year Number
2001 40
2002 70
2003 70
2004 100
2005 70
2006 70
2008 140
2009 130
2015 40
2016 70

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

Year Number
2001 420
2002 440
2003 330
2004 240
2005 270
2006 290
2007 300
2008 390
2009 330
2010 230
2011 150
2012 180
2013 390
2014 310
2015 260
2016 220
2017 220
2018 200

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

Year Number
2009 40
2010 40
2011 50

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

Year Number
2001 90
2002 60
2003 110
2004 140
2005 140
2006 110
2010 70
2011 90
2012 120
2014 110
2015 70
2017 30
2018 40

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

Year Number
2001 30
2003 50
2005 30

Machinists

Year Number
2001 600
2002 630
2003 580
2004 540
2005 570
2006 580
2007 570
2008 500
2009 360
2010 450
2011 510
2012 670
2013 540
2014 480
2015 510
2016 420
2017 340
2018 340

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

Year Number
2004 50
2005 60
2006 70
2010 90
2011 90
2012 70
2014 110
2017 110
2018 120

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

Year Number
2001 90
2002 80
2003 70
2007 50
2010 170

Tool and Die Makers

Year Number
2005 60
2007 80
2008 60
2009 60

Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers

Year Number
2001 640
2002 670
2003 630
2004 560
2005 740
2006 720
2007 720
2008 530
2009 490
2010 480
2011 420
2012 460
2013 410
2014 490
2015 500
2016 420
2017 630
2018 700

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

Year Number
2001 290
2003 120
2005 110
2006 60
2007 90
2008 30
2009 40
2017 30

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

Year Number
2001 30
2002 40
2003 60

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

Year Number
2002 40
2015 30
2016 40
2018 40

Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other

Year Number
2008 160
2009 200

Prepress Technicians and Workers

Year Number
2003 270
2004 300
2005 190
2006 190
2007 160
2008 120
2010 60
2011 60
2012 60
2013 50
2014 40
2015 40
2016 30
2017 30
2018 40

Printing Press Operators

Year Number
2001 470
2002 520
2003 580
2004 470
2005 300
2006 310
2007 380
2008 330
2009 270
2010 270
2011 300
2012 320
2013 330
2014 380
2015 350
2016 300
2017 240
2018 230

Print Binding and Finishing Workers

Year Number
2001 70
2002 90
2003 70
2004 80
2005 80,120
2006 90,220
2007 70
2008 60
2009 80
2010 90
2011 70
2012 110
2013 70
2014 60
2015 60
2016 50
2017 50
2018 60

Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers

Year Number
2001 840
2002 1,010
2003 790
2004 600
2005 600
2006 650
2007 620
2008 800
2009 840
2010 820
2011 760
2012 540
2013 590
2014 630
2015 870
2016 730
2017 670
2018 630

Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials

Year Number
2001 200
2002 250
2003 160
2004 150
2005 170
2006 150
2007 110
2009 30
2011 60
2013 140
2014 170
2015 50
2016 40

Sewing Machine Operators

Year Number
2002 420
2003 400
2004 210
2005 220
2006 200
2007 210
2008 110
2009 110
2010 130
2014 70
2015 80
2016 130
2017 80
2018 170

Sewers, Hand

Year Number
2002 80

Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers

Year Number
2001 60
2002 40
2003 70
2006 30
2007 100
2012 110
2013 50
2015 40
2016 50
2017 50
2018 60

Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2002 90
2003 100

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

Year Number
2001 1,300

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

Year Number
2001 1,140
2002 120
2015 40

Upholsterers

Year Number
2001 30
2002 60
2003 40
2004 50
2005 110
2006 110
2007 130
2008 120
2009 120
2010 60
2011 30
2013 40
2015 110
2016 140
2017 50

Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers, All Other

Year Number
2007 120

Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters

Year Number
2001 150
2002 170
2003 150
2004 210
2005 130
2006 130
2008 330
2009 310
2010 300
2011 200
2012 180
2013 100
2014 130
2015 160
2016 230
2017 180
2018 170

Furniture Finishers

Year Number
2008 30

Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood

Year Number
2005 40
2006 40
2012 40

Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing

Year Number
2007 80
2008 70
2009 120
2010 40
2013 80
2014 80
2015 80
2016 70

Power Distributors and Dispatchers

Year Number
2006 50
2008 60
2012 100
2013 100
2014 110
2015 140
2016 90
2017 230

Power Plant Operators

Year Number
2004 170
2005 170
2006 180
2007 130
2008 230
2009 220
2010 120
2011 120
2012 40

Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators

Year Number
2001 140
2002 110
2003 80
2004 60
2005 80
2006 80
2007 70
2008 50
2009 50
2010 60
2011 40
2012 60
2013 60
2014 60
2015 40
2016 40
2017 50
2018 50

Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators

Year Number
2001 280
2002 220
2003 270
2004 270
2005 250
2006 230
2007 230
2008 270
2009 230
2010 280
2011 280
2012 230
2013 230
2014 260
2015 350
2016 420
2017 450
2018 380

Chemical Plant and System Operators

Year Number
2001 980
2002 420
2003 580
2009 100
2010 110
2011 100
2012 110
2013 130
2014 160
2015 160
2016 90

Gas Plant Operators

Year Number
2011 30
2014 40
2015 70
2016 50
2017 40

Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers

Year Number
2007 30
2008 60
2009 30

Plant and System Operators, All Other

Year Number
2006 50

Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2001 1,240
2004 310
2005 390
2006 460
2007 550
2008 670
2009 610
2010 510
2011 600
2012 700
2013 820
2014 820
2015 930
2016 650
2017 770
2018 830

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

Year Number
2001 110
2002 60
2003 70
2005 30
2009 40
2010 120
2011 210
2012 170
2013 120
2014 100
2015 70
2016 60
2017 60
2018 70

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

Year Number
2002 30
2003 60
2004 50
2005 50
2006 40
2008 60
2009 70
2010 110
2011 70
2012 50
2013 30
2014 50
2015 50
2016 40
2017 40
2018 50

Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2001 490
2002 430
2003 430
2004 980
2005 1,300
2006 1,240
2008 160
2009 200
2010 180
2011 70
2012 50
2013 60
2018 280

Cutters and Trimmers, Hand

Year Number
2004 100
2006 30
2007 50

Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2001 110
2002 130
2003 150
2004 80
2005 50
2006 50
2007 40
2008 130
2009 160
2010 170
2011 180
2012 120
2013 90
2014 90
2016 190
2017 70
2018 90

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

Year Number
2007 90
2008 210
2009 180
2010 250
2011 260
2012 140
2013 160
2014 140
2015 170
2016 110
2017 160

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

Year Number
2001 60
2002 40
2006 90
2011 30
2012 50

Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers

Year Number
2001 1,160
2002 1,210
2003 1,110
2004 1,040
2005 660
2006 620
2007 680
2008 790
2009 800
2010 1,160
2013 1,480
2014 1,010
2015 1,110
2016 940
2017 900
2018 790

Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers

Year Number
2002 30
2003 60
2004 40
2005 50
2006 50
2007 70
2008 50
2013 30

Dental Laboratory Technicians

Year Number
2002 100
2003 100
2004 90
2005 140
2006 100
2007 420
2008 410
2009 390
2010 170
2011 110
2012 110
2013 70
2015 300

Medical Appliance Technicians

Year Number
2005 80
2006 50
2010 50
2015 50
2016 60
2017 60
2018 30

Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians

Year Number
2007 100
2008 80
2013 30

Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2001 1,260
2002 2,170
2003 1,490
2004 1,510
2005 740
2006 720
2007 730
2008 820
2009 1,220
2010 1,290
2011 1,470
2014 600
2015 830
2016 730
2017 880
2018 850

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

Year Number
2001 100
2002 120
2003 150
2004 120
2005 110
2006 70
2007 70
2008 30
2011 40
2013 50
2014 50
2015 90
2016 70
2017 90
2018 60

Painters, Transportation Equipment

Year Number
2001 120
2002 110
2003 110
2004 110
2005 100
2006 90
2007 110
2008 110
2009 100
2010 130
2011 140
2012 140
2013 130
2014 170
2015 180
2016 190
2017 150
2018 120

Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers

Year Number
2009 30
2010 30

Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators

Year Number
2001 50
2002 60
2003 90
2004 110
2005 50,120
2006 70,120
2007 270
2008 60,210
2009 80,300
2012 80
2013 50
2014 50
2015 60
2016 70
2017 40
2018 40

Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2003 40
2007 30
2008 30
2009 30
2010 30
2012 30
2014 30
2016 50

Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2011 140
2013 150
2014 240
2015 260
2016 160
2017 130

Etchers and Engravers

Year Number
2015 40
2016 30

Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2004 120
2005 140
2006 90
2007 60
2011 120
2012 90
2014 60
2015 120
2016 80
2017 110
2018 90

Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2009 210
2010 40
2011 30
2016 160
2017 190

Helpers--Production Workers

Year Number
2001 1,480
2002 1,700
2003 1,850
2004 4,940
2005 4,370
2006 3,920
2007 1,190
2008 1,000
2009 1,090
2010 790
2011 730
2012 730
2014 410
2015 340
2016 340
2017 380
2018 410

Production Workers, All Other

Year Number
2013 40
2014 100
2015 130
2016 100