Numbers of Production Occupations in Maine

Occupation group

Production Occupations

Year Number
2001 49,880
2002 46,300
2003 44,720
2004 43,030
2005 43,340
2006 41,740
2007 42,400
2008 41,750
2009 38,260
2010 35,270
2011 35,510
2012 35,960
2013 35,410
2014 34,970
2015 35,470
2016 36,650
2017 35,940
2018 35,900

Individual occupations

First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers

Year Number
2001 3,330
2002 3,170
2003 3,310
2004 3,410
2005 3,890
2006 3,920
2007 3,750
2008 3,670
2009 3,440
2010 3,180
2011 3,210
2012 2,940
2013 2,800
2014 2,750
2015 2,800
2016 2,970
2017 2,980
2018 2,950

Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers

Year Number
2002 130
2003 140
2004 110
2005 150
2006 140
2007 90
2008 100
2009 100
2010 80
2012 50
2013 80
2014 90
2015 60
2016 90
2017 100

Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers

Year Number
2001 770
2002 660
2003 690
2004 490
2005 920
2006 830
2007 630
2008 620
2009 480
2010 300
2011 250
2012 230
2013 200
2014 250
2015 320
2016 460

Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers

Year Number
2001 210
2003 200
2004 270
2005 200
2006 160
2007 90
2008 60
2009 80
2012 50
2014 40

Engine and Other Machine Assemblers

Year Number
2001 50
2004 40

Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters

Year Number
2004 770
2005 800
2007 680
2008 810
2009 730
2010 670
2011 560
2012 630
2013 590
2014 570
2015 680
2016 720
2017 710
2018 250

Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators

Year Number
2001 300
2002 290
2003 510
2004 450
2005 480
2006 420
2007 440
2008 530
2009 320
2010 270
2011 200
2012 200
2013 220
2014 290
2015 350
2016 340
2017 240
2018 230

Team Assemblers

Year Number
2001 3,380
2002 2,920
2003 3,260
2004 3,590
2005 3,850
2006 3,750
2007 3,850
2008 3,600
2009 3,110
2010 3,060
2011 2,930
2012 3,230
2013 3,160
2014 2,720
2015 2,430
2016 2,450

Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other

Year Number
2004 670
2006 880
2007 1,030
2008 950
2009 730
2010 580
2011 510
2012 450
2013 490
2014 480
2016 770

Bakers

Year Number
2001 850
2002 750
2003 630
2004 620
2005 680
2006 720
2007 740
2008 690
2009 520
2010 520
2011 720
2012 800
2013 760
2014 860
2015 1,070
2016 1,220
2017 990
2018 1,040

Butchers and Meat Cutters

Year Number
2001 740
2002 640
2006 460
2007 430
2008 500
2009 520
2010 630
2011 660
2012 710
2013 750
2014 710
2015 670
2016 600
2017 620
2018 670

Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers

Year Number
2001 530
2003 520
2004 620
2005 590
2006 490
2007 600
2008 870
2009 880
2010 840
2011 640
2012 550
2013 530
2014 770
2015 840
2016 1,030
2017 850
2018 840

Slaughterers and Meat Packers

Year Number
2012 70
2013 50
2014 40
2015 30
2016 30
2017 50

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

Year Number
2001 40
2002 40
2003 50
2006 190
2007 90
2008 110
2010 60
2012 100
2013 190
2014 180
2015 90
2016 80
2017 60
2018 110

Food Batchmakers

Year Number
2001 250
2002 290
2003 200
2004 240
2005 250
2007 640
2008 620
2009 520
2010 360
2011 370
2012 280
2014 470
2015 700
2016 630
2018 280

Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2002 50
2003 60
2004 80
2005 70
2006 80
2007 120
2008 100
2009 190
2010 250
2011 250
2014 50
2015 100
2016 140
2017 100
2018 80

Food Processing Workers, All Other

Year Number
2004 1,600
2005 1,070
2006 560
2007 730
2008 1,140
2009 1,300
2012 100
2013 110
2014 90
2015 190
2016 240
2017 310
2018 320

Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2001 540
2002 560
2003 490
2004 370
2005 350
2006 350
2007 720
2008 800
2009 670
2010 540
2011 600
2012 880
2013 980
2014 940
2015 770
2016 740
2017 940
2018 1,260

Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2002 160
2003 210
2004 120
2005 110
2006 70
2007 60
2009 30
2010 40
2011 40
2012 70
2013 90
2014 100
2015 80
2016 100
2017 80
2018 110

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

Year Number
2001 90
2002 60
2003 80
2004 40
2005 80
2006 120
2007 150
2008 130
2009 150
2010 120
2011 120
2012 120
2013 40
2014 80
2015 80
2016 190
2017 210

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

Year Number
2001 30

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

Year Number
2001 60
2005 30

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

Year Number
2001 690
2002 820
2003 850
2004 600
2005 450
2006 480
2007 450
2008 610
2009 380
2010 350
2011 260
2012 220
2013 170
2014 250
2015 210
2016 280
2017 200
2018 250

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

Year Number
2001 200
2002 240
2003 170
2004 90
2005 150
2006 150
2007 100
2008 30
2010 330
2011 380
2012 220
2013 200
2014 210
2017 60

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

Year Number
2001 220
2002 240
2003 230
2004 200
2005 260
2006 260
2007 420
2008 400
2009 370
2010 280
2011 240
2012 270
2013 230
2014 210
2015 230
2016 290
2017 250
2018 200

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

Year Number
2001 150
2002 220
2003 220
2004 100
2005 70
2006 100
2007 110
2008 90
2009 170
2010 140
2011 180
2012 190
2013 190
2015 60
2016 90
2017 110
2018 210

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

Year Number
2001 90
2002 110
2003 110
2004 100
2005 80
2006 110
2008 170
2009 150
2010 80
2011 100
2012 90
2013 120
2014 60
2015 40
2016 40

Machinists

Year Number
2001 2,090
2002 2,130
2003 2,240
2004 1,850
2005 1,750
2006 1,770
2007 1,860
2008 1,880
2009 1,430
2010 1,470
2011 1,540
2012 1,510
2013 1,440
2014 1,240
2015 1,480
2016 1,360
2017 1,430
2018 1,250

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

Year Number
2001 300
2002 290
2003 300
2004 210
2005 170
2006 260
2007 200
2008 280
2009 450
2010 470
2011 300
2013 240
2014 260
2015 240
2016 260
2017 200
2018 360

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

Year Number
2001 200
2002 210
2003 240
2004 530
2010 90
2011 100
2013 140
2014 120
2015 190
2016 190
2017 170
2018 120

Tool and Die Makers

Year Number
2001 220
2002 180
2003 160
2005 170
2006 200
2007 160
2008 310
2009 240
2010 250
2011 150
2012 120
2013 100
2014 90
2015 120
2016 60
2017 70
2018 80

Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers

Year Number
2001 1,680
2002 1,520
2003 1,590
2004 1,820
2005 1,720
2006 1,260
2007 1,610
2008 1,740
2009 1,340
2010 1,720
2011 1,830
2012 1,940
2013 1,920
2014 1,810
2015 1,640
2016 1,710
2017 1,680
2018 1,690

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

Year Number
2001 250
2002 260
2003 270
2004 280
2005 140
2007 120
2008 150
2010 100
2011 100
2012 80
2013 80
2014 70
2015 100
2016 60
2018 50

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

Year Number
2001 40
2002 40
2003 40
2005 50
2006 50
2007 40
2009 30
2010 60
2011 70
2012 70
2013 40

Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2005 30
2006 180
2007 180
2008 150
2009 160
2010 200
2011 230
2012 220
2013 180
2014 200
2015 240
2016 250
2017 250

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

Year Number
2001 110
2002 150
2003 140
2004 120
2005 120
2006 80
2007 120
2008 140
2009 200
2010 200
2011 230
2012 190
2013 220
2014 220
2015 150
2016 150
2017 150
2018 180

Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners

Year Number
2001 100
2002 120
2003 120
2004 120
2005 130
2006 130
2007 100
2008 130
2009 110
2010 120
2011 60
2012 70
2013 70
2014 80
2015 90
2016 80
2017 60
2018 40

Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other

Year Number
2004 140
2005 110
2006 60
2007 80
2008 150
2009 120
2010 100
2011 70
2012 70
2013 70
2014 40
2015 40

Prepress Technicians and Workers

Year Number
2001 380
2002 340
2003 360
2004 320
2005 320
2006 280
2007 300
2008 210
2009 180
2010 120
2011 110
2012 100
2013 70
2014 40
2015 50
2016 60
2017 90
2018 70

Printing Press Operators

Year Number
2001 690
2002 670
2003 850
2004 760
2005 770
2006 680
2007 790
2008 750
2009 630
2010 470
2011 450
2012 500
2013 490
2014 450
2015 400
2016 350
2017 420
2018 490

Print Binding and Finishing Workers

Year Number
2001 780
2002 760
2003 90
2004 390,130
2005 380,130
2006 360,150
2007 350,140
2008 290,140
2009 25,090
2010 270
2011 230
2012 250
2013 140
2014 140
2015 150
2016 180
2017 180
2018 170

Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers

Year Number
2001 1,250
2002 1,200
2003 1,050
2004 1,070
2005 910
2006 940
2007 950
2008 960
2009 880
2010 840
2011 820
2012 790
2013 840
2014 880
2015 840
2016 920
2017 980
2018 1,050

Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials

Year Number
2001 120
2002 140
2003 140
2004 150
2005 110
2006 120
2007 130
2008 120
2009 100
2010 70
2011 120
2012 130
2013 150
2014 90
2015 190

Sewing Machine Operators

Year Number
2001 1,310
2002 1,230
2003 1,340
2004 1,070
2005 860
2006 950
2007 1,080
2008 920
2009 980
2010 690
2011 670
2012 910
2013 840
2014 740
2015 700
2016 690
2017 630
2018 520

Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers

Year Number
2001 560
2003 170
2004 190
2005 90
2006 120
2007 90
2008 70
2009 60
2013 40
2014 60
2015 180
2016 250
2017 300
2018 280

Shoe Machine Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2001 720
2002 430
2003 340
2005 230
2006 210
2007 130
2009 230
2010 260
2017 360
2018 400

Sewers, Hand

Year Number
2001 130
2003 210
2004 150
2005 100
2006 70
2007 160
2008 140
2010 100
2012 60

Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers

Year Number
2001 120
2002 100
2003 130
2004 210
2006 160

Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2001 60
2002 60
2003 60
2005 80
2006 160
2007 150
2008 200
2009 60
2010 70
2011 80
2012 80
2013 50
2014 70
2015 60
2016 60

Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2001 310
2002 240
2005 100
2006 100
2007 110
2009 100
2010 30
2011 40
2012 60
2013 50
2014 40
2017 80
2018 90

Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2001 290
2002 240
2003 300
2008 150
2010 230
2011 250
2012 230
2013 280
2014 290
2015 370
2016 250
2017 230
2018 230

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

Year Number
2001 350
2002 380
2003 300
2004 360
2005 290
2006 240
2007 290
2009 350
2010 180
2011 210
2012 160
2013 250
2014 250
2015 250
2016 200
2017 150
2018 190

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

Year Number
2001 340
2010 160
2011 120
2012 110
2015 80
2016 90
2017 100

Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers

Year Number
2001 40
2002 40

Upholsterers

Year Number
2001 50
2002 50
2003 70
2005 80
2006 90
2007 70
2012 40
2016 40
2017 40

Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers, All Other

Year Number
2004 50
2005 40
2006 90
2007 90
2008 110
2009 80
2010 60
2011 70
2012 110
2013 120
2014 110
2015 100
2016 160
2017 170
2018 120

Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters

Year Number
2001 920
2002 640
2003 600
2004 600
2005 630
2006 590
2007 660
2008 650
2009 630
2010 700
2011 570
2012 490
2013 560
2014 630
2015 600
2016 640
2017 520
2018 490

Furniture Finishers

Year Number
2001 190
2002 140
2003 150
2004 160
2005 110
2006 110
2007 70
2008 90
2009 110
2010 100
2011 190
2012 220
2013 200
2014 130
2015 60
2016 60
2017 100
2018 110

Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood

Year Number
2001 770
2002 750
2003 760
2004 1,100
2005 980
2006 750
2007 700
2008 680
2009 600
2010 500
2011 640
2012 570
2013 720
2014 560
2015 680
2016 720
2017 830
2018 790

Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing

Year Number
2001 1,450
2002 1,310
2003 1,180
2004 1,080
2005 750
2006 840
2007 900
2008 870
2009 540
2010 470
2011 340
2012 530
2013 660
2014 870
2015 730
2016 710
2017 690
2018 630

Woodworkers, All Other

Year Number
2004 40
2005 40
2006 70
2007 100
2008 120
2009 100
2010 100
2011 70
2014 40

Power Distributors and Dispatchers

Year Number
2001 150
2002 130
2003 120
2015 40

Power Plant Operators

Year Number
2002 180
2003 220
2004 210
2005 240
2006 340
2007 480
2008 410
2009 300
2010 240
2013 340
2014 290
2015 230
2016 190
2017 220
2018 240

Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators

Year Number
2001 540
2002 540
2003 410
2004 520
2005 540
2006 500
2007 490
2008 460
2009 460
2010 500
2011 480
2012 480
2013 460
2014 420
2015 390
2016 320
2017 300
2018 300

Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators

Year Number
2001 480
2002 440
2003 520
2004 530
2006 770
2007 590
2008 550
2009 570
2010 580
2011 610
2012 600
2013 580
2014 680
2015 730
2016 720
2017 590
2018 530

Chemical Plant and System Operators

Year Number
2005 130
2008 140
2009 150
2010 130
2011 140
2012 130
2013 170
2014 150

Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers

Year Number
2012 70
2015 40

Plant and System Operators, All Other

Year Number
2004 80
2005 90
2006 100
2007 60
2008 50
2009 50
2010 50
2011 120
2013 210
2014 90
2015 160
2016 100
2017 100
2018 100

Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2001 230
2002 230
2003 260
2004 140
2005 100
2006 170
2008 170
2009 140
2010 150
2011 200
2012 160
2013 120
2014 90
2015 60
2016 70
2017 60
2018 50

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

Year Number
2001 320
2002 220
2003 220
2004 280
2005 340
2006 440
2007 470
2008 300
2009 210
2010 260
2011 250
2012 240
2013 310
2014 280
2015 300
2016 310
2017 470
2018 470

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

Year Number
2001 220
2002 250
2003 230
2004 300
2005 270
2006 220
2007 110
2009 310
2010 400
2011 270
2012 210
2013 140
2014 150
2015 170
2016 120
2017 140
2018 210

Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand

Year Number
2001 80
2002 70
2003 100
2004 90
2005 140
2006 110
2007 270
2008 220
2009 200
2010 60
2011 80
2012 100
2013 120
2014 90
2015 90
2016 80
2017 100
2018 120

Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2001 410
2002 350
2003 400
2004 470
2005 580
2006 500
2007 420
2008 380
2009 330
2010 380
2011 380
2012 360
2013 340
2014 360
2015 310
2016 330
2017 320
2018 310

Cutters and Trimmers, Hand

Year Number
2001 130
2002 100
2003 70
2004 50
2005 60
2006 70
2007 70
2008 80
2009 50
2011 30
2012 60
2013 50
2014 40
2015 30
2016 30
2017 30
2018 30

Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2001 890
2002 650
2003 830
2004 790
2005 760
2006 700
2007 710
2008 650
2009 600
2010 470
2011 490
2012 490
2013 510
2014 430
2015 390
2016 400
2017 320
2018 330

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

Year Number
2001 250
2002 230
2003 410
2004 400
2005 310
2006 260
2007 260
2008 240
2009 210
2010 380
2011 390
2012 420
2013 310
2014 330
2015 330
2016 360
2017 470
2018 410

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

Year Number
2001 150
2002 130
2003 190
2004 120
2005 200
2006 200
2007 300
2008 250
2009 180
2010 70
2011 60
2012 80
2013 120
2015 110
2016 100
2017 70
2018 60

Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers

Year Number
2001 1,870
2002 1,740
2003 1,720
2004 1,590
2005 1,820
2006 1,680
2007 1,700
2008 1,950
2009 1,800
2010 1,390
2011 1,140
2012 1,180
2013 1,220
2014 1,260
2015 1,110
2016 1,300
2017 1,240
2018 1,320

Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers

Year Number
2001 90
2002 90
2003 150
2004 140
2005 200
2006 190
2007 220
2008 140
2009 130
2010 100
2011 100
2012 90
2013 100
2014 130
2015 120
2016 120
2017 100
2018 90

Dental Laboratory Technicians

Year Number
2001 130
2002 140
2003 140
2004 140
2005 120
2007 110
2008 140
2009 180
2010 160
2011 150
2012 100
2013 110
2014 110
2015 110
2016 80
2017 80
2018 70

Medical Appliance Technicians

Year Number
2001 40
2011 30
2015 40
2018 40

Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians

Year Number
2001 50
2002 70
2003 70
2004 120
2005 170
2006 110
2008 40
2009 30
2011 40
2012 50
2013 50
2014 50
2015 40
2016 40
2018 40

Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2001 1,760
2002 1,500
2003 1,550
2004 1,580
2005 1,550
2006 1,480
2007 1,710
2008 1,590
2009 1,660
2010 1,470
2011 2,040
2012 2,050
2013 1,990
2014 1,690
2015 1,640
2016 1,960
2017 1,970
2018 2,170

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

Year Number
2001 630
2002 550
2003 590
2004 580
2005 660
2006 670
2007 850
2008 780
2009 690
2010 680
2011 600
2012 590
2013 580
2014 540
2015 520
2016 480
2017 370
2018 350

Painters, Transportation Equipment

Year Number
2001 500
2002 560
2003 320
2004 290
2005 280
2006 310
2007 320
2008 300
2009 220
2010 260
2011 280
2012 310
2013 300
2014 270
2015 270
2016 300
2017 430
2018 400

Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers

Year Number
2001 180
2002 210
2003 150
2004 90
2005 150
2006 180
2008 210
2009 280
2010 230
2011 170
2012 90
2013 120
2014 110
2015 100
2016 60
2017 50
2018 50

Semiconductor Processors

Year Number
2012 320
2013 370
2015 350

Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators

Year Number
2001 610
2002 480
2003 180,300
2004 240,180
2005 160
2007 50,250
2008 40,180
2009 160
2010 150
2011 130
2012 110
2013 120
2017 40

Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2001 320
2002 90
2003 90
2004 120
2005 80
2006 80
2007 80
2008 70
2009 60
2010 50
2011 50
2012 60
2013 50
2014 50
2016 270
2017 260
2018 100

Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2001 100
2002 90
2007 40
2008 50
2009 40
2011 70
2012 70
2013 30

Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders

Year Number
2009 40
2017 60

Etchers and Engravers

Year Number
2002 50
2003 70
2004 40
2005 30
2006 40
2018 40

Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic

Year Number
2001 150
2002 150
2003 70
2004 230
2005 220
2006 230
2008 190
2009 150
2010 90
2011 110
2012 120
2013 80
2014 140
2015 130
2016 140
2017 160
2018 160

Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Year Number
2001 800
2002 670
2003 940
2004 950
2005 1,150
2006 1,390
2007 910
2008 390
2009 210
2010 210
2011 450
2012 490
2013 490
2014 260
2018 70

Tire Builders

Year Number
2004 110
2005 100
2006 60
2008 110
2009 90
2010 90
2011 70
2013 90
2014 100
2015 80
2016 70
2017 40
2018 40

Helpers--Production Workers

Year Number
2001 1,460
2002 1,400
2003 1,530
2004 1,920
2005 2,250
2006 1,940
2007 1,490
2008 1,440
2009 1,580
2010 1,820
2011 1,970
2012 2,110
2013 1,580
2014 2,080
2015 1,930
2016 2,020
2017 1,700
2018 1,540

Production Workers, All Other

Year Number
2012 1,180
2013 1,280
2014 1,400
2015 1,640
2016 1,860
2017 2,200
2018 2,230