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Manufacturing Occupations

The occupations below are in the Manufacturing career cluster.

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Occupational Title O*NET-
SOC Code
Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators and Tenders 51-9191
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 51-2099
Biological Technicians 19-4021
Butchers and Meat Cutters 51-3021
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 51-7011
Chemical Equipment Operators and TendersVideo icon -- Click here to view a related video 51-9011
Chemical Plant and System Operators 51-8091
Chemical Technicians 19-4031
Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders 51-9192
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders designated as a Hot Career 51-9124
Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers 51-2021
Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 49-9091
Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Operators 51-9161
Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers 51-9162
Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 49-2011
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 51-4011
Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 51-9021
Cutters and Trimmers, Hand 51-9031
Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders designated as a Hot Career 51-9032
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic designated as a Hot Career 51-4031
Dental Laboratory Technicians 51-9081
Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 51-4032
Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 51-2022
Electrical and Electronics Drafters 17-3012
Electrical and Electronics Engineering TechniciansVideo icon -- Click here to view a related video 17-3023
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 49-2094
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay 49-2095
Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers 51-2023
Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 49-2097
Engine and Other Machine Assemblers 51-2031
Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 17-3029
Etchers and Engravers 51-9194
Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 51-4021
Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 51-9041
Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators 51-2051
First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers designated as a Hot Career 49-1011
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers designated as a Hot CareerVideo icon -- Click here to view a related videoVideo icon -- Click here to view a related videoVideo icon -- Click here to view a related video 51-1011
Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders 51-3091
Food Batchmakers 51-3092
Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 51-3093
Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 51-4022
Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 51-9051
Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 51-9022
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 51-4033
Helpers, Production Workers 51-9198
Home Appliance Repairers 49-9031
Industrial Engineering Technicians 17-3026
Industrial Machinery Mechanics designated as a Hot Career 49-9041
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 51-9061
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 49-9099
Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers 51-9071
Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 51-4034
Locksmiths and Safe Repairers 49-9094
Machine Feeders and Offbearers 53-7063
Machinists designated as a Hot Career 51-4041
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General Top 30 image, indicating this is one of South Dakota's top 30 highest demand, highest wage occupations 49-9071
Maintenance Workers, Machinery 49-9043
Mechanical Drafters 17-3013
Mechanical Engineering Technicians 17-3027
Medical Equipment Repairers 49-9062
Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 51-9023
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 51-4072
Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 51-4081
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians 51-9083
Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 49-3053
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 51-9111
Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 51-9123
Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 51-9196
Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers 51-8093
Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators 51-9151
Plant and System Operators, All Other 51-8099
Power Plant Operators 51-8013
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 43-5061
Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 13-1023
Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 51-4023
Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 51-7041
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 49-2098
Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 51-9012
Sewing Machine Operators 51-6031
Slaughterers and Meat Packers 51-3023
Team Assemblers 51-2092
Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 51-6062
Tire Builders 51-9197
Tool and Die Makers 51-4111
Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners 51-4194
Upholsterers 51-6093
Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 43-5111
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers Top 30 image, indicating this is one of South Dakota's top 30 highest demand, highest wage occupationsVideo icon -- Click here to view a related video Video icon -- Click here to view a related video 51-4121
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 51-4122
Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 51-7042
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