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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 519191
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 512099
Butchers and Meat Cutters 513021
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 517011
Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 519011
Chemical Plant and System Operators 518091
Chemical Technicians 194031
Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders 519192
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 519121
Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers 512021
Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 499091
Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic 514012
Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 492011
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 514011
Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 519021
Cutters and Trimmers, Hand 519031
Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 519032
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 514031
Dental Laboratory Technicians 519081
Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 514032
Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 512022
Electrical and Electronics Drafters 173012
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians 173023
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 492094
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay 492095
Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers 512023
Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 492097
Engine and Other Machine Assemblers 512031
Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 173029
Etchers and Engravers 519194
Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 514021
Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 519041
Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators 512091
First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 491011
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 511011
Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders 513091
Food Batchmakers 513092
Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 513093
Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 514022
Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 519051
Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 519022
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 514033
Helpers, Production Workers 519198
Home Appliance Repairers 499031
Industrial Engineering Technicians 173026
Industrial Machinery Mechanics 499041
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 519061
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 499099
Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers 519071
Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 514034
Locksmiths and Safe Repairers 499094
Machine Feeders and Offbearers 537063
Machinists 514041
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 499071
Maintenance Workers, Machinery 499043
Mechanical Drafters 173013
Mechanical Engineering Technicians 173027
Medical Equipment Repairers 499062
Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 519023
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 514072
Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 514081
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians 519083
Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 493053
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 519111
Painters, Transportation Equipment 519122
Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 519123
Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 519196
Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers 518093
Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators 519151
Plant and System Operators, All Other 518099
Power Plant Operators 518013
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 435061
Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 131023
Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 514023
Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 517041
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 492098
Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 519012
Sewing Machine Operators 516031
Slaughterers and Meat Packers 513023
Team Assemblers 512092
Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 516062
Tire Builders 519197
Tool and Die Makers 514111
Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners 514194
Upholsterers 516093
Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 435111
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 514121
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 514122
Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 517042

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