Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing

FABRICATED METAL PRODUCT MANUFACTURINGOJT for Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing: NAICS 332

The Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing subsector is part of the Manufacturing sector.

The Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing subsector includes the following industries:

  • Forging and Stamping
  • Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing
  • Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing
  • Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing
  • Hardware Manufacturing
  • Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing
  • Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
  • Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities
  • Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing

Subsector Context

The following chart breaks down the parent sector into its subsectors. It shows the percentage of people that these subsectors employ, relative to the entire sector, and the projected growth of these subsectors through 2026.

Largest Occupations

The following table shows the top 10 projected occupations, in size, for this subsector through 2026. It also shows the educational requirements and OJT requirements for these top-sized occupations. The OJT.com training directory provides a listing of the state-by-state training providers that can fulfill your on-the-job training requirements.

Largest Occupations in Subsector, Projected for 2026

Occupation 2026 Projected Employment (in thousands) 2026 Projected Percent of Subsector Percent Employment Change (2016-2026) Education Requirements OJT Requirements
Machinists 139.1 10.1 3.3 High school diploma or equivalent Long-term on-the-job training
Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 100.6 7.3 2.3 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Team assemblers 64.4 4.7 -19.1 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
First-line supervisors of production and operating workers 62.6 4.5 1.8 High school diploma or equivalent None
Computer-controlled machine tool operators, metal and plastic 54.0 3.9 2.8 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 53.5 3.9 -9.0 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Helpers–production workers 36.5 2.6 1.8 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
General and operations managers 36.0 2.6 1.9 Unknown Unknown
Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 35.8 2.6 -18.5 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 30.6 2.2 1.4 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training

Growth Occupations

The following table shows the top 10 projected occupations, in growth, for this subsector through 2026. It also shows the educational requirements and OJT requirements for these top-growth occupations. The OJT.com training directory provides a listing of the state-by-state training providers that can fulfill your on-the-job training requirements.

Highest Growth Occupations in Subsector, Projected thru 2026

Occupation 2026 Projected Employment (in thousands) 2026 Projected Percent of Subsector Percent Employment Change (2016-2026) Education Requirements OJT Requirements
Computer numerically controlled machine tool programmers, metal and plastic 13.0 0.9 18.2 High school diploma or equivalent Long-term on-the-job training
Operations research analysts 0.1 0.0 16.7 Bachelor’s degree None
Lawyers 0.2 0.0 13.6 Doctoral or professional degree None
Financial managers 4.5 0.3 11.6 Bachelor’s degree None
Software developers, applications 0.8 0.1 11.6 Bachelor’s degree None
Market research analysts and marketing specialists 2.1 0.2 10.7 Bachelor’s degree None
Millwrights 1.3 0.1 8.1 High school diploma or equivalent Apprenticeship
Industrial machinery mechanics 15.2 1.1 7.9 High school diploma or equivalent Long-term on-the-job training
Maintenance workers, machinery 7.1 0.5 6.8 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Industrial engineers 15.4 1.1 4.7 Bachelor’s degree None

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