Machinery Manufacturing

OJT for Machinery Manufacturing: NAICS 333

The Machinery Manufacturing subsector is part of the Manufacturing sector.

The Machinery Manufacturing subsector includes the following industries:

  • Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
  • Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
  • Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
  • Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing
  • Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
  • Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
  • Other General Purpose Machinery 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
Team assemblers 92.2 9.0 -20.3 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Machinists 78.1 7.6 -1.2 High school diploma or equivalent Long-term on-the-job training
Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 59.9 5.8 2.3 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Mechanical engineers 40.4 3.9 5.5 Bachelor’s degree None
First-line supervisors of production and operating workers 37.0 3.6 -0.5 High school diploma or equivalent None
Computer-controlled machine tool operators, metal and plastic 31.2 3.0 -0.4 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 26.3 2.6 -0.8 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Industrial engineers 26.0 2.5 18.8 Bachelor’s degree None
General and operations managers 21.4 2.1 -1.4 Unknown Unknown
Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 20.5 2.0 -20.1 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-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
Operations research analysts 1.0 0.1 23.3 Bachelor’s degree None
Industrial engineers 26.0 2.5 18.8 Bachelor’s degree None
Lawyers 0.5 0.0 15.8 Doctoral or professional degree None
Paralegals and legal assistants 0.2 0.0 14.4 Associate’s degree None
Service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining 0.8 0.1 14.0 No formal educational credential Moderate-term on-the-job training
Farm equipment mechanics and service technicians 0.4 0.0 14.0 High school diploma or equivalent Long-term on-the-job training
Petroleum engineers 0.2 0.0 14.0 Bachelor’s degree None
Sailors and marine oilers 0.2 0.0 13.8 No formal educational credential Moderate-term on-the-job training
Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters 0.3 0.0 13.1 High school diploma or equivalent Long-term on-the-job training
Computer numerically controlled machine tool programmers, metal and plastic 6.3 0.6 12.5 High school diploma or equivalent Long-term on-the-job training

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