Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing

OJT for Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing: NAICS 327

The Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing subsector is part of the Manufacturing sector.

The Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing subsector includes the following industries:

  • Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing
  • Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing
  • Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing
  • Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing
  • Other Nonmetallic Mineral 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
Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers 62.0 16.3 -2.1 Postsecondary nondegree award Short-term on-the-job training
Molders, shapers, and casters, except metal and plastic 23.5 6.2 -4.5 High school diploma or equivalent Long-term on-the-job training
Extruding, forming, pressing, and compacting machine setters, operators, and tenders 16.0 4.2 -6.0 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
First-line supervisors of production and operating workers 14.0 3.7 -6.0 High school diploma or equivalent None
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 12.7 3.3 -5.0 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
Team assemblers 11.6 3.1 -26.8 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Mixing and blending machine setters, operators, and tenders 11.4 3.0 -4.0 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 10.8 2.8 -4.3 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Cutting and slicing machine setters, operators, and tenders 9.8 2.6 -6.0 High school diploma or equivalent Short-term on-the-job training
Helpers–production workers 9.1 2.4 -5.8 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 0.2 0.1 8.5 High school diploma or equivalent Long-term on-the-job training
Market research analysts and marketing specialists 0.5 0.1 4.6 Bachelor’s degree None
Financial managers 0.9 0.2 4.2 Bachelor’s degree None
Software developers, applications 0.1 0.0 4.2 Bachelor’s degree None
Industrial machinery mechanics 6.4 1.7 2.0 High school diploma or equivalent Long-term on-the-job training
Maintenance workers, machinery 2.3 0.6 -1.2 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Reinforcing iron and rebar workers 0.2 0.0 -1.8 High school diploma or equivalent Apprenticeship
Automotive service technicians and mechanics 0.1 0.0 -1.8 Postsecondary nondegree award Short-term on-the-job training
Riggers 0.1 0.0 -1.8 High school diploma or equivalent Short-term on-the-job training
Civil engineers 0.2 0.1 -1.9 Bachelor’s degree None

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