Textile Mills

OJT for Textile Mills: NAICS 313

The Textile Mills subsector is part of the Manufacturing sector.

The Textile Mills subsector includes the following industries:

  • Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills
  • Fabric Mills
  • Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills

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
Textile winding, twisting, and drawing out machine setters, operators, and tenders 16.6 17.9 -18.2 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Textile knitting and weaving machine setters, operators, and tenders 11.8 12.7 -18.2 High school diploma or equivalent Short-term on-the-job training
Textile bleaching and dyeing machine operators and tenders 7.1 7.6 -18.2 High school diploma or equivalent Short-term on-the-job training
Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 4.1 4.4 -18.2 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
First-line supervisors of production and operating workers 4.0 4.3 -18.2 High school diploma or equivalent None
Industrial machinery mechanics 3.6 3.9 -10.1 High school diploma or equivalent Long-term on-the-job training
Extruding and forming machine setters, operators, and tenders, synthetic and glass fibers 3.4 3.7 -18.2 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Sewing machine operators 2.1 2.2 -18.2 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
Maintenance and repair workers, general 1.9 2.1 -18.2 High school diploma or equivalent Long-term on-the-job training
Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 1.8 2.0 -22.3 High school diploma or equivalent 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
Industrial machinery mechanics 3.6 3.9 -10.1 High school diploma or equivalent Long-term on-the-job training
Financial managers 0.2 0.2 -10.1 Bachelor’s degree None
Market research analysts and marketing specialists 0.1 0.2 -10.1 Bachelor’s degree None
Textile winding, twisting, and drawing out machine setters, operators, and tenders 16.6 17.9 -18.2 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Textile knitting and weaving machine setters, operators, and tenders 11.8 12.7 -18.2 High school diploma or equivalent Short-term on-the-job training
Textile bleaching and dyeing machine operators and tenders 7.1 7.6 -18.2 High school diploma or equivalent Short-term on-the-job training
Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 4.1 4.4 -18.2 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
First-line supervisors of production and operating workers 4.0 4.3 -18.2 High school diploma or equivalent None
Extruding and forming machine setters, operators, and tenders, synthetic and glass fibers 3.4 3.7 -18.2 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Sewing machine operators 2.1 2.2 -18.2 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training

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