Transportation Equipment Manufacturing

OJT for Transportation Equipment Manufacturing: NAICS 336

The Transportation Equipment Manufacturing subsector is part of the Manufacturing sector.

The Transportation Equipment Manufacturing subsector includes the following industries:

  • Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing
  • Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
  • Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
  • Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing
  • Ship and Boat Building
  • Other Transportation Equipment 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 288.7 18.2 -8.5 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
First-line supervisors of production and operating workers 57.2 3.6 3.7 High school diploma or equivalent None
Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 55.7 3.5 1.9 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Industrial engineers 52.5 3.3 15.8 Bachelor’s degree None
Machinists 47.2 3.0 3.1 High school diploma or equivalent Long-term on-the-job training
Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 44.5 2.8 -17.1 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Mechanical engineers 38.3 2.4 8.9 Bachelor’s degree None
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 31.9 2.0 3.9 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
Aircraft structure, surfaces, rigging, and systems assemblers 31.1 2.0 -18.5 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 27.2 1.7 -5.5 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
Computer numerically controlled machine tool programmers, metal and plastic 3.8 0.2 18.4 High school diploma or equivalent Long-term on-the-job training
Operations research analysts 4.0 0.3 17.7 Bachelor’s degree None
Industrial engineers 52.5 3.3 15.8 Bachelor’s degree None
Lawyers 0.6 0.0 15.6 Doctoral or professional degree None
Millwrights 4.3 0.3 15.4 High school diploma or equivalent Apprenticeship
Paralegals and legal assistants 0.2 0.0 14.4 Associate’s degree None
Industrial machinery mechanics 23.0 1.4 14.2 High school diploma or equivalent Long-term on-the-job training
Financial managers 5.2 0.3 13.1 Bachelor’s degree None
Market research analysts and marketing specialists 2.7 0.2 12.9 Bachelor’s degree None
Software developers, applications 12.0 0.8 12.5 Bachelor’s degree None

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