Manufacturing in DuPage

Overview of Manufacturing in DuPage County

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The data presented below provides an overview of manufacturing in DuPage County, as of Friday, September 18, 2015.

Manufacturing Overview*

Number of Manufacturing Jobs (2015) – 53,233

Number of Manufacturing Establishments (2014) – 2,087

Top Occupations Employed in Manufacturing*

Description # Employed, 2015
Team Assemblers 3,218
Machinists 2,822
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 1,867
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,545
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 1,350

Industry Gender Breakdown*

Gender Percent, 2015
Males 68.9%
Females 31.1%

Industry Age Breakdown*

Age Percent, 2015
14-18 0.8%
19-24 5.2%
25-34 15.9%
35-44 21.6%
45-54 29.0%
55-64 21.3%
65+ 6.3%

Top Occupations in Manufacturing Production (last 90 days)**

  1. First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
  2. Machinists
  3. Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
  4. Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders
  5. Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic
  6. Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers
  7. Helpers–Production Workers
  8. Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
  9. Tool and Die Makers
  10. Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
  11. Printing Press Operators
  12. Welders, Cutters, and Welder Fitters
  13. Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
  14. Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
  15. Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators
  16. Chemical Plant and System Operators
  17. Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
  18. Sewing Machine Operators
  19. Team Assemblers
  20. Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Top Employers with Manufacturing Jobs (last 90 days)**

  1. Molex
  2. BWAY Corporation
  3. FIC America
  4. Glanbia Performance Nutrition jobs
  5. Peerless Industries, Inc.
  6. ConAgra
  7. Nestle
  8. Rexnord
  9. Transparent Container Company
  10. Pentair
  11. Teledyne
  12. Tomenson Machine Works
  13. Graphic Packaging International
  14. Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.
  15. Phoenix Converting
  16. Crown Cork and Seal
  17. Illinois Tool Works Inc.
  18. Davies Molding
  19. Bronson & Bratton, Inc.
  20. General Mills
  21. Plastipak Packaging, Inc.
  22. The Jel Sert Company
  23. Phonak
  24. INX International Ink Co.
  25. bioMerieux, Inc.

Top Certifications for Manufacturing (last 90 days)**

  1. Food Safety Programs
  2. OSHA Certification
  3. Safe Quality Food
  4. Cloudera Certified Professional
  5. Certified Carbon Reduction Manager
  6. HAZMAT
  7. American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  8. Material Handling Equipment
  9. DOT Medical Card
  10. IPC-620 Inspector

Top Skills for Manufacturing (last 90 days)**

  1. Quality Assurance
  2. Quality Control
  3. Good Manufacturing Practice
  4. Lean Manufacturing
  5. Preventative Maintenance Inspections
  6. ISO 9001
  7. Material Handling
  8. Bilingual Spanish
  9. Business Systems
  10. Quality Systems

All data is for DuPage County, as of Friday, September 18, 2015.

* Data from EMSI Analyst (Economic Modeling Specialists Intl.)

** Data from Wanted Analytics (WANTED Technologies Corporation), compiled from job ads posted in DuPage County.

Skills & Certifications in Other Industries

We maintain a list of skills and certifications for various industries in DuPage County. Be sure to check out the Top Certifications & Skills page on our website!