The data presented below provides an overview of manufacturing in DuPage County, as of Friday, September 18, 2015.
Number of Manufacturing Jobs (2015) – 53,233
Number of Manufacturing Establishments (2014) – 2,087
Top Occupations Employed in Manufacturing*
|Description||# Employed, 2015|
|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*
Industry Age Breakdown*
Top Occupations in Manufacturing Production (last 90 days)**
- First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
- Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
- Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders
- Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic
- Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers
- Helpers–Production Workers
- Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
- Tool and Die Makers
- Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
- Printing Press Operators
- Welders, Cutters, and Welder Fitters
- Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
- Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
- Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators
- Chemical Plant and System Operators
- Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
- Sewing Machine Operators
- Team Assemblers
- Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
Top Employers with Manufacturing Jobs (last 90 days)**
- BWAY Corporation
- FIC America
- Glanbia Performance Nutrition jobs
- Peerless Industries, Inc.
- Transparent Container Company
- Tomenson Machine Works
- Graphic Packaging International
- Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.
- Phoenix Converting
- Crown Cork and Seal
- Illinois Tool Works Inc.
- Davies Molding
- Bronson & Bratton, Inc.
- General Mills
- Plastipak Packaging, Inc.
- The Jel Sert Company
- INX International Ink Co.
- bioMerieux, Inc.
Top Certifications for Manufacturing (last 90 days)**
- Food Safety Programs
- OSHA Certification
- Safe Quality Food
- Cloudera Certified Professional
- Certified Carbon Reduction Manager
- American Society of Mechanical Engineers
- Material Handling Equipment
- DOT Medical Card
- IPC-620 Inspector
Top Skills for Manufacturing (last 90 days)**
- Quality Assurance
- Quality Control
- Good Manufacturing Practice
- Lean Manufacturing
- Preventative Maintenance Inspections
- ISO 9001
- Material Handling
- Bilingual Spanish
- Business Systems
- 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!