Metabolic Equivalent of Task Values for Activities in American Time Use Survey and 2002 Census Occupational Classification System

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Table 23: Activity codes & MET values assigned to production occupations

Management Occupation Title from 2002 Census Occupational Classification System2002 Census CodeAssigned Activity CodesAssigned MET Values
First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers770092.5
Aircraft structure, surfaces, rigging, and systems assemblers771074.0
Electrical, electronics, and electromechanical assemblers772053.0
Engine and other machine assemblers773053.0
Structural metal fabricators and fitters774074.0
Miscellaneous assemblers and fabricators775063.5
Bakers780042.5
Butchers and other meat, poultry, and fish processing workers781063.5
Food and tobacco roasting, baking, and drying machine operators and tenders783053.0
Food batch makers784042.5
Food cooking machine operators and tenders785053.0
Computer control programmers and operators790011.5
Extruding and drawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic792032.0
Forging machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic793032.0
Rolling machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic794032.0
Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders795032.0
Drilling and boring machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic796032.0
Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic800063.5
Lathe and turning machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic801032.0
Milling and planning machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic802032.0
Machinists803063.5
Metal furnace and kiln operators and tenders804062.0
Model makers and patternmakers, metal and plastic806063.5
Molders and molding machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic810063.5
Multiple machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic812063.5
Tool and die makers813063.5
Welding, soldering, and brazing workers814063.5
Heat treating equipment setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic815032.0
Lay-out workers, metal and plastic816032.0
Plating and coating machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic820032.0
Tool grinders, filers, and sharpeners821063.5
Metal workers and plastic workers, all other822074.0
Book binders and bindery workers823032.0
Job printers824032.0
Prepress technicians and workers825032.0
Printing machine operators826032.0
Laundry and dry-cleaning workers830092.5
Pressers, textile, garment, and related materials831053.0
Sewing machine operators832011.5
Shoe and leather workers and repairers833022.5
Shoe machine operators and tenders834022.5
Tailors, dress makers, and sewers835032.0
Textile bleaching and dying machine operators and tenders836032.0
Textile cutting machine setters, operators, and tenders840053.0
Textile knitting and weaving machine setters, operators, and tenders841053.0
Textile winding, twisting, and drawing out machine setters, operators, and tenders842053.0
Extruding and forming machine setters, operators, and tenders, synthetic and glass843053.0
Fabric and apparel pattern makers844032.0
Upholsterers845053.0
Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers, all other846053.0
Cabinet makers and bench carpenters850053.0
Furniture finishers851053.0
Model makers and pattern makers, wood852053.0
Sawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, wood853053.0
Woodworking machine setters, operators, and tenders, except sawing854053.0
Woodworkers, all other855053.0
Power plant operators, distributors, and dispatchers860053.0
Stationary engineers and boiler operators861053.0
Water and liquid waste treatment plant and system operators862053.0
Miscellaneous plant and system operators863053.0
Chemical processing machine setters, operators, and tenders864053.0
Crushing, grinding, polishing, mixing, and blending workers865053.0
Cutting workers871053.0
Extruding, forming, pressing, and compacting machine setters, operators, and tenders872032.0
Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, and kettle operators and tenders873032.0
Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers874022.5
Jewelers and precious stone and metal workers875011.5
Medical, dental, and ophthalmic laboratory technicians876011.5
Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders880032.0
Painting workers881032.0
Photographic process workers and processing machine operators883032.0
Semiconductor processors884011.5
Cementing and gluing machine operators and tenders885053.0
Cleaning, washing, and metal pickling equipment operators and tenders886053.0
Cooling and freezing equipment operators and tenders890053.0
Etchers and engravers891011.5
Molders, shapers, and casters, except metal and plastic892053.0
Paper goods machine setters, operators, and tenders893053.0
Tire builders894063.5
Helpers - production workers895053.0
Production workers, all others896053.0

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