What does a Millwright do?

Millwrights are skilled workers who expertly and routinely install and dismantle the heavy machinery commonly used in factories and found on construction sites. Millwrights are also called industrial mechanics and in addition to installation, they are responsible for the maintenance and repair of heavy machinery or equipment.

Millwrights can move or relocate heavy equipment or machinery on site or to an entirely different site, including when a company moves locations. Millwrights align the machines’ individual parts and replace them with the help of specialized tools including hydraulic bolters. Millwright repair services often include the replacement of parts that have become worn or defective. They take apart entire machines by carefully dismantling, categorizing, and labeling the parts of the machine; this sometimes occurs when a client needs to clear the shop floor to make way for new equipment. A Millwright will work with tools including hammer sleeves and welding equipment, and they sometimes work on larger projects that require them to use cranes or trucks. Most millwright jobs require a high school diploma or equivalent, and some millwright workers complete a certification or associate’s degree in industrial maintenance.

EducationBachelor's Degree
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Avg. Experience2-4 years

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Newcomb and CompanyNewcomb and Company
Sheet Metal Worker
9 Jul 2019

“Theyre good about trainings and want you to make this a career and I'm learning more about the trade.”

International PaperInternational Paper
Journeyman Millwright
24 Nov 2020

“Good place to work and learn for good pay”

NutriusNutrius
Mill Worker
29 Oct 2021

“The pay is decent but not great.”

Mechanical SystemsMechanical Systems
Sheet Metal Worker
5 Nov 2019

“Good people to work with and for.”

Mercury MarineMercury Marine
Journeyman Millwright
22 Mar 2021

“Excellent wages and schedule.”

John Bouchard & Sons
Millwright
4 Aug 2021

“Benefits are not terrible but definitely are not the best”

EBCEBC
Iron Worker
5 Mar 2021

“Best pay in this industry”

American StandardAmerican Standard
Journeyman Millwright
24 Apr 2021

“Location is close to home”

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