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.
- Load, transport and unload materials, tools, equipment and supplies.
- Follow all safety policies, procedures, rules and work methods.
- Perform lubricating maintenance, cleaning activities, or repair of tools, machines, and equipment.
- Responsible for observing and complying with all safety and project rules.
- Move machinery and equipment using hoists, dollies, rollers and trucks.
- Schedule feed mill activities to include feed manufacturing and shipments.
- Prepare a pick list for required hardware to subtract from inventory.
- Manage all aspects of the feed production business for an agriculture supplier.
- Direct and manage all sawmill and kiln operations in the areas of safety, production, maintenance and quality.
- Establish and monitor overall plant performance for production and quality standards.
- Inspect incoming material verifying condition and quality of product received matches receiving documents.
- Perform routine housekeeping ensuring designated areas are kept clean.
- Focus on managing production and supplying the leadership to further accelerate the growth of the business.
- Above all be expected to carry out all your activities with reliability, integrity, compliance and in a safe, environmentally responsible, and efficient manner.
- Will be responsible for specific phases of the milling and wheat cleaning operations as assigned by supervisor including sanitation duties.
- Maintain sanitation standards, in accordance to policies, to provide a safe and food safe work environment.
- Bachelor's Degree in business or engineering.
- Hands-on experience using engine lathe equipment.
- Strong problem solving and decision making abilities.
- Able to display confidence, strong work ethic, and positive attitude.
- Requires meticulous attention to detail.
- Familiar with OSHA regulations and protocols.
Millwright Career Path
Learn how to become a Millwright, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.
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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a Millwright
When working as a Millwright, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are eNGINE Lathe, Professionalism, Attention To Detail, Motivated and MIG Welding.
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The most common qualifications to become a Millwright is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.