MaintenanceMillwright

Millwrights troubleshoot and repair rotating and reciprocating equipment.

Millwright

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If you like to take things apart and put them back together you may find a career as a Millwright to be to your liking. You will troubleshoot and repair machinery and heavy equipment around the plant as a Millwright. It’s a physically demanding job in an exciting environment.

Millwrights are highly skilled and have a solid understanding of how the machines work to repair them when they break down. Repairing machines typically involves taking the machine apart and then putting it back together. An ability to read equipment blueprints, access information from manuals, and knowledge of hand and measurement tools is necessary. When making repairs, you'll need to follow all safety processes and procedures and wear the necessary safety gear.

As a Millwright, you may also help recommend new equipment when it is time to replace outdated or broken equipment. You will help to oversee the installation of the new equipment. You will also perform preventative maintenance on machines to keep everything working smoothly so production stays on schedule.

If you are interested in a career as a Millwright, a high school diploma is required, but many employers prefer someone who has completed a training or a program at a community college. 

This job may require shift work.

Critical Skills

  • Calculate Dimension/Tolerance
  • Equipment Selection
  • Install and Dismantle Equipment
  • Maintain Equipment
  • Mathematics Knowledge
  • Mechanical Tools, Equipment, and Systems
  • Operate Machines
  • Repair Machines and Equipment
  • Troubleshooting

Key Responsibilities

  • Troubleshoot and repair equipment failures
  • Disassemble and reassemble machinery and equipment as needed
  • Perform routine and preventative maintenance on machines and equipment
  • Review and update maintenance equipment procedures
  • Work to improve reliability of equipment
  • Ensure parts are available for jobs in order to keep the team working
  • Adhere to all safety processes and procedures

Specific job titles and duties vary by employer so check for details.

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Salary: $20-25/hour


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Having Independence

Managing People

Teaching

Improving Processes

Learning & Growing

Working with Data

Physical Activity

Writing Reports and Documentation

Caring for the Environment

Managing Things

Quiet Work Place

Avoiding Risk

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Required Education

High school diploma or GED

Preferred Education

Associate's in industrial systems or applied science. Certificate in industrial systems or Certificate in industrial systems, millwright


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