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Career and Education Opportunities for Millwrights

In general, millwrights install, dismantle, or move machinery and heavy equipment according to layout plans, blueprints, or other drawings.

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STATES WITH Millwright OPPORTUNITIES

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JOB DESCRIPTION: Millwright

Millwright video from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

Millwrights assemble and install equipment, using hand tools and power tools. They also lay out mounting holes, using measuring instruments, and drill holes with power drill. Equally important, millwrights have to move machinery and equipment, using hoists, dollies, rollers, and trucks. They are often called upon to insert shims, adjust tension on nuts and bolts, or position parts, using hand tools and measuring instruments, to set specified clearances between moving and stationary parts. They are expected to align apparatus and equipment, using hoists, jacks, hand tools, squares, rules, micrometers, and plumb bobs. Finally, millwrights attach moving parts and subassemblies to basic assembly unit, using hand tools and power tools.

Every day, millwrights are expected to be able to prioritize information for further consideration. It is also important that they visualize how things come together and can be organized.