MILLWRIGHT

Install, dismantle, or move machinery and heavy equipment according to layout plans, blueprints, or other drawings.

CAREER DETAILS

Salary: $34,000 – $70,000

Education: Community College/On-the-Job Training

  • 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.
  • Level bedplate and establish centerline, using straightedge, levels, and transit.
  • Align machines or equipment, using hoists, jacks, hand tools, squares, rules, micrometers, lasers, or plumb bobs.
  • Assemble and install equipment, using hand tools and power tools.
  • Signal crane operator to lower basic assembly units to bedplate, and align unit to centerline.

*This list of tasks may not encompass all tasks that may be applicable to this job.

Operation Monitoring — Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.

Installation — Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.

Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Repairing — Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.

*This list of skills may not encompass all skills that may be applicable to this job.

Mechanical — Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

Design — Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

Building and Construction — Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.

English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

*This list of knowledge may not encompass all education that may be applicable to this job.

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