Interested in becoming a millwright? Here are a few things you can expect when moving into this field.
If you don’t know already, millwrights install, dismantle, repair, reassemble and move machinery in factories, power plants and construction sites. A day for a millwright would consist of reading blueprints and technical instructions on machinery to discover what work procedures are in order. Millwrights also install/repair machinery and equipment, replace defective parts and moving machinery/equipment and align or adjust moving parts if needed.
A millwright position consists of a lot of manual labor. With that being said, stamina and staying in shape is very important. As a millwright you need to be healthy, having strength to be able to lift at least 75 lbs on a day to day basis. Having the proper endurance can help you be successful in the field as well as prevent future injuries.
As any other trades in the construction industry, it’s always good to attend a technical school. Having formal education as well as working as an apprentice would give you a better chance at finding a good job. Being involved in an apprenticeship program gives you that hands-on experience which is very valuable to your career as a millwright. A great fact about millwrights is that they get to work with a variety of other trades in the industry, which could lead to future positions such as a superintendent or supervisor.
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