Millwrights Job Information
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Millwrights Job Overview
Millwrights work in factories, power plants and other industrial settings to move, assemble, install or dismantle machinery. They are incredibly skilled at their job, understanding how a number of different machines work after reading complicated technical plans. The machines they construct may take days or weeks, and they may work solo or in a team. When a factory is updating its equipment, you will see a millwright in all aspects of their job. They will carefully take apart, categorize and store or move old equipment, analyze plans for new equipment, map out space and unpack and assemble new equipment. Millwrights also repair worn or broken parts. Millwrights need to be good with tools as well as reading plans, and be comfortable using large equipment like trucks and cranes.
Applicant must provide a birth certificate or other acceptable documentation; Minimum age requirement is 17; Applicant must provide an official transcript (must include the school’s seal and representative’s signature) from high school showing graduation date OR all GED records must be submitted (official transcript showing test scores and certificate issued); Applicant should provide any post-high school/technical training transcripts if they wish to receive consideration for such training; Applicant must provide a valid Driver’s License; Applicants must be physically capable of performing the essential functions of the apprenticeship program, with or without a reasonable accommodation, and without posing a direct threat to the health and safety of the individual or others. Applicant must submit a DD-214, or any similar documentation, used to verify military training and/or experience if they are a veteran and wish to receive consideration for such training/experience.
The apprenticeship program lasts for four years. Apprentices at- tend school quarterly for one entire week at the J.A.T.C. Apprentices also receive on-the-job training.
The apprenticeship program runs for three years. Program includes at least 3,000 hours of on-the-job training, including 600 hours of classroom training.
Algebra, geometry, sketching, drafting, science and industrial technology classes.
Millwrights work in all types of weather conditions. The work can some- times be strenuous. Prolonged standing, climbing, bending and kneeling are often necessary.
Must be able to work at high levels from ladders and scaffolds.
Must be physically fit toperform the job of Millwright with no restrictions.
Apprentices start at 50% of scale.
- $33.50/hr Base Wage, plus
- $8.90/hr Health and Welfare, Plus
- $20.30 /hr Annuity and Pension.
(subject to change)
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