A millwright is a craftsman who assembles, installs, and dismantles equipment and machinery. Millwrights are incredibly skilled, which allows them to work in factories, oil rigs, power plants, and other industrial settings. Millwrights also need to study complicated plans, and they can repair broken or worn parts.
What is a typical day for a millwright?
According to the narrator in the video, a millwright gets project assignments from a supervisor who also reviews blueprints so that the millwright can understand the task at hand. Millwrights don’t spend much time on their company’s premises, but they need to go there to select all the tools and materials they need for each job and place them in a box.
The job box is quite massive, so it has to be delivered to the site where the millwright will be working, and it includes power and rigging tools. They also need high-tech laser machines to precisely align machines and their components.
Apart from the tools and materials in the job box, millwrights operate some of the larger pieces of equipment found in large plants, such as cranes and hoists, to place equipment in the right place during assembly, installation, and repairs.