Millwrights
SOC: 49-9044.00

Description:

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


National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
40,900 employed

Projected (2024):
47,100 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.


Alternate Titles:

  • Automated Equipment Engineer-Technician
  • Automated Equipment Engineering Technician
  • Automobile Equipment Engineer Technician
  • Automobile Equipment Technician Engineer
  • Construction Millwright
  • Field Service Technician
  • Gear Repairer
  • Industrial Machine Assembler
  • Installation Service Representative
  • Machine Erector
  • Machine Installer
  • Machine Mover
  • Machine Rigger
  • Machine Set Up Operator
  • Machine Setter
  • Machinery Dismantler
  • Machinery Erector
  • Machinery Mover
  • Machinery Rigger
  • Maintenance Mechanic
  • Maintenance Millwright
  • Manufacturer's Service Representative
  • Manufacturing Millwright
  • Millwright
  • Millwright Apprentice
  • Millwright Instructor
  • Mover
  • Plant Changer
  • Precision Millwright


  • Job Zone Three: Medium Preparation Needed

    Experience:

    Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.

    Education:

    Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.

    Job Training:

    Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.


    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operations Analysis
  • Technology Design
  • Equipment Selection
  • Installation
  • Programming
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Operation and Control
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting
  • Repairing
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Food Production
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Geography
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Foreign Language
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation


  • Tasks:

  • Replace defective parts of machine or adjust clearances and alignment of moving parts.
  • Align machines and equipment, using hoists, jacks, hand tools, squares, rules, micrometers, and plumb bobs.
  • Connect power unit to machines or steam piping to equipment, and test unit to evaluate its mechanical operation.
  • Assemble and install equipment, using hand tools and power tools.
  • Position steel beams to support bedplates of machines and equipment, using blueprints and schematic drawings, to determine work procedures.
  • Signal crane operator to lower basic assembly units to bedplate, and align unit to centerline.
  • 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.
  • Move machinery and equipment, using hoists, dollies, rollers, and trucks.
  • Attach moving parts and subassemblies to basic assembly unit, using hand tools and power tools.
  • Assemble machines, and bolt, weld, rivet, or otherwise fasten them to foundation or other structures, using hand tools and power tools.
  • Lay out mounting holes, using measuring instruments, and drill holes with power drill.
  • Bolt parts, such as side and deck plates, jaw plates, and journals, to basic assembly unit.
  • Level bedplate and establish centerline, using straightedge, levels, and transit.
  • Dismantle machines, using hammers, wrenches, crowbars, and other hand tools.
  • Shrink-fit bushings, sleeves, rings, liners, gears, and wheels to specified items, using portable gas heating equipment.
  • Dismantle machinery and equipment for shipment to installation site, usually performing installation and maintenance work as part of team.
  • Construct foundation for machines, using hand tools and building materials such as wood, cement, and steel.
  • Install robot and modify its program, using teach pendant.
  • Operate engine lathe to grind, file, and turn machine parts to dimensional specifications.
  • Conduct preventative maintenance and repair, and lubricate machines and equipment.
  • Weld, repair, and fabricate equipment or machinery.
  • Fabricate and dismantle parts, equipment, and machines using a cutting torch or other cutting equipment.
  • Troubleshoot equipment, electrical components, hydraulics, or other mechanical systems.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Adjustable wrenches
  • Air compressors
  • Alignment telescopes
  • Allen wrenches
  • Angled feeler gauges
  • Arbor presses
  • Ball peen hammers
  • Bandsaws
  • Bearing heaters
  • Bearing pullers
  • Belt sanders
  • Bevel protractors
  • Block and tackle equipment
  • Box end wrenches
  • Brass hammers
  • Bucket pumps
  • Cable cutters
  • Carpenters' levels
  • Center punches
  • Chain cutters
  • Chain falls
  • Chain hoists
  • Chain wrenches
  • Chipping hammers
  • Claw hammers
  • Cold chisels
  • Combination squares
  • Combination wrenches
  • Comealongs
  • Core drills
  • Crowbars
  • Cutoff saws
  • Cylinder hones
  • Dead-blow hammers
  • Depth gauges
  • Depth micrometers
  • Diagonal cutting pliers
  • Dial calipers
  • Dial indicators
  • Dividers
  • Dollies
  • Drafting compasses
  • Drift pins
  • Drill presses
  • Electronic levels
  • End mills
  • Filler pumps
  • Flare nut wrenches
  • Flat files
  • Forklifts
  • Gage blocks
  • Gas-powered generators
  • Gasket cutters
  • Gear lube dispensers
  • Gear pullers
  • Gear shapers
  • Grease guns
  • Hammer drills
  • Hand clamps
  • Handtrucks
  • Height gauges
  • Hoisting hooks
  • Hole punches
  • Honing stones
  • Hydraulic cranes
  • Hydraulic jacks
  • Hydraulic press frames
  • Hydraulic pumps
  • Inside calipers
  • Inside micrometers
  • Inspection mirrors
  • Jig saws
  • Keyway broaches
  • Ladders
  • Laser levels
  • Layout templates
  • Lubrication guns
  • Magnetic drill presses
  • Material-hoisting slings
  • Measuring tapes
  • Metal cutting dies
  • Metal cutting taps
  • Metal inert gas MIG welders
  • Micrometers
  • Needlenose pliers
  • Nibblers
  • Nut splitters
  • Optical squares
  • Outside calipers
  • Outside micrometers
  • Overhead cranes
  • Overhead hoists
  • Oxyacetylene torches
  • Packing pullers
  • Parallel blocks
  • Personal computers
  • Pipe cutters
  • Pipe threading machines
  • Pipe wrenches
  • Planing machines
  • Plasma welders
  • Plumb bobs
  • Pneumatic needle scalers
  • Pneumatic weld flux chippers
  • Power chippers
  • Power drills
  • Power grinders
  • Power press brakes
  • Power saws
  • Precision files
  • Precision levels
  • Prick punches
  • Protective ear muffs
  • Protractors
  • Pry bars
  • Pulleys
  • Putty knives
  • Pyrometers
  • Radius gauges
  • Ratchet jacks
  • Reamers
  • Respirators
  • Retaining ring pliers
  • Rivet guns
  • Round files
  • Safety goggles
  • Scaffolding
  • Scissors
  • Scrapers
  • Screw jacks
  • Scribers
  • Shaft key wrenches
  • Sharpening equipment
  • Sheave gauges
  • Shielded arc welding tools
  • Shrink rules
  • Small hole gauges
  • Snap gauges
  • Snap ring pliers
  • Socket wrench sets
  • Soft face hammers
  • Soldering guns
  • Soldering irons
  • Spanner wrenches
  • Spiral screw extractors
  • Spot welding equipment
  • Steel hammers
  • Steel squares
  • Straightedges
  • Strap wrenches
  • Stroboscopes
  • Surface grinding machines
  • Table saws
  • Tachometers
  • Tap extractors
  • Taper gauges
  • Taper plug gauges
  • Teach pendants
  • Telescoping gauges
  • Tension gauges
  • Thread gauges
  • Tin snips
  • Torque multipliers
  • Torque wrenches
  • Trammel points
  • Transfer pumps
  • Transfer punches
  • Transformer welding machines
  • Transit levels
  • Tube cutters
  • Tuggers
  • Tungsten inert gas TIG welding equipment
  • Turning lathes
  • Ultrasonic thickness detectors
  • Utility knives
  • Vernier calipers
  • Vertical milling machines
  • Vibration indicators
  • Water levels
  • Welding electrode holders
  • Welding gloves
  • Welding ground clamps
  • Welding shields
  • Wire brushes
  • Workshop bench vises
  • Autodesk AutoCAD software
  • Computer aided design CAD software
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Microsoft Word
  • SAP software
  • SolidWorks CAD software


  • installation maintenance and repair


    industry stats

    SOC: 49-0000

    Total Employed: 5,374,150

    Average Annual Salary: $45,990