Becoming a Millwright

So you want to be a Millwright? What the heck is that???!!!

Millwrights install, maintain, diagnose, and repair machines. Machines can be compressors, pumps, conveyors, gas, steam, and wind turbines. Every industry requires Millwrights, or their version of someone to maintain their machines, from mining to refineries, nuclear plants, food processing and manufacturing, to even pharmaceutical companies and automobile plants.

As a Millwright, you will use hand and power tools, hoisting and rigging equipment, and precision tools. Lasers, cutting torches, welders, and optical transits are also common.

This skill set can get you into a salary range from $70,000 to $120,000 a year.