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What is a millwright?

You may think a millwright is a piece of equipment, but they are actually highly skilled tradesmen!

Originally, millwrights were specialized carpenters who designed and constructed mills. In modern times they work with steel and other materials using a combination of skills in multiple mechanical trades. They install specialized industrial machinery as well as assembling machines from prefabricated parts. Modern millwrights must also be able to read blueprints and schematics to aid in the construction of complex systems.

Millwrights install, maintain, repair, and troubleshoot industrial machinery and mechanical equipment in sites such as factories, production plants, and recreational facilities. Along with extensive apprenticeships, a typical training course to qualify as a millwright may include the following:

  • Shaft Alignment
  • Rigging
  • Welding
  • Machining
  • Electrical Wiring
  • Steel Fabrication
  • Conveyor Systems
  • Steam Turbine Installation
  • Gas Turbine Installation
  • Safety
  • Labor History
  • Associates Degree Classes

Millwrights are also trained to perform critical lifts involving major components. Using cranes and other equipment, they are able to raise and place components into place with incredible accuracy. As a result of their specialized training and expertise, millwrights are generally chosen to work on tasks associated with flying and setting heavy machinery.

At PTL we are incredibly proud of our millwrights, if you have a project that needs specialized expertise we have a millwright and a team that will be able to take it on and see your project through to completion. We employ experienced millwrights, riggers, ironworkers, welders, pipe fitters, pipe welders, and more armed with a complete arsenal of specialized equipment. Our reputation for customer satisfaction and quality, as well as competitive pricing and experience makes PTL a trusted source for businesses of all sizes.

Sources:
Trades Info
Wikipedia
Millwright Employers Assn.

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