Millwright (Industrial Mechanic)

Duties

Millwrights install, maintain, repair and troubleshoot stationary industrial machinery and mechanical equipment in factories, production plants and recreational facilities.

On a typical job, millwrights:

  • Read diagrams and schematic drawings to determine work procedures
  • Operate rig equipment and dollies to place heavy machinery and parts
  • Fit bearings, align gears and shafts, attach motors, and connect couplings and belts (often to within a fraction of a millimetre tolerance)
  • Align and test equipment, and make any necessary adjustments
  • Perform preventive and operational maintenance using procedures such as vibration analysis, and repair or replace defective parts when necessary
  • Trouble-shoot hydraulic, pneumatic and programmable logic controls
  • May do some tack welding and fabrication as well as maintain an inventory of replacement parts
  • May do some tack welding (a weld that is adequate in size to temporarily hold components in place until it can be completely welded by a registered apprentice welder or a journeyman welder) and fabrication as well as maintain an inventory of replacement parts

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