What being a Millwright is about
Millwrights are highly trained and skilled construction mechanics that install, maintain, and repair conveyance systems, compressors, pumps, gas & steam turbines, and large machines in commercial and industrial environments according to layout plans and blueprints. Millwrights use a variety of hand and power tools to weld, drill, cut, join, and fasten various construction materials together in order to assemble machinery and equipment. The use of optical and precision tools such as squares, micrometers, lasers, and plumb bobs are necessary because the work often requires precise limits and standards of accuracy. The work is primarily indoors performing installations and maintenance, but at times it may also be outside of buildings and other structures. The work can be physically demanding and requires a lot of lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling, crouching, and reaching.
- Age 18 or older
- Minimum Education: High School Diploma or GED
- Valid Driver’s License
- Must be able to pass drug screen
- Good physical condition and manual dexterity.
- Mechanically inclined.
- Recommended High School Classes: Machine Shop, Welding & Cutting, Advanced Math, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Mechanical Drawing, and General Science.
Millwright Apprenticeship Program
- Personal Interview
- Transcript of High School Records or GED Test Scores
- Length of Indentureship (Apprenticeship): 4 years
- Length of classroom instruction: 160 hours/year
- Length of probationary period: 180 days
- Associates Degree from Ivy Tech Community College.
How to Apply
Applications may be obtained 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. by appointment.