Millwrights work in teams to install, maintain, diagnose and repair industrial machines; some that are worth millions of dollars. This includes precision work in nuclear power plants. Millwrights are skilled construction mechanics who study and interpret blueprints, then drill, weld, bolt and do whatever is required to keep the industry working in perfect order.

Compensation Information

Work Conditions

Both indoor and outdoor, nearly every facility and building type, varying weather, physically demanding, new and existing construction, working from heights

Skills Needed

Math, spatial and mechanical ability, hand/eye coordination, physical stamina, fast-paced thinking and reacting, problem solving, comfortable with heights, blueprint reading, detail-oriented

Relevant Classes

  • Algebra

  • Basic arithmetic

  • General math

  • Geometry

  • Science

  • Technology

  • Mechanical drawing

  • English/communication

  • Shop classes

Education and Training

  • 4-year apprentice program

  • 7,000 hours of on-the-job training

  • 800 classroom hours

Are you ready to see what a career as a Millwright has to offer?