Details Report for:
49-9044.00 - Millwrights
Install, dismantle, or move machinery and heavy equipment according to layout plans, blueprints, or other drawings.
Sample of reported job titles: Maintenance Mechanic, Maintenance Millwright, Millwright, Millwright Instructor, Precision Millwright
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Tools used in this occupation:
- Adjustable wrenches
- Air compressors
- Alternating current AC arc welder — Transformer welding machines
- Ball peen hammer — Ball peen hammers
- Belt sander — Belt sanders
- Bench vises — Workshop bench vises
- Blocks or pulleys — Block and tackle equipment; Pulleys
- Blow torch — Oxyacetylene torches
- Box end wrenches
- C clamps — Welding ground clamps
- Calipers — Dial calipers; Inside calipers; Outside calipers; Vernier calipers
- Claw hammer — Claw hammers
- Cold chisels
- Combination wrenches
- Compasses — Dividers; Drafting compasses; Trammel points
- Cutting die — Metal cutting dies
- Demolition hammers — Chipping hammers
- Depth gauges
- Diagonal cut pliers — Diagonal cutting pliers
- Dial indicator or dial gauge — Dial indicators
- Drill press or radial drill — Drill presses; Magnetic drill presses
- Ear muffs — Protective ear muffs
- Electrode holder — Welding electrode holders
- Feeler gauges — Angled feeler gauges
- Flat hand file — Flat files
- Gage block set — Gage blocks; Parallel blocks
- Gas generators — Gas-powered generators
- Gear cutting tool — Gear shapers
- Goggles — Safety goggles
- Grease guns — Filler pumps; Gear lube dispensers
- Hammers — Brass hammers; Dead-blow hammers; Soft face hammers; Steel hammers
- Hand clamps
- Hand pumps — Bucket pumps
- Hand reamer — Reamers
- Hand trucks or accessories — Handtrucks
- Height gauges
- Hex keys — Allen wrenches
- Hoists — Chain falls; Chain hoists; Overhead hoists; Tuggers
- Hole gauge — Small hole gauges
- Honing machine — Cylinder hones
- Horizontal turning center — Turning lathes
- Hose cutter — Gasket cutters
- Hydraulic press brake — Power press brakes
- Hydraulic press frames
- Hydraulic pumps — Transfer pumps
- Induction heaters — Bearing heaters
- Inspection mirror — Inspection mirrors
- Jacks — Hydraulic jacks; Ratchet jacks; Screw jacks
- Level sensors or transmitters — Transit levels
- Levels — Carpenters' levels; Electronic levels; Laser levels; Precision levels (see all 5 examples)
- Lifting hooks — Hoisting hooks
- Machine end mill — End mills
- Manual press brake — Arbor presses
- Metal band sawing machine — Bandsaws
- Metal broaching machines — Keyway broaches
- Metal cutters — Chain cutters
- Metal inert gas welding machine — Metal inert gas MIG welders
- Microcontrollers — Teach pendants
- Micrometers — Depth micrometers; Inside micrometers; Outside micrometers
- Needlenose pliers
- Nut splitters
- Oil gun — Lubrication guns
- Personal computers
- Pipe or tube cutter — Pipe cutters; Tube cutters
- Pipe wrenches
- Planing machines
- Plasma arc welding machine — Plasma welders
- Plumb bobs
- Power chippers — Pneumatic needle scalers; Pneumatic weld flux chippers
- Power drills — Core drills; Hammer drills
- Power grinders
- Power riveter — Rivet guns
- Power saws — Cutoff saws; Jig saws; Table saws
- Precision file — Precision files
- Protractors — Bevel protractors
- Pry bars — Crowbars
- Pullers — Bearing pullers; Comealongs; Gear pullers; Packing pullers
- Punches or nail sets or drifts — Center punches; Hole punches; Prick punches; Transfer punches (see all 5 examples)
- Putty knives
- Radius gauge — Radius gauges
- Razor knives — Scrapers
- Retaining ring pliers — Snap ring pliers
- Round file — Round files
- Rulers — Shrink rules
- Screw extractors — Spiral screw extractors
- Sharpening stones or tools or kits — Honing stones; Sharpening equipment
- Shears — Scissors
- Shielded metal arc welding or stick welding machine — Shielded arc welding tools
- Slings — Material-hoisting slings
- Socket sets — Socket wrench sets
- Soldering iron — Soldering guns; Soldering irons
- Spanner wrenches
- Specialty wrenches — Chain wrenches; Flare nut wrenches; Shaft key wrenches
- Speed sensors — Stroboscopes
- Spot welding machine — Spot welding equipment
- Squares — Combination squares; Optical squares; Steel squares
- Straight edges — Straightedges
- Strap wrenches
- Surface grinding machine — Surface grinding machines
- Tap extractors
- Tape measures — Measuring tapes
- Taper gauge — Taper gauges; Taper plug gauges
- Taps — Metal cutting taps
- Telescopes — Alignment telescopes
- Telescoping gauge — Telescoping gauges
- Templates — Layout templates
- Tensiometers — Tension gauges
- Thickness measuring devices — Snap gauges
- Thread counters or gauges — Thread gauges
- Threading machine — Pipe threading machines
- Tinners snips — Tin snips
- Torque wrenches — Torque multipliers
- Track cranes — Overhead cranes
- Tungsten inert gas welding machine — Tungsten inert gas TIG welding equipment
- Ultrasonic examination equipment — Ultrasonic thickness detectors
- Utility knives
- Vertical machining center — Vertical milling machines
- Vibration testers — Vibration indicators
- Welder gloves — Welding gloves
- Welding masks — Welding shields
- Wire brushes
- Wire gauge — Sheave gauges
- Wire or cable cutter — Cable cutters
- Workshop cranes — Hydraulic cranes
Technology used in this occupation:
- Computer aided design CAD software — Autodesk AutoCAD software; SolidWorks CAD software
- Enterprise resource planning ERP software — SAP software
- Office suite software — Microsoft Office software
- Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel
- Word processing software — Microsoft Word
Hot Technology — a technology requirement frequently included in employer job postings.
- Test mechanical equipment to ensure proper functioning.
- Operate cranes, hoists, or other moving or lifting equipment.
- Align equipment or machinery.
- Maintain work equipment or machinery.
- Move materials, equipment, or supplies.
- Lubricate equipment to allow proper functioning.
- Repair worn, damaged, or defective mechanical parts.
- Replace worn, damaged, or defective mechanical parts.
- Fabricate parts or components.
- Communicate with coworkers to coordinate installations or repairs.
- Operate welding equipment.
- Position equipment using hand tools, power tools, or heavy equipment.
- Adjust the tension of nuts or bolts.
- Adjust equipment to ensure optimal performance.
- Troubleshoot equipment or systems operation problems.
- Drill holes in parts, equipment, or materials.
- Assemble mechanical components or machine parts.
- Lay out work according to specifications.
- Dismantle heavy equipment or machinery.
- Level machines or equipment.
- Grind parts to required dimensions.
- Bolt objects into place.
- Install programs onto computer or computer-controlled equipment.
|Title||Job Zone Three: Medium Preparation Needed|
|Education||Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.|
|Related Experience||Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.|
|Job Training||Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.|
|Job Zone Examples||These occupations usually involve using communication and organizational skills to coordinate, supervise, manage, or train others to accomplish goals. Examples include food service managers, electricians, agricultural technicians, legal secretaries, occupational therapy assistants, and medical assistants.|
|SVP Range||(6.0 to < 7.0)|
Percentage of Respondents
|Education Level Required|
|63||High school diploma or equivalent|
|6||Some college, no degree|
Realistic — Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
|47-2152.01||Pipe Fitters and Steamfitters Bright Outlook Green|
|47-2211.00||Sheet Metal Workers|
|49-9021.01||Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanics and Installers|
|49-9021.02||Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers|
|49-9041.00||Industrial Machinery Mechanics|
|49-9071.00||Maintenance and Repair Workers, General|
Wages & Employment Trends
|Median wages (2015)||$24.71 hourly, $51,390 annual|
|Employment (2014)||41,000 employees|
|Projected growth (2014-2024)||Much faster than average (14% or higher)|
|Projected job openings (2014-2024)||14,500|
|Top industries (2014)||
Construction (46% employed in this sector)
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data and 2014-2024 employment projections . "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.
Job Openings on the Web
Sources of Additional Information
Disclaimer: Sources are listed to provide additional information on related jobs, specialties, and/or industries. Links to non-DOL Internet sites are provided for your convenience and do not constitute an endorsement.
- Industrial machinery mechanics and maintenance workers and millwrights . Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition.