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 Business Representative, Millwright Instructor, Precision Millwright
Tasks | Technology Skills | Tools Used | Knowledge | Skills | Abilities | Work Activities | Detailed Work Activities | Work Context | Job Zone | Education | Credentials | Interests | Work Styles | Work Values | Related Occupations | Wages & Employment | Job Openings | Additional Information
- Computer aided design CAD software — Autodesk AutoCAD ; Dassault Systemes SOLIDWORKS
- Enterprise resource planning ERP software — SAP
- Office suite software — Microsoft Office
- Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel
- Word processing software — Microsoft Word
Hot Technology — a technology requirement frequently included in employer job postings.
- 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
- Position equipment using hand tools, power tools, or heavy equipment.
- Adjust the tension of nuts or bolts.
- Align equipment or machinery.
- Level machines or equipment.
- Assemble mechanical components or machine parts.
- Communicate with coworkers to coordinate installations or repairs.
- Adjust equipment to ensure optimal performance.
- Lubricate equipment to allow proper functioning.
- Maintain work equipment or machinery.
- Replace worn, damaged, or defective mechanical parts.
- Bolt objects into place.
- Operate welding equipment.
- Drill holes in parts, equipment, or materials.
- Lay out work according to specifications.
- Move materials, equipment, or supplies.
- Operate cranes, hoists, or other moving or lifting equipment.
- Fabricate parts or components.
- Dismantle heavy equipment or machinery.
- Repair worn, damaged, or defective mechanical parts.
- Install programs onto computer or computer-controlled equipment.
- Troubleshoot equipment or systems operation problems.
- Test mechanical equipment to ensure proper functioning.
- Grind parts to required dimensions.
|Title||Job Zone Two: Some Preparation Needed|
|Education||These occupations usually require a high school diploma.|
|Related Experience||Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, a teller would benefit from experience working directly with the public.|
|Job Training||Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.|
|Job Zone Examples||These occupations often involve using your knowledge and skills to help others. Examples include orderlies, counter and rental clerks, customer service representatives, security guards, upholsterers, and tellers.|
|SVP Range||(4.0 to < 6.0)|
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.
|47-2152.00||Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters|
|47-2211.00||Sheet Metal Workers|
|49-9021.00||Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers|
|49-9041.00||Industrial Machinery Mechanics|
|49-9071.00||Maintenance and Repair Workers, General Bright Outlook|
Wages & Employment Trends
|Median wages (2020)||$27.53 hourly, $57,260 annual|
|Employment (2019)||48,700 employees|
|Projected growth (2019-2029)||Faster than average (5% to 7%)|
|Projected job openings (2019-2029)||4,300|
|Top industries (2019)||
Construction (47% employed in this sector)
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2020 wage data and 2019-2029 employment projections . "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2019-2029). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.
Job Openings on the Web
Sources of Additional Information
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- American Welding Society
- Associated Builders and Contractors
- Independent Millwright Contractors Association
- International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America
- National Center for Construction Education and Research
- Occupational Outlook Handbook: Industrial machinery mechanics, machinery maintenance workers, and millwrights
- Operative Plasterers' and Cement Masons' International Association
- United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America
- United Steelworkers