Millwrights are skilled construction mechanics who interpret blueprints and then put their knowledge and expertise to work drilling, welding, and bolting in order to achieve a perfect fit. Millwrights sometimes work to specifications requiring tolerances to one thousandth of an inch.
Millwrights install conveyer systems, escalators, giant electrical turbines and generators. They also install and do maintenance on machinery in factories and do much of the precision work in nuclear power plants.
If you are interested in working with machinery and precision measurement, you may want to become a Millwright.
- Be at least 17 years of age
- Possess a high school diploma or GED Certificate
- Be physically able to handle the demands of the trade
How do I prepare for the trade?
It will be helpful to have completed courses in or possess the following skills:
- Mechanical drawing
- Metal or industrial shop
- General math courses
- Blueprint reading
What are the program specifics?
- Length of program is 4 years
- Four weeks of related classroom instruction each year (160 hours)
- Annual “OJT” requirement is 1,300 hours
- Applications are taken online at ohcap.org under Admissions
- Healthcare and pension benefits