On the Job
Millwrights install, take apart, or move machinery and heavy equipment. They do this according to layout plans, blueprints, or other drawings.
This career requires time standing, walking, or running.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Lubricate equipment to allow proper functioning.
- Maintain work equipment or machinery.
- Repair worn, damaged, or defective mechanical parts.
- Replace worn, damaged, or defective mechanical parts.
- Adjust equipment to ensure optimal performance.
- Adjust the tension of nuts or bolts.
- Align equipment or machinery.
- Assemble mechanical components or machine parts.
- Bolt objects into place.
- Dismantle heavy equipment or machinery.
Typical Working Conditions
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
- Having face-to-face discussions.
- Responsibility for others' health and safety.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
- Exposure to sounds or noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable.
- Exposure to hazardous equipment.
- Frequent decision-making.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Working with a group or team.
- Working indoors in non-environmentally controlled conditions.
- High levels of competition.
This page includes information from the O*NET 24.2 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA.
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