Sunday, January 10, 2010
Millwrights are an elite group who work primarily in metal and with machinery and equipment requiring precision installation. Millwrights install new machines or heavy equipment, and dismantle and install machines or heavy equipment when changes in the plant layout are required. Work involves most of the following: Planning and laying out work; interpreting blueprints or other specifications; using a variety of hand tools and rigging; making standard shop computations relating to stresses, strength of materials, and centers of gravity; aligning and balancing equipment; selecting standard tools, equipment and parts to be used; and installing and maintaining in good order power transmission equipment such as drives and speed reducers. Installation and upkeep of Power Generation equipment, including nuclear, steam, gas and wind turbines and all related auxiliary aspects . In general,the Millwright's work normally requires a rounded training and experience in the trade acquired through a formal apprenticeship or equivalent training and experience.