Thursday, January 21, 2010

Millwrights What is a Millwright

The trade of trades is concerned with the construction and maintenance of machinery.
Typical duties include, but are not limited to:

Reading blueprints and schematic drawings to determine work procedures.
Dismantling machinery or equipment using hammers, wrenches, crowbars, and other hand tools.
Moving machinery and equipment, using hoists, dollies, rollers, and trucks.
Assembling and installing equipment, such as shafting, conveyors, and tram rails, using hand tools and power tools.
Aligning machines and equipment, using hoists, jacks, hand tools, squares, rules, micrometers, lasers, and plumb bobs.
Assembling machinery and bolts, welds, rivets, or otherwise fastening them to foundation or other structures using hand tools and power tools.
Required repair and lubricating machinery and equipment.
Selecting cables, ropes, chains, pulleys, winches, blocks, and sheaves according to weight and size of load to be moved.
Attaching loads with grappling devices such as loops, wires, ropes, and chains to a lift point.
Set up, brace, and rig hoisting equipments using hand tools and power wrenches.
Directing workers engaged in hoisting of machinery and equipment.
In addition, a millwright may perform all duties of General Laborer, Skilled Laborer, Pipe Fitter, Carpenter, and possibly Electrician.
Working within precise limits or standards of accuracy.

Millwright Ron

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