Friday, January 15, 2010
Millwrights are crafts people who do precision machine installation and assembly using sophisticated measuring instruments. They install and align heavy industrial machinery such as conveyor systems, pumping systems, packaging systems, compressors, electric generators and turbines.
Millwrights work in hydroelectric dams, paper mills, nuclear power generating stations, gas or coal-fired generation plants, smelters and refineries. They use highly precise optical measuring and leveling instruments. You need good math skills along with the ability to think problems through, practical thinking, manual dexterity, the ability to work to very small tolerances (to a thousandth of an inch).