Play Video
1
A Day in the Life: Millwright
A Day in the Life: Millwright
::2012/11/06::
Play Video
2
Millwright - What is it and how do you become one?
Millwright - What is it and how do you become one?
::2013/02/21::
Play Video
3
Marmen Energy - We are looking for Millwright/Industrial Maintenance Mechanics
Marmen Energy - We are looking for Millwright/Industrial Maintenance Mechanics
::2014/06/26::
Play Video
4
Millwrights Vs. Electricians
Millwrights Vs. Electricians
::2012/09/26::
Play Video
5
Whats In Your Toolbox, Millwright Edition
Whats In Your Toolbox, Millwright Edition
::2013/09/18::
Play Video
6
cmc millwrights feb 2013
cmc millwrights feb 2013
::2013/02/25::
Play Video
7
Millwrights Job Description
Millwrights Job Description
::2007/06/14::
Play Video
8
BCIT Millwright Apprenticeship Program
BCIT Millwright Apprenticeship Program
::2009/10/28::
Play Video
9
Millwrights vs ironworkers
Millwrights vs ironworkers
::2014/03/27::
Play Video
10
Industrial Millwright - Working in Canada
Industrial Millwright - Working in Canada
::2009/07/21::
Play Video
11
Industrial Mechanic Millwright
Industrial Mechanic Millwright
::2012/11/29::
Play Video
12
millwrights_precision.flv
millwrights_precision.flv
::2010/04/23::
Play Video
13
Industrial Mechanic (Millwright)
Industrial Mechanic (Millwright)
::2012/05/11::
Play Video
14
Millwright Apprentice program
Millwright Apprentice program
::2011/06/13::
Play Video
15
City of Edmonton Jobs: Trades - Millwright
City of Edmonton Jobs: Trades - Millwright
::2012/11/07::
Play Video
16
Millwright Story
Millwright Story
::2010/02/26::
Play Video
17
NAIT
NAIT's Millwright Technology training facility
::2011/11/24::
Play Video
18
The Millwright Song
The Millwright Song
::2010/07/23::
Play Video
19
Millwright   Reverse Alignment Lecture
Millwright Reverse Alignment Lecture
::2013/12/11::
Play Video
20
Millwrights Careers Overview
Millwrights Careers Overview
::2009/07/12::
Play Video
21
millwright. cmc. 2nd year. fall 2011
millwright. cmc. 2nd year. fall 2011
::2011/09/29::
Play Video
22
♫ ♬ ♪ Party 60ième Millwright 2182 ♪ ♬ ♫
♫ ♬ ♪ Party 60ième Millwright 2182 ♪ ♬ ♫
::2014/06/03::
Play Video
23
What is a Millwright?
What is a Millwright?
::2012/08/20::
Play Video
24
Become a Millwright
Become a Millwright
::2011/08/29::
Play Video
25
BCIT Magazine - Millwright program
BCIT Magazine - Millwright program
::2011/11/08::
Play Video
26
Millwright Machinist Training at The Centre
Millwright Machinist Training at The Centre
::2013/07/04::
Play Video
27
Advice for Competitors: Millwright
Advice for Competitors: Millwright
::2014/01/27::
Play Video
28
WHAT
WHAT'S A MILLWRIGHT
::2012/05/06::
Play Video
29
Millwright
Millwright
::2011/06/23::
Play Video
30
Industrial Mechanic Millwright
Industrial Mechanic Millwright
::2013/10/04::
Play Video
31
Cherokee Millwright looking to hire for Maryville
Cherokee Millwright looking to hire for Maryville
::2014/02/20::
Play Video
32
Student Apprentice Millwright - How to get a trades career in high school
Student Apprentice Millwright - How to get a trades career in high school
::2012/03/15::
Play Video
33
millwright of america
millwright of america
::2013/08/05::
Play Video
34
BLIND AUTHORITY (FULL SET) - OUTBREAK PRE SHOW, Millwright Street Practice Rooms, Leeds.
BLIND AUTHORITY (FULL SET) - OUTBREAK PRE SHOW, Millwright Street Practice Rooms, Leeds.
::2013/09/19::
Play Video
35
Millwright/Machinist program at Selkirk College
Millwright/Machinist program at Selkirk College
::2011/08/12::
Play Video
36
Millwright Dorset Park Milton Versatile Millwrights Inc
Millwright Dorset Park Milton Versatile Millwrights Inc
::2011/04/07::
Play Video
37
Lee College: Machine Shop and Millwright
Lee College: Machine Shop and Millwright
::2012/11/20::
Play Video
38
Millwright Rim and Face Bracket Fixing Part 1
Millwright Rim and Face Bracket Fixing Part 1
::2013/12/10::
Play Video
39
Millwright Rim and Face Bracket Fixing Part 3
Millwright Rim and Face Bracket Fixing Part 3
::2013/12/10::
Play Video
40
Millwright-Block 2- welding july 2013
Millwright-Block 2- welding july 2013
::2013/07/10::
Play Video
41
Powersweep Bin Sweep by Prairie Land Millwright
Powersweep Bin Sweep by Prairie Land Millwright
::2012/04/11::
Play Video
42
Frosty, The Millwright
Frosty, The Millwright
::2012/12/06::
Play Video
43
SURVIVAL (FULL SET) - OUTBREAK PRE SHOW, Millwright Street Practice Rooms, Leeds.
SURVIVAL (FULL SET) - OUTBREAK PRE SHOW, Millwright Street Practice Rooms, Leeds.
::2013/09/19::
Play Video
44
Millwright
Millwright
::2009/12/02::
Play Video
45
Union millwright welding.  Rotten Jonny.
Union millwright welding. Rotten Jonny.
::2011/02/10::
Play Video
46
Cherokee Millwright and Metalworks
Cherokee Millwright and Metalworks
::2011/04/01::
Play Video
47
Construction Millwright - Building and Construction Trades Show
Construction Millwright - Building and Construction Trades Show
::2011/01/14::
Play Video
48
URBAN SPIRIT (FIRST SHOW) - OUTBREAK PRE SHOW, Millwright Street Practice Rooms, Leeds.
URBAN SPIRIT (FIRST SHOW) - OUTBREAK PRE SHOW, Millwright Street Practice Rooms, Leeds.
::2013/09/18::
Play Video
49
Fall 2014 Woolrich Footwear Men
Fall 2014 Woolrich Footwear Men's Millwright
::2014/09/22::
Play Video
50
Gas turbine powered Millwright tool box.
Gas turbine powered Millwright tool box.
::2010/11/07::
NEXT >>
RESULTS [51 .. 101]
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

In modern usage, a millwright is a craftsman or tradesman engaged with the erection of machinery. This includes such tasks as leveling, aligning and installing machinery on foundations or base plates and setting, leveling and aligning electric motors or other power sources such as turbines with the equipment, which millwrights typically connect with some type of coupling. The exact duties of a millwright vary depending on whether they are unionized or not, with union rules typically being more restrictive than non-union situations, which may have their own job description. Related but distinctly different crafts include machinists and mechanics.

Historically, millwrights built watermills and windmills, mostly of wood with a limited number of metal parts.[1] More generally in the English speaking world, early millwrights were specialist carpenters who erected machines used in agriculture, food processing and processing lumber and paper. In the early part of the Industrial Revolution, their skills were pressed into service building the earliest powered textile mills.

Modern millwrights work with steel and other materials and must often combine the skills of other mechanical trades in order to successfully install industrial machinery or to assemble machines from pre-fabricated parts. Modern millwrights must also be able to read blueprints and other schematics to aid them in the construction of complex systems. Millwrights are frequently unionized, with estimated numbers of around 45% in the US.[2]

History[edit]

A millwright originally was a specialized carpenter who had working knowledge of driveshafts, bearings, gearing and mechanical belts . The "mill" in millwright refers to the genesis of the trade in building flour mills, sawmills, paper mills and fulling mills powered by water or wind.

A number of prominent early-modern civil engineers originally trained as millwrights, including James Brindley, John Rennie and William Fairbairn.

Oliver Evans was a prominent American millwright who published a manual for millwrights.

Responsibilities[edit]

A millwright today is someone who maintains, repairs or constructs industrial machinery for assembly lines, pumping stations and other utilities, print shops, steel mills, oil refineries, assembly plants, mining, power stations,saw mills, pulp mills and other industries employing fixed heavy machinery.

General duties[edit]

Millwrights are usually responsible for the unassembled equipment when it arrives at the job site. Using hoisting and moving equipment, they position the pieces that need to be assembled. Their job requires a thorough knowledge of the load-bearing capabilities of the equipment they use as well as an understanding of blueprints and technical instructions.

Millwrights must be able to read blueprints and schematic drawings to determine work procedures, to construct foundations for and to assemble, dismantle and overhaul machinery and equipment, using hand and power tools and to direct workers engaged in such endeavors. The use of lathes, milling machines and grinders may be required to make customized parts or repairs. In the course of work, millwrights are required to move, assemble and install machinery and equipment such as shafting, precision bearings, gear boxes, motors, mechanical clutches, conveyors, and tram rails, using hoists, pulleys, dollies, rollers, and trucks.

Millwrights are also involved in routine tasks, such as lubrication of machinery, bearing replacement, seal replacement, cleaning of parts during an overhaul and preventative maintenance.

Millwrights also must have a good understanding of fluid mechanics (hydraulics and pneumatics), and all of the components involved in these processes, such as valves, cylinders, pumps and compressors.

Modern standards of practice for millwrights also require working within precise limits or standards of accuracy, at heights without fear; the use of logical step-by-step procedures in work; planning, solving problems and decision-making based on quantifiable information.

Millwrights are trained to work with a wide array of precision tools, such as vernier calipers, micrometers, dial indicators, levels, gauge blocks, and optical and laser alignment tooling.

Areas of specialty[edit]

A typical job description for an industrial maintenance mechanic (millwright) often includes the primary purposes of installing, maintaining, upgrading and fabricating machinery and equipment according to layout plans, blueprints, and other drawings in industrial establishment.

Millwrights by nature of their profession have to be extremely well versed in many aspects of construction/demobilization. They may install a conveyor system at an airport one week and the following week work at an Industrial wastewater treatment plant.

Millwrights in the power generation industry assemble, set, align and balance turbines/rotors. Millwrights also perform critical lifts involving major components to be flown level at up to and within .005” (5 thousandths of an inch). Because of their training and expertise, Millwrights are generally chosen to work on tasks associated with flying and setting heavy machinery.

Millwrights are also in demand as teachers for vocational programs, both at the high school level and in post-secondary institutions. Many high schools feature fabrication courses that include metal work, where the experience of a qualified millwright is valuable. Often, these millwrights are paid a premium based on their years of field experience.

Training[edit]

Most millwrights are educated through apprenticeship programs where they receive a combination of classroom education along with a good deal of on-the-job training. Most programs last about four years, and may include college degrees. Apprentices are usually paid a percentage of the average millwright's wage, and this percentage increases with experience.

Training courses received by a Union Millwright:[citation needed]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Evans, Oliver; Cadwallader Evans; Thomas Ellicott (1848). The young mill-wright and miller's guide, 12th edition. Lea & Blanchard. 
  2. ^ http://www.unionstats.com/
Wikipedia content is licensed under the GFDL License
Powered by YouTube
LEGAL
  • Mashpedia © 2014