Millwrights are an elite group of construction workers who work primarily with metal, using machine tools and precision instruments. These skilled construction mechanics can be called upon to work within specifications requiring tolerances to a thousandth of an inch.
Millwrights install, maintain, diagnose, and repair equipment such as compressors, pumps, conveyors, gas and steam turbines, monorails, and extruders. UBC millwrights can be found performing mission-critical work at coal, gas, nuclear, and alternative-energy power plants. Their skills are also vital in industries as diverse as automotive, aerospace, food processing, and pharmaceuticals.
Many of the region’s top contractors recognize union millwrights as the most highly skilled in the industry. The center’s millwright apprenticeship program includes classroom instruction on leading edge technologies that are put to the test in our state-of-the-art millwright shop.
Daily responsibilities include the study and interpretation of blueprints, drilling, welding and bolting. The millwright’s expertise is used in the installation of generators, conveyors, escalators and electric turbines, the installation and maintenance of machinery used in manufacturing and the precision work required in nuclear power plants.
The Millwright Apprenticeship training includes: