How to Write a Millwright Job Description Sample

A Millwright, or Industrial Mechanic, is a professional who operates industrial machinery found in construction sites, factories, power plants, and other sectors. Their duties include installing equipment, repairing items, and transferring machinery to needed locations.

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What does a Millwright do?

In most cases, Millwrights work in power plants, factories, and other similar industrial settings. They assemble, move, set up, and dismantle tools and machinery. For this reason, this job requires flexibility and dexterity, as Millwrights carry equipment, stand, and crouch through the day. In addition to this, Millwrights need to be comfortable using large equipment like cranes and trucks, be good with tools, and be able to read plans.

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Example 1

In the [phone number]s, the May family began raising chickens on a farm outside what is now Brampton, Ontario. They became a pillar of the community, and their proud tradition of hard work, agricultural wisdom, and humble family values inspire and guide us to this day. Role Purpose: Maintain equipment, troubleshoot and complete emergency repairs to keep the plant running as efficiently as possible. Shift: Sunday - Thursday; 11pm to 7:30am KEY Accoutabilities & Activities Performs skilled journeyperson level work involving preventative and corrective maintenance, inspections, modifications, installation/dismantling of systems and projects, as well as troubleshooting, diagnostics, and repairs. Reads drawings, blueprints, diagrams and schematic drawings to determine work procedures. Installs, aligns, dismantles, and moves stationary industrial machinery and mechanical equipment including, but not limited to: pumps, fans, tanks, conveyors, according to layout plans and using hand and power tools. Assembles machinery and equipment prior to installation using hand and power tools, and welding equipment. Informs the Maintenance Manager and/or Maintenance Supervisor of any outstanding mechanical matters. Stores equipment and tools properly when they are not in use and ensures that work area and machines are kept clean, organized and tidy at all times. Assists other trades in emergency repairs and other tasks as necessary. Provides oversight and guidance to Apprentice Millwrights. Apprentice Millwrights complete all duties of a Millwright under the guidance of a Licensed Millwright. Policies, Processes & Procedures Follow all relevant departmental policies, processes, standard operating procedures and instructions so that work is carried out in a controlled and consistent manner. Knowledge, Skills & Experience Must possess mechanical aptitude; Welding experience; Ability to work from schematics, drawings and prints when Working knowledge of food and meat plant regulatory standards (CFIA, etc.), GMP, HACCP, BRC, food safety, food quality, etc.; Working knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), WHMIS; Analytical, with and problem-solving capabilities; Ability to excel in a fast-paced environment where attention to detail and effective multi-tasking is essential; Computer literacy (MS Office). Education & Certification Requirements Must possess a valid Millwright License Must provide proof of apprenticeship or prior experience (Apprentice). Competencies Building Trust – Builds strong relationships on a foundation of trust, loyalty and authenticity. Driving for Results – Relentlessly pursues quantifiable and measurable results: identifies areas for improvement and executes changes as necessary. Communication & Listening – Encourages open and honest communication with the team, communicates messages clearly and concisely and listens attentively to others. Initiative – Proactively seeks new opportunities and challenges; takes ownership and accountability for enhancing results or minimizing problems. Builds Networks – Builds strong relationships with peers, partners and key stakeholders, cultivating meaningful connections. Awareness & Insight – Assesses one’s own abilities, understands how actions impact perceptions and thrives within our culture, climate and organization at all levels. Working Conditions: Plant based. Physically demanding work in all kinds of working environments. Accessibility Statement In accordance with Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, [phone number], accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process. Applicants are required to make their needs known in advance. We thank all applicants for applying however only those chosen will be contacted. Requirements Millwright License or proof of apprenticeship or prior experience

Example 2

Royal Building Products enables you to broaden your career experience as we continue to build on 40 years of commitment to quality and Vinyls product innovations. We are seeking exceptional performers to continue to take exterior building materials to the next level. Royal Building Products, a Westlake Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any characteristics protected by applicable legislation. If you are an active Westlake Chemical employee (or an employee of any Westlake Chemical affiliates), please do not apply here. Please go to your Workday homepage and click on the &;Careers&; worklet and view Career Summary Reporting to the Maintenance Superintendent, this individual will be responsible to participate in a team environment and undertake all tasks associated with Electrical and Mechanical Maintenance. Duties AND Responsibilities May include, but are not limited to, the following: Troubleshoot electrical and mechanical problems as required. DC drives inspection and maintenance. Interpret all mechanical and electrical schematics. Properly uses all hand and power tools and precision measuring equipment. Maintain conveyor system, all compressors and pumps. Perform welding and soldering operations. Install and maintain all fans, blowers, electric and electronic controls and pneumatic systems. Install and maintain pipe systems and valves. Ensure that all shop equipment is kept clean and in safe working order. “Call in” duty as per schedule. General Maintenance. Install, maintain, test, troubleshoot and repair electrical equipment and associated electrical and electronic controls. Read and interpret drawings, blue prints, schematics and electrical code specifications to determine layout of industrial electrical equipment installations. Install, examine replace or repair electrical wiring, receptacles, switch boxes, conduits, feeders, fibre-optic and coaxial cable assemblies, lighting fixtures and other electrical components for continuity, current, voltage resistance. Maintain, repair, test and install electrical motors, generators, alternators, industrial storage batteries and hydraulic and pneumatic electrical control systems. Troubleshoot, maintain and repair industrial, electrical and electronic control systems and other related devices. Conduct preventive maintenance programs and keep maintenance records. May install, maintain and calibrate industrial instrumentation and related devices. Maintain safety and environmental regulations and plant operability as top priorities as maintenance duties take place. Education, Experience AND Qualification Must hold a valid industrial mechanic/millwright/electrical certificate. Minimum of 7 years’ experience, preferably in a manufacturing environment. Knowledge of calipers and other measuring devices. Must have knowledge of computer skills using MS Office products. Ability to read prints. Must be able to work a 12 hour Continental Rotating Shift Royal Building Products, a Westlake Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any characteristics protected by applicable legislation. If you are an active Westlake Chemical employee (or an employee of any Westlake Chemical affiliates), please do not apply here. Please go to your Workday homepage and click on the &;Careers&; worklet and view Career

Example 3

The Millwright is responsible for equipment and attraction installation, maintenance and repair in the various Parks and Attractions at West Edmonton Mall. Primary * Installing, modifying and maintaining rides, attractions, machinery, and equipment of West Edmonton Mall’s Parks and Attractions, including Galaxyland, World Waterpark, Ed’s Rec Room, Sea Lion’s Rock and Professor WEM’s Golf. * Inspecting and examining all components and parts daily to detect and investigate any irregularities and malfunctions. * Troubleshooting and performing major and minor operational repairs and part replacements, and performing preventative maintenance services regularly. * Drafting, reading and interpreting plans, work orders and project specifications to determine efficient maintenance schedules. * Operating hoisting and lifting devices to assist with high angle assembly and maintenance in a safe manner while adhering to all safety procedures and protocols. * Other as required. Desired Qualifications: * Applicants must have a valid Journeyman Millwright Certification. * A minimum of two (2) - four (4) years experience in the Millwright field. * Must be able to work at heights, have a strong attention to detail and exceptional problem-solving skills, with great attention to safety procedures and protocols. * Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a team. * Must be able to work with a variety of environmental factors, including noise and humidity, and must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. Terms of Employment: * This is a full-time position that requires ten days on and four days off, including days, evenings, weekends and holidays. * Must be able to pass a basic security clearance. *Company*West Edmonton Mall *Location*Parks Maintenance *Opening Date*6/16/[phone number]12:00:00 AM *Closing Date*7/9/[phone number]12:00:00 AM Job Type: Full-time

Example 4

At Toyota Boshoku Canada (TBCA), we offer stable long term careers in the manufacturing industry. We manufacture the seats, doors, carpets and headliners for the Toyota RAV4. Our facility is located in Woodstock; a short drive from many surrounding cities. At TBCA, our strength is in our team members. We are always searching for the best individuals to join our maintenance team. These full time positions will offer you a stable career with many opportunities for advancement. Your career and future is here at TBCA. We Are Looking For Someone Who: Is a Licensed Millwright Has 3 to 5 years' experience as a Millwright in an automotive setting (preventative maintenance, continuous improvement (Kaizen), breakdowns, etc.) Is able to work rotating day and afternoon shifts (2-week rotation) Is available and willing to work mandatory overtime maintenance shifts are longer to support our production department Has a great attendance record and arrives to work on time Has strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills Has good analytical thinking and troubleshooting skills Has a desire to learn skills other than your area of expertise Has a good understanding of the Toyota Production System (this would be an asset) Extra Perks: As part of your total compensation package, the following are a few of the perks (not a full list) provided to team members: Excellent family benefits available on Day 1 (100% paid for by TBCA) Generous paid vacation days including paid time off for 9 yearly statutory holidays and 5 yearly paid floater holidays Pension plan company paid contributions Group RRSP program employee contributions with added company contributions Uniform allowance Safety boot allowance Wellness program allowance All tools and equipment provided Vehicle discounts Quarterly incentive bonuses and other internal incentives Staff events throughout the year (BBQ's, golf tournament, freezie days, etc.) Community involvement activities (Fundraising for non-profits, charity run, tree planting, etc.) Duties and Support manufacturing processes including injection molding, robotics, frame welding, seat assembly, IR ovens, presses and door panel assembly Read and interpret blue prints, schematics, drawings and machine specifications Recommend technical solutions and implement changes Perform preventive maintenance activities Communicate with internal and external parties Carry out kaizen projects Other duties as assigned Shifts: Day Shift: 6:15am to 4:45pm Afternoon Shift: 5:45pm to 4:15am ***Shifts are around 10 hours long in the maintenance department. The amount of overtime and the shift end times vary due to business demands. Wages: $35.35 per hour as a starting rate $36.36 after 6 months of employment $37.37 after 1 year of employment $1.00 shift premium added when working the afternoon shift Overtime time is paid at 1.5 times your regular wage after 40 hours each week If you are looking for a long-term career with endless growth opportunities, job security and a focus on teamwork, we would love to hear from you! Please submit your resume by applying to this job ad or you can apply on our website at [website] We appreciate all resumes submitted; however only those candidates considered for employment will be contacted. TBCA is committed to diversity, inclusion, and accessibility for people with disabilities. We will work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of the recruitment process. If you require accommodation, please contact Haly Fontes, HR Specialist through email at [email address] or call [phone number].

Example 5

Why work for Lafarge?: As the global leader in innovative and sustainable building materials, we’re committed to shaping a greener, smarter and healthier world. At Lafarge Canada Inc., safety comes first, collaboration matters and diversity is celebrated with people who share our desire to continually make our materials better. Do you have the drive, the skills, and the passion to join us? Overview: We are currently seeking a Millwright for our Richmond Cement Plant operations. Qualifications:
  • Journeyperson status
  • Minimum 2 years heavy experience
  • Preference to dual ticketed (mechanic)
  • Self starter
  • Ability to work alone and in teams
  • Ability to work in various work environments (hot and cold)
  • Troubleshooting skills LafargeHolcim: Why work for us? Working for Lafarge offers a wide variety of career opportunities that utilize your abilities and skills to contribute to a better world. In addition to local and global developmental opportunities, we provide employees with competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits plan, a health & wellness program with financial incentives, an extensive global e-learning platform and much more! More information can be found at: [website] We thank you for your interest. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Lafarge is committed to the principles of employment equity and encourages the applications from women, visible minorities, and persons with disabilities.
  • Millwright duties and responsibilities

    A good Millwright is well-versed in the latest diagnostic equipment and technical manuals. They constantly deal with setting up, maintaining, and repairing intricate and sometimes massive machines. Duties may include:

    • Assembling and installing machines then testing them to make sure they are working correctly
    • Must work in full compliance with the approved safety regulations
    • Managing the layout and placement of equipment and machinery in factory settings to ensure minimum downtime
    • Identifying and repairing problematic parts of a machine by running tests, making temporary repairs, or installing new parts
    • Dismantling older machines and replacing them with new ones
    • Overseeing preventive maintenance by identifying and correcting potential issues, removing worn out pieces and lubricating mechanical parts
    • Using machinery or equipment, such as forklifts, to move mechanical parts

    Millwright skills and qualifications

    Millwrights need to have excellent manual dexterity, as the job involves the regular handling of small parts. They must have extensive knowledge of the machinery they will be expected to operate. Skills and qualifications generally listed in a job description include:

    • Good at adhering to strict safety guidelines and cognizant of safety risks
    • Mechanical aptitude in dealing with wrenches, hammers, forklifts, and other similar tools
    • Working knowledge of mechanical technical skills to allow them to effectively read documents such as specifications, machine manuals, and blueprints
    • Proficient in troubleshooting techniques to solve machine issues
    • Excellent mathematical skills and strong attention to detail
    • Ability to be a team player due to constant interactions with similar employees and stakeholders such as Engineers, Plant Managers, and Part Vendors, amongst others

    Millwright experience requirements

    Generally, Millwrights start by completing an apprenticeship before working on their own. Depending on the degree of complexity involved in the work you need to complete, you will need to hire a Millwright with relevant experience. For instance, if the position requires a Millwright to work alone, then the candidate needs technical knowledge and experience. If a Millwright position involves supervising other employees, then the candidate needs practical experience in leading a team.

    Millwright education and training requirements

    Since this is a technical position, Millwrights may gain necessary training through an apprenticeship program. They need to have at least a high school diploma, although ideal candidates may have an associate’s degree in industrial maintenance. You may want to give priority to candidates who have completed an accredited Millwright certificate or training program. Millwrights also need to know about the current Canadian occupational health and safety regulations and related safety measures, including specific regulations depending on the industry, region, or province.

    Millwright salary expectations

    According to Indeed Salaries, average pay for a Millwright is $34.36 per hour. Actual earnings will vary depending on the company’s location and size, as well as on the candidate’s education and previous experience.

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    Millwright job description FAQs

    What are the minimum hours of work experience an Apprentice Millwright needs?

    Ordinarily, Millwrights go through an apprenticeship program before employment. In most cases, the term of an industrial apprenticeship program is about four years. However, apprenticeship programs may be longer or shorter depending on the provider. This includes a minimum of 1560 hours of on-the-job training and a minimum of eight weeks of technical training per year.

    Are Millwrights still relevant in the industry?

    While the term Millwright is being replaced by more specific job titles, the actual trade is not. The demand for skilled Millwrights is rising, and many industries still need talented people to handle both the mechanical and electric aspects of equipment installation.

    What is the difference between an Industrial Mechanic and a Millwright?

    Industrial Mechanics are professionals who work on hand tools. They also use grinders, lathes, drill presses and in some cases, welding equipment. Essentially, they handle lower-level machinery maintenance. Millwrights, on the other hand, install, maintain, and dismantle equipment and machines. However, in many cases, the equipment that Millwrights and Industrial Mechanics deal with can overlap, and they often end up working together.

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