What Does A Millwright Do?

Millwrights install, dismantle, repair, reassemble, and move machinery in factories, power plants, and construction sites.

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How Do I Become A Millwright?

Most millwrights complete an apprenticeship program that can take as long as four years to complete.  Some may earn a certificate or a two year college degree in a millwright or industrial maintenance program.

What is the Average Salary For A Millwright?

High – 77,000
Median – 55,000
Low – 33,000

What Courses Should I Take To Become A Millwright?

  • Trade-related courses
  • English
  • Math
  • Welding
  • Blueprint reading
  • Computers

What Is The Work Environment For A Millwright?

Millwrights typically work in manufacturing facilities around industrial machinery.  Working with industrial machinery can be dangerous. To avoid injury, workers must follow safety precautions and use protective equipment, such as hardhats, safety glasses, steel-toed shoes, gloves, and earplugs.

What Is The Future Outlook For A Millwright?

The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years in the US, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.


  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada