Millwright

Millwrights Can Enjoy Challenging, Rewarding, and Well-Compensated Careers

Apprentice Engineer Using Milling MachineA millwright is a professional craftsperson or tradesperson who has responsibility for the installation, dismantling and reassembly, movement, and repair of stationary machinery in industrial settings such as:

  • Factories/production facilities
  • Recreational facilities
  • Construction sites
  • Power plants

This current role has evolved considerably from its original function, that being the job of constructing various mills (flour mills, paper mills, sawmills) that were powered by water or wind.

To obtain their certification as a millwright, one must achieve a high school diploma (or equivalent) followed by the completion of multiple semesters at a community college or technical school.  Areas of study at the post-secondary level will emphasize a wide range of subject matter, including:

  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical theory
  • Machine technology
  • Computer technology
  • Hydraulics and pneumatics
  • Drafting/mechanical drawing

To complete their certification, prospective millwrights will be required to participate in an apprenticeship program.  In many cases, their post-secondary institution may support placement programs with specific employers in applicable industries; in other instances, the candidates will need to secure their internship/apprenticeship on their own, perhaps through the support of a professional placement agency like Winters Technical Staffing in Toronto.

Based on their acquired knowledge and skills, millwrights can apply their trade in many different full-time employment settings; some of their career opportunities will include:

  • Metal or steel production
  • Automotive manufacturing
  • Mining and logging operations
  • Recreational or amusement facilities
  • Machinery/equipment manufacturing
  • Transportation equipment manufacturing

Studying and apprenticing to become a millwright can indeed lead to a viable career that is challenging, rewarding, and well-compensated; in addition to a reasonable salary and steady work, these jobs can include comprehensive health benefits and pension plans.

A Placement Agency Can Be a Vital Resource When Looking for a Millwright Job

Milling of a Work Piece in a LabAs noted previously, placement agencies such as Winters Technical Staffing can prove to be a vital resource for those seeking employment as a millwright; this will be applicable whether this work is an apprenticeship, an entry-level position, or for the advancement of an established career.

The professional placement consultants from Winters Technical Staffing have developed strong working relationships with hiring managers and employers in a number of major industries that require the services of highly capable millwrights; some such industries consist of the following:

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Engineering
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Natural Resources

On the strength of these relationships, Winters Technical Staffing will often have access to apprenticeship and employment opportunities for new and experienced millwrights, including jobs that may not otherwise be posted publicly or through various government-sponsored placement services.

Contact Winters Today

For direction and support of your job search efforts with respect to a millwright position, whether as an apprentice or in an experienced capacity, call the placement specialists from Winters Technical Staffing today at 1-877-495-7422 to arrange a no-obligation consultation with one of our consultants.