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Millwrights

Install, dismantle, or move machinery and heavy equipment according to layout plans, blueprints, or other drawings.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Move machinery and equipment, using hoists, dollies, rollers, and trucks.
    • Weld, repair, and fabricate equipment or machinery.
    • Align machines or equipment, using hoists, jacks, hand tools, squares, rules, micrometers, lasers, or plumb bobs.
    • Replace defective parts of machine, or adjust clearances and alignment of moving parts.
    • Assemble machines, and bolt, weld, rivet, or otherwise fasten them to foundation or other structures, using hand tools and power tools.
    • Weld, repair, and fabricate equipment or machinery.
    • Conduct preventative maintenance and repair, and lubricate machines and equipment.
    • Construct foundation for machines, using hand tools and building materials such as wood, cement, and steel.
    • Attach moving parts and subassemblies to basic assembly unit, using hand tools and power tools.
    • Lay out mounting holes, using measuring instruments, and drill holes with power drill.
    • Dismantle machinery and equipment for shipment to installation site, performing installation and maintenance work as part of team.
    • Troubleshoot equipment, electrical components, hydraulics, or other mechanical systems.
    • Dismantle machines, using hammers, wrenches, crowbars, and other hand tools.
    • Move machinery and equipment, using hoists, dollies, rollers, and trucks.
    • Shrink-fit bushings, sleeves, rings, liners, gears, and wheels to specified items, using portable gas heating equipment.
    • Fabricate and dismantle parts, equipment, and machines, using a cutting torch or other cutting equipment.
    • Assemble machines, and bolt, weld, rivet, or otherwise fasten them to foundation or other structures, using hand tools and power tools.
    • Replace defective parts of machine, or adjust clearances and alignment of moving parts.
    • Level bedplate and establish centerline, using straightedge, levels, and transit.
    • Install robot and modify its program, using teach pendant.
    • Operate engine lathe to grind, file, and turn machine parts to dimensional specifications.
    • Bolt parts, such as side and deck plates, jaw plates, and journals, to basic assembly unit.
    • Connect power unit to machines or steam piping to equipment, and test unit to evaluate its mechanical operation.
    • Insert shims, adjust tension on nuts and bolts, or position parts, using hand tools and measuring instruments, to set specified clearances between moving and stationary parts.
    • Lay out mounting holes, using measuring instruments, and drill holes with power drill.
    • Assemble machines, and bolt, weld, rivet, or otherwise fasten them to foundation or other structures, using hand tools and power tools.
    • Position steel beams to support bedplates of machines and equipment, using blueprints and schematic drawings to determine work procedures.
    • Weld, repair, and fabricate equipment or machinery.
    • Signal crane operator to lower basic assembly units to bedplate, and align unit to centerline.
    • Conduct preventative maintenance and repair, and lubricate machines and equipment.
    • Assemble and install equipment, using hand tools and power tools.
    • Insert shims, adjust tension on nuts and bolts, or position parts, using hand tools and measuring instruments, to set specified clearances between moving and stationary parts.
    • Signal crane operator to lower basic assembly units to bedplate, and align unit to centerline.

    Skills

    • Time Management

      Managing your time and the time of other people.

    • Learning Strategies

      Using the best training or teaching strategies for learning new things.

    • Mathematics

      Using math to solve problems.

    • Persuasion

      Talking people into changing their minds or their behavior.

    • Operations Analysis

      Figuring out what a product or service needs to be able to do.

    • Systems Analysis

      Figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it.

    • Coordination

      Changing what is done based on other people's actions.

    • Judgment and Decision Making

      Thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one.

    • Troubleshooting

      Figuring out what is causing equipment, machines, wiring, or computer programs to not work.

    • Management of Material Resources

      Managing equipment and materials.

    • Repairing

      Repairing machines or systems using the right tools.

    • Quality Control Analysis

      Testing how well a product or service works.

    • Operations Monitoring

      Watching gauges, dials, or display screens to make sure a machine is working.

    • Systems Evaluation

      Measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it.

    • Operation and Control

      Using equipment or systems.

    • Equipment Maintenance

      Planning and doing the basic maintenance on equipment.

    • Management of Financial Resources

      Making spending decisions and keeping track of what is spent.

    • Complex Problem Solving

      Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

    • Technology Design

      Making equipment and technology useful for customers.

    • Service Orientation

      Looking for ways to help people.

    • Monitoring

      Keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements.

    • Reading Comprehension

      Reading work-related information.

    • Science

      Using scientific rules and strategies to solve problems.

    • Social Perceptiveness

      Understanding people's reactions.

    • Speaking

      Talking to others.

    • Critical Thinking

      Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

    • Active Learning

      Figuring out how to use new ideas or things.

    • Programming

      Writing computer programs.

    • Installation

      Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or computer programs.

    • Equipment Selection

      Deciding what kind of tools and equipment are needed to do a job.

    • Management of Personnel Resources

      Selecting and managing the best workers for a job.

    • Writing

      Writing things for co-workers or customers.

    • Active Listening

      Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

    • Instructing

      Teaching people how to do something.

    • Negotiation

      Bringing people together to solve differences.

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    Workplace Documents
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    Graphic Literacy
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    Abilities

    • Manual Dexterity

      Holding or moving items with your hands.

    • Reaction Time

      Quickly moving your hand, finger, or foot based on a sound, light, picture or other command.

    • Dynamic Strength

      Exercising for a long time without your muscles getting tired.

    • Selective Attention

      Paying attention to something without being distracted.

    • Perceptual Speed

      Quickly comparing groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

    • Peripheral Vision

      Seeing something to your side when your are looking ahead.

    • Hearing Sensitivity

      Telling the difference between sounds.

    • Explosive Strength

      Jumping, sprinting, or throwing something.

    • Speed of Closure

      Quickly knowing what you are looking at.

    • Oral Comprehension

      Listening and understanding what people say.

    • Gross Body Equilibrium

      Keeping your balance or staying upright.

    • Arm-Hand Steadiness

      Keeping your arm or hand steady.

    • Speed of Limb Movement

      Quickly moving your arms and legs.

    • Rate Control

      Changing when and how fast you move based on how something else is moving.

    • Stamina

      Exercising for a long time without getting out of breath.

    • Wrist-Finger Speed

      Making fast, simple, repeated movements of your fingers, hands, and wrists.

    • Gross Body Coordination

      Moving your arms, legs, and mid-section together while your whole body is moving.

    • Near Vision

      Seeing details up close.

    • Extent Flexibility

      Bending, stretching, twisting, or reaching with your body, arms, and/or legs.

    • Visual Color Discrimination

      Noticing the difference between colors, including shades and brightness.

    • Glare Sensitivity

      Seeing something even if there is a glare or very bright light.

    • Speech Recognition

      Recognizing spoken words.

    • Auditory Attention

      Paying attention to one sound while there are other distracting sounds.

    • Sound Localization

      Noticing the direction that a sound came from.

    • Flexibility of Closure

      Seeing hidden patterns.

    • Number Facility

      Adding, subtracting, multiplying, or dividing.

    • Fluency of Ideas

      Coming up with lots of ideas.

    • Deductive Reasoning

      Using rules to solve problems.

    • Category Flexibility

      Grouping things in different ways.

    • Written Expression

      Communicating by writing.

    • Dynamic Flexibility

      Quickly and repeatedly bending, stretching, twisting, or reaching out with your body, arms, and/or legs.

    • Multilimb Coordination

      Using your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down.

    • Response Orientation

      Quickly deciding if you should move your hand, foot, or other body part.

    • Originality

      Creating new and original ideas.

    • Far Vision

      Seeing details that are far away.

    • Spatial Orientation

      Knowing where things are around you.

    • Oral Expression

      Communicating by speaking.

    • Information Ordering

      Ordering or arranging things.

    • Inductive Reasoning

      Making general rules or coming up with answers from lots of detailed information.

    • Trunk Strength

      Using your lower back and stomach.

    • Problem Sensitivity

      Noticing when problems happen.

    • Finger Dexterity

      Putting together small parts with your fingers.

    • Night Vision

      Seeing at night or under low light.

    • Depth Perception

      Deciding which thing is closer or farther away from you, or deciding how far away it is from you.

    • Written Comprehension

      Reading and understanding what is written.

    • Speech Clarity

      Speaking clearly.

    • Time Sharing

      Doing two or more things at the same time.

    • Control Precision

      Quickly changing the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat.

    • Static Strength

      Lifting, pushing, pulling, or carrying.

    • Mathematical Reasoning

      Choosing the right type of math to solve a problem.

    • Visualization

      Imagining how something will look after it is moved around or changed.

    • Memorization

      Remembering words, numbers, pictures, or steps.

    Knowledge

    • Psychology

      Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.

    • Fine Arts

      Knowledge of the theory and techniques required to compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.

    • Biology

      Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.

    • Sociology and Anthropology

      Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures, and their history and origins.

    • Mathematics

      Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

    • Customer and Personal Service

      Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

    • Design

      Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

    • Engineering and Technology

      Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.

    • Physics

      Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub-atomic structures and processes.

    • Mechanical

      Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

    • Communications and Media

      Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.

    • Production and Processing

      Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.

    • Administrative

      Knowledge of administrative and office procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and workplace terminology.

    • Food Production

      Knowledge of techniques and equipment for planting, growing, and harvesting food products (both plant and animal) for consumption, including storage/handling techniques.

    • Chemistry

      Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.

    • Medicine and Dentistry

      Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.

    • Transportation

      Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.

    • History and Archeology

      Knowledge of historical events and their causes, indicators, and effects on civilizations and cultures.

    • Education and Training

      Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

    • Personnel and Human Resources

      Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.

    • Computers and Electronics

      Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

    • Building and Construction

      Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.

    • Law and Government

      Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.

    • Geography

      Knowledge of principles and methods for describing the features of land, sea, and air masses, including their physical characteristics, locations, interrelationships, and distribution of plant, animal, and human life.

    • Philosophy and Theology

      Knowledge of different philosophical systems and religions. This includes their basic principles, values, ethics, ways of thinking, customs, practices, and their impact on human culture.

    • Public Safety and Security

      Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.

    • Sales and Marketing

      Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

    • Therapy and Counseling

      Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance.

    • Foreign Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of a foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.

    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    • Telecommunications

      Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

    • Administration and Management

      Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

    • Economics and Accounting

      Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking, and the analysis and reporting of financial data.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 62650/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 30.12/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 3,010
    • Yearly Projected Openings 280

    Typical Education

    Personality

    Realistic: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.They do well at jobs that need:
    • Attention to Detail
    • Dependability
    • Integrity
    • Cooperation
    • Adaptability/Flexibility
    • Stress Tolerance

    Tools

    • Acoustic ear muffs or defenders
    • Adjustable wrenches
    • Air compressors
    • Alternating current AC arc welder
    • Ball peen hammer
    • Belt sander
    • Bench vises
    • Blocks or pulleys
    • Blow torch
    • Box end wrenches
    • C clamps
    • Calipers
    • Claw hammer
    • Cold chisels
    • Combination wrenches
    • Compasses
    • Cutting die
    • Demolition hammers
    • Depth gauges
    • Diagonal cut pliers
    • Dial indicator or dial gauge
    • Dollies
    • Drill press or radial drill
    • Electrode holder
    • Feeler gauges
    • Flat hand file
    • Forklifts
    • Gage block set
    • Gas generators
    • Gear cutting tool
    • Goggles
    • Grease guns
    • Hammers
    • Hand clamps
    • Hand pumps
    • Hand reamer
    • Hand trucks or accessories
    • Height gauges
    • Hex keys
    • Hoists
    • Hole gauge
    • Honing machine
    • Horizontal turning center
    • Hose cutter
    • Hydraulic press brake
    • Hydraulic press frames
    • Hydraulic pumps
    • Induction heaters
    • Inspection mirror
    • Jacks
    • Ladders
    • Level sensors or transmitters
    • Levels
    • Lifting hooks
    • Machine end mill
    • Manual press brake
    • Metal band sawing machine
    • Metal broaching machines
    • Metal cutters
    • Metal inert gas welding machine
    • Microcontrollers
    • Micrometers
    • Needlenose pliers
    • Nibblers
    • Nut splitters
    • Oil gun
    • Personal computers
    • Pipe or tube cutter
    • Pipe wrenches
    • Planing machines
    • Plasma arc welding machine
    • Plumb bobs
    • Power chippers
    • Power drills
    • Power grinders
    • Power riveter
    • Power saws
    • Precision file
    • Protractors
    • Pry bars
    • Pullers
    • Punches or nail sets or drifts
    • Putty knives
    • Pyrometers
    • Radius gauge
    • Razor knives
    • Respirators
    • Retaining ring pliers
    • Round file
    • Rulers
    • Scaffolding
    • Screw extractors
    • Scribers
    • Sharpening stones or tools or kits
    • Shears
    • Shielded metal arc welding or stick welding machine
    • Slings
    • Socket sets
    • Soldering iron
    • Spanner wrenches
    • Specialty wrenches
    • Speed sensors
    • Spot welding machine
    • Squares
    • Straight edges
    • Strap wrenches
    • Surface grinding machine
    • Tachometers
    • Tap extractors
    • Tape measures
    • Taper gauge
    • Taps
    • Telescopes
    • Telescoping gauge
    • Templates
    • Tensiometers
    • Thickness measuring devices
    • Thread counters or gauges
    • Threading machine
    • Tinners snips
    • Torque wrenches
    • Track cranes
    • Tungsten inert gas welding machine
    • Ultrasonic examination equipment
    • Utility knives
    • Vertical machining center
    • Vibration testers
    • Welder gloves
    • Welding masks
    • Wire brushes
    • Wire gauge
    • Wire or cable cutter
    • Workshop cranes

    Technology

    • Computer aided design CAD software
    • Enterprise resource planning ERP software
    • Office suite software
    • Spreadsheet software
    • Word processing software

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