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Welding Classes at the CTC
Millwrights are elite construction professionals who have exceptional skills to work primarily with machinery and equipment requiring precision. They are craftsman who make possible the mass production at automobile plants, the airplane assembly and manufacturing industry, paper and food production line machinery, and nuclear power plant machinery. Millwrights work to specifications requiring tolerances to a thousandth of an inch.
UBC millwrights are responsible for assembling, installing, aligning, fabricating, erecting and adjusting industrial machinery such as conveyor systems, cyclotrons, giant electric generators or turbines, escalators and monorails. They also maintain, diagnose, and repair equipment such as compressors, pumps, conveyors, gas and steam turbines, monorails, and extruders.
If you like to work with machine tools and precision instruments, and have a keen eye for the perfect fit, you might consider becoming a millwright carpenter.
Millwrights are familiar with arithmetic and geometry because their work demands the application of such principles. Millwrights work from blue prints to install the industrial machinery and put their knowledge and expertise to work drilling, welding and bolting the components.
To prepare for a future as a Millwright, classes in math, drafting and mechanical drawing or metal and industrial shop would be advantageous. Courses in construction applications or construction technology are also helpful.
As a Union Millwright apprentice, you can earn as you learn and receive the specialized training necessary to become a highly skilled construction mechanic.