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Oswego Career Ladders - Millwright

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Industry: Manufacturing
Area: Facility Support

Employees in this position install and move large and/or delicate equipment requiring accuracy and care to align and balance and involving difficult rigging. Dismantle and reassemble units as circumstances indicate. Select or specify hangers, belts, miscellaneous items, etc. Install, repair and maintain power drives.

Work Settings

Manufacturing floor or tool room setting. The average workweek is 40 hours. Shift work and overtime is common. Many manufacturers operate 24 hours/day.


Millwrights usually acquire their skills through a formal apprenticeship program or through on-the-job training supplemented by courses at a trade or technical school.

Job Outlook

See US Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook ( for latest information


Average hourly earnings in CNY in 2005 were $18.09/hour.

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