Millwright - Indiana Regions Overview:
The graph above shows that there were
152 job postings for the occupation of Millwright in Indiana during 2013 and 2014. The vertical bar chart shows which regions had the most demand for Millwright. These numbers represent current demand as advertised in online job postings and do not necessarily indicate projected job growth in the future. Nevertheless, these numbers are a valid barometer for gauging recent job demand statewide and regionally in Indiana.
What Millwright Do:
Install, dismantle, or move machinery and heavy equipment according to layout plans, blueprints, or other drawings.
Common Job Activities:
- 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.
- Align machines and equipment, using hoists, jacks, hand tools, squares, rules, micrometers, and plumb bobs.
- Assemble and install equipment, using hand tools and power tools.
- Lay out mounting holes, using measuring instruments, and drill holes with power drill.
- Signal crane operator to lower basic assembly units to bedplate, and align unit to centerline.
- Replace defective parts of machine or adjust clearances and alignment of moving parts.
- Level bedplate and establish centerline, using straightedge, levels, and transit.
- Dismantle machines, using hammers, wrenches, crowbars, and other hand tools.
- Attach moving parts and subassemblies to basic assembly unit, using hand tools and power tools.
- Move machinery and equipment, using hoists, dollies, rollers, and trucks.
- Assemble machines, and bolt, weld, rivet, or otherwise fasten them to foundation or other structures, using hand tools and power tools.
- Conduct preventative maintenance and repair, and lubricate machines and equipment.
- Position steel beams to support bedplates of machines and equipment, using blueprints and schematic drawings, to determine work procedures.
- Bolt parts, such as side and deck plates, jaw plates, and journals, to basic assembly unit.
- Weld, repair, and fabricate equipment or machinery.
- 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.
- Dismantle machinery and equipment for shipment to installation site, usually performing installation and maintenance work as part of team.
- Connect power unit to machines or steam piping to equipment, and test unit to evaluate its mechanical operation.
- Troubleshoot equipment, electrical components, hydraulics, or other mechanical systems.
- Construct foundation for machines, using hand tools and building materials such as wood, cement, and steel.
- Operate engine lathe to grind, file, and turn machine parts to dimensional specifications.
- Install robot and modify its program, using teach pendant.
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