A Millwright performs a variety of tasks including welding,
carpentry, and precision mechanical work. A Millwright performs
installation, maintenance and repair of many types of machines
and equipment in a variety of fields such as Power Generation,
Petrochemical, Hydraulic/Pneumatic Systems and Wastewater
Millwrights work in all conditions: Outside in cold/freezing
temperatures, indoors in large open areas or small, confined
spaces surrounded by heat producing machinery. The tools used by
a Millwright include hand and power tools, welding torches and
Wages & Benefits
In the apprenticeship program, salary levels will start at 60%
of journeyman level with a 5% increase for each of the 8 levels.
There are two wage scales depending on the nature of the work,
(construction or maintenance) as well as health benefits and a
The apprenticeship program takes
individuals through a series of 8 levels, requiring 4 years and
8000 hours to complete. Apprentices must be 18 years of age and
have a high school diploma or GED certificate and be in a
physical condition to perform the essential functions of the
Applications are taken continuously throughout the year.
Interviews are conducted quarterly.
Alaska Millwrights & Machine Erectors Local 1501
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