• Millwrights
  • Architecture and Construction
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 49,600
    $38,020 range bar $68,100
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Fast Growing
  • Industrial machinery mechanics and machinery maintenance workers maintain and repair factory equipment and other industrial machinery, such as conveying systems, production machinery, and packaging equipment. Millwrights install, dismantle, repair, reassemble, and move machinery in factories, power plants, and construction sites.

What do they typically do

  • Adjust and calibrate equipment and machinery to best specifications
  • Read technical manuals to understand equipment and controls
  • Move machinery and equipment using hoists, dollies, rollers, and trucks
  • Perform tests and run initial batches to make sure that the machine is running smoothly
  • Level bedplate and establish centerline, using straightedge, levels, and transit
  • Repair or replace broken or malfunctioning components
  • Lay out mounting holes, using measuring instruments, and drill holes with power drill
  • Take apart machinery and equipment when there is a problem

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +1.1%
Job Openings 84

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Education & Training

  • Education

    These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
    Associated Programs or Majors
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