Simply put: Gas, oil, and other products can’t get from one place to another without the work of a Millwright. They install, align and level a wide range of heavy machinery like pumps and conveyor belts. Great precision is required for the job, including the ability to interpret layout plans and blueprints.Clic para leer en espanol
Millwrights are also known as Industrial Mechanics and Industrial Millwrights
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Burns explained their goal for the students is not just obtaining certificates, but it is “completion and success.” The training is taught to groups of 18 to 22 “cohorts” who move through the program working and studying together. Burns said, “When one or two students start falling behind, the team brings them forward.” Since the cohort model was implemented two years ago, Lone Star saw an estimated 30 percent increase in students’ completion and success.
Tom Wanamaker of Manhattan Mechanical Services LLC and Chapter Chair of ABC Illinois spoke with me about the Team Competition. In the other competitions for each specific craft, the competitors were all fairly new to their crafts (they were required to be trainees or students in order to compete), but in the Team Competition, the competitors were all journeymen. Each team consisted of one each of the following craft professionals: pipefitter, insulator, millwright, carpenter, and electrician. After taking a written exam, they worked together to complete a series of craft-specific tasks in a six-hour period. Wanamaker: “The idea is to showcase the different crafts working together.”
For as high as these salaries are, the reality is that what skilled craft professionals earn is typically far greater. The salaries listed in NCCER’s survey are average base salaries, not including overtime, per diem, bonuses or other incentives. Construction is known for having plenty of overtime and travel opportunities as well as bonuses. Not to mention, many contractors also have incentives in which they pay for employee training, vacation time, retirement plans, cell phones, vehicle allowances and/or per diem or housing depending on the length of a project.
Educators, industry representatives, family, and friends of the CMEF class of 2016 gathered last Thursday evening to celebrate the achievements of this graduating class of construction craft professionals. The Construction and Maintenance Education Foundation (CMEF) hosted the event for those of us who braved the local thunderstorms at a unique event hall nestled between branches of the Buffalo Bayou on the southeast side of Houston called Brady’s Landing. The evening finished with a celebratory and touching procession of graduates walking across the podium to accept their diplomas in each of the following fields: Sheet Metal, Combo Welding, Scaffolding, Millwright, Electrical, Pipefitting, Welding.
The tuition-free training is available in various fields, including electrical, instrumentation, millwright and pipefitting disciplines and advanced training in welding. The training is certified by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER), giving students portable, industry-recognized certifications and skills.