We Build Millwrights

Millwrights are highly skilled tradespeople who are responsible for installing, maintaining, and repairing complex machinery in a variety of industrial settings. They are often called "the precision mechanics of industry" and play a vital role in keeping manufacturing operations running smoothly.

Millwrights typically work in manufacturing plants, power generation facilities, refineries, and other industrial settings. They may work indoors or outdoors, depending on the job, and may be required to work in confined spaces or at heights. This means that millwrights must be comfortable working in a variety of settings and must be able to adapt to changing conditions.

The work of a millwright involves a high degree of precision and attention to detail. They must be skilled at reading technical drawings and blueprints, and must be able to work with a variety of tools and machinery. In addition, millwrights must have a strong understanding of mechanical systems and must be able to troubleshoot and diagnose problems quickly and efficiently.

Becoming a millwright typically involves completing a four-year apprenticeship program, during which time apprentices will learn the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in this demanding trade. Apprentices will receive on-the-job training from experienced millwrights and will attend classroom instruction to learn about safety, welding, rigging, machining, and other important topics.

In addition to technical skills, millwrights must also possess strong problem-solving skills and the ability to work well under pressure. This is a challenging and rewarding career that offers plenty of opportunities for growth and advancement. If you are looking for a career that combines technical skill with creativity and problem-solving, then becoming a millwright may be the right choice for you.

How can I Prepare?

To prepare for a career in the Millwright trade, it is recommended to take courses in math, physics, and industrial arts while in high school. Additionally, participating in Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs that focus on construction, manufacturing, and engineering can help build the foundational knowledge and skills needed to succeed in this trade. Millwrights need to have a strong understanding of mechanics and engineering principles, as well as the ability to read blueprints and schematics. Additionally, attention to detail, good communication skills, and physical strength and dexterity are important for success in this trade.

Apprenticeship Length

4 Years

Ivy Tech Degree

Associate of Applied Science from Ivy Tech Community College issued upon successful completion of an apprenticeship program

Apprenticeship Opportunities

IKORCC Joint Apprenticeship Training Center
760 N. Union Street
Hobart, IN 46342
Phone: 219-947-3348

Application Period
Applications are accepted online at

Application Cost
No cost.

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