UNITED BROTHERHOOD OF CARPENTERS 
& JOINERS OF AMERICA
CARPENTER
CABINET MAKER
LATHER
FLOORLAYER
MILLWRIGHT
WHARF & DOCK BUILDER

Millwrights
Job Description:
Millwrights are the crafsmen who make possible the mass production of automobiles, airplanes, food products and other important needs that drive the economy. At one time, these specialists designed and maintained water and wind mills, which is where the name millwright comes from. Today's millwrigths work from blueprints to install and maintain conveyor and monorail systems, giant electrical turbines, pumps, compressors, and other machinery. They perform factory repair and maintenance including much of the precision work in nuclear power plants.
Millwrights

There are 800 hours of classroom and shop instruction during the four-year term of Apprenticeship.

Shop Instruction for Millwrights includes: 
Hand Tools, Portable Power Tools and Equipment Safety; Reading and Using Measuring Tools including: Micrometer, Bernier Calipers and Scales; Vernier; Layout Skills; Drilling; Tapping and Reaming Holes; Lathe and Surface Grinder Operations; Precision Leveling; Optical Tooling; Alignment of Rotating Machinery using Dial Indicators and Laser Systems; Bearing Installation and Service; Coupling Installation; Conveyor Installation; Pump and Compressor Maintenance; Monorail Installation; Turbine Maintenance; Welding including: MIG, TIG, and Shielded Metal Arc, Oxy-Acetylene Cutting, and Plasma Arc Cutting.

Classroom Instruction includes: 
Union History, Safety, Theory, Field Related Mathematics, Blueprint Reading, Optical Tooling, and Computer Training. 

Additional Training includes: 
OSHA 10 and Process Safety Management Certification, Rigging Certification, Scaffold Certification, Standard First Aid and CPR Certification, Powder-Actuated Tool Certification, Optical Tooling Certification, Laser Alignment Certification, Welding Certifications in MIG, TIG and Shielded Metal  Arc Processes.

Third and Fourth Year Apprentices are also eligible to take some Journeyperson Courses.