CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Millwrights

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Millwrights
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Install, dismantle, or move machinery and heavy equipment according to layout plans, blueprints, or other drawings. Replace defective parts of machine or adjust clearances and alignment of moving parts.
 
Align machines and equipment, using hoists, jacks, hand tools, squares, rules, micrometers, and plumb bobs.
 
Connect power unit to machines or steam piping to equipment, and test unit to evaluate its mechanical operation.
 
Assemble and install equipment, using hand tools and power tools.
 
Position steel beams to support bedplates of machines and equipment, using blueprints and schematic drawings, to determine work procedures.
 
Signal crane operator to lower basic assembly units to bedplate, and align unit to centerline.
 
Insert shims, adjust tension on nuts and bolts, or position parts, using hand tools and measuring instruments, to set specified clearances between moving and stationary parts.
 
Move machinery and equipment, using hoists, dollies, rollers, and trucks.
 
Attach moving parts and subassemblies to basic assembly unit, using hand tools and power tools.
 
Assemble machines, and bolt, weld, rivet, or otherwise fasten them to foundation or other structures, using hand tools and power tools.
 
Lay out mounting holes, using measuring instruments, and drill holes with power drill.
 
Bolt parts, such as side and deck plates, jaw plates, and journals, to basic assembly unit.
 
Level bedplate and establish centerline, using straightedge, levels, and transit.
 
Dismantle machines, using hammers, wrenches, crowbars, and other hand tools.
 
Shrink-fit bushings, sleeves, rings, liners, gears, and wheels to specified items, using portable gas heating equipment.
 
Dismantle machinery and equipment for shipment to installation site, usually performing installation and maintenance work as part of team.
 
Construct foundation for machines, using hand tools and building materials such as wood, cement, and steel.
 
Install robot and modify its program, using teach pendant.
 
Operate engine lathe to grind, file, and turn machine parts to dimensional specifications.
 
Conduct preventative maintenance and repair, and lubricate machines and equipment.
 
Weld, repair, and fabricate equipment or machinery.
 
Fabricate and dismantle parts, equipment, and machines using a cutting torch or other cutting equipment.
 
Troubleshoot equipment, electrical components, hydraulics, or other mechanical systems.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Millwrights
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Mechanical Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
 
Mathematics Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
 
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
 
Building and Construction Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
 
Engineering and Technology Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
 
Design Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
 
Education and Training Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
 
Public Safety and Security Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
 
Physics Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
 
Administration and Management Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
 
Customer and Personal Service Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
 
Production and Processing Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Millwrights
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Installation Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.
 
Operation Monitoring Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
 
Equipment Maintenance Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
 
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
Troubleshooting Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
 
Repairing Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
 
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
 
Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
 
Operation and Control Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
 
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
 
Instructing Teaching others how to do something.
 
Quality Control Analysis Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
 
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
 
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
 
Equipment Selection Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
 
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
 
Learning Strategies Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
 
Negotiation Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
 
Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people.
 
Mathematics Using mathematics to solve problems.
 
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
 
Persuasion Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
 
Management of Personnel Resources Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Millwrights
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Arm-Hand Steadiness The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
 
Finger Dexterity The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
 
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
 
Manual Dexterity The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
 
Control Precision The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
 
Multilimb Coordination The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
 
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
 
Visualization The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
 
Trunk Strength The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
 
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
Static Strength The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
 
Extent Flexibility The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Reaction Time The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
 
Depth Perception The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.
 
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
 
Flexibility of Closure The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
 
Perceptual Speed The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
 
Time Sharing The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources).
 
Response Orientation The ability to choose quickly between two or more movements in response to two or more different signals (lights, sounds, pictures). It includes the speed with which the correct response is started with the hand, foot, or other body part.
 
Hearing Sensitivity The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
 
Auditory Attention The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
Rate Control The ability to time your movements or the movement of a piece of equipment in anticipation of changes in the speed and/or direction of a moving object or scene.
 
Stamina The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
 
Gross Body Equilibrium The ability to keep or regain your body balance or stay upright when in an unstable position.
 
Visual Color Discrimination The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
 
Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
 
Originality The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
 
Speed of Closure The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns.
 
Speed of Limb Movement The ability to quickly move the arms and legs.
 
Dynamic Strength The ability to exert muscle force repeatedly or continuously over time. This involves muscular endurance and resistance to muscle fatigue.
 
Gross Body Coordination The ability to coordinate the movement of your arms, legs, and torso together when the whole body is in motion.
 
Far Vision The ability to see details at a distance.
 
Fluency of Ideas The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Millwrights
 
Tools/Technology Example Product Category
Autodesk AutoCAD software Computer aided design CAD software
 
Computer aided design CAD software Computer aided design CAD software
 
Microsoft Office software Office suite software
 
SolidWorks CAD software Computer aided design CAD software
 
Adjustable wrenches Adjustable wrenches
 
Air compressors Air compressors
 
Alignment telescopes Telescopes
 
Allen wrenches Hex keys
 
Angled feeler gauges Feeler gauges
 
Arbor presses Workshop presses
 
Arc welders Welders
 
Ball peen hammers Hammers
 
Bandsaws Bandsaw wheel
 
Bearing heaters Induction heaters
 
Bearing pullers Pullers
 
Belt sanders Power sanders
 
Bevel protractors Protractors
 
Block and tackle equipment Blocks or pulleys
 
Box end wrenches Box end wrenches
 
Brass hammers Hammers
 
Bucket pumps Hand pumps
 
Cable cutters Wire or cable cutters
 
Carpenters' levels Levels
 
Center punches Punches or nail sets or drifts
 
Chain cutters Metal cutters
 
Chain falls Hoists
 
Chain hoists Hoists
 
Chain wrenches Specialty wrenches
 
Chipping hammers Power chippers
 
Claw hammers Hammers
 
Cold chisels Cold chisels
 
Combination squares Squares
 
Combination wrenches Combination wrenches
 
Comealongs Pullers
 
Core drills Power drills
 
Crowbars Pry bars
 
Cutoff saws Power saws
 
Cylinder hones Drill bits
 
Dead-blow hammers Hammers
 
Depth gauges Depth gauges
 
Depth micrometers Micrometers
 
Diagonal cutting pliers Diagonal cut pliers
 
Dial calipers Calipers
 
Dial indicators Gauges or inspection fixtures
 
Dies Taps or dies
 
Dividers Compasses
 
Dollies Dollies
 
Drafting compasses Compasses
 
Drift pins Punches or nail sets or drifts
 
Drill presses Workshop presses
 
Electronic levels Levels
 
End mills Milling cutters
 
Filler pumps Grease guns
 
Flare nut wrenches Specialty wrenches
 
Flat files Files
 
Forklifts Forklifts
 
Gage blocks Gage block set
 
Gas-powered generators Gas generators
 
Gasket cutters Hose cutter
 
Gear lube dispensers Grease guns
 
Gear pullers Pullers
 
Gear shapers Gear shapers
 
Grease guns Grease guns
 
Hammer drills Power drills
 
Hand clamps Hand clamps
 
Hand files Files
 
Handtrucks Hand trucks or accessories
 
Height gauges Height gauges
 
Hoisting hooks Lifting hooks
 
Hole punches Punches or nail sets or drifts
 
Honing stones Sharpening stones or tools or kits
 
Hydraulic cranes Workshop cranes
 
Hydraulic jacks Jacks
 
Hydraulic press frames Hydraulic press frames
 
Hydraulic pumps Hydraulic pumps
 
Inside calipers Calipers
 
Inside micrometers Micrometers
 
Inspection mirrors Magnifiers
 
Jig saws Power saws
 
Keyway broaches Broaching tools
 
Ladders Ladders
 
Laser levels Levels
 
Layout templates Templates
 
Lubrication guns Oil gun
 
Magnetic drill presses Workshop presses
 
Material-hoisting slings Slings
 
Measuring tapes Tape measures
 
Metal inert gas MIG welders Metal inert gas MIG welding machinery
 
Micrometers Micrometers
 
Needlenose pliers Needlenose pliers
 
Nibblers Nibblers
 
Nut splitters Nut splitters
 
Optical squares Squares
 
Outside calipers Calipers
 
Outside micrometers Micrometers
 
Overhead cranes Track cranes
 
Overhead hoists Hoists
 
Oxyacetylene torches Blow torches
 
Packing pullers Pullers
 
Parallel blocks Gage block set
 
Personal computers Personal computers
 
Pipe cutters Pipe or tube cutters
 
Pipe threading machines Threading machines
 
Pipe wrenches Pipe wrenches
 
Planing machines Planing machines
 
Plasma welders Plasma welding machinery
 
Plumb bobs Plumb bobs
 
Pneumatic needle scalers Power chippers
 
Pneumatic weld flux chippers Power chippers
 
Power chippers Power chippers
 
Power drills Power drills
 
Power grinders Power grinders
 
Power saws Power saws
 
Precision levels Levels
 
Press brakes Workshop presses
 
Prick punches Metal stamps or punches
 
Protective ear muffs Ear muffs
 
Protractors Protractors
 
Pry bars Pry bars
 
Pulleys Blocks or pulleys
 
Putty knives Putty knives
 
Pyrometers Pyrometers
 
Radius gauges Gauges or inspection fixtures
 
Ratchet jacks Jacks
 
Reamers Reamers
 
Respirators Respirators
 
Retaining ring pliers Retaining ring pliers
 
Rivet guns Rivet tools
 
Round files Files
 
Safety goggles Goggles
 
Scaffolding Scaffolding
 
Scissors Shears
 
Scrapers Razor knives
 
Screw jacks Jacks
 
Scribers Scribers
 
Shaft key wrenches Specialty wrenches
 
Sharpening equipment Sharpening stones or tools or kits
 
Sheave gauges Gauges or inspection fixtures
 
Shrink rules Rulers
 
Small hole gauges Gauges or inspection fixtures
 
Snap gauges Thickness measuring devices
 
Snap ring pliers Retaining ring pliers
 
Socket wrench sets Socket sets
 
Soft face hammers Hammers
 
Soldering guns Soldering irons or guns
 
Soldering irons Soldering irons or guns
 
Spanner wrenches Spanner wrenches
 
Spiral screw extractors Screw extractors
 
Spot welding equipment Welding tools
 
Steel hammers Hammers
 
Steel squares Squares
 
Straightedges Straight edges
 
Strap wrenches Strap wrenches
 
Stroboscopes Speed sensors
 
Surface grinders Power grinders
 
Table saws Power saws
 
Tachometers Tachometers
 
Tap extractors Tap extractors
 
Taper gauges Gauges or inspection fixtures
 
Taper plug gauges Gauges or inspection fixtures
 
Taps Taps or dies
 
Teach pendants Microcontrollers
 
Telescoping gauges Gauges or inspection fixtures
 
Tension gauges Tensiometers
 
Thread gauges Thread counters or gauges
 
Tin snips Tinners snips
 
Torque multipliers Torque wrenches
 
Torque wrenches Torque wrenches
 
Trammel points Compasses
 
Transfer pumps Hydraulic pumps
 
Transfer punches Punches or nail sets or drifts
 
Transformer welding machines Welders
 
Transit levels Level sensors or transmitters
 
Tube cutters Pipe or tube cutters
 
Tuggers Hoists
 
Tungsten inert gas TIG welding equipment Tungsten inert gas TIG welding machinery
 
Turning lathes Lathes
 
Ultrasonic thickness detectors Ultrasonic examination equipment
 
Utility knives Utility knives
 
Vernier calipers Calipers
 
Vertical milling machines Milling machines
 
Vibration indicators Vibration testers
 
Water levels Levels
 
Welding electrode holders Electrode holders
 
Welding gloves Protective gloves
 
Welding ground clamps Welding tools
 
Welding shields Welding masks
 
Wire brushes Wire brushes
 
Workshop bench vises Bench vises
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Millwrights
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education High School Diploma (or GED or High School Equivalence Certificate)
 
On-the-Job Training Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
 
Related Work Experience Over 4 years, up to and including 6 years
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Millwrights
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Automated Equipment Engineer-Technician
Automated Equipment Engineering Technician
Automobile Equipment Engineer Technician
Automobile Equipment Technician Engineer
Construction Millwright
Field Service Technician
Gear Repairer
Industrial Machine Assembler
Installation Service Representative
Machine Erector
Machine Installer
Machine Mover
Machine Rigger
Machine Set Up Operator
Machine Setter
Machinery Dismantler
Machinery Erector
Machinery Mover
Machinery Rigger
Maintenance Mechanic
Maintenance Millwright
Manufacturer's Service Representative
Manufacturing Millwright
Millwright
Millwright Apprentice
Millwright Instructor
Mover
Plant Changer
Precision Millwright
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Millwrights
 
 
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