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MILLWRIGHT

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Compensation

$39.82 to $43.14 per hour

Other benefits

Education

Alberta journeyman millwright certificate

Registration

Not required

What does this job look like at AHS?

Millwright positions vary in tasks and responsibilities, from troubleshooting, lubricating, inspecting and repairing, to calibrating and maintaining a variety of industrial and institutional rotating and rolling stock equipment (e.g., diesel generators, pumps, fans, motors, kitchen equipment). Millwrights perform operational maintenance and repair using procedures such as vibration analysis, and replace or repair defective parts.

They are responsible for setting up and operating tools to perform precision machining operations, in addition to fabricating and fitting parts to equipment and verifying dimensions. Millwrights test equipment and make necessary adjustments as well as maintain up-to-date related records, manufacturer’s manuals, diagrams and record drawings. Millwrights also provide documentation related to computerized maintenance management system for preventative maintenance orders.

As part of their role, millwrights are accountable for providing technical input regarding renewal and/or replacement of equipment and systems. Millwrights ensure adequate material and parts are on hand. Millwrights will also assign work and train non-journeyman workers assigned to assist with projects.

Millwrights work in a number of different facilities including hospitals, medical centers and specialty institutions. Millwrights may work full-time or part-time hours. Shift schedules may include a combination of day, evening and weekend shifts. Millwrights perform a wide variety of journeyman level duties associated with the installation, maintenance and repair of mechanical equipment in accordance with building codes, blueprints, standards and practices.

Millwrights primarily do construction work, maintenance or a combination of both types of work. They often work in close association with other trades people such as machinists, instrument mechanics, welders, electricians and pipefitters.

Millwrights perform physically demanding work that includes extensive standing, walking, bending and lifting of heavy equipment and supplies. Millwrights may be required to lift and move items that weigh over 20 kilograms.

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