Construction Millwright

General Description:

Installs machinery and equipment according to layout-plans, blueprints and other drawings in industrial establishment.


  • At least two to three years’ experience in Wood Products Industry- sawmill experience high preferred.
  • Wire-feed Welding is a required skill of WCIS construction millwrights.
  • Work within precise limits or standards of accuracy.
  • Follow instructions and read blueprints.
  • Look at flat drawings or pictures and visualize how they would look as solid objects.
  • Work at heights without fear.
  • Use logical step-by-step procedures in work.
  • Plan work and solve problems.
  • Make decisions based on measurable information.
  • Perform a variety of duties that may change often; and operate machinery.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities:

  • Read blueprints and schematic drawings to determine work procedures.
  • Dismantle machines using torches, hammers, wrenches, crowbars and other hand tools.
  • Move machinery and equipment using cranes, hoists, dollies, rollers and trucks.
  • Assemble and installs equipment such as shafting, conveyors and tram rails using welders and other hand and power tools.
  • Construct foundation for machines using hand tools and building materials such as wood, cement and steel.
  • Align machines and equipment using hoists, jacks, hand tools, squares, rules, micrometers and plumb bobs.
  • Assemble machines and bolts, welds, rivets, or otherwise fastens them to foundation or other structures using hand tools and power tools.
  • Operate engine lathe to grind, file and turn machine parts to dimensional specifications.
  • Repair and lubricate machines and equipment.
  • Select cables, ropes, pulleys, winches, blocks to fixed overhead structures, such as beams, ceilings, and gin pole booms with bolts and clamps.
  • Attach load with grappling devices such as loops, wires, ropes and chain to crane hook.
  • Set-up, brace, and rig hoisting equipment, using hand tools and power wrenches.
  • Splice rope and wire cables to make or repair slings and tackle.
  • Direct workers engaged in hoisting of machinery and equipment.
  • In addition may perform all duties of General Laborer, Skilled Laborer and Carpenter.

Physically Requirements:

  • Perform repetitive motion and overhead work, and will need fine motor skills capability.
  • Frequently bend, kneel, walk and crouch.
  • Maneuver up and downstairs, ladders, and equipment at all elevations.
  • Ability to perform work standing up or sitting down.
  • See and hear well (either naturally or with correction).
  • Lift and carry objects weighing up to 75 lbs.

WCIS is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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